JOB VACANCIES
 
 

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a full-time school psychologist for the 2016-17 school year. The individual may start immediately. The successful candidate will 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; 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 across tiers of intervention; crisis management as appropriate; and on-going 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. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement, professional development monies, and tuition reimbursement.
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
 
 

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER — DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a full time special education teacher in Elizabeth, IL, for a day treatment program for students with social/emotional concerns. This position would start immediately. The successful candidate will provide instruction in a small classroom setting, supervise paraprofessionals, create lesson plans, utilize various strategies to de-escalate behaviors, create/compose IEPs and related paperwork, and work with a supportive team to implement IEPs and BIPs. Strong communication and organizational skills a must. The qualified candidate will have an Illinois professional education license (PEL) with an endorsement in special education, able to teach across K-12. Also must be able to lift 50 pounds. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including professional development reimbursement and tuition remission.
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
 
 

PARAPROFESSIONAL

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a full time paraprofessional for Northwest Academy, their day treatment program in Elizabeth, IL, for the 2016-2017 school year. 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
 
 

BOOKKEEPER (anticipated)

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a full time Bookkeeper for our main office in Elizabeth, IL. This individual’s responsibilities include but are not limited to activities associated with payroll, retirement reporting, medicaid reimbursement, grant completion, invoices, financial records maintenance, and other related aspects of the Cooperative's functioning. The qualified candidate has experience in bookkeeping, school business office, or a related field, as well as a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially EXCEL spreadsheet creation and programming). Working knowledge of standard accounting practices, including double-entry bookkeeping, to include budget preparation, income and expenditure in compliance with state accounting procedures, month-end balancing and all financial reporting is also desired. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Anticipated start date as early as May 15.
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
 
 

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a part-time school social worker for the 2016-17 school year in Stephenson County. 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; serve as a key member of the Response to Intervention (RtI) team; and provide leadership in initiatives and programs relevant to social services for all students in the district. The qualified individual holds a Master's Degree in social work, with a specialization in school social work, as well as the appropriate Illinois Educator License with an endorsement in School Social Work. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement, tuition remission, and professional development reimbursement.
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