Little City is more than a place with a mission. It is a caring community filled with options, opportunities, hopes and dreams. We are looking for caring and compassionate individuals to join our team who want to make a difference each and every day. Bring your smiles and your heart to our children, adults, and seniors who are developmentally disabled. In return, yours will be filled with the joy that has enriched the lives of the individuals you are serving.
If you are looking for a rewarding career, we offer a variety of programs to help individuals with disabilities so they can live, work and succeed within our communities. Here is your opportunity to use your natural leadership skills and help us increase our positive impact on the lives of many wonderful people.
Join us as:
POSITION: Special Education Teacher
Little City, Palatine, Illinois
Develop and Implement learning goals and objectives, in alignment with residential and day services treatment plans. Provide small group instruction to students diagnosed on the Autism spectrum and to ensure understanding and progress in the general curriculum.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for direct supervision and daily instruction of students with autism and other intellectual disabilities.
Provide small group instruction to students diagnosed on the Autism spectrum and/or students with developmental disabilities to ensure understanding and progress in the general education curriculum.
Develop weekly lesson plans and implement learning goals and objectives, in alignment with general education curriculum, ChildBridge Center for Education Curriculum and students IEP.
Develop re-evaluations triennially, IEPs annually, and monitor them quarterly
Monitor student behavior plans annually, IEP goals, and objectives, and other student goals as identified, or more frequently if needed.
Prepare quarterly IEP progress reports and report cards.
Plan, coordinate and participate in weekly Community Based Instruction and Cooking Groups.
Plan, coordinate and participate in field trips.
Supervision, monitoring, and training paraprofessionals in collaboration with the Center for Education Administrator and/or designee.
Participate in all IEP meetings, team meetings, staff meetings, committee meetings, and other meetings as determined by the Center for Education Administrator.
Maintain weekly communication with student parents and residential case managers.
Participate in ongoing professional development to ensure certification/licensure remains current.
Develop, monitor, and revise classroom behavior management programs.
Administration of formal, informal, benchmarking, classroom, and state assessments.
Provide needed accommodations for student learning and testing when required.
Build and maintain safe, fair, and respectful learning environments that celebrate the diversity of the student population.
Work collaboratively within a team environment.
Other Duties as assigned by the Center for Education Administrator that would be expected or anticipated of a special education teacher.
Maintains American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR.
Successfully completes Little City Foundation required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Exceptional/Special Education or a field meeting requirements for an individual to obtain a Professional Educator License with an LBS1 endorsement. Experience working with students on Autism spectrum and/or Experience working in a Special Education Cooperative or Intensive District Special Education Program, preferred.
Join Today. Have a Positive Impact for Countless Lifetimes.
In addition to the opportunity to have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of others, Little City offers competitive salaries and benefits, as well as medical and dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k) and Roth 401(k) retirement plans, holidays, paid time off, sick days, and an employee assistance program.
Additional Salary Information: wage rate based upon position / education completed.
For more than 55 years, Little City has developed innovated and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a commitment to attaining a greater quality of life for hundreds of children and adults, Little City actively promotes choice, person-centered planning and a holistic approach to health and well...ness.
Little City's Child-Bridge programs include a therapeutic day school, home-based supports, clinical and behavior intervention, 24/7 residential services, and a special needs foster care and adoption. Little City's Life Path Adult Services program offers a variety of residential options, employment opportunities, home-based supports, case management, day supports, Special Olympics, an award-winning Center for the Arts and more
The organization is located on a therapeutic, 56-acre campus in Palatine, and has offices in Schaumburg and Chicago.