Special Educ Teachers k-12, Illinois & Arizona

Special Educ Teachers k-12, Illinois & Arizona

Teachers: Special Education and Content K-12, Vocational 9-12 – IL & AZ

Special Education Services (SES), an affiliate of The Menta Group, is a non-profit agency serving K-12 high-risk children in Illinois and Arizona. With its no refusal, no suspension, no expulsion policy, SES students attend school daily regardless of their behavior. A continuum of services is offered to meet the educational needs of special needs, at-risk and high-risk public school students. Small class size, intensive clinical services, and a competently trained staff of educators combine to make this a positive and dynamic place to learn. All children have a right to quality education services.
The curriculum is taught with an engaged learning methodology that nurtures academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Our educational model encourages the development of academic and social-emotional skills in a positive and well-structured learning environment, with a focus on preparation for post-secondary education, employment, and citizenship. Programming is designed for students with significant cognitive, behavior, and learning difficulties.
The curriculum is individualized to meet each student's special needs with an emphasis on four major community living domains: self-management/home living, vocational, recreation/leisure, and general community functioning. The curriculum is taught both in school and out in the community. It includes functional academics and embedded training in social-emotional skills, communication, and motor skills.
We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Special Education Teacher for our schools located in mid-state Illinois and the Chicago metro area; and Maricopa County, Arizona. Successful candidates will be creative, energetic and eager to develop and implement innovative solutions to critical problems in education.
Requirements:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Emphasis on work skills as a basis for a career path curriculum
Flexible in which subject areas that they can work
Student focused approach while presenting general areas of required subject material.
Willingness to be trained in working with Behavioral/Emotional Disordered students
Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment
Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
State Teaching Certification in Special Education [Arizona: Cross Categorization with an endorsement in Life Skills (Behavior, Emotional, and Learning Disabilities) in the elementary, middle school & high school levels is required].
Bachelor’s degree or higher is required.
Ability to teach in a self-contained classroom for a full teaching day with youth having behavioral, emotional, and high risk behaviors is important.
Experience working with special education students with significant emotional and behavioral disorders preferred
You must be 23 years of age with a valid driver license.
Employment is contingent upon a background check, approved driving record, employment physical and drug screen.
Must have a valid driver’s license.

The fulltime positions offers an access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal/vacation days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications. Part time positions will be discussed at the interviews. For more of our job posting information go to our web site at www.thementagroup.org. To see additional job openings, information, and to apply go to www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply  .

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ARIZONA/MARICOPA & PINAL COUNTY/PHOENIX AREA
Tolleson, AZ
-Principal + High School Certified Content Area
Contact: kara.mcmahon@menta.com
Fax: (623) 478-5026
Mesa, AZ:
-Special Education/ED/BD K-12
mitch.henderson@menta.com 
Fax: (602) 248-2937
ILLINOIS/MID-STATE & CHICAGO METRO AREA
Cook/DuPage County- Chicago Metro Area- Illinois
-Principal K-12
E-mail: lynne.nicolas@menta.com
Fax: 630-907-0197 Attn: Lynne Nicolas
Hillside, IL
-Special Education/ED/BD K-12
nancy.mutterer@menta.com 
Fax: 708-449-0474
Aurora, IL
C.O.R.E. Academy
-Special Education Teacher + Occupational Therapist
Jason.kudelka@menta.com
Fax: 630-906-7950
Waukegan, IL
Lakeshore Academy
-Principal + High School Teacher and/or Special Education Certified
tom.hurlburt@menta.com
Fax: (847) 599-2475
Joliet, IL
-Special Education Teacher
anne.keane@menta.com 
Fax: (815) 774-5866
Chicago, IL
Special Education Teacher
marc.bickham@menta.com 
Fax: 773-638-6235
Country Club Hills, IL
-Special Education Teacher
shawanda.barga@menta.com 
Fax to 708-798-9756