JCFS is looking for a Special Education Teacher for our Therapeutic Day School
located in West Rogers Park. Our Therapeutic Day School provides education
services, as well as other therapeutic services to students grades K - 12 who
have special needs and have been unable to suceed in other educational
environments. The Teacher creates and delivers student centered, individualized
and small group academic instruction within a therapeutic, highly structured
Implements therapeutic educational programs for specific groups of students
in accordance with goals specified in each student's Individualized
Education Plan (IEP).
Collaborates with team members to create a multidisciplinary drive IEP for
each student; attends all student IEP meetings.
Provides classroom management that recognizes and includes consideration of
the characteristics of the student population.
Prepares and maintains a safe, organized, healty, academically and
behaviorally effective classroom environment appropriate to ongoing and changing
classroom activities and in accordance with all accrediting, regulatory, and
Completes all necessary paperwork in a timely manner including weekly lesson
plans, weekly and quarterly student progress report cards and assessments, and
annual student IEP's.
Successfully completes training in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI);
successfully complete all requirements to maintain certification in TCI.
Effectively intervenes in students disruptive behavior, both verbal and
physical; including using TCI prescribed methods to de-escalate critical
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from an accredited college or
Must be certified by ISBE as a Special Education Teacher; LBS1/Type 10
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
Experience with the Chicago Public School electronic IEP systems is strongly
Ability to successfully complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training
Experience working with students with special educational needs is