Children’s Home Association of Illinois
A teacher provides academic, behavioral and social-emotional instruction to students on a daily basis in a classroom of up to 8 students. They play a critical role in that they carry out the IEP requirements for each student in their daily programming. They are the main change agent for students’ academic, behavioral growth. They serve as role models for students. It is a very difficult position, but can be very rewarding. Teachers work directly with students from 8:30 to end of school day with few breaks.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum BA/BS in education with LBS I/II certification or approval by the Illinois State Board Education. Ability to relate effectively to children and their parents; maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in students, staff and families served; effective written and oral communications, ability to work independently and within a treatment team; ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner; ability to use computer technology. Hearing and speaking ability which allow for effective oral communication of information; ability to transport self and students to various locations; physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related problems and stress; physical ability to perform physical restraints.