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Amergis Special Education Teacher in Rockford, Illinois

Hiring!SPED teacher Byron IL

  • Start Date : 08/12/2024

The Special Education Teacher, under the direction of theSpecial Education Program Administrator provides quality services to specialeducation students, kindergarten through grade 12. The Special Education Teacher has a commitmentto team participation in planning and implementation of student programsincluding special instruction, tutorial assistance and consultation withgeneral education staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares student education plans in consultation withparents and department team members

  • Supports learning for students who have a wide range oflearning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities.

  • Designs instruction, both individual and small group, whichparallels the general education curriculum

  • Assists parents, administrators, testing specialists, socialworkers, and professionals to develop educational plans designed to promotestudents' educational, physical, and social development

  • Prepares materials and classrooms for class activities

  • Serves as the coordinator of individualize education program(IEP) implementation with general education staff

  • Monitors student progress, participates in review andrevision of student’s IEP, as appropriate

  • Maintains accurate student records

  • Mentors and supports teaching assistants who provide supportto students with disabilities

  • Supports students in preparation for grade transitions andpreparing for life skills

  • Assess students’ skills and educational needs and tracksstudent’s performance

  • Discusses students’ progress with their other teachers

  • Communicates to maintain positive relationships withstudents and their parents

  • Follows School District policies and procedures

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited universitypreferred

  • Valid state teaching certificate as required by state,contract/district regulations

  • Minimum of one year experience in teaching environmentpreferred

  • State Teacher Certification; Type: Standard ElementaryTeaching preferred

  • State Teacher Certification; Type: Standard SecondaryTeaching preferred

  • State Teacher Certification; Type: Standard Special Teachingpreferred

  • Endorsement: Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS1) preferred

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice

  • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency programwhen applicable

  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age


At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.