Special Education Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) Instructional and Behavior Support Team - District Wide

Job | Posted 2 days ago
Position Areas
Special Education


COMPENSATION: Per Teacher Salary Schedule based on education and experience.District 308 grants experience credit on the salary schedule for up to 10 years of prior, verifiable, contractual full-time teaching experience.

BENEFITS:  Full-time Associates enjoy a robust selection of healthcare benefits including employer paid Life and AD&D insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), as well as three medical plans to choose from including PPO and HMO plans.  What's more, CUSD provides a 100% claim reimbursement program for out of pocket expenses (excluding ER services), when an employee is enrolled in our PPO plan and uses our RUSH Healthcare reimbursement program.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by the Oswego Education Association (OEA). 


  • A valid/registered Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with a Learning Behavior Specialst I endorsement.
  • Minimum five years of successful special education teaching experience
  • Demonstrated Teacher leader
  • Experienced and proficient in understanding behavior/classroom management
  • Experienced and proficient in strategic instruction/executive functioning skills
  • Experienced and proficient in analyzing data to coach colleagues
  • Ability to provide professional development, coaching and technical assistance to administrators, teachers and paraprofessional staff.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Learning Behavior Specialist TOSA will work with special education, general education and administrative staff as a means to deepen staff understanding and readiness to support best practices of an inclusionary service delivery model.  The Learning Behavior Specialist TOSA position is part of the District Support Team and is non-evaluative and intended to provide teacher to teacher support to enhance instruction as a means to improve student academic and social emotional growth.The Learning Behavior Specialist TOSA will work collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Special Education to provide ongoing professional development to general education teachers, LBS resource and instructional self-contained teachers and administration on topics such as but not limited to: behavior management, executive functioning skills, differentiation and inclusionary practices.  

  1. Provide leadership and expertise in the area of inclusion to teacher, building and district teams.
  2. Implement District 308 curriculum with an emphasis on mathematics and ELA.
  3. Support the implementation the district’s MTSS SEL & Academic Tiered Interventions
  4. Assist teachers and building teams as needed with data collection, entry, disaggregation and analysis.  Analyze a variety of data to plan collaboratively with teachers to meet the unique academics needs of each student. 
  5. Support teachers in planning for instruction utilizing backward planning (UBD model).
  6. Utilize lesson study, co-teaching and or peer coaching to enhance and model  effective instructional practices.
  7. Facilitate informal teacher problem solving meetings to address behavior management and or executive functioning skills and strategies.
  8. Collaboration with the District’s BCBA, district Autism Consultants  and other district consultants  for guidance and support.
  9. Meet with school-based teams as requested to problem solve and support best practice.
  10. Communicate with individual staff members, teams, schools and district administration in a proactive manner.
  11. Meet with other district K-8 TOSA’s as a means of supporting cross department communication.
  12. Assist teachers in understanding how to support students’ needs to maintain placement in the least restrictive environment.
  13. Effectively use technology to complete all necessary job responsibilities.
  14. Demonstrate effective leadership necessary for the development/delivery of professional growth opportunities for various stakeholders.
  15. Develop a plan for identifying professional development needs.
  16. Develop and maintain a confidential, collegial relationship with staff.
  17. Participate in curriculum, staff meetings, and other programs within the assigned schools and on a district level as assigned.
  18. Attend workshops/conferences as needed.
  19. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Posted By

Community Unit School District No. 308

4175 Route 71 , Oswego, IL 60543

At the following locations

District Administration Center

4175 Illinois 71 , Oswego, IL 60543