JobID 2758 : Special Education Teacher - 2019-2020 (#394355)

Job | Posted 7 months ago

TITLE: Special Education Teacher CLASSIFICATION: Certified
FLSA: Exempt DEPARTMENT: East St. Louis Sr. High School
SALARY: Teacher Salary Schedule WORK YEAR: 180 days
REPORTS TO: Principal or Designee

Under the direction of the Principal, the teacher will guide students in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve at or above grade level in accordance with the student's IEP. Teachers will plan lessons, provide instruction, manage the classroom in a manner that is conducive to learning, as well as demonstrate fairness and respect with students. The teacher will work with parents/guardians, as well as district support personnel to provide appropriate support to students. The teacher will perform professional responsibilities in a manner that is in compliance with Board policy, as well as adhering to state and federal laws regarding public education.

  1. Bachelor's or Master's Degree
  2. Illinois Professional Educator License with LBSI or LBSII endorsements
  3. Experience with children of the age to be taught
  4. Technology skills necessary to deliver instruction

Knowledge of:
  1. Illinois Learning Standards
  2. Academic evaluation and data collection methods
  3. School Improvement
  4. Best Practices in the delivery of curriculum and instruction
  5. Content Area to be taught
  6. Classroom Management
  7. Federal and State laws regarding special education
Ability to:
  1. Deliver instruction in a manner that improves student achievement
  2. Implement intense student support
  3. Collect and manage data related to student progress
  4. Monitor and support student safety
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  6. Work in a team environment with teachers and other stakeholders
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: (May not include all duties performed):
  1. Provide written lesson plans in accordance with the objectives of the instructional program
  2. Establish high expectations for learning for all students and make ensure that students are aware of these expectations
  3. Provide specialized instruction and collects data on student growth as well as recommend a course of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning
  4. Assists in developing and implementing Individual Educational Plans (IEP) for students
  5. Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff memebers to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and familiarize stakeholders with social work services
  6. Serves as a liason between home and school
  7. Monitor and evaluate student progress and adjust instruction to support achievement
  8. Apply effective practices in the delivery of curriculum and instruction
  9. Use differentiated instruction that is aligned with student need
  10. Comply with all district/school policies, practices and procedures.
  11. Attend training/professional development and implement information and materials provided
  12. Use available technology to enhance instruction and achievement
  13. Demonstrate competency in all subject areas taught
  14. Provide evidence of student performance and progress
  15. Establish and maintain rules and conduct and discipline that are consistent with District Policy and Procedures and that result in an environment conducive to learning
  16. Adhere to policies and procedures regarding Special Education referrals, staffing, and conferences
  17. Practice fairness in teacher-pupil relationships and exhibit an understanding and respect for students as individuals
  18. Be punctual and regular in attendance to school and duty assignments
  19. Exhibit a cooperative attitude and professionalism toward students, parents, community, and school personnel
  20. Make appropriate use of professional preparation periods
  21. Present an appearance that does not adversely affect the student's ability to learn
  22. Communicate the academic progress, attendance, and conduct of students to their parents/guardians
  23. Other duties as necessary to the position

Inside/outside office environment.

Frequent standing, sitting, walking, and lifting Physical Requirements of Job Functions:
Standing          0-4 hours per day                    1-7 hours per day
Walking           0-2 hours at a time                  1-2 hours per day
Sitting              0-2 hours at a time                  0-5 hours per day
Driving             Occasionally                           Occasionally
Essential Functions Measured in Terms of Frequency
I.          Body Movement
  1. Bend/Stoop                 Frequently
  2. Squat/Crouch              Occasionally
  3. Climb                         Occasionally
  4. Crawl                         Not at all
  5. Overhead Reach         Occasionally
  6. Shoulder Reach          Frequently
  7. Kneel                         Occasionally
  8. Twisting                     Occasionally
II.         Lifting
  1. 0-10 lbs.                      Frequently
  2. 11-20 lbs.                    Occasionally
  3. 21-40 lbs.                    Occasionally
Additional Comment: Lifting or carrying refers to office supplies and equipment. Climbing stairs in or around buildings is also necessary
III.        Repetitive Movement
  1. Feet (both)                  Not at all
  2. Hands (both)               Constantly
            Fine manipulation
            Simple grasping
            Light pushing and pulling
Please note: The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position, and additional duties may be assigned.

Posted By

East St Louis School District 189

1005 State St, East Saint Louis, IL 62201-1907
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$17,183 (USD)

State Average: $13,341 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246