JOB VACANCIES
 
 

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a full time Speech-Language Pathologist for opportunities in Jo Daviess and Stephenson counties for the 2015-16 school year. The successful candidate will conduct re/evaluations, provide therapy and consultation to students per their IEPs, work with school-based teams to develop IEPs, and communicate with parents and outside providers/agencies involved with the family. The qualified individual holds the appropriate Illinois educational license with the Speech-Language Pathologist (non-teaching) endorsement. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage 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 at: 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 is an anticipated position for the 2015-2016 school year. 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 at: christy.hopper@nwseonline.com
 
 

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a full-time school psychologist for the 2015-16 school year. 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.
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 at: christy.hopper@nwseonline.com
 
 

FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time or part-time occupational therapist for the 2015-16 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. We offer 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:
Dr. Christy Hopper, Director
Northwest Special Education Cooperative
310 North West Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
 
or at: christy.hopper@nwseonline.com
 
 

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking to fill a full-time Supervisor position.This 10 1/2 month position starts August 3rd, 2015. The successful candidate will assist in the support of district special education programs and Cooperative staff. The Supervisor will work to ensure assigned districts are up-to-date with special education laws, procedures, and regulations. Duties also include but are not limited to communication and consultation regarding multiple districts' special education programs and services, NWSE staff consultation and evaluation, and supervision of the Cooperative’s day treatment program. The candidate must be able to become a certified CPI instructor. Qualified applicants will possess an IL Educators License with an endorsement in Administration, as well as a minimum of 3 years' experience in special education or a related field. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including both mileage 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 at: christy.hopper@nwseonline.com