|Benefits:||Medical, Dental, generous employer match 401k, employer paid life insurance/LTD/AD & D|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Department:||Therapeutic Day School|
|Description:||Make a difference! Join a reputable, first rate child welfare agency serving at-risk youth and their families through residential treatment, education, foster care and older adolescent programs. Reports directly to the Program Manager. Works with small groups of students within a self-contained classroom or departmentalized structure, striving for the improvement of classroom performance on an individual basis. Plans and implements a therapeutic individual educational program (IEP) for a specific group of children with long and short range goals. Writes planning and evaluation reports due on each student every six months. Participate in staff meetings/conferences related to position. Responsible for keen observation and control of attitudes/behaviors of students, including utilization of verbal and physical intervention techniques (students weighing a minimum of 50 lbs). in the classroom, school, as necessary. The use of intervention skills requires frequent kneeling and return to standing position without assistance.|
Uphold agency policies.
Abide by rules and regulations found in the Educational Staff Manual.
Plans and implements a therapeutic individual educational (IEP) for a specific group of children with long and short range goals. IEPs are to be reviewed and updated monthly and used to write the planning and evaluation (P&E) report due on each student every six months.
Plans effective individualization of social, emotional and academic reward system for each student according to needs.
Utilize diagnostic testing results to plan and implement individualized student IEPs using appropriate choice of texts and equipment with assistance from the curriculum cooperative instructor. Also, recommend equipment and /or materials for use in the educational program.
Observe students' functioning and level of ability to assist in planning.
Uses special education materials and methods combined with traditional concepts as needed.
Discusses with students, on regular basis, progress being made.
Maintain records, writes reports, participates in study groups and keeps accountable for classroom progress through curriculum notebook of subject materials and instructor-made projects.
Substitutes for other education staff as needed.
Participate in weekly education staff meetings, department meetings and individual conferences as designated.
Participate in educational in-service programs.
Participate in agency seminars and in-service programs as designated by administration.
Serves as team member and homeroom Teacher as decided by the Director of Education.
Uses relationship with Director of Education, Coordinators, and peers to develop positive work atmosphere allowing professional growth to occur.
Shares concerns about students, program and staff with coordinator and Director of Education to prevent escalation of problems and negative feelings.
Discusses program with social workers and units through channels provided in the educational system, such as unit team meetings.
Participates in the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement activities as assigned.
Demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the position.
Ability to work effectively with clients and staff in a culturally diverse environment
The position requires a teaching certificate from the State of Illinois or a reciprocal state
Masters Degree in Special Education Behavior disorders or Educational Therapy from an accredited institution preferred
Or a B.A. from an accredited institution has been earned or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
No history of child abuse or neglect.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
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