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Special Education Teacher

Company: Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
Location: Naperville
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Special Education TeacherTPAF Role: TeacherReports to: Instructional CoachFLSA Status: ExemptISBE Category: TeacherJob Type: Full-TimeTPAF Calendar: AcademicDirect Reports: NoneQualifications: Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS1) endorsement or approval encompassing the grade levels and age ranges of the students served. Position Summary: A Turning Pointe Special Education Teacher is expected to develop and implement programs for a classroom that address and meet the needs and IEP goals of all students. The teacher needs excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work as a collaborative member of a team. Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare, adapt and deliver instructional material
  • Develop suitable curricular and utilize effective teaching methods based on assessment of students' needs
  • Evaluate student's academic and behavioral progress
  • Supervise students in classrooms, school buildings and social-curricular activities
  • Develop educational plans for the individual student
  • Teach desirable study, work and recreational habits by providing students with opportunities for which they are best suited
  • Develop IEP's that reflect student needs, define measurable benchmarks for goals and use data to measure goal progress
  • Collaborate with the Related Service Team to ensure generalization of skills and consistent programming
  • Meet regularly with Turning Pointe administration and Lead Teacher to develop TPAF Curriculum and ensure fluid and consistent programming
  • Create and maintain student records and prepare reports relative to the work. Select appropriate tests, learning aids, materials and supplies
  • Participate in teacher trainings as required
  • Help plan and participate in extracurricular student and staff activities
  • Maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work
  • Collaborate and support the family home teams by meeting with parents, communicating life and behavior skills programs and supporting generalization of skills to home and community environments
  • Work well with the TPAF team in a collaborative manner
  • Share ideas and implement TPAF school program objectives
  • Supervise and support student support staff and help organize schedules and oversee integrity of behavior support plans
  • Provide overall support and commit to reducing maladaptive behaviors and addressing student's specific needs
  • Support the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation fundraising objectives providing information, collaborating on fundraising activities and reflecting the goals and objectives of the organization
  • Perform other work and responsibilities as assignedExperience & Skills:
    • Experience working with middle/high school students impacted by autism or other developmentally disabling disorders preferred
    • Experience implementing behavior support plans
    • Knowledge of the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
    • A proven track record working as a team member in a therapeutic and/or educational environment
    • Patient with a calm and organized approach Physical Demands:
      • May include lifting and supporting up to 50 pounds
      • May be required to bend, stoop, and kneel
      • Ability to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations
      • Ability to stand and circulate for extended periods of time
      • Moderate to high stress levels
      • Daily contact with students, teachers, and school staff
      • Regular contact with parents, community members and outside agency personnel
      • May be exposed to contact with individuals displaying physically aggressive, self-abusive, or socially undesirable behaviorPIf3cf7ea14a19-31181-30664668

Keywords: Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, Naperville , Special Education Teacher, Other , Naperville, Illinois

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