Thresholds High School - Special Education Teacher
We are seeking a Special Education teacher for Thresholds High School! Thresholds High School is an Illinois State Board of Education certified Therapeutic Day School for students ages 16 to 21 years old with ongoing serious mental health needs. The Thresholds High School provides a distinct combination of flexibility and support in order to help students achieve both their high school diploma and their transition goals.
Because students come from a multitude of suburban and Chicago home districts, Thresholds High School works closely with these school districts to ensure that students are successful in meeting their personal and Individual Education Plan goals, increasing academic achievement, graduating, and preparing for their next steps. Students take advantage of the robust Thresholds vocational services, which provides evidence-based Supported Employment and Supported Education for postsecondary endeavors. Students also benefit from the Young Adult Program’s rich therapeutic supports that address anxiety, frustration, school refusal, and other issues that derailed their academic success in other schools.
What sets Thresholds apart:
You may apply directly at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/THR1001THRSH/JobBoard/13bbc74d-d854-4401-ace1-c2cacfa586b0/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=2e663425-e3a3-4182-830a-43b8d5c1638c. Additionally, you may reach out to Talent Acquisition Specialist Shannon Naylor at Shannon.Naylor@thresholds.org to learn more.
University of Chicago Laboratory School: Academic Specialist - Lower School
About the DepartmentAt the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, students in Nursery through Grade 12 experience a world-class educational journey. Founded in 1896 by John Dewey as a place for educators to develop and explore novel approaches to pedagogy and curriculum, Lab continues to provide excitement and imagination in learning to this day. Academic rigor, experiential learning, and intellectual discourse are hallmarks of a Lab education. Lab educators are recognized for excellence in teaching and pride themselves on innovation in the classroom. Students in every grade have access to unparalleled resources, and all members of the Lab community benefit by partnerships and connections with the University of Chicago. Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. No less than scholarship, Lab’s mission prioritizes honoring diversity and exhibiting kindness. We are committed to building and supporting a teaching and learning community where young people see aspects of their backgrounds and identities reflected around them, where they feel a deep sense of belonging, and where they discover and use their voices to full effect. Today, 53-59 percent of Lab’s student body are students of color. Families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are also affiliated with the University of Chicago. Half of our families live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northwestern Indiana. Inclusion is a fundamental value at Lab, such that we celebrate every facet of community members’ identities, and even where we disagree, we emphasize respect, civility, and maintaining a spirit of community. Lab seeks the finest employees to join our vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training in many different disciplines, who have in common a love of learning and the wish to inspire that same love of learning in young people. We seek candidates for employment who thrive in an educational environment. We provide a great professional home for those committed to collaboration, ongoing personal and professional growth, and cultivating positive relationships. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of color, LGBTQ+ identified candidates, candidates from historically marginalized or underrepresented backgrounds, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to a deepening diversity, equity, and inclusion practice. In turn, we strive to ensure that Lab is a joyful, welcoming, and inspiring place to work. Through our connection to the University, faculty, staff, and administrators enjoy benefits and opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.
The Laboratory Schools' seeks the finest employees who have a desire to inspire a love of learning in our students and we employ people with a wide range of skills and training in many different disciplines. We have a long history of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion work. We continue to build on this work and seek out employees who also share this commitment to one of our core values. We are committed to making sure that Lab is a great place to work and our connection to the University of Chicago provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.
The Academic Specialist serves as part of the Learning and Counseling Department and a member of the team that provides support services to children and teachers in all areas of achievement.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
Benefit Eligibility - Yes
Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement - No
Pay Frequency - Monthly
Pay Range - Depends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours - 40
Union - 000- American Federation of Teachers , Local 2063
Job is Exempt - Yes
Drug Test Required - No
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required - No
Health Screen Required - No
Posting Date - 2023-02-23-08:00
Remove from Posting On or Before - 2023-08-23-07:00
Employees must comply with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.
The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
The Loop Speech, Language, and Learning is a private practice that partners with independent schools in Chicago to provide support to their students during the school day. We are currently interviewing Learning Specialists (LBS1) for the 2022/23 school year.
Great opportunity to work with a growing private practice that serves pre-school through 8th grade students. The current position is approximately 15 hours/week at one school with an opportunity to grow the case-load. Applicants must have experience with school-aged children with learning differences in reading, math, and written expression as well as experience with executive function skills.
Job requirements include, but are not limited to the following:
The Loop SLL can offer:
Learn more about us at www.theloopsll.com