Special Education Teacher- Elementary Autism

Special Education Teacher- Elementary Autism

Soaring Eagle Academy

Special Education Teacher- Elementary Autism

Details of the offer

Soaring Eagle Academy a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard, IL is seeking a full time SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER for 1st-5th grade program with IMMEDIATE start, to join our growing staff and student body.
The Academy was founded by three Speech Language Pathologists, with an accumulation of over 80 years experience serving children and families with Autism and other related disorders,and a passion to showcase the amazing capacities of students with Autism to interact, communicate, think and learn.
The academic and social programming is developed, expanded and supported by the SEA founders, with support from the SEA staff.
SEA is the only school in the world to utilize a Developmental Language approach implementing principles of the DIR® Floor Time model, to understanding and supporting students' social, emotional and academic development.
This is a unique opportunity to do cutting edge work with dedicated support staff including SLP, OT, SW, fellow teachers and 1:1 teacher assistants assigned to each student, who understand and support developmental language, sensory processing strategies, emotional development, and how they impact children with autism.
We believe that the "behaviors" others see as impacting education for these students are a result of their lack of comprehension, inability to communicate, challenges in processing sensory information from their environment and staying regulated around a broad range of emotions.
With our appropriate interpretation of their intentions, appropriate language-based strategies, emotional and sensory supports, and an individualized, multi-sensory, engaging and meaningful curriculum, our students are soaring.
Join our team! Our Teachers have a central role in the support of our students.
For more information, please visit our website at .


LBS1 Special Education License for K-12

* Experience in an early learning/elementary environment where developmental thinking/approach was utilized.

* Knowledge and expertise in child development.

* Knowledge and experience working with young children and their families.

* Interactive style that is playful, affectual and engaging.

* Experience with children with special needs and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders.

* Willingness to gain knowledge and participate in direct coaching/training in Developmental Language Models and DIR® methodology.


- Ability to create, implement and adapt developmentally based curriculum for students of varied ages, learning styles and developmental levels.
- Ability to move flexibly between students of varied developmental capacities.
- Ability to manage a classroom and multiple teacher assistants, and collaborate within a multidisciplinary model.
- Effectively communicate with and support parents/caregivers.
- Ability to modulate and demonstrate affect appropriate to the situation to facilitate learning.
- Ability to support students in personal care including toileting, feeding/eating, etc.
- Ability to kneel, sit (on a chair or the floor) and stand moving easily and quickly from kneel to stand, sit to stand and stand to walk positions.
- Ability to walk up to a mile in distance.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds easily with no assistance from others.
- Ability to engage in and support physical activities initiated by students including but not limited to, jumping, running, climbing, rolling, sitting/lying on the floor, swinging.
- Ability to act and respond to a student's dysregulation/behavior/combative and aggressive actions according to the strategies developed in the student's Individualized Regulatory Support Plan, Safety Plan and SEA non-violent crisis intervention policy and procedures.
- Ability to quickly move away from and avoid combative/aggressive actions or behaviors of students.
- Ability to physically follow in close proximity and support students when he/she flees (runs) from an activity, an interaction or the learning environment.
- Ability to physically support students on indoor/outdoor therapeutic equipment.
- Acknowledge and reflect on student's feelings and behavior in a caring and respectful manner.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Immediate (Students are in attendance for 220 school days, 181 regular days and 39 summer session days). Full time staff employed 52 weeks of the year with 6 paid weeks of non-student attendance.

SALARY: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: Eligible for medical and ancillary benefits for full-time position.
Benefits can include medical, dental and vision, with SEA contributing a generous portion of the total cost.
Short term and long term disability insurance and a life insurance benefit are offered at no cost.
403B participation is offered.
12 paid sick/personal days to be utilized by employee.
Supported with weekly teacher and lesson plan/curriculum mentoring and reflective processing.
Work in an environment with state of the art equipment.
Receive $250 continuing education reimbursement annually.

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