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Special Education Teacher

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Maryville Academy
Physical Address
1150 N.River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Job Description

The Special Education Teacher leads classroom instruction in a Special Education classroom. Responsible for the supervision and coordination at classroom environment (i.e. students and instructional assistants). Develops and actualizes school curriculum within self-contained classroom environment and is responsible for delivery instruction at various levels within classroom so to ensure every student’s opportunity to be academically and vocationally successful.
Essential Functions
Establishes collaborative relationships with colleagues, consultants, therapists, and administrators;
Maintains the required educational certifications and training required of all
Maryville Academy employees as well as those professional certifications and endorsements required by ISBE and NCLB;
Keeps informed, and actively seeks training in current developments, trends, and instructional best practices which pertain to the overall success of the student by maximizing his individual skills and talents;
Attends scheduled team meetings and participates in discussions in a proactive, professional, and solution focused manner;
Recognizes and proactively reacts to conditions which, potentially, may alter the effectiveness of the whole program and/or their specific job responsibilities;
Gathers information from other faculty and completes individual tasks/assignments prior to staffing and/or completion date;
Communicates with parents/guardians and external consumers in a positive and supportive manner;
Participates and contributes to in-service trainings and staff development opportunities and providing input and suggestions for future topics and directions;
Contributes to a school environment which encourages students to be responsible, independent, and confident;
Interacts with students in a supportive, professional manner maintaining self-control when reacting to threatening or aggressive behavior of students;
Follows through on all behavior programs developed in conjunction with therapists, and other educational and therapeutic personnel at team meetings or IEP conferences;
Documents all progress and completion of student work in a timely manner. Completes grade reports and progress updates at designated times or when requested to do so by administrative team members;
Develop new courses of instruction with accompanying IEP’s to meet the changing needs of the students. Evaluates curriculum needs and requests necessary materials;
Understands and adheres to policies involving reporting of suspected and known abuse of students, and maintains appropriate confidentiality regarding all information about students;
Keeps materials and assigned space in a neat and orderly condition;
Participates in continued performance quality improvement

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