Openings as of 4/22/2019
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with (SREA) K-9 Reading Specialist endorsement required, and (ELEM) K-9 Elementary Education endorsement preferred.
SUMMARY: The Reading Specialist will provide a strong model to support an environment that is conducive to effective instruction and learning in literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening). In addition the Reading Specialist will demonstrate the ability to share that knowledge and experience with their colleagues in a collaborative fashion that supports student learning across the content areas.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provides direct and targeted intervention to students identified with reading difficulties
• Works in collaboration classroom teachers, administrators and the district reading team
• Provides coaching and consultation to teachers regarding literacy instruction, assessment and data collection/analysis
• Monitors the reading progress of students receiving intervention
• Provides on-going feedback to the parents of students receiving intervention
• Provides feedback regarding the effectiveness of the program and makes recommendations.
• Adapts reading material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge pupils.
• Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids to the interest and maturity level of pupils; maintains required inventory records.
• Encourages pupils to think independently and to express original ideas.
• Evaluates each pupil's progress.
• Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils.
• Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned workday.
• Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
• Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
• Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities.
• Other duties as assigned.
This is a .5 part time position with paid sick and personal days only. Start Date: August 2019
Salary: Based on current teacher's contract
Valid PEL with mandatory Middle School Endorsement in Language Arts. Multiple endorsements preferred, especially MS Reading Endorsement.
To develop in each pupil skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to good communication and literate citizenship; to develop appreciation of good literature of all types; to motivate pupils to read widely for information and recreation; to develop standards for critical judgement of written an oral communications transmitted by mass media; and to discover and develop special talents of pupils in the field of English.
1. Teaches content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading, and journalism to secondary pupils, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.
2. Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
3. Adapts English material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge pupils.
4. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids to the interest and maturity level of pupils; maintains required inventory records.
5. Adapts the curriculum to provide individual, small-group, or remedial instruction to meet the needs of the individual pupil.
6. Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions based on a variety of mass media and classical and contemporary literature.
7. Encourages pupils to think independently and to express original ideas.
8. Evaluates each pupil's progress in English skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing.)
9. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
10. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
11. Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
12. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned workday.
13. Works with pupils and other classroom teachers in such activities as preparing material for the school newspaper or yearbook, assisting with PTA programs, or coordinating entries in essay contests.
14. Administers or monitors group tests.
15. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
16. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
17. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities.
18. Other related duties as required.
This is a full time, 10 month teaching position with full benefits. Start Date: August 2018
Salary: Based on current teacher's contract.
Masters Social Work. Valid PEL(Professional Educator License) with the School Social Work (SSW) endorsement Valid Illinois Drivers License
Preferred: Experience with elementary or middle school social work with special emphasis in teacher consultation; experience in providing therapeutic interventions in regular classroom context.
SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the building principal and the Director of Student Services, the Social Worker will help both special and general education students resolve personal, emotional and social problems that interfere with their adjustment to school and their capacity to enjoy the fullest benefits of the education offered them.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Participates in the Special Services screening, referrals and team process
• Provides direct therapeutic intervention to both special and general education students.
• Performs casework service with parents to increase the parents' understanding, their constructive participation in resolving their child's problems, and their knowledge and use of appropriate resources available.
• Consults and collaborates with other school personnel in gathering and giving information on a case, and in establishing and planning for respective roles in the modification of the student's behavior.
• Supervises the referral of students to, and serves as liaison with such outside agencies as the Welfare Department, Child Placement Bureau and Juvenile Court, as appropriate.
• Makes home visits for the purpose of gathering helpful information on a student's background.
• Serves as a liaison between home and school when considerable follow-up is necessary, as in welfare cases, foster home children, and disadvantaged students.
• Assists students directly toward adjustment to school.
• Keeps sufficient records of cases for use by school staff members and outside agencies.
• Other duties as required.
Start Date: August 2019
Salary: Based on current teacher's contract. This is a full-time 10 month position with benefits.
Salary: Based on current teacher's contract. This is a part-time .5 position with paid sick and personal days only.