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TITLE:   Special Education Teacher




A special education teacher will hold an Illinois Professional Educator License with LBS1 endorsement.


Must have valid driver’s license and access to a reliable, insured vehicle to drive between Member Districts or have other reliable means of transportation to drive between the Member Districts.



  1. Conducts assessment/evaluation of student abilities and needs; attends and serves

     as a member of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team to determine eligibility of

     students for program; assists in the development of IEP instructional

     goals/objectives; assists in identifying other related services for the student;

     reassesses/evaluates student progress and submits reports in a timely manner to

     coincide with IEP review meetings.

  1. Establishes instructional/learning environment for students to reinforce appropriate

     behavior and to provide academic instruction using a variety of instructional


  1. Maintains cooperative working relationships with parents, member district staff,

     SASED staff and community service agencies.



School Principal, Assistant Principal, Special Education Administrator, Director of Special Education or designee.



  1. Implement all district and SASED policies and procedures as they relate to the


  1. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain

     order among students.

  1. Recommends changes and improvements in the program and curriculum to the

     Principal, Assistant Principal, Special Education Administrator, and Director of

     Special Education or designee.

  1. Plan educational activities and instruct using a variety of instructional techniques

     (anticipatory set, instruction, modeling, guided practice, independent practice).

  1. Demonstrate the ability to use technology globally.


  1. Seek assistance from the Principal, Assistant Principal, Special Education

     Administrator, Psychologist, Social Worker, Nurse, Speech Language Therapist, or

     other specialists to improve the instructional program or solve specific problems.

  1. Assess the physical, emotional and academic capabilities of each child and provide

     instruction relative to that child’s ability to learn.

  1. Timely prepares, implements, and evaluates IEPs (including Transition Plans and

     Behavior Management Plans) for each assigned student based on individually

     assessed needs, in accordance with SASED procedures.

  1. Plans, implements and evaluates social skills lesson plans, community based

     instruction and behavior support plans (as needed for each student).

10.Plans and implements self-care programs, including direct assistance to students

     (e.g., toileting, positioning, lifting, feeding, etc.) if applicable.

11.Provide and maintain a classroom environment which facilitates learning.

12.Implement the various programs designed to achieve the educational objectives of

     the district and the Individual Educational Programs for each student in the


13.Effectively instruct each student in learning new skills and acquiring knowledge.

14.Evaluate student levels and progress on an ongoing basis.

15.Refer to the RtI Team and/or administer diagnostic evaluations to students who are

     identified as needing intervention.

16.Provide consultation to the general education teachers, other special education

     teachers or paraprofessionals.

17.Monitor performance of students in the general education classrooms or other

     special education classrooms as appropriate.

18.Promote affective development by addressing students’ physical, social and

     emotional needs.

19.Demonstrate the ability to maintain classroom discipline through effective individual

     and group behavior management techniques.

20.Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the screening, referral, case study, annual

     review, and conference processes and complete components as designated.

21.Maintain accurate records for each child (ie. IEPs, parent contacts, progress reports,

     assessment data).

22.Requisition and maintain instructional materials and supplies and inventories as


23.Attend faculty meetings and trainings as required.

24.Monitor and oversee services provided by paraprofessional and/ or other support

     personnel assigned to the classroom and/or student in the classroom.

25.Evaluate paraprofessionals assigned to his/her classroom.

26.Participate in required and individual professional growth activities as required.

  1. Perform such other duties and additional responsibilities as assigned.




Students assigned to his/her classroom, paraprofessionals, Community/Parent Volunteers and student teachers.


Competitive Salary, health insurance, life insurance, professional development, course work reimbursement.

How to Apply

Please contact G. Reimnitz at reimnitz@sased.com and or visit our website sased.com and complete an application.

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