Since 1982, Brehm Preparatory School, Inc. has empowered students with learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential. Designed around the way each child learns best, an Individualized Holistic Education Plan (IHEP) integrates cognitive, academic, social, and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive program designed to educate the whole child.
Brehm's caring, highly qualified faculty and staff welcome students in grades 6 through 12+ into a dynamic new learning environment brimming with optimism. Working quickly to break down barriers, build trust, and rebuild self-confidence, they embrace students in a nurturing boarding school environment where each child feels accepted and supported. This holistic experience produces students with the tools, skills, and confidence to become effective self-advocates and independent learners able to succeed in school, find fulfilling careers, and lead balanced multi-faceted lives.
Brehm currently seeks a special education teacher to provide instruction in Science for students in grades 6-12. This position will begin on January 6, 2019.
Faculty must understand and believe in the Brehm Preparatory School mission and be committed to fostering cooperation, communication, and collaboration. Under the guidance of the Principal, Faculty plans, implements, and assesses instruction for assigned courses in accordance with individual student needs and the course’s scope and sequence. Faculty executes daily responsibilities of a caseload in which s/he manages the individualized programming for students. Faculty participates in meetings, bi-annual parent conferences, yearly strategic plans, and other elected or determined meetings. Involvement in extracurricular activities and staff development is an expectation.
Create a structured, yet flexible, environment that promotes curiosity, creativity, and learning
Design, maintain and refine the scope and sequence for courses taught
Develop and implement lesson plans
Contribute in the revisions and initial creation of Individual Holistic Education Plan (IHEP) to meet the needs of each student
Complete IEP’s: coordinate and compile information from multiple sources and communicate and/or implement current levels of performance, related services, accommodations, transition plans, and goals and objectives
Develop strategies to meet the needs of each individual student using IHEP or IEP goals while documenting these goals in lesson plans, grade books, and progress reports
Create student profiles: review files, enter information on review and recommendations, and analyze and synthesize information to make program recommendations and devise interventions on an on-going basis
Conduct on-going assessments of student progress and adjust instruction in order to accommodate and meet student needs
Provide abundant opportunities for students to acquire information, communicate thoughts and use reasoning
Demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism in daily encounters with students, staff, parents, and the community
Demonstrate a positive attitude toward flexibility, creativity, collaboration, cooperation and communication
Complete quarterly progress reports and assigns semester grades
Administer, score, and interpret Woodcock-Johnson Testing and other standardized tests
Teach a variety of strategies and self-management skills
Supervise student behavior during class time, class transitions, and extracurricular activities
Purchase classroom materials with proper preauthorization; maintain and inventory materials
Oversee student assignment book, organizational skills, time-management skills, and general effect
Communicate bi-monthly or as needed with advisee’s parents
Communicate daily with Dorm Parents to update them on their student’s academic progress
Actively pursue professional development through professional review, conferences, workshops, educational courses, readings, and formal and informal assessment of instruction, professional goals, and effectiveness of interaction with student, parents, and colleagues
Attend and participate in meetings, conferences, strategic planning; and training
Be an active and prepared member of the Team process
Interface with all facets of the program which include but are not limited to Speech and Language, Health and Well-Being, and Student Life
Provide support for extracurricular activities
Read and adhere to the policies and expectations set forth in the Policy and Procedure Manual, Teacher Handbook and Student Handbook
Passion for the Brehm Mission
Strong work ethic
Ability to engage in interactive problem solving and decision making
Skillful negotiation and mediation skills in dealing with students, parents, and supervisors
An awareness of professional strengths and weaknesses to empower seeking or offering assistance and accepting and applying feedback and challenges
Ability to apply teaching techniques and strategies to elicit desired student responses or behavior
Ability to model and engage in appropriate social skills
Computer skills required
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with teams across the entire organization
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Resourcefulness in problem-solving
Be progressive, but aligned in setting programmatic direction
Flexibility when achieving the desired outcome aligned with the values of the program
Inclusive understanding and sensitivity to public relation needs and image management
Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information, in written and oral format, to students, staff, parents, and outside agencies, in large and small group settings
Ability to make effective presentations
Training in risk management and health and safety protocols
Training in remedial reading and writing techniques
Knowledge and application of behavioral and discipline management
Working knowledge of learning disabilities, learning styles, Brehm competencies, Bloom’s taxonomy, State Standards, and the IEP process
Knowledge of policies, protocols, systems, and procedures established to enhance student programming.
Knowledge of therapeutic interventions for students with learning differences
Basic knowledge of special education policies and procedures
Experience in administering and/or creating compliant IEPs
Willingness to obtain Orton-Gilliamingham training, upon hire
Illinois State Licensure with an LBS1 endorsement/certification in the area of instruction strongly preferred
Illinois State Licensure required
Courses and training specific to the area of instruction, assessment, characteristics of learning disabilities and method.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited post-secondary institution in education or a related field
Academic year - August through June
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Occasional nights and weekends to provide coverage for special events
At least three weekends per academic year for parent-teacher conferences, strategic plan, and student move-in
Additional summer work available based on need
Supervision of Others:
Conditions of Employment:
Ability to meet the Illinois State Board of Education employment requirements including pass a physical exam, TB test, and background check
Ability to pass a driving background check
A valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within thirty days of hire
Ability to provide proof of valid vehicle insurance
Salary based on years of teaching experience, degrees, endorsements, and certifications
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Retirement Account [403 (b)] with employer matching
Standard and Academic Holidays
Paid Time Off
Provide meals while working
Please submit your resume, cover letter, official transcripts, and 3 professional references directly to the Director of Human Resources viabrehm.aaimtrack.com or mail submissions to the address below. Brehm Preparatory School, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.
Welcome to Brehm Preparatory School, Inc - a small, fully accredited, not-for-profit coeducational boarding school for students with learning disabilities or differences and OPTIONS Transitions to Independence, a comprehensive transition program.
Employing a staff of 150. Brehm, Inc. limits its focus to just 90 students on our junior high and high school campus, and 45 students for our OPTIONS program, order to provide the attention and services our students deserve.
Since 1982, Brehm Preparatory School has been empowering students with learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential. Designed around the way each child learns best, an Individualized Holistic Education Plan (IHEP) integrates cognitive, academic, social, and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive program designed to educate the whole child.
Brehm’s caring, highly qualified faculty and staff welcome students in grades 6 through 12+ into a dynamic new learning environment brimming with optimism. Working quickly to break down barriers, build trust, and rebuild self-confidence, they embrace students in a nurturing boarding school environment where each child feels accepted ...and supported.
This holistic experience produces students with the tools, skills, and confidence to become effective self-advocates and independent learners able to succeed in school, find fulfilling careers, and lead balanced multi-faceted lives.
More information about Brehm Preparatory School can be found at - http://brehm.org
More information about OPTIONS Transitions to Independence can be found at - http://experienceoptions.org