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  • Esperanza Community Services

  • TeacherAugust 27, 2012

    Job Description

    Essential Function: A professional position with responsibilities in the area of planning and implementing a therapeutic-educational program designed to benefit students in their academic, physical, social, emotional and intellectual development, to the highest degree possible; supervised by school principal.


    • Develop thoughtful, age-appropriate IEP goals that meet the quality guidelines of the school and the district(s).
    • Plan and implement a therapeutic-educational program within the guidelines of the school curriculum for students assigned to his/her care and establish a warm, and nurturing relationship with students.
    • Maintain timely and accurate reports and documentation of progress for each student, as required by the school, state, and referral districts.
    • Study and apply the educational approach used by Esperanza School; utilize therapeutic educational methods and materials and plan for their appropriate use.
    • Determine supplies and equipment needs for the class and advise appropriate administrator in advance of purchases.
    • Meet with the school nurse to monitor students’ health and/or medical requirements.
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings, Open House and, minimally, one parent meeting per year.
    • Comply with teachers’ certification requirements and gain additional educational expertise through attendance at classes, conferences and training sessions held both at school and off-site.
    • Keep well-informed about changing trends in field and recommend policies and procedures to increase effectiveness of program
    • Accompany students on field trips and community outings.
    • Hold regular parent-teacher conferences and additional ones as needed, in order to inform parents of educational program and student progress.
    • Provide training and duties for teacher assistant(s) and supervise and evaluate assistant’s performance on a regular basis.
    • Supervise the preparation of bulletin boards, displays and exhibits to enhance the aesthetic qualities of the classroom and school areas.
    • Ensure adherence to students’ Behavior Intervention Plans and attend Social Work Committee meetings as requested to revise these plans


    Bachelor or Master’s degree in Special Education; Illinois State Certification in LBS I or LBS II, limited or unlimited (Previous Type 10); Endorsement in EBD, TMH, MH; bilingual in Spanish and English.

    Esperanza Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities.

    To Apply:

    Send your cover letter and resume to Molly Foxworth, Human Resources via email, fax or mail. Please type “Teacher ” in subject of email.

    Reports to: School Principal


    School Status: Exempt Full-Time

    Date of Posting: 08.24.2012

    Contact’s Location: 520 N. Marshfield Chicago, IL 60622

    Resume Required: YES

    Contact: Molly Foxworth
    Human Resources
    Fax: (312) 243-2076

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