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TITLE: Special Education Teacher
QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching certificate for the State of Illinois.
Minimum of a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university.
Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) - Initial, Standard, Master Special Preschool –
Age 21 Certificate.
The LBS I teacher will serve students with all disabilities except visual, hearing, and
speech/language impairments. Such teachers must complete 50% of the continuing
professional development they need for certificate renewal in the area of special
education, and their renewal plans must address adapting and modifying curriculum
to meet the needs of children receiving special education.
Other qualifications that are deemed important or necessary by the Board of
REPORTS TO: Building principal or other designated supervisor.
JOB GOAL: To provide specialized instruction and assistance to meet the needs of children
identified as having disabilities to learn subject matter, skills, and attitudes that will
contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.
1. Works collaboratively with other school personnel in the identification, diagnosis, and instructional
planning for individual students with specialized needs.
2. Provides case management for Special Education students.
3. Develops and implements Individual Education Programs (IEPs), schedules IEP meetings, provides
required notice to parents/guardians, and ensures all IEP paperwork is complete.
4. Plans and implements specialized instructional programs in accordance with the district’s
philosophy and curricular objectives; adheres to approved policies and procedures of the district.
5. Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
6. Plans individualized instruction that targets IEP goals and objectives, motivates students and,
meets the needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
7. Modifies curriculum to meet individual student needs and ensures appropriate accommodations
are provided.
8. Creates an environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests
of students.
9. Prepares for assigned classes and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of
immediate supervisor.
10. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of IEP goals and establishes clear objectives
for lessons and communicates these objectives to students.
11. Employs a variety of effective teaching methods, instructional techniques and instructional media,
consistent with the needs and capabilities of the individuals and/or student groups involved.
12. Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides feedback and progress
reports as required. Updates IEP goals and objectives quarterly.
13. Encourages students to become responsible in maintaining acceptable standards of classroom
14. Assists administrators in implementing policies and rules concerning student conduct; in the
classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order
in a fair and just manner.
15. Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to be responsible for and to protect students,
equipment, materials, and facilities.
16. Maintains accurate, complete, and punctual records as required by law, District policy, and
administrative direction.
17. Makes provisions to be available to students and parents as needed for education-related
Bloomington Public Schools, District 87
Bloomington, Illinois
18. Attends staff meetings and contributes to ongoing development of District programs through
constructive involvement.
19. Strives to maintain and improve professional competence; demonstrates awareness of strengths
and limitations, acknowledging recommendations, and setting personal and professional goals for
20. Possesses and maintains current information and academic background; demonstrates observable
knowledge of theory and content in special education and subject matter appropriate to elementary
and/or secondary level.
21. Treats personal information about students, parents, or staff members confidentially and ethically
by discussing such personal information only with individuals having a demonstrable educational
interest in the student.
22. Maintains communication and positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and
23. Supports the Bloomington Public Schools School District 87 and imparts a positive image of the District within the community.


Must have PEL from Illinois State Board of Education with endorsements.


Salary Schedule $42,217 - $106,590. Board paid health and life insurance. Health Insurance is a $100 deductible and $1000 out pocket maximum for the calendar year.  Employee paid group dental & vision insurance. 12 sick days & 2 personal days for full-time teachers.

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