Special Education Teacher (2021-22 School Year)

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Employment Type
Full-time
Start Date
Upcoming School Year
Position Areas
Special Education

Description

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Special Education Teacher has the awesome responsibility of providing support to students with diverse learning needs. This person will:

Serve as primary instructor for students with identified learning needs in both resource and inclusive settings

Develop lessons that address students academic, interpersonal, social and emotional needs

Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s Individualized Educational Program (IEP)

Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals.

Make collaboration a priority with general education teachers and school leadership 

Communicate regularly with families regarding instructional programming and student progress

Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline

Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth 

Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development

Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse social-emotional, cultural, economic and ability backgrounds

Work closely with team members and parents to best meet the needs to students

 

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

Distinctive Schools was named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago; culture is at the heart of what we do

We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

4% pension contribution

Salaries starting at $50,000 for licensed teachers

 

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law. 

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Distinctive Schools

910 West Van Buren Street Suite 315, Chicago, IL 60607
 

At the following locations

Chicago International Charter School West Belden

2245 North McVicker Avenue , Chicago, IL 60639