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Learning Specialist - Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

Job Title: Learning Specialist 

Department: Student Services 

Supervisor:  Director of Student Services

FLSA Status: Exempt

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School ( 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

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.


Learning Support Case Manager (part-time)

  • Near North Montessori 
  • 1434 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

We are a preK to 8th grade independent, Montessori school in Chicago. But there's more to us than that. We are a community. A community where NNM faculty, staff and parents work together to challenge students to think for themselves, pursue ideas and become real learners for the real world.

Job Description

We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Learning Support Case Manager for the 2018/19 school year to manage and provide support services for students with learning differences.  The Case Manager will be a part of the Student Support team, reporting to the Director of Student Wellness and Support Services.

Schedule: 20 hours per week over 10-month school year, late August to mid-June; hours can be flexible during the school day

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage and coordinate support services for students with learning differences
  • Conduct screening, benchmarking, academic progress monitoring, and related services

  • Document learning support and accommodation plans

  • Work with learning specialists, teachers and families to support implementation of accommodations for students

  • Participate in student support meeting

  • Maintain and monitor the use of a student meditation space in concert with other faculty and staff

  • Assist with school-wide initiatives that address learning differences and related topics


  • Bachelor’s degree in special education or equivalent work experience in related field

  • LBS1 certification preferred

  • Learning specialist background with firm knowledge of the RTI process

  • Training or experience in providing executive functioning support to students across various developmental stages

  • Experience with academic screening measures and benchmarking tools such as aimsweb

  • Well versed in learning and social-emotional differences

  • Excellent communication skills, sound judgment and emotional maturity

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with teams

  • High degree of flexibility and willingness to adapt role  to the evolving needs of the student population

Additional Information

This is a part-time position, pay will reflect part-time status and will be commensurate with background and experience

Please submit a resume and cover letter as attachments when applying online


Position Title: Learning Specialist

Reports to: Head of Primary School

The Lycée Français de Chicago is seeking an experienced, part time Learning Specialist for the elementary grade levels (K-

5) with a start date of next August for the 2018-2019 school year. The part-time Learning Specialist is a member of the 

Student Services Department, working closely with teachers to provide remediation, assist in differentiation in the classroom, 

and help implement accommodations to help all students achieve success and become active, engaged learners. He or she 

will work in English. Knowledge of the French language, curriculum, and culture is a plus, but not required.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

- Providing push-in and pull-out support for students with learning difficulties

- Administering assessments of students

- Administering assessments for prospective Lycee students

- Consulting on cases

- In-class observations of students

- Meeting with parents and teachers to create plans for students with learning difficulties

- Working with others to plan and coordinate work; liaising with colleagues and working flexibly;

-  Organizing and taking part in school events, outings and activities which may take place during weekends or in the 


- Working with coordinators and directors to maximize their involvement in the school and the development of resources for 

the school;

- Attending administrative meetings;

- Other school-related tasks.


Preferred Qualifications

-LBS1/Type 10 certification  

-Master’s Degree

-A minimum of 3 years’ experience  

-Experience with diagnostic assessments and screening tools

-Ability to collaborate with a team of teachers and parents

-Experience providing remediation to individual students and/or small groups in and out of the classroom.

-Speaks English with native proficiency and possesses excellent communication skills.

To apply follow this link:


Special Education Teacher

Noble Network of Charter Schools  

Greater Chicago Area

Be Noble. Teach Special Education at Noble.

Noble believes that all students have the right to an excellent education; our learning specialists are crucial in ensuring all of our diverse learners have success in academics and in life. Learning specialists analyze data, create and implement behavior management programs, communicate with parents/guardians, collaborate with other teachers, and develop IEP goals and objectives that address students of all ability levels. Additionally, Noble learning specialists deliver curriculum that ensures the growth of our diverse learners with rigor that prepares them for post-secondary success. Noble proudly has 86% of our special education students admitted to a four-year university. Join a special education team that is preparing the next generation of future leaders. Special education teachers at Noble are required to have their Illinois Special Education License (LBS1) – please apply if you’re special education-certified in a different state and/or have a definitive timeline for your certification in Illinois. As of now, we anticipate the following openings for the 2017-18 school year:  
  • Special Education Teacher - Chicago Bulls College Prep
  • Special Education Teacher - Hansberry College Prep
  • Special Education Teacher - ITW Speer Academy
  • Founding Special Education Teacher - Mansueto High School
What You Can Expect from Noble
  • Strong School Culture: We have structures in place that enable you to teach 99% of your class period. You have autonomy to teach what you want to teach. We trust you to do what is best for students. If you ask for support, you will receive it. The work is exceptionally challenging, but it is also the most rewarding.
  • Meaningful Relationships: Our people genuinely care for and enjoy working with each other. We focus on building strong, meaningful relationships with every student and family. Everyone works with the shared mission of getting students ready for college.
  • High Expectations: Expectations are consistent for every adult and student in the building. From ensuring we have working copiers to responding to all emails you send, we are obsessed with following through on the basics that every teacher deserves.
Requirements (aka What Noble Teachers Must Have):
  • A results-oriented history of personal-achievement
  • A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
  • A data-driven mindset
  • The discipline to self-reflect and the hunger to continuously improve
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
Be Noble. The Noble Network of Charter Schools Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis


Special Education Teacher

Esperanza Community Services  

520 North Marshfield, Chicago, IL 60622, US

2018-19 School Year

Esperanza Therapeutic Day School is part of a non-profit organization that provides individualized instruction for students with autism, intellectual disabilities, and developmental disabilities utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis and Structured Teaching. These approaches are used to develop academic, social, vocational, and life skills that help improve the students' quality of life and help them reach their fullest potential as active members of their community.

Currently we have approximately 55 students in 6 classrooms with: 1 special education teacher, 1 behavior therapist, and approximately 3 paraprofessionals in each classsroom.

Essential Function: A special education teacher position with responsibilities in the area of planning and implementing educational programming designed to benefit students with autism and intellectual disabilities in all areas; supervised by Director of Curriculum and School Principal.

Requirements: LBS I or LBSII endorsement


Acero Schools  

Position DescriptionSpecial Education Teacher

Start Date: 2018/2019 School Year

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: Principal

How to Apply:

Submit your resume to be considered for possible Special Education Teacher opportunities within our network of 12 elementary schools, 2 high schools, and 1 K-12 school for the 2018/2019 school year!

Acero Schools is the top-performing public charter school network in Chicago. Our success as a school network is a reflection of what is possible when a community of teachers, schools, parents and students work together. Join our community.

Position Overview

Special Education teachers at Acero Schools lead the curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students to which they are assigned. They relentlessly pursue student growth and achievement through diligent planning, careful instructional execution, and on-going collaboration with colleagues and the school leadership team.

Employee Benefits

  • Teaching staff minimum starting salary of $50,160 for the 2018/2019 school year
  • 10-month employees with 12-month salary pay
  • Low-deductible medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Three-week paid winter vacation
  • Positive family and community relationships established by our school teams

Required Qualifications


  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate the academic progress of students under his/her leadership and articulate the methods used to achieve those results


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Must possess valid Illinois Professional Educator License or equivalent
  • Must possess valid Illinois Learning Behavior Specialist (LBSI) endorsement or equivalent in grade level of interest

Physical Demands

Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment.  Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files.  Physical demands require the ability to stand, bend, reach high and low, stoop, walk around the classroom and kneel upwards of 60% of the day.  In addition, walking up and down stairs several times a day.  Must be able to lift 40 pounds for short periods of time and push and pull a similar weight.

Working Conditions

Majority of work is performed in a general office environment.  Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties.  Also requires participation and attendance at organization sponsored events and meetings.

NOTE: The foregoing list of essential duties and responsibilities is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Acero Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals.  Acero Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.


Special Ed Teacher Immediate Opening (Full Time) 

Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School (Skokie, IL) is seeking a qualified special education teacher to join our Student Services team. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching students with learning and behavioral challenges and possess a strong knowledge of interventions to help students in core academic areas. Hillel Torah is dedicated to helping teachers become outstanding professionals with a focus on individual coaching, professional development in a warm and supportive environment. ​Salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. 


● Illinois Elementary, Secondary or Special teaching certificate 

● Bachelors of Science in Education 

● LBS1 endorsement 

● Experience teaching students with learning challenges 

● Experience with social, emotional and behavioral support preferred 

● Knowledge of Algebra preferred 

● Knowledge of Hebrew and Judaics a plus 

Hillel Torah is a preschool through 8th grade co-educational Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School providing a vibrant and supportive team-oriented work environment. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to ​​.


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.



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


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

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P.O. Box 22

Northbrook, IL 60065

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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