Job Postings

1/15/18

Lower School Reading Resources Long Term Substitute

The Latin School of Chicago’s Lower School seeks a full-time, experienced, long term substitute reading resource teacher for grades kindergarten through fourth grade. This is a maternity leave position and will run from approximately April 2-June 8. This position works in collaboration with other members of the lower school team. A Master’s degree or above in Reading and/or Learning Disabilities and 3-5 years teaching experience is required. Strong candidates will be well-versed in educational technology and have demonstrated a commitment to inclusivity, collaboration, and professionalism.

The reading resource teacher works with classroom teachers, the learning resource team, administrators, and parents to identify and meet the early reading needs of at-risk students. This position requires the ability to teach both individuals and groups of students identified as being at-risk for reading difficulty. The job also requires working with outside professionals and serving as a liaison between outside professionals, parents, and school personnel.

Required Skills

  • Experience working within the field of learning disabilities or special education

  • Experience in multisensory structured language techniques

  • Ability to conduct evidenced-based reading remediation

  • Experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting screening and reading assessments and diagnostic tests

  • Experience in reading, interpreting, and implementing recommendations from diagnostic evaluations

  • Experience analyzing Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Reading Assessments

  • Positive, resourceful, and confident

  • Diplomatic, collaborative, and proactive

  • Flexible and eager to work with others

  • Creative problem poser and solver

  • Strong interpersonal skills

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilize data to inform instruction

  • Assess student progress towards learning targets, objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration

  • Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner

  • Meet the needs of the whole child and support the social/emotional growth of all students

  • Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment

Interested candidates should apply via the application link found on Latin’s website. No email or phone inquiries please. Candidates should complete the application and submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a philosophy of education statement. Latin School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an equal opportunity employer.


10/20/17

Learning Specialist - Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

Job Title: Learning Specialist 

Department: Student Services 

Supervisor:  Director of Student Services

FLSA Status: Exempt

Effective Date: September 25, 2017


Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (www.bernardzell.org) is an independent Jewish day school for the 21 st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment. 

Primary Job Responsibilities 

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks a warm, passionate Learning Specialist to work with the Student Services Team. The teacher will work with students with diverse learning needs, across grade levels within the Middle School, and subject areas as determined by the Director of Student Services. The qualified candidate will have experience working with diverse learning populations, will possess strong written and oral communication skills, be able and willing to jump into a collaborative planning and teaching process, and be an active member of the life of the school. The position will require a deep understanding of curriculum and content, creativity, flexibility, and a strong background in working with students with diverse learning needs. Strong collaborative skills are essential for this position, including regular communication with teachers, families, and private providers. This teacher should be prepared to differentiate learning for a wide range of children’s abilities and interests. 

Primary Job Responsibilities   

  • Plan and implement curriculum based on individual student needs. 
  • Take part in collaborative planning with teacher teams. 
  • Support students and teachers with curriculum modifications and accommodations. 
  • Utilize school resources to plan supplemental instructional programs for individuals or small groups of students. 
  • Understand how to integrate general education curriculum into small group group lessons. 
  • Demonstrate effective classroom management strategies; experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred. 
  • Work collaboratively with teacher teams and departmental heads. 
  • Communicate thoughtfully, respectfully, and clearly with parents and colleagues. 
  • Demonstrate a love of working with children, nurturing the whole child in developmentally appropriate ways. 
  • Differentiate curriculum and instructional methods as appropriate to support students of all levels. 
  • Use formative and summative assessments to monitor and evaluate student progress. 
  • Give specific feedback to support student growth.
  • Participate actively in team meetings with families and private providers. 
  • Be a leader who embraces change and improving practice and leads others to do so. 
  • Support families to help them know their children as learners and to navigate through the school years
Minimum Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in special education with LBS1 certification; master's degree in education preferred. 
  • Experience teaching students with diverse learning needs at the middle school level. 
  • Willingness to learn and grow professionally. 
  • Supervisory experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

• Willingness to learn and grow professionally. 
• Have an understanding of the different developmental stages of learning. 
• Have an understanding of formative and summative assessments as well as other authentic strategies. 
• Deep knowledge about child development and developmentally appropriate practice. 
• Knowledge and mastery of the most up to date practices and pedagogies. • Collaborate with colleagues to support the mission of the school. 
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. 
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and drive multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of the team. 
• Support and reflect school values.

Travel Requirements: Up to 5% travel may be required (domestic). 

Other Important Information and Benefits: 

• All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening. 
• Work is generally performed onsite; Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting option. 
• The general workday is Work day is 7:45 am - 3:45 pm. 
• Full-time employee benefits include employer-subsidized medical, dental, life and disability (short and long-term) insurances, 403b retirement plan, parking or public transportation, daily (kosher) breakfast and lunch, as well as optional insurances. Sick, flex (personal) and vacation days subject to length of tenure.

How to apply: Send your resume and cover letter to lel-mofty@bzaeds.org

Equal Opportunity Employer Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has a long-standing policy of equal employment opportunity for every person regardless of age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or citizenship. Bernard Zell recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to these characteristics, and all staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual and the legitimate educational needs of our students. The school does not discriminate in working conditions, physical facilities or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, training, promotion, demotion or separation based on age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, and harassment based on any of these or other characteristics.

11/14/16

TEACHER WANTED FOR INNOVATIVE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Supporting Literacy and Math (SLAM) is an after school program that supports at-risk kindergarten and first grade students in reading and math.   The program engages students by offering a curriculum that celebrates active learning. Students are taught in groups of eight by an experienced teacher and an assistant teacher. 

We are seeking a Lead Teacher for the reading comprehension and vocabulary component of the program. SLAM is housed at Kilmer School in Rogers Park and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:05-6pm through May 11th. The position pays $65 an hour.

Requirements for this position:

*Must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least two years of full-time teaching experience in an elementary school

*Must be knowledgeable about teaching to a variety of learning styles, flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of the students

*Must be a team player and welcome the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment

*Coursework and/or graduate degree in elementary education, reading, or special education preferred

Please email a cover letter highlighting your qualifications that match our criteria, along with a resume to slamafterschoolprogram@gmail.com


10/9/16

Educational Therapist Opportunity in Chicago.  

Educational Services Associates (ESA), a multi-disciplinary group practice, invites educational therapists to apply to join the practice.  This unique group is composed of educational therapists, a neuropsychologist, a clinical social worker, and a personal coach.  Members of the practice are self-employed and fully in control of their hours and caseloads.  Members of ESA share office space and participate in weekly meetings at which cases are presented and issues related to our work are discussed.  ESA is located on the lakefront south of downtown in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, home of the University of Chicago.  Send resume and cover letter to Nan Freund at info@edtherapychicago.org.


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P.O. Box 22

Northbrook, IL 60065

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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities.  PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation.  PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members.  PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.  

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