Special Education Teacher - Lbs1

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 weeks ago

Join a therapeutic day school with wonderful students and great colleagues, offering small class sizes and caseloads, commitment to professional growth, competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and high vaccination rates among staff and students. We follow the latest CDC and IDPH COVID-19 protocols. Continue your passion while feeling secure in your workplace.

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School of Chicago, IL is seeking to hire full-time Special Education Teachers to play a vital role in our students' academic success. This position offers a competitive salary of $55,000-$72,000/year based on experience. Our Special Education Teachers work Monday-Friday, 8:15am-4:30pm with a shortened academic day in the summer and time off in July and August.

We offer phenomenal comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision insurance on Day 1 of employment; and annually up to 7 weeks of paid school breaks, 6 days of paid personal, 10 days of paid sick, and 10 paid holidays, company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, company-paid basic life and AD&D insurance, a 403(b)-retirement plan with Roth option, FSA, HSA, an employee assistance program, 529 college savings program, and tuition reimbursement program for continuing studies.


The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School (O-School) is a private independent school that provides extraordinary educational and therapeutic services to students aged 8-22. For more than a century the O-School has provided a culture of support, a safe haven, and a path to hope for students with mental health challenges, those on the autism spectrum, or both. We provide a supportive school setting that provides each student with individualized treatment allowing them to reach their full potential.

We are confident that you will find our school to be a child-centered and extensively rewarding place to work. We highly value our talented staff of educators and clinicians who work together to achieve a singular academic and therapeutic experience for the students in our care.


As a Special Education Teacher, you utilize your knowledge, experience, and training to engage your students and spark their passion for learning. Most of your time is spent planning, preparing, and teaching lesson plans.

During your planning, you consider the individual education plans (IEPs) of each student and adapt teaching strategies suited to their educational needs. As you effectively manage your classroom and engage with the students you are sure to facilitate meaningful connections that ensure successful learning and growth.

Your excellent interpersonal skills assist you as you collaborate with motivated parents, colleagues , and other essential partners in pivotal meetings, school-based events, and celebrations. Your creativity as a professional is fostered as you contribute to the school's therapeutic milieu by sharing your ideas and contributing to the school's programs and culture.

Because you grasp the importance of accurate and clear reporting, you write compliance reports including IEPs that reflect your knowledge and understanding of your students and their needs. You are dedicated to a strength-based learning platform that empowers children as learners and helps them identify their own unique learning styles.


  • Illinois Special Education License (LBS1) required

  • Academic background in elementary education and/or a core content in a secondary education area required

  • Master's degree preferred

  • Experience with students with Emotional Disabilities and/or Autism preferred


Are you a dedicated professional who is committed to creating a classroom that seamlessly marries strong curriculum with clinical insight? Are you open to having fun with your students and providing them with creative learning opportunities?

Have you been searching for a teaching position where you can make a difference? If so, you may be perfect for this position! If you feel that you would be right for this position as a Special Education Teacher, please fill an application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

The Leslie Shankman School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

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