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Through a holistic approach, the Knapp Therapeutic Day School creates an inclusive therapeutic learning community centered around empowering student to reach their full potential.

Position Description:

Our Substitute Teachers play a critical role in this process by prioritizing each students' development and growth through strong, supportive relationships and highly individualized academic and social emotional activities each day. This person will:

  • Develops and implements individualized curriculum and therapeutic programming in accordance with each student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Completes a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, weekly lesson plans, weekly grade reports, IEP reports, surveys, and assessments.
  • Provides classroom management that recognizes and considers the unique characteristics and best practices for the student population.


  • Must hold a valid ISBE Substitute License.
  • Experience in a Special Education setting a plus.

Why Join the JCFS Team:

  • Our work is driven by compassion and a desire to improve the world
  • We ensure staff receive high quality training, knowledge and the resources to succeed
  • We offer a great benefits package (Medical; Dental; Vision; Paid sick and vacation time; discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options) 

JCFS Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS Chicago provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application. JCFS Chicago is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area.  Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS

New hires would need to be fully vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses and booster and provide their card upon hire OR begin receiving the booster within 2 weeks of being hired and participate in weekly COVID testing until fully vaccinated OR provide documentation for an ADA or religious exemption and participate in weekly COVID testing. 


How to Apply

Please visit our career page to apply: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/JEW1002/JobBoard/d02ef047-eef4-417a-8aea-0cba56e6f472/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=87eb8788-94ff-4b27-a25b-9394b3423a08

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