• Special Education Teacher - Indian Oaks Academy

    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/25/2018 10:54 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-3116
    Location Name
    Indian Oaks Academy
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    City
    Manteno
    Category
    Education/Training/Vocational
    State/Province
    IL
  • Overview

    We are in the business of changing lives. Are you?

    Indian Oaks Academy, a member of the Nexus family of treatment programs, is looking for a dynamic and creative Teacher who is able to provide youth exceptional guidance. Each person you work alongside is dedicated to a common purpose: changing lives through our cornerstone values. Nexus programs, guided by these values of honesty, responsibility, courage, care and concern, address the individual educational, psychological, psychiatric and behavioral needs of children and adolescents.

    Our Teachers are people of inextinguishable courage who believe our children deserve more than what life has offered them. These warmhearted warriors prove relentless in their pursuit to offer troubled youth what they critically need: love. This daily mission is far from uncomplicated. As they traverse through the emotional instability of our children, they outlast numerous obstacles. It is often a grueling match in which love triumphs as the victor. This speaks to the value of what takes place here daily. Teachers are placed in difficult situations in which they can choose to flee or to rise. And they so often choose to rise.

    We are searching for someone to match this charisma and endurance.

    Responsibilities

    The primary responsibility of the Teacher is to provide educational instruction through a variety of techniques while employing behavior management strategies that will ensure the effective implementation of assigned individual students’ IEPs. This role is crucial to the success of our organization just as your influence is crucial to the success of our youth. A typical day would include the following therapeutic tasks:

     

    • In cooperation with other members of the school team, assess educational needs and the progress of assigned students.
    • Provide instruction to assigned students in classes of expertise as assigned.
    • Prepare lesson plans suitable to the environment, age group and class mix on the assigned subject area(s).
    • Create a classroom climate that is positive and supportive for both learning and treatment.
    • Communicate students’ academic and behavioral successes and failures through both written and verbal communication to both fellow educational staff and treatment team staff.
    • Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with students and emphasize student responsibility in the educational program.
    • Develop or assist in developing IEPs, test ability levels and coordinate meetings with other members of the IEP team where appropriate.

    Qualifications

    The education and credentials necessary for the Teacher are:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an educational discipline is required.
    • Active teacher’s licensure/certification required; specialization in the areas of EBD, LD, SED and TMH preferred.
    • 2 years previous teaching experience preferred.
    • Valid driver’s license required. Must meet state regulating agency and Corporate driving requirements.

     

    The physical demands necessary for the Teacher are:

    • Must be able to assist staff in physical and non-physical interventions with residents.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100+ pounds with assistance.
    • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time (2-4 hours).
    • Must be able to twist, bend and stretch in a manner conducive to the execution of daily activities within a school. 

     

    The benefits for the Teacher include:

    • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
    • 401(k) match
    • Pre-tax flexible health care and dependent care spending accounts
    • No cost life insurance
    • No cost short term and long term disability benefits
    • Tuition assistance program
    • Education loan forgiveness program
    • Paid time off
    • Paid holiday breaks

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