Hillside Academy West Campus

Position  Special Education Teacher
Requirements  Type LBS1/Special Education State of Illinois certified at the high school level. Bachelors Degree Special Education or higher Comprehensive training, experience, and mentoring in curriculum area. Ability to teach a self-contained classroom within all basic instructional areas. Experience working with students with Autism is preferred for this open teaching position. Ability to work a regular school day and the ability to work with youth with emotional/behavioral/academic difficulties Employment is contingent upon a background check, employment physical and drug screen
Responsibilities  Hillside Academy West Campus (HAWC), an affiliate of The Menta GroupĀ® (www.thementagroup.org), is a Special Education School with a kindergarten through 12th grade therapeutic educational services program for Behavior, Emotional, and Developmentally disabled children living in Chicago, Illinois Metro Area. The school's curriculum and credit earning system is aligned with its partnering districts allowing for seamless transitions from and to the students' home schools. Hillside Academy West Campus was established to positively impact the academic and social-emotional competencies of students referred to the program. Believing that all children have a right to quality educational services, SES programs maintain a no refusal, no suspension, no expulsion policy, an integrated focus on academic and social-emotional learning, and a continuum of learning and behavioral supports. Small class size, intensive clinical services, and a competently trained staff of educators combine to make this program a positive and dynamic place to learn. The emphasis is placed on teamwork and creativity to provide this positive environment for our students to excel. The current open position will focus on candidates who have experience with students with Behavior, Emotional, and Developmentally disabilities. Successful candidates will have strong skills in school-based problem-solving, multidisciplinary collaboration, positive behavioral support, behavioral and academic interventions, progress monitoring and evaluation, and consultation with educational staff will find innovative solutions to critical problems in education working with an integrated focus on academic and social-emotional learning, and a continuum of learning and behavioral supports.
Hillside, IL 60162
Phone Number  
Email nancy.mutterer@menta.com 
Website www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply 
Fax 708-449-0474 
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