Early Childhood Classroom Teacher - SY 2019-2020

East St Louis, IL, US
Mar 10, 2020
Grade Level
Early Childhood
  • Position Type:
    Elementary Teaching Positions/ Early Childhood

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Vivian D. Adams Early Childhood Center
    (High-Needs School)

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  • Position Purpose
    Under the general supervision of the Program Director, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students' specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; teach in a classroom for children at the early childhood level.

    Essential Functions
    • Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning.
    • Assists in developing Individual Educational Plans ("IEP") for students.
    • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services.
    • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings.
    • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping of student progress.
    • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

    Additional Duties
    • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

    Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

    • Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone as well as various equipment specific to the child needs.

    Travel Requirements
    • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

    Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
    • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
    • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
    • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
    • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
    • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

    Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
    • Works in school building and special needs environments.

    Qualifications Profile

    Certification/License :
    • Professional Educator License with an EARL- Early Childhood endorsement.
    • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.

    Education :
    • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
    • Masters Degree in Special Education preferred, but not required.

    Experience :
    • Successful prior special education teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.

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