Therapeutic Day School Supervisor
Job Details
Keshet @Solomon Schechter Day School - Northbrook, IL
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$60,000.00 - $70,000.00 Salary/year

Two Different Positions and Locations:        

Therapeutic Day School Supervisor K - 8:  Solomon Schechter Day School, 3210 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

Therapeutic Day School Supervisor High School / Transition:  Ida Crown Jewish Academy, 8233 Central Park Ave, Skokie, IL  60076

FLSA Classification:  Exempt

The Therapeutic Day School Supervisor oversees the day to day operations and educational opportunities at the Keshet ISBE Therapeutic Day School.  The incumbent is responsible for the operational success of Keshet’s Therapeutic Day School ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. The Therapeutic Day School Supervisor is a key external face of Keshet in the community.


  • Provide leadership, direction, and supervision of the Therapeutic Day School program in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Provide instructional mentoring and supervision to teachers, including instructional coaching, data collection and assessment, and behavior management.
  • Act as contact for intake process and oversees Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) within the High School.
  • Coordinate with ESY staff for those students who are attending our program
  • In partnership with the Director of Education, manage transitional and mainstreaming activities in coordination with the principals of all cooperating school public schools.
  • Supervise the highly individualized special education curriculum and staff; coordinates all facets of the multi-disciplinary team approach.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the mission of Keshet.


Team Management and Development

  • Recruit, hire, and oversee training, orientation, supervision, development and performance review of all staff members.
  • Cultivate relationships directly with Parents, Teachers and Staff on a daily basis
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective relations with local school districts
  • Ensure that all staff attend Professional Development meetings initiated by Keshet
  • Ensure that Keshet is continuing to execute Best Practices in within the Programming Curriculum


Program Operational Management

  • Provide leadership in the planning, development, implementation, review and evaluation of administrative procedures.
  • Maintain structure teaching within all classrooms or search for Best Practices within the field of Special Education
  • Assist with all financial matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing of new funding.
  • Develop and maintain a safe and attractive school environment.
  • Oversee the development of curriculum and approval of textbooks.
  • Develop school policies consistent with agency policies.
  • Evaluate the program on a continuous basis
  • Successfully complete and maintain training in Safety Care Certification and be able to utilize these techniques when needed to ensure students’ safety.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • The candidate is expected to have strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
  • The candidate should exude strength in hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance including understanding human resources, employee performance improvement plans, and corrective action policies.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software
  • Respect diverse cultures and provides culturally appropriate, competent and individualized support according to each individual’s age, race, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious beliefs and culture
  • Embrace a culture of collaboration and teamwork


Job Qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree in Special Education, Education, or related field required; with a Type 75 Certification or Type 75 Certification eligible. Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs.
  • At least five years of teaching in regular and special education and three years of school administration. Experience in the principal role is highly desirable.
  • Must be able to successfully complete Safety Care Certification Training
  • New hires need to be fully vaccinated and up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination or provide documentation for an ADA or religious exemption and participate in weekly COVID testing.


Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to navigate classrooms, aide with student care as needed, including assisting with student hygiene.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times