Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States, serving over 360,000 students in 600 schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission we make three commitments to our students, their families and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Six core values are embedded within these commitments student centered, whole child, equity, academic excellence, community partnership and continuous learning.
The Home and Hospital Instruction Program (HHIP) oversees eligibility procedures and instruction resources for students who are unable to access classroom instruction as a result of a diagnosed medical or psychiatric condition. As a Citywide Hospital and Treatment Center Teacher, you will provide instruction in small groups or individually at bedside in an array of hospitals and treatment centers located throughout the city of Chicago. The candidate must be creative and flexible regarding site location, work hours and settings as caseloads are modified based on the daily census. The selected teacher will maintain direct patient contact on a regular basis with medically challenged students. As a result, the selected teacher must evidence, or be willing to obtain, required immunizations and complete onboarding process prior to being staffed at assigned site(s).
Many of the students on the Citywide Hospital and Treatment Center Teacher's caseload are critically ill and require a teacher with the ability to remain focused on academics while being sensitive to the life threatening conditions such as inoperable brain tumors or devastating side effects of chemotherapy and motor and cognitive issues secondary to traumatic brain injury. Some students receive instruction at bedside in the hospital and may be tethered to a variety of tubes, lines and other medical equipment. Other students may present with behavior and emotional disorders including explosive episodes of anger, severe depression, irrational mood swings, bipolarism and schizophrenia. Instruction provided to this population of students is facilitated in residential treatment centers where they are continuously supervised and monitored.
The Citywide Hospital and Treatment Center Teacher will be held accountable for the following responsibilities:
Principal Accountability Instruction and Support:
Provide appropriate instruction by planning lessons and assignments in collaboration with the student's classroom teacher
Possess dynamic presentation skills
Integrate evidence based instructional strategies that infuse technology, art and music in instruction Use of data to inform and differentiate instruction
Collaborate weekly with student's teachers, at their school of enrollment, regarding instruction, assignments and measurable progress
Improve student achievement outcomes and engage students in the learning process by presenting learning activities in multiple formats
Manage student records and create detailed student reports on a frequent basis
Proficient PC skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Mail and Access as related to instruction of general education and special education students
Use most current technological devices (e.g. iPad, Android tablets, etc.) to support instruction
Type of Education Required:
Type of Experience and Number of Years:
Residency Requirement: As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employees are required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago within six months of his or her CPS hire date and maintain residency throughout their employment with the district.
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