K-2 Special Education Teacher- Intensive Communications Program
Job Summary: This position is for a cross-categorical special education teacher in the Intensive Communications Program (ICP). The teacher’s primary goal is to provide instructional services to children with disabilities according to the child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). The teacher is responsible for developing objectives and timelines that are appropriate to the student’s needs as indicated in their IEP. The teacher is responsible for planning and implementing engaging instruction that is aligned with the curriculum and modified to meet the needs and abilities of each student. Students in the program require instruction that addresses their socialization, behavioral, and developmental needs. The teacher develops lessons that address social skills, behavioral training, and communication skills using a supplemental curriculum. Through small group instruction, the teacher will work to develop strategies that students can use to address their communication, behavior, and sensory needs. The teacher also collaborates with other classroom teachers and related service providers in the development and implementation of best practices, thus ensuring that the special education student’s needs are met in all school settings. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instructional settings are fluid. Possible settings include remote, hybrid, and in-person learning.
- Current and valid Illinois Professional Educator License with a LBS1 unlimited endorsement;
- Foundational knowledge of distance learning structures and of Google Suite applications;
- Experience working with non-verbal autistic students preferred;
- Individual must be flexible, creative, and child-centered;
- Candidate must be able to modify the general education curriculum using a variety of instructional strategies and supplemental curriculums;
- Candidate shall have knowledge of strategies that can be used to address the communication, behavior, and sensory needs of students;
- Candidate must be able to model and teach students socially acceptable behaviors, employing such techniques as behavior modification and positive reinforcement programs;
- Familiarity with EASYIEP, as well as the ability to work with the Special Education Coordinator to facilitate IEP meetings;
- Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
- Starting salary of $43,857; (Please click the link to view the current Salary Schedule);
- Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a competitive benefits package;
- Employee assistance program offered to employees and their immediate family members;
- Qualified candidates may be granted up to eight years of verified full-time public school teaching experience for credit on the salary schedule;
- We offer a mentoring program for teachers who are new to the District
Cook County School District 130 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.