JOB VACANCIES
 

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a full-time school social worker for placement in the Carroll County region for the 2021-2022 School Year. The successful candidate will teach social and communication skills to students with disabilities; provide individual and small group therapy services as per IEPs; provide outreach services to families of students; participate on IEP teams for both initial- and re- evaluations for special education eligibility; be a liaison for families regarding information/community resources; and serve as a member of the Response to Intervention (RtI) team.

The qualified individual holds a Master's Degree in social work, with a specialization in school social work, as well as the appropriate Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with an endorsement in School Social Work.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement. We also offer moving expenses, a signing bonus, tuition remission, and a stipend for professional development.

Please direct cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Tracy Dahl
Northwest Special Education Cooperative
310 North West Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
 
or email to: tracy.dahl@nwseonline.com
 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST:

Northwest Special Education Cooperative has an opening for a full-time Occupational Therapist for the 2021-2022 school year. The successful candidate will:

Provide educationally- relevant occupational therapy to students in a school-based environment;
Provide consultation to teachers and other support staff to encourage/reinforce fine motor and sensory needs, including but not limited to materials 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 child’s abilities;
Collaborate with IEP teams in making educationally sound decisions related to student programming and special education eligibilities;
Complete documentation associated with student performance and progress;
Provide on-going support to parents and school staff regarding special education processes and procedures

The qualified individual holds at minimum a Master’s degree in occupational therapy, as well as the appropriate State of Illinois Occupational Therapist License.

NWSE offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement, monies for professional development, and tuition reimbursement for continuing education credits.

Please direct cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Tracy Dahl
Northwest Special Education Cooperative
310 North West Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
 
or email to: tracy.dahl@nwseonline.com
 

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking one full-time school psychologists for the 2021-22 school year to serve students g.K-12 in the Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Carroll County area. The successful candidates will complete initial- and re- evaluations and write corresponding reports to assist IEP teams in creating a useful picture of a child's abilities; assist IEP teams in making educationally sound decisions related to interventions (both behavioral and academic), educational programming, and special education eligibilities; participate in district-level RtI processes; crisis management as appropriate; and support to parents and school staff regarding special education processes and procedures.

The qualified individual holds a Master's, Specialist, or Doctoral -level degree in school psychology, as well as the appropriate Illinois Educator License with an endorsement in School Psychology.

NWSE offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement, signing bonus, and tuition reimbursement.

Please direct cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Tracy Dahl
Northwest Special Education Cooperative
310 North West Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
 
or email to: tracy.dahl@nwseonline.com
 

ITINERANT TEACHER FOR THE DEAF/HARD OF HEARING (FULL-TIME)

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a full-time Itinerant Teacher for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing for placement in the Stephenson/Carroll County region. The successful candidate will

provide direct service per the IEP process to those students who have identified hearing loss;
serve as a consultant to school personnel;
evaluate students who have been referred through the appropriate channels;
and promote interest in and an understanding of the implications of a hearing impairment.
Qualifications:
Valid Illinois Teaching Certificate with an endorsement for working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing students

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement, educational assistance, and professional development money. A stipend is also available for this position, to be paid over two school years.

Please direct cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Tracy Dahl
Northwest Special Education Cooperative
310 North West Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
 
or email to: tracy.dahl@nwseonline.com
 

TEACHER OF STUDENTS WHO ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is hiring a Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired for the 2021-2022 school year.

Purpose: The Teacher of the Visually Impaired will provide specialized instruction and services to meet the unique educational needs of students with visual impairments ages 3-21 by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices. Teachers will provide input regarding the planning of instructional goals, benchmarks/objectives, and methods regarding students’ Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Teachers of the Visually Impaired will conduct functional vision/learning media assessments and provide interpretations of assessments on the impact on students’ learning.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

1.  Valid Professional Educators License (PEL) with an endorsement for a Teacher of Students Who Are Visually Impaired.
2.  Certification in United English Braille (UEB) Code
3.  Licensure in Orientation and Mobility preferred.
4.  Collaborate effectively with students, parents and other professionals.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1.  Provide specialized instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum and services required to meet the unique educational needs of students with visual impairments.
2.  Assists the student, parents, special and general education personnel, and the student's sighted peers in understanding the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of visually impaired students.
3.  Provide information about services and support available from local programs for visually impaired students.
4.  Acquire information regarding local, state, and national resources for the education of visually impaired students.  
5.  Interpret specific eye conditions and the educational implication of the visual impairment and the results of functional vision and learning media assessments.
6. 

Consult regularly with the classroom teacher, other regular and special education personnel, parents, and others to coordinate programs and services for the visually impaired student.

7.  Assist the site administrator and teachers in making environmental adjustments for the student in the school.
8.  Share responsibility with classroom teachers in the identification of instructional areas in which the student requires assistance.
9.  Coordinate large-type or Braille texts, supplementary materials, educational, aids, and equipment needed by the visually impaired student, and the classroom teacher, are provided in a timely manner to ensure the student's maximum participation.
10.  Provide instruction in the development and maintenance of skills as indicated in the IEP; low vision and visual efficiency skills, concept development and academic skills, daily living skills, communication skills, social/emotional skills and abilities, and sensory motor skills.
11.  Collaborate with Individual Education Plan (IEP) team in developing student IEPs, including goals and supplementary aids and services.
12.  Proficiently implement technology to enhance and provide access to students’ instructional programs, communicate, collect and analyze data, and compile reports.
13.  Maintains appropriate student behavior control and establish a productive classroom or learning environment.
14.  Collaborate with other Teachers of the Visually Impaired in Northwest Illinois region.

NWSE offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement, educational assistance, and professional development money. A stipend is also available for this position to be paid over to school years.  

Please direct cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Tracy Dahl
Northwest Special Education Cooperative
310 North West Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
 
or email to: tracy.dahl@nwseonline.com