Posted on: July 20, 2021 | |

Cambridge Lakes Charter School currently has an opening for a Full Time Elementary and/or
Middle School Special Education Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. CLCS is looking for a
teacher who is versatile and has working knowledge of grades K-8 Illinois Special Education
standards. Under the direction of the building administration, the Licensed Special Education
Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students
with disabilities; Evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives;
follows State mandated due process procedures and functions as IEP Manager to assigned
Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:
 Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and
objectives contained within each student’s IEP.
 Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or
adjustments to instructional techniques.
 Employs various teaching techniques, methods, and principles of learning to enable
students to meet their IEP goals.
 Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for
students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs,
instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services
required to meet those goals.
 Schedules team meetings and works cooperatively with other team members in
developing instructional goals and strategies.
 Coordinates the delivery of special education services in each student’s IEP.
 Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis in individualized instruction using
appropriate sources.
 Serves as primary contact for the parent.
 Conducts special education evaluations and reevaluations.
 Provides direction and supervision of educational assistants as directed.
 Complies with School Board policies and all state/federal rules and regulations.
 Completes all district and state reporting requirements.
Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:
 Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student
responsibility, self-advocacy, and educational success.
 Collaborates and consults with educational professionals regarding the needs of
 Provides consultation to classroom teachers regarding classroom adaptations,
instructional modifications, behavior modification plans and other similar instructional
interventions to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
 Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature apparent or as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:
 Minimum B.A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited institution in the appropriate
special education area.
 Current Illinois Professional Educator’s License.

 Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of special education.
 Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching of students
with disabilities.
 Ability to deliver and articulate oral presentations and written reports.
 Ability to effectively analyze needs and problems objectively.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, students,
parents, staff, administration and the general public.
 Knowledge of relevant technology including the use of technology in the classroom.
 Meet professional teacher education requirements.
 Knowledge and skills in working with children with multiple disabilities.
 Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual
Physical Requirements:
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment,
reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift, move and/or support up to 50 pounds.