Special Education Teacher (FMLA Sub)
Company: Elmwood Park Community Unit School District #401
Location: Elmwood Park
Posted on: January 25, 2023
High School Positions/Special Education
Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave.
Until FilledCertification Required:
Special Teaching Certificate (K-12): Learning Behavior Specialist I
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
- Serve as a co-teacher for 5 periods (Social Studies, Math,
- Serve as the SpEd Case Manager and attend all IEP meetings for
approximately 12 students
Position Title: Special Education ClassroomTeacher
Department: Special Education
Reports To: Principal
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be
Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the
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
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
Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified
in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the
Communicates regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by
means of newsletters, notes, email, phone calls, conferences,
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
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
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
Supervises classroom, students and volunteers.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Arts degree.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
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.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
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
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
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.
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