Thursday, July 24, 2014

Special Education, Bilingual Middle School Math and 2 Bilingual Special Education teachers wanted

Talman Elementary School is seeking applicants for 1 Special Education teacher, 1 Bilingual Middle School Math Teacher and 2 Bilingual Special Education teachers.

Qualified teachers are asked to forward their resumes to Assistant Principal Maricela Sanchez

Talman Elementary School
5450 S. Talman Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Special Education Teachers Needed

SPEED S.E.J.A #802 has immediate openings for Special Education Classroom Teachers with required LBSI endorsement.  SPEED is a Special Education Joint Agreement Cooperative located in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

·         A valid Illinois License/approval in the area(s) of service
·         Academic, Professional, and personal qualities as the SPEED Governing Board may specify.
·         Commitment to the team process
·         Ability to physically manage and/or restrain students weighing up to 250 pounds, with assistance, when needed.
·         Ability to relate to and work with students with special needs who may present a variety of disabilities.

·         Experience in a public school setting/classroom based setting
·         Experience with individuals with disabilities
·         Experience with families and family education
·         Experience with various agencies
·         Participation in continuous professional growth (e.g. workshops, in-services and available coursework.)

·         To provide an appropriate special education instructional program through implementation of the IEP and related services.
·         To work in partnership with students, parents, staff, districts and community in the overall operation of the SPEED.

Qualified applicants are asked to please apply online


1125 Division Street Chicago Heights, 60411

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reading Specialist Needed in Maine Township

East Maine School District 63 has a reading specialist position that has just become available for qualified applicants with an MA in Reading. For more information about the position, contact:

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
East Maine School District 63
10150 Dee Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Interested applicants also should apply online through the district website at

This position is in a great school with an amazing principal.

Special Education Teacher Needed at Rowe Elementary

Rowe Elementary School invites recent graduates with credentials in special education to join our staff in an effort to increase access to high-quality public education for students in Chicago. Our staff is driven to create an equal playing field for our students, committed to delivering a rigorous, quality education, and passionate about changing the lives of our students, families, and community.

We need leaders like you. Check out the opportunities available at Rowe Elementary School, so you can be part of the movement to ensure all of our students reach their maximum potential and embody our core values: Success. Pride. Honor.

In order to apply to a currently open SPECIAL EDUCATION position: please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed application (online) with your desired position as your subject line to our Director of Special Education, Megan Schomaker,

Go here to complete the online application.  A complete description of the position is available here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Northern Suburban Special Education District seeks Teaching Assistants

Northern Suburban Special Education District Seeks Teaching Assistants

Please Note: If you are interested in a position as a Teaching Assistant at NSSED, you must have Paraprofessional Approval from the Illinois State Board of Education.  To find out more on how to obtain your Paraprofessional Approval please select the following link which will take you to the Lake County Regional Office of Education's website and provides specific steps to take to obtain this approval:

Description: The teacher assistant's primary role is to assist in all aspects of the daily instructional program for special education students. The teacher assistant may be responsible for small group instruction under the direct or indirect supervision of the teacher or other person designated by NSSED to direct or supervise teacher assistants. The teacher assistant will participate in activities necessary to maintain classroom integration and to support a child's IEP in all curricula activities which include classroom, community, vocational, recreational/leisure, and domestic domains as directed.

Job Summary: •Assist the teacher in the preparation of materials. •Conduct individual and small group instruction under the direction of the teacher. •Assist in behavior management under the direction of the teacher. •Assist in toileting and feeding under the direction of the teacher. •Participate in team planning meetings, staffing, parent conferences as requested by the teacher. •Participate in in-service programs and professional meetings as requested by the teacher. •Participate in community and vocational instruction within or outside the school facility not to exceed 80% of their working time. •Perform such other duties and services under the supervising teacher's direction as may be related to the smooth functioning of NSSED according to the designated supervisor. •Assist in lifting students who weigh over 50 pounds. •Assist in physical restraint of students for safety of students and others. •Transport students by van or bus in North Shore Academy and ELS Transition Programs as directed (must hold Type B driver’s license). •Work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and support personnel to improve services for students. •Any significant change of job duties shall be subject to impact bargaining and shall be considered temporary until such bargaining is completed.

High School Diploma with some college preferred.
State Paraprofessional Approval (30 or more college hours or pass Paraprofessional Test)

Qualified Applicants should Apply Online

Highland Park High School Seeks An Administrative Assistant

Highland Park High School  in District 113 seeks an Administrative Assistant for its Special Educations Department.
The Administrative Assistant reports to the Department Co-Chairs and works with the Department members.  The person in this position is the face of the department and represents Highland Park High School to parents, staff and community members. 
  • Schedule numerous meetings throughout the year for department members with families, students, and required Highland Park High School staff;
  • Provide support to the Special Education Department;
  • Assist in the maintenance of department special education budget, monitor spending, and reimbursement throughout the school year;
  • Report attendance data for department members
  • Order supplies and materials for the department.

  •  Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the following software: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, and Google Docs
  • Possess outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently, accessing supports as needed
  • Possess mathematical and analytical skills appropriate for budget management and the position
  • Ability to handle many responsibilities concurrently
  • Ability to work with others in a positive manner
  • Ability to understand and follow written directions and verbal instructions
  • Possess problem solving skills, have common sense, and reasoning ability to appropriately deal with complex situations as they arise.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues that supports a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of employee, student and other sensitive District information.
  • Ability to set goals and establish methods for achieving these goals.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently

Qualified Applicants should apply online

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wood Dale Center seeks Early Childhood Bilingual/ESL Teacher

Early Childhood Center, Wood Dale School District 7 Seeks Early Childhood Spanish Bilingual/ESL Teacher to begin in August 2014.

 Job Summary:
1. Responsible for implementing the Early Childhood Curriculum
2. Understands Child Development
3. Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and Project-based Approach
4. Knowledge of the WIDA standards and the ability to use when instructing

1. Early Childhood Education certificate
2. ESL and Spanish Bilingual endorsement
3. Fluent in English and Spanish (written and oral)

 Qualified applicants should apply online