LD Resource Teacher - Special Education

Job | Posted 4 months ago


Responsible for planning, developing, delivering and evaluating appropriate individualized educational services, learning programs and instruction for special needs students in both self-contained and integrated settings in consultation with other school personnel.

  • identify the needs of assigned students through formal and informal assessments
  • review referral data, history and assessment data to develop appropriate goals and objectives for each student
  • confer with general education teachers regarding the educational, social, emotional and physical needs and objectives of each student
  • plan, develop and implement individualized learning plans for each student
  • design appropriate teaching strategies
  • prepare instructional materials and lesson plans according to Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
  • review IEPs with parents, school administrators and general education teachers
  • utilize appropriate methods of learning delivery and instruction to meet the needs of each student in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • monitor, evaluate and document each student's progress utilizing appropriate measurements and assessment devices
  • prepare timely progress reports for each student
  • develop and implement necessary interventions and strategies to promote achievement of student objectives
  • collaborate and consult with general school personnel regarding the implementation of the IEPs and special educational services
  • modify and adapt conventional educational programs and curriculum to meet the requirements of special needs students
  • maintain regular communication with parents by means of email, phone calls, conferences and progress reports
  • assist parents with understanding and supporting educational objectives, learning expectations and behavioral standards
  • ensure adherence to reasonable rules of classroom discipline and order to maintain a secure and effective learning environment
  • manage student behavior through monitoring, supervising and assessing behavioral patterns
  • utilize appropriate corrective methods to modify behavior
  • develop and implement Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) where necessary
  • instruct students on socially acceptable behaviors and personal development skills
  • prepare special needs students for inclusion and transition to mainstream
  • maintain accurate and complete records in compliance with school district regulations and legal requirements
  • maintain a current knowledge of special education best practices and trends
Description: Primary/Intermediate Self-Contained Instructional Program for LD/BD Student Population
Qualifications: Appropriate ISBE Type 10 Certification in BD/LD and/or endorsement provisions
  • Bachelors degree in the appropriate field
  • appropriate Special Education endorsements or licensure
  • experience in diagnosing and assessing learning disorders
  • experience in educating special needs students
  • proven effective classroom and student behavior management skills
  • knowledge of current special education practices and methodologies
  • Must meet Illinois State Board of Edcuation requirements.
  • knowledge and understanding of State, local and federal regulations and policies affecting special education
  • working knowledge of educational technology applications

Posted By

Elementary School District 159

6202 Vollmer Road, Matteson, IL 60443
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246