The Special Education Teacher provides direct services to students with disabilities from ages 3-21 and collaboratively consults with general and special education staff members for the benefit of those students. The special education teacher manages a caseload of students with disabilities and functions as an individualized education program (IEP) team member to determine a student’s eligibility for special education services and appropriate programming, as well as on-going progress monitoring.
- A valid/registered Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with PE endorsement preferred, valid/registered PEL, Educator License with Stipulations endorsed as a Paraprofessional and Bachelor's Degree, or Substitute Teacher License required.
- Recent special education teaching experience preferred.
- Knowledge of current teaching techniques for students with disabilities.
- Ability to write & implement Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).
- Excellent communication and time management skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, families, team members, and others.
- Provide collaborative consultation to staff regarding the implementation of MTSS prereferral intervention strategies.
- Provide additional consultation to staff during team meetings, common planning times, building committees, and district committees.
- Screen and evaluate students using appropriate instruments, conduct observations, and write reports which state the evaluation findings and provide for educational program recommendations.
- Re-evaluate students with disabilities as recommended by the IEP team.
- Submit records, reports and assignments promptly and efficiently.
- Participate as an IEP team member by contributing evaluation findings and collaborating on the development and implementation of students’ individualized educational plans.