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Special Education Teacher

Job Details

Keshet @Solomon Schechter Day School - Northbrook, IL
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$58,000.00 - $70,000.00 Salary/year


LOCATION: Keshet Therapeutic Day School / Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook, IL (K-8th Grade)

SUPERVISOR: Therapeutic Day School Manager

WAGES: $58,000 $70,000 Annual

JOB STATUS: Full-time / 10-month Contract / Salary / Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: Licensed teachers work with students in our self-contained special education classroom. The teacher will focus on student education and engagement with academic, nonacademic, social, health, behavioral and emotional needs of the students in the special education and general community environments.  

The teacher will provide supported instruction and strategies to Para-educators and individual students, small groups of students as well as monitor students.



  • All case management
  • Development, implementation, and monitoring of IEPs, Behavior Plans, student assessments and data collection and analysis
  • Development, implementation, and monitoring of instructional, behavioral, daily living, personal care, independent living goals, and designing active community-based instruction
  • Partners with related service personnel to meet the IEP needs of students
  • Classroom staff management
  • Site management
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Transition planning and experience with transition programming preferred
  • Job responsibilities may include lifting and physical management
  • Driving is required to access the community



  • Hold or be eligible for LBS-1 and/or LBS-2
  • Experience working with students with significant special needs to include autism, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and behavioral challenges.
  • Experience implementing community-based instruction
  • Must maintain a current certification in CPR and Safety Care, provided through Keshet
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
  • Be respectful and follow Jewish culture and guidelines set forth in the personnel manual.
  • Adhere to Keshet policies and procedures outlined in the policy manual, Employee Handbook, and other employee policies.
  • Must have a valid Drivers License and a safe driving record.
  • Must be up-to-date on COVID vaccination



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. Keshets local leadership, comprised of nearly 100 lay leaders from all walks of life, provide the inspiration, direction, and funding required to fulfill the organizations mission: to do whatever is necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to achieve their potential.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM: At Keshets therapeutic day schools, we foster caring communities where students ages 3 to 22 learn and grow. Educators and therapists work hand-in-hand to provide highly individualized instruction and therapies to meet the unique needs of each student. From preschool through high school transition, Keshets schools prepare students for a life of independence.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned at any time by CEO. Keshet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veterans status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.