Job Title: Special Education Teacher Reports to: Senior Leadership Job location: Chicago, IL Full and part-time positions available
REACH, Chicago’s nonprofit organization that addresses a system-wide need for to support students in the Jewish day schools through professional development, coaching, consultation, and ancillary services to students, seeks Special Education Teachers in Judaic and General Studies to work in various schools in the Chicago area.
Providing specialized intervention in various subjects in a 1:1 and/or group setting
Creating and implementing student goals, curriculum, and data monitoring
Collaborating with school and parents to develop students’ annual Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)
Supporting Student Service department with various assessment needs
Facilitating inclusion in the general education classroom through co-teaching and/or collaborative work with general education teacher, as well as provide modified work per the student’s Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)
Providing consistent communication, consultation, resource information, and materials regarding students with exceptional needs to parents and general education teachers
Coordinating special education services with general education program
Participating in review and revision of Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) (monitoring student progress, re-evaluating plan for students who do not show progress)
Serving as case manager for assigned students
Collecting and submitting data on a regular basis
Participating in regular professional development
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (preferably in special education, teaching or related field)
Knowledge of updated IL Common Core State Standards
2-5 years of experience in special education, a classroom setting, or a related discipline
The ideal candidate will have compassion, flexibility, communicate effectively, have knowledge of best practices, be a team player, use data-driven instruction, and be comfortable with culturally diverse settings.
REACH was founded in 2011 by the Chicago’s Jewish United Fund and Associated Talmud Torahs (ATT) to fill the need in Chicago’s Jewish Day Schools for capacity and expertise in serving children with diverse learning needs. REACH is an organization that values continuous learning and improvement, aligned with the philosophy of neurodiversity it brings to its consulting and teaching work in schools.
REACH’s mission is to support Jewish day schools in meeting the needs of all their students, including those with a wide range of learning styles, abilities, and challenges. Students can then access a Jewish education that is reflective of their families’ values.
REACH achieves this by providing school administrators and teachers with innovative tools and best practices, and through a combination of teacher professional development, coaching, consultation, and ancillary services to students.
REACH believes in creating a community of inclusion with the tenets that neurodiversity is normal, all individuals do well if they can, and learning should be approached from a strength-based perspective.