SPED Teacher Full Time Position

Wheeling , IL
BlazerWorks Schools - Special Education Teacher Contract 08/01 Apply

Purpose:

To provide a positive, enthusiastic, nurturing, and caring educator to serve as a special education teacher in a self-contained structured teaching classroom. The purpose of the structured program is to teach elementary students with autism spectrum disorders or a developmental delay, providing a program and instruction to promote cognitive; academic; communication and language; behavioral and social; and physical development.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan for the learning, social, emotional and functional needs of individuals and groups of students.
  • Working with students with multiple disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.
  • Facilitate student success in pre-academics, academics, interpersonal skills and activities of functional daily living.
  • Provide a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Work collaboratively with related service staff and general education teaching staff.
  • Work with assistive technology to help students access curriculum and to facilitate communication.
  • Complete all required IEP documentation and other student records.
  • Complete functional behavioral assessments and write behavior intervention plans.
  • Assess and progress monitor academic, behavioral and functional areas.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with students, parents and staff.
  • Experience with students with limited communication skills and behavioral needs. Trained or willingness to be trained in CPI.

 

Job Requirements

Specific skill and knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:

  • Federal, state, and district policies, regulations and laws pertaining to job functions.
  • Preparing and maintaining accurate records.
  • Business appropriate grammar and punctuation in English.
  • Reading and spoken fluency and comprehension in English.
  • Basic mathematical skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).

 

Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:

  • Maintaining high standards of confidentiality.
  • Communicating tactfully and courteously with diverse groups.
  • Effectively presenting information in one-to-one and group situations.
  • Working independently, staying focused on tasks, and assuming responsibility for assigned projects and duties.
  • Making sound decisions on the basis of available information.
  • Maintaining accuracy of work products.
  • Demonstrating fiscal responsibility.
  • Adapting to changing work priorities.
  • Working collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrating behavior which promotes positive relationships.
  • Respecting the opinions of others.
  • Demonstrating the ability to manage conflicts.
  • Applying common sense understanding to carry out instructions.
  • Maintaining professional integrity.

 

Specific physical ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:

  • Completing tasks using fine finger dexterity.
  • Utilizing computer keyboards and screens to enter, retrieve, and transform information or data.
  • Sitting, standing, walking

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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