Special Education Teacher - Self Contained

Job | Posted 2 months ago


Supervisor:      Principal / Assistant Principal/Director of Student Services & Special Education
Salary:   Per Teacher's Collective Bargaining Agreement
Work Year:  School Year

This assignment is working with grade 6-8 self-contained students who have elected to learn in a remote environment; no students are attending class in-person.

  • Bachelor's Degree, at minimum, in Special Education.
  • Appropriate certification as required by Illinois law as a Learning Behavior Specialist I.
  • An interest and/or experience working with students with varying levels/types of disabilities.
  • Expertise in conducting educational assessments and the development of individual educational programs.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others to optimize student achievement.
  • A willingness to participate in staff development opportunities.
  • A strong commitment to professional excellence.
  • Guides the learning process toward achievement of district approved curriculum goals and establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects; to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media.
  • Strives to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
  • Assesses the learning of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.

  • demonstrates knowledge of formal and informal assessment procedures
  • selects appropriate assessment instruments
  • conducts assessments appropriately
  • interprets assessment information accurately
  • demonstrates knowledge of the screening/referral/evaluation process
  • conducts ongoing assessment of instructional goals and objectives
  • demonstrates awareness, understanding and knowledge of the variety of physical, emotional and cognitive conditions which may contribute to a student's learning problems
  • reports assessment data in a clear and concise manner
  • provides classroom observations
  • develops individualized goals and objectives based on assessment results
  • provides long-range student planning
  • fully participates in the MDC/IEP process
  • demonstrates collaborative problem-solving
  • communicates in an effective, constructive, and positive manner with staff, students, and parents
  • interacts positively and effectively with school personnel, including administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, building staff, etc., as an effective team member
  • promotes positive public relations
  • facilitates mainstreaming/integrated education programming when needed
  • demonstrates an understanding of a variety of disabilities
  • provides instructional support within a regular classroom, if needed
  • selects, prepares and/or adapts materials to meet individual student needs
  • employs a variety of instructional techniques, methods and materials appropriate for meeting individual student needs
  • demonstrates effective individual, group, and classroom behavior management techniques
  • participates with the building Student Services Team
  • monitors implementation of student I.E.P.'s
  • responsible for gathering, monitoring, and completion of all pupil data surrounding staffings, case studies, and annual review
  • manages and coordinates required meetings/conferences
  • manages and coordinates required paperwork
  • trains, supervises and assists in the evaluation of paraprofessionals (when applicable)
  • follows policies and procedures of the district
    a)  daily attendance and punctuality
    b)  supervision of students
    c)  meeting attendance
    d)  discipline policy and procedures
  • demonstrates knowledge of special education legislation and acts in accordancewith these mandates
  • demonstrates knowledge in field including current issues and trends
  • demonstrates professionalism
    a)  is flexible and adaptable to change
    b)  uses judgment appropriately
    c)  conducts self in appropriate and ethical manner
    d)  treats others with respect and dignity
  • demonstrates continual assessment of individual program effectiveness and responds professionally to feedback
  • participates in professional growth activities, such as
    a)  membership in professional organization
    b)  supervision of student teacher
    c)  inservice/workshop/seminar
    d)  continued higher education                                   
  •   actively participates in the staff evaluation process
 This job description is not exhaustive, performs other duties as assigned.

Applicants should complete the online application and upload all supplementary materials electronically. Hard-copy materials are not accepted. The online application may be accessed by visiting our website: https://www.applitrack.com/orland135/onlineapp/default.aspx

We are an equal opportunity employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.

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Orland School District 135

10801 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60467
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