Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges. Each year Anixter Center and its division—Chicago Hearing Society (CHS)—help more than 6,000 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health services.
Essential Function: A professional position with responsibilities in the area of planning and implementing a therapeutic-educational program designed to benefit students with autism, intellectual disabilities or other disabilities in their academic, physical, social, emotional and intellectual development, to the highest degree possible.
Develop thoughtful, age-appropriate IEP goals based on the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised (ABLLS) and other appropriate assessment sources that meet the quality guidelines of the school and the district(s) we serve.
Plan and implement a therapeutic-educational program within the guidelines of the school curriculum for students with autism and other disabilities as assigned to his/her care and establish a warm, and nurturing relationship with students.
Develop and select appropriate supplemental instructional materials when needed to meet the needs of the students assigned to his/her care.
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 approaches (Applied Behavior Analysis, Structured Teaching, visual supports and other evidenced based practices) used by Stuart Ferst; 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.
Complete all required paperwork in a thorough and timely manner (ie: Lesson plans, report cards, progress reports, IEPs, and more)
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 approved by administration.
Keep well-informed about changing trends in autism and other disabilities and the disability field and recommend policies and procedures to increase effectiveness of program
Accompany students on well planned field trips and community outings. May utilize the school van or work on teaching students to utilize public transportation.
Provide training and duties for paraprofessionals assigned to your room and supervise and evaluate paraprofessional’s performance on a regular basis.
Collaborate and work alongside the multiple disciplinary team
Supervise the preparation of bulletin boards, displays and exhibits to enhance the aesthetic qualities of the classroom and school areas.
Adhere to students’ Behavior Intervention Plans developed by the Behavior Therapist/Behavior Analyst and attend regular meetings to be trained on these plans (this might require the use of a physical management system that the school administration provides training on)
Assist in providing support in ADLs for students who require this.
Collect academic and behavior data to be utilized to make educational and behavioral decisions.
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Special Education; Illinois State Certification in LBS I or LBS II, limited or unlimited
Internal Number: 250
About Anixter Center
ABOUT ANIXTER CENTER:
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges. Each year Anixter Center and its three divisions - CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) and Lekotek - help more than 7,300 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health services.
What makes us truly unique are the array of services we offer plus our ability to help people at every stage of life—children, teens, young adults and older adults.
As the parent organization, Anixter Center itself provides a broad range of programs for those who have physical, developmental, cognitive, psychiatric or sensory disabilities. These Anixter Center programs include: a literacy program for adults with disabilities; 24-hour supervised residential homes; substance use disorder programs for those who are deaf; and employment programs to help people with disabilities find jobs.