Under the direction of the Principal, the Teacher works with a group of students, employing specific training skills to conduct special educational activities.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Develops and implements curriculum to meet physical, emotional and creative needs of students in an environment where they feel safe, valued and respected.
Plans specific educational and developmental activities and a schedule of activities within program outline - appropriate to the age level of the assigned students.
Diagnose educational needs using Kaufman method.
Develops IEP based on the student’s unique situation
Creates classroom lesson plans in accordance with students’ IEPs.
Uses educational/therapeutic materials and methods, and plans for their appropriate use to promote the social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth of the assigned students.
Establishes learning objectives and uses pre-planning and classroom teaching to accomplish those objectives.
Involves all students by utilizing a variety of educational methods to meet students’ individual learning styles.
Monitors student progress and adjusts instruction based on that progress.
Promotes orderly behavior throughout the school and clearly defines expected student behavior by encouraging positive behavior and controlling negative behavior.
Maintains relations with casework/social work staff and supports and encourages students to achieve a strengthening of the total agency relationship.
Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with coworkers and all agency personnel.
Maintains regular contact with parents by making a minimum of one phone call per month to each parent.
Keeps parents regularly informed about their child’s progress and areas for improvement.
Prepares a documented lesson plan and emergency lesson plan for each school day.
Keeps appropriate individual records, attendance records, and student assessments as designated.
Produces an IEP annual report for each student in a timely manner and in a format consistent with school requirements.
Type 10 (ED/BD), LBS1 Unlimited or LBS1 Limited Certification.
Experience in and ability to teach all subject matter in a self-contained environmentWork Environment: This Position requires daily direct contact with studentsLearn more about UCAN: www.ucanchicago.orgPlease visit our website at http://careers.ucanchicago.org/careers/ to apply online. All applications MUST BE submitted via our website for consideration.
UCAN builds strong youth and families through compassionate healing, education, and empowerment. Since the Civil War, UCAN has served the most vulnerable children, youth, and families, and has grown over 145 years into a premier social service agency serving over 10,000 individuals annually. UCAN programs address the impact of trauma: with a consistent presence, meaningful programs, and unrivaled organizational diversity and cultural competence. These trauma-informed programs include clinical and counseling services, support for pregnant or parenting teens, foster care placement, a therapeutic youth home, a therapeutic day school, transitional living programs, workforce development, youth leadership development, and violence prevention. At the heart of it all, UCAN’s vision is that youth who have suffered trauma can become our future leaders. UCAN is a consistent and compassionate presence in the lives of those who are most at risk. We start with the premise that communities with challenges possess strengths upon which they can build. From this premise evolves an approach to community support that fosters collaboration with existing neighborhood resources to strengthen communities,... one youth at a time. UCAN’s community efforts provide leadership development, supportive jobs for youth, individual healing, and mentoring. UCAN's founding is rooted in spirituality. In 1869, UCAN was founded by members of St. Pauls United Church of Christ (UCC) to provide a home for orphaned children of Civil War soldiers. The UCC and its predecessors have long advocated for social justice, including the struggle for the abolition of slavery and being the first to ordain African-Americans, women, and openly gay persons as clergy. Diversity is a core UCAN value, reflected in our staff, our minority-led Board of Directors, and our clients. It is vitally important that UCAN counteract the influence of discrimination on our communities, families and youth.