Special Education Teacher


Work Hours:

  • Monday-Friday
  • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


  • Bachelor’s degree in education
  • Valid Illinois teaching certification
  • Appropriate Special Education Endorsements of licensure
  • Knowledge of current special education best practices
  • Working knowledge of education technology applications

Reports to:

  • School Program Director

Key Competencies:

  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Collaboration and team work
  • Judgement and decision-making skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Adaptability
  • Professionalism
  • Adhering to all established Covid-19 policies at UCP/CDS


  • Identify the needs of students trough formal and informal assessments
  • Plan, develop and implement individual education plans for each student
  • Prepare instructional materials and lesson plans according to student IEP’s
  • Implement best practices/strategies during daily lessons
  • Review IEP’s with parents, administrators and all relevant school personnel
  • Monitor, evaluate and document each student’s progress utilizing appropriate data collection measures
  • Update student goals on a weekly and quarterly basis and communicate to parents, progress reports
  • Maintain regular communication with parents/guardians
  • Manage student behavior through monitoring, supervising and assessing behavioral patterns
  • Utilize appropriate corrective methods to modify behavior
  • Develop (with a team) and implement Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP’s) where necessary
  • Maintain accurate and complete records in compliance with school policies, Administrative regulations and legal requirements
  • Maintain a current knowledge of special education best practices and trends
  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Supervise mentor and contribute to the evaluation of teaching assistants
  • Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meeting and other professional opportunities
  • Creating Individual student binders that include, goals, data tracking for goals, BIP/Data forms, student information
  • Weekly lesson plans and materials to be completed by end of day on Friday
  • Updated professional development is to be keep current
  • Computer skills, In Google classroom, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Knowledge and use of current educational technology, used at our school (Unique Curriculum, Seesaw, etc.)
  • Progress reports need to be approved by Program Director
  • Responsible to be prepared to utilize remote technology at any given time, (Snow days, emergency closing, etc.)
  • Emergency binder with parent/guardian information needs to go home each day in case of an emergency
  • All other duties as assigned
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