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
 

BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a full-time Behavior Consultant for the 2017-18 school year. The qualified candidate has a Master’s degree in in special education (with behavior or therapeutic focus), psychology, social work, or a related field; 3-5 years’ teaching experience, or experience in 2 or more of the following areas: ABA, FBA, school psychology, social work (with a behavioral focus), or special education; and knowledge of state/federal special education laws. Additional preferred qualifications include BCBA certification, a valid Illinois teaching certificate, and/or knowledge of PECS, sign language, ABA, TEACCH, or discrete trial training. The successful candidate will consult with school-based teams regarding student behavioral concerns, gather information from parents and school personnel, assist with FBA and behavior plan writing, assist in the development of individualized data collection and analysis, collaborate with teams to create student behavioral goals and programming, and provide training regarding school-based behavioral techniques and materials. 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
 

PART-TIME TEMPORARY BOOKKEEPER

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a part-time temporary Bookkeeper for our office in Elizabeth, IL, for up to 20 hours per week from approximately the end of September through December. The qualified candidate has experience in basic bookkeeping or a related field, as well as a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially EXCEL programming). Responsibilities include but are not limited to entering bills for payment, posting journal entries, recording cash receipts, preparing/submitting federal reports, reconciling bank accounts, preparing monthly board financial information, and reviewing/entering grant reimbursement requests.
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