Elementary Special Education Resource Teacher

Job | Posted 2 months ago


SUMMARY:  To meet the instructional needs of special education students assigned to case load consisting of students who receive less than 50% services.

  • Assists in the development of the pupil’s IEP
  • Provides special education instruction for the pupil in accordance with the IEP
  • Presents and interprets pertinent data obtained from a teacher conference, parent interview, cumulative folder, anecdotal records, behavior checklists, criterion referenced tests, error analysis of student’s work, diagnostic testing, and provides information on modes of learning, achievement levels, and specific needs
  • Keeps the Principal informed, establishes rapport with other staff members, makes assessment and progress reports for future staffings
  • Prepares written behavior and academic reports for presentation at future staffings and for the records
  • Makes informal education evaluations of the assigned students which includes evaluation of day-to-day progress or lack of it, selecting appropriate assessment tools, and providing interpretation of these results
  • Holds parent conferences for each student; includes a discussion of the problem, the education program, and ideas for home reinforcement of the educational training
  • Makes a written report for each student when regular progress reports are issued for parents and the permanent file; bases the report on the established student-based objectives
  • Helps the student to understand the nature of his/her difficulties as well as his/her strengths and assists the establishment of realistic goals
  • Works with and coordinates program witparaprofessionals
  • Assists with the scheduling of needed tutorial, supportive, and consultative programs and services for pupils needing them (e.g., speech therapy, physical therapy, etc.)
  • Cooperates closely with support staff and other specialists
  • Understands and it able to use when needed, the referral process as applied to the District in general and to the special education program in particular
  • Is familiar with needed community resources and knows how to use them
  • Demonstrates the effective use of digital tools in teaching and learning practices to help students achieve learning targets
  • Models use of digital tools in instructional practices
  • Regularly connects with continuous professional learning communities to advance professional practices for 21st Century Learning and Teaching
  • Participates in the evaluation process with the appropriate administrator to improve performance according to the Flossmoor Teacher Evaluation Plan (FTEP).
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervises classroom, students and paraprofessionals assigned to classroom and/or student.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Education.  Must have taught Special Education Resource – Grades PreK-5 in the last ten (10) years or have taken coursework, seminars or workshops relevant to Special Education Resource – Grades PreK-5 education in the last two (2) years.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plan and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid Illinois Professional Educators License (PEL), LBS1 endorsement for grade level, and approval as a highly qualified teacher pursuant to the state and federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. 
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program.  Ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community.  Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must be able to push items of 50 pounds such as boxes of books and digital tools carts or moving/ rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The position requires the employee to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud at a standard acceptable level for this environment.  Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.  The employee is directly responsible for the students safety, well-being and work output.

FLSA Status: Salary/Exempt

Posted By

Flossmoor School District 161

940 Western Avenue, Flossmoor, IL 60422
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