Special Education Teacher - LBS1

Employer
Yorkville Community Unit School District 115
Location
Yorkville, IL, US
Salary
Competitive
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  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services/LD/ED Teacher


  • Date Posted:
    5/13/2022


  • Location:
    Yorkville High School


  • Date Available:
    08/22/2022


  • Closing Date:
    When Filled

    District:
    Yorkville Community School District 115 - website

  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION / POSITION SUMMARY:

    Yorkville CUSD 115 has an anticipated opening for a Special Education teacher to support the LASP program at Yorkville High School for the 2022-2023 school year.
    1. Develops short and long-range plans consistent with curriculum goals, learners' diversity, and learning theory

    2. Understands issues in definition and identification procedures for individuals with disabilities, including those individuals from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds

    3. Understands characteristics of individuals with disabilities across the age range, including levels of severity, multiple disabilities and their influence on development, behavior and learning; with knowledge about the impact of language disorders, processing deficits, intellectual abilities, behavioral/emotional/social disorders, and physical (including sensory) disabilities on learning and behavior

    4. Prepares effective instructional strategies and resources for teaching the scope and sequence in the academic, social, and vocational curricular domains in the general curriculum

    5. Plans effective instructional strategies for adapting or modifying general curriculum to meet the needs of individual students, and strategies to implement and prioritize longitudinal, outcome-based curriculum, including social, language, academic, vocational skills, and life skill domains (i.e. domestic, recreation/leisure, vocational, and community)

    6. Utilizes specialized materials, equipment, and assistive technology for individuals with disabilities and understands the use of adaptive equipment for students with disabilities to plan and prepare for the integration of assistive and instructional technology to meet a student's individual needs

    7. Prepares and utilizes assessment methodologies to adapt for individual students as appropriate, including physical adaptations to meet a student's individual needs

    8. Plans and prepares for IEP and parent meetings

    9. Understands basic classroom management theories and methods; with strategies for individual behavior management, crisis prevention, intervention, de-escalation techniques, and the balance between classroom management with academic teaching strategies

    10. Implements strategies for assessing learning environments and conducting functional behavioral assessments within the environment

    11. Understands the characteristics of environments, including materials, equipment, and spatial arrangements that facilitate development, learning and interaction among students

    12. Creates a classroom culture which is a cognitively busy place, characterized by a shared belief in the importance of learning; establishes high expectations and personal achievement

    13. Demonstrates ways in which technology can assist with creating and managing the learning environment, incorporating the verbal and visual redirection and classroom expectations

    14. Provides supervision of paraprofessional educators

    15. Consults with teachers and therapists to plan for student's needs and required adaptations, modifications, and use of assistive/adaptive technology

    16. Implements effective researched-supported instructional strategies for basic sequences of skills in the academic, social, and vocational curricular areas; including techniques for modifying instructional methods, curricular materials, and the environment to meet learners' needs that are appropriate to those learners' ages and skill levels

    17. Chooses and implements instructional techniques and strategies that promote successful transitions for individuals with disabilities

    18. Creates varied opportunities for all students to use effective written, verbal, nonverbal, and visual communication appropriate to each student



    QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS:

    Current Illinois Professional Educator License with LBSI teaching endorsement preferred (K-12)
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