JobID 1574 : Long Term Substitute Special Education Teacher - Life Skills Classroom (#2090847)

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Position Title:   Long Term Substitute Special Education Teacher - Life Skills Classroom
Department:     Special Education
Reports To:      Principal and Special Education Co-Chairpersons
Building:           Highland Park High School
Deadline:          Until position is filled
Start Date:        August 13, 2020 through late September, 2020 (with an option to start work in late June, 2020 in the summer extended school year program)
Rate:                $280/Day
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To instruct and assist students in mastering subject matter and skills while at the same time encouraging and supporting their positive academic and social-emotional growth.  To monitor Individualized Education Plans and provide support to students in small group classes that support learners with significant functional and academic needs. 

Supervises classrooms, students and teacher aides.

The teacher must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum of a Bachelor of Arts degree from four-year college or university.

Experience teaching students with moderate to significant emotional, behavioral, and learning needs. Including diagnoses of Autism and Other Health Impairment. Experience with trauma-informed practices.

Bilingual preferred (Spanish)


  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with appropriate endorsements
  • License registered with Lake County ROE.
  • ESL endorsement
  • CPI Certified

The District 113 Teacher’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Meeting and instructing assigned classes in the locations and at the time assigned.
  • Planning a curriculum which, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students and is aligned with established core targets.
  • Utilizing a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Creating a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Developing reasonable expectations of classroom behavior and procedures and maintaining order in a fair and consistent manner; implementing a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support process.
  • Guiding the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, establishing clear objectives for all learning activities, and communicating these objectives to students.
  • Assessing the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and providing progress reports as required.
  • Working cooperatively with other school personnel in the identification, education, and remediation of individual students with specialized needs.
  • Taking all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintaining accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Assisting the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct.
  • Making provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes.
  • Striving to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Attending staff meetings and serving on staff committees.
  • Demonstrating employee responsibilities in completing duties accurately and promptly.
  • Performing such other duties as may be assigned by the building administrator.

  • Bilingual preferred, Spanish
  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work with students and adults in a positive manner.
  • The ability to create Functional Behavior Analysis and Behavior Intervention Plans
  • The ability to write, implement and monitor Individualized Education Plans
  • Creative, collaborative problem-solving behavior management techniques.
  • Knowledgeable in data collection and analysis
  • The ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Possess common sense, problem-solving skills, and reasoning ability to appropriately deal with day to day instruction and supervisory situations.
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues that supports a cooperative work environment.
  • The ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of employee, student, and other sensitive District information.
  • The ability to set goals and establish methods for achieving these goals.
  • The ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Taking attendance, completing grade and progress reports, and other reports as required by the district and/or the State of Illinois.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, write, type, speak, and listen. In addition, the employee may occasionally be required to bend, twist, reach and climb. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, peripheral and distant vision.

The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet/moderate to loud. The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff.  The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of students.

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by (an) individual(s) assigned to this position.  They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities related to the position. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity and School Board Policy and procedures. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

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

Township High School District 113

1040 Park Ave W, Highland Park, IL 60035-2257
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$29,557 (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