Openings as of 12/8/2021
North Shore Academy is a grade 5-12 therapeutic school, serving students who have been identified with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges that interfere with their ability to be successful in school. These struggles can manifest themselves in externalizing behaviors (aggression and defiance), internalizing behaviors (anxiety and depression based avoidance and reactivity) and autism spectrum behaviors (rigid thinking, social skills challenges). All students have in common a remarkable resilience and desire to connect with others. At NSA, we work to build a school community where students can experience a sense of belonging and can build the skills that they need to be successful in school. Teaching Assistants play a crucial role in supporting the development of student skills and enhancing the power of our therapeutic community by building important relationships with students so that they can teach, mentor, and collaborate with students during their most challenging moments. If you are interested in a position as a Teaching Assistant at North Shore Academy, please note that you must obtain either Paraprofessional Approval, Substitute Teacher Certification from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). To find out more on how to obtain your Paraprofessional Approval, please select the following link which will take you to the Lake County Regional Office of Education’s website and provides specific steps to take to obtain this approval: http://www.isbe.net/licensure/html/paraprofessional.htm For staff needing to take the Paraprofessional Test to obtain their approval NSSED is an approved proctor of this exam. Please ask us about this when you apply!
Title or Position: Teacher Assistant North Shore Academy Job Responsibilities: Under the direction of a Special Education teacher or other assigned administrator, assist in all aspects of the instructional program and behavioral management of students. The teaching assistant may be responsible for small group instruction under the direct or indirect supervision of the teacher or other person designated by NSSED to direct or supervise teaching assistants. The teaching assistant will participate in activities necessary to maintain classroom integration and to support a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) in all curricula activities which include classroom, community, vocational, recreational/leisure, and domestic domains as directed. Core Competencies:
Title or Position: Physical Education Teacher - Experience supporting Students With Diverse Learning Needs Job Description:
The Physical Education Teacher supports the TrueNorth 804 mission and is committed to the possibilities in every learner, every day. The PE Teacher strives to achieve the TrueNorth 804 vision to be a national leader and highly valued partner with a courageous commitment to inclusive communities that equally value all people and inspire them to be active participants in our world.
Provide direct physical education services to eligible students including assessment, program organization, implementation and evaluation. Work to adapt physical education IEP goals for each student served.
Essential Job Functions:
Director of District Services