Special Education Teacher
Chaddock - Quincy, IL

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JOB SUMMARY:

Serve as a member of the treatment team with the specific function as education. Facilitate appropriate educational, vocational, and social learning according to the needs of the students being served and in accordance with the psycho educational model. Understand and implement the philosophy and techniques of treatment modality such as psycho education, teamwork concept, and reality therapy.

As an employee you are expected to treat clients, staff and community members in a respectful, positive and professional manner. You are expected to contribute to a safe and positive work environment. You are obligated to follow our rules and regulations and help us comply with Federal and Illinois law and accreditation standards as it relates to your specific job. Chaddock is a drug free/smoke free environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree with current special education teaching certificate or appropriate special education endorsement. Two years of related experience in the school environment is preferred.

Required:
Be an American citizen or have a work permit
Pass a drug screen, medical examination and tuberculosis (TB) test
Pass a criminal background check

Have a valid driver’s license, qualifying for approval as a Child Care Facility Driver from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Staff who may transport clients in their own vehicle must submit proof of current automobile liability insurance to Human Resources.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform job competencies and identified responsibilities satisfactorily. The functions, requirements and work conditions information listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for this position.

CORE HOURS: DAY SHIFT
Specific hours will be identified by your supervisor.

ON CALL DUTIES: NO
If yes, details of times/responsibilities will be reviewed with you by your supervisor.

CHADDOCK’S MISSION STATEMENT: Chaddock is united in our commitment to offer hope and healing to children and families by providing innovative services in caring settings.

JOB COMPETENCIES:

GENERAL

  • Attend identified shift, trainings and meetings on time as scheduled.
  • Complete and maintain all mandated trainings and refresher courses as required.
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of information which may be gained through job responsibilities.
  • Technical knowledge: Demonstrate professionalism required in job responsibilities and perform using a high level of skill when completing job tasks.
  • Communication: Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication.
  • Teamwork & Enthusiasm: Display positive teamwork and attitude by being respectful, kind, helpful and encouraging of others.
  • Creativity: Demonstrate resourceful problem solving skills and the ability to be proactive with new solutions.

AGENCY VALUES

  • Spirituality: Show respect for environment, others and ourselves.
  • Relationships: Cooperation, involvement, integrity, trust and communication.
  • Responsibility: Stewardship, accountability and taking ownership of your actions.
  • Learning: Development and professional growth.
  • Caring: Compassion, concern and support for others.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING

  • Create and carry out structured lesson plans based on Illinois Learning Standards and assigned curriculum.
  • Monitor and establish a classroom environment that ensures each student’s safety, security and academic success.
  • Oversee the creation, writing and monitoring of every aspect of their student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Provide all teacher required reports for students, school and parents.
  • Initiate and respond to parent communications concerning student's educational progress.
  • Serve on school-related committees and school improvement process.
  • Other duties assigned by Director of Education or designee.
  • Chaddock reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

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