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Special Education Teacher (FMLA Sub)

Company: Elmwood Park Community Unit School District #401
Location: Elmwood Park
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
High School Positions/Special Education

Date Posted:

Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave.

Date Available:

Closing Date:
Until FilledCertification Required:
Special Teaching Certificate (K-12): Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBSI)

B.A. in Special Education

High school experience preferred

Description: High School Special Education Teacher (FMLA Leave)

Valid Illinois teaching license with Special Education endorsement, registered in Region 06. Experience preferred but not required. LBS 1, Bachelors and Special education major is required Must be highly qualified in all subject areas. A strong knowledge and understanding of high school level students and co-taught and self-contained special education philosophy. Excellent communication skills.

Working Conditions:
- Serve as a co-teacher for 5 periods (Social Studies, Math, English)
- Serve as the SpEd Case Manager and attend all IEP meetings for approximately 12 students

Application Procedure:

Apply Online

Position Title: Special Education ClassroomTeacher

Department: Special Education

Reports To: Principal


Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.

Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students.

Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.

Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.

Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.

Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to communicate these objectives to students.

Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.

Communicates regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by means of newsletters, notes, email, phone calls, conferences, etc.

Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.

Strives to implement by instruction and action using the philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives of District 401.

Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.

Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student.

Diagnoses the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.

Creates an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers and exhibits of students work.

Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.

Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.

Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.

Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.

Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s) and cooperatively with department heads, evaluates their job performance.

Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.

Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.


Supervises classroom, students and volunteers.


Bachelor of Arts degree.


Valid teaching certificate.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plan and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability tosolve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skill in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 pounds such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being or work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual tomeet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this

job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA.) 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.

Keywords: Elmwood Park Community Unit School District #401, Cicero , Special Education Teacher (FMLA Sub), Education / Teaching , Elmwood Park, Illinois

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