Keshet is seeking licensed teachers to work with K-8th grade school students in our self-contained special education classroom in Northbrook, IL. The teacher is in this role will work with special education students with academic, nonacademic, social, health and emotional needs of the students in the general education and special education environments. The Special Education Teacher must hold an LBS-1 and/or LBS-2 endorsement. This is a 10-month full time position for the 2022-2023 school year starting August 2022 and ending June 2023.
Position will work with related service personnel to meet the IEP needs of students. The teacher will provide supported instruction and strategies to Para-educators and individual students, small groups of students as well as monitor students.
Duties Include but are not limited to:
- All case management;
- Development, implementation, and monitoring of IEPs, Behavior Plans, data collection and analysis, and student assessments
- Development, implementation, and monitoring of instructional, behavioral, daily living, personal care, independent living goals, and community based instruction.
- Classroom staff management.
- Multidisciplinary collaboration.
- Job responsibilities may include lifting and physical management.
- Driving is required to access the community.
From its core programs for children and adults with intellectual challenges in the Chicago area, to its international consulting work, Keshet serves over 1,000 individuals with disabilities and touches the lives of many more family members, peers, supporters, and other stakeholders around the globe. Keshet’s local leadership, comprised of nearly 100 lay leaders from all walks of life, provide the inspiration, direction, and funding required to fulfill the organization’s mission: to do whatever is necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to achieve their potential.
About the Program
Keshet provides highly individualized and integrated education programs at seven sites throughout Chicago and the north shore from kindergarten through age 22. We believe in maximizing each student’s potential while fostering caring communities in which students learn and grow. Therefore, we maintain a dual focus on developing students’ academic and daily living skills while also integrating them into their home community. Occupational, physical, and speech and language therapists, and social workers are on staff to meet the needs of each student. To help students make the transition from high school into the workforce, the Keshet High School works with a vocational specialist who coordinates job training and experiences for the students within their community, providing a foundation of skills carried on through the Coe-Worker Keshet Transition Program. The Coe-Worker Keshet Transition Program is designed to provide the necessary support to ease the transition into the community for young adults (ages 18-21) after they complete high school.