Substitute Special Education Teacher
Esperanza Community Services 24 reviews - Chicago, IL

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Essential Function: Responsible for essentially the same duties as the permanent classroom teacher in his/her absence. Assumes instructional leadership of the classroom, including coordination with and supervision of classroom assistants.


  • Develop thoughtful, age-appropriate IEP goals that meet the quality guidelines of the school and the district(s).
  • Plan and implement a therapeutic-educational program within the guidelines of the school curriculum for students assigned to his/her care and establish a warm, and nurturing relationship with students.
  • Maintain timely and accurate reports and documentation of progress for each student, as required by the school, state, and referral districts.
  • Study and apply the educational approach used by Esperanza School; utilize therapeutic educational methods and materials and plan for their appropriate use.
  • Determine supplies and equipment needs for the class and advise appropriate administrator in advance of purchases.
  • Meet with the school nurse to monitor students’ health and/or medical requirements.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings, Open House and, minimally, one parent meeting per year.
  • Comply with teachers’ certification requirements and gain additional educational

expertise through attendance at classes, conferences and training sessions held both at school and off-site.

  • Keep well-informed about changing trends in field and recommend policies and procedures to increase effectiveness of program
  • Accompany students on field trips and community outings.
  • Hold regular parent-teacher conferences and additional ones as needed in order to inform parents of educational program and student progress.
  • Provide training and duties for teacher assistant(s) and supervise and evaluate assistant’s performance on a regular basis.
  • Supervise the preparation of bulletin boards, displays and exhibits to enhance the aesthetic qualities of the classroom and school areas.
  • Ensure adherence to students’ Behavior Intervention Plans and attend interdisciplinary meetings as requested to revise these plans
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with Illinois Type 39 Substitute Teaching certificate
Preferred: Pre-K-21 Initial or Standard Special Education teaching certificate

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