JOB VACANCIES
 
 

PARAPROFESSIONAL

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is taking applicants for a full time paraprofessional opening for Northwest Academy, their day treatment program in Elizabeth, IL. The successful candidate meets the requirements to get their para-educator license through the State of Illinois. Must not have physical lifting restrictions. The ideal candidate has experience providing physical, emotional, and academic support to special education students with behavioral/emotional needs in a supportive educational setting.
Please direct cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Christy Hopper, Director
Northwest Special Education Cooperative
310 North West Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
 
or email to: christy.hopper@nwseonline.com
 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Northwest Special Education Cooperative has an opening for a full-time Physical Therapist for the 2017-18 school year. The successful candidate will: provide educationally relevant physical therapy to students in a school-based environment; provide consultation to teachers and other support staff to encourage/reinforce gross motor needs, including but not limited to physical activity and classroom modifications/accommodations; complete initial and re-evaluations and write corresponding reports to assist IEP teams in creating an accurate and useful picture of a chid’s abilities; collaborate with IEP teams in making educationally sound decisions related to student programming and special education eligibility; complete documentation associated with student performance and progress; and provide on-going support to parents and school staff regarding special education processes and procedures. The qualified candidate holds at minimum a Master’s degree in physical therapy, as well as the appropriate Sate of Illinois Physical Therapist license. NWSE offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement, tuition remission, professional development monies, and a signing bonus.
Please direct cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Christy Hopper, Director
Northwest Special Education Cooperative
310 North West Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
 
or email to: christy.hopper@nwseonline.com