Special Education Teacher Job – Aurora, IL 3206

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We are passionate about what we do and delight in providing excellent programs that make permanent, positive changes in the lives of those we serve. Our programs are designed to equip our clients with the vision, motivation, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to lead a successful life.


Northern Illinois Academy, a secure Residential Treatment Facility in Aurora, IL, serves youth ages 6-21 with major mental health and/or developmental disabilities. NIA is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Job Overview
We are looking for a full-time Special Education Teacher. The Special Education Teacher instructs students in academic subjects and social interaction skills. The teacher will plan curriculum and prepare lesson plans and other instructional materials to meet the needs of each individual student that includes physical, emotional, and educational levels of development. Leads the multi-disciplinary team in providing best practices for students, and promotes Illinois state learning standards through well planned lessons which complement each students' individual learning style. Confers with parents/legal guardians, administrators, support service providers, and social workers to develop and implement an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for each student.

Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education from an accredited College or University.
• 1 to 2 years’ experience working in a special education setting preferred.
• Illinois LBS 1 Teacher Licensure (K-12).
• CPR/First Aid Certification
• Knowledge of appropriate educational needs for all ages of students.
• Ability to identify student needs and incorporate needs into the student's IEP
• Ability to develop therapeutic relationships with children, adolescents and families.
• Skill in preparing and maintaining appropriate education records according to policy and state regulations/standards.
• Knowledge of appropriate interventions with students.
Benefits Package for Full-Time Employees
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance after 30 days
• Company provided Long Term Disability
• Company provided Life/AD&D Insurance
• Flexible Spending program/Health Savings Account
• 401K after 60 days
• Paid time off, holiday pay and birthday pay
• Tuition/Student Loan Assistance after 6 months of employment
• Paid Parental Leave
• Daily Pay – offers employees the option to be paid a portion of their pay prior to pay day.
• SYFS Benefits Advantage


Sequel Youth & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly employer.
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