JOB VACANCIES
 
 

PARAPROFESSIONAL

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is taking applicants for a full time paraprofessional opening for Northwest Academy, their day treatment program in Elizabeth, IL. 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
 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Northwest Special Education Cooperative has an opening for a full-time Physical Therapist for the 2017-18 school year. The successful candidate will: provide educationally relevant physical therapy to students in a school-based environment; provide consultation to teachers and other support staff to encourage/reinforce gross motor needs, including but not limited to physical activity 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 chid’s abilities; collaborate with IEP teams in making educationally sound decisions related to student programming and special education eligibility; complete documentation associated with student performance and progress; and provide on-going support to parents and school staff regarding special education processes and procedures. The qualified candidate holds at minimum a Master’s degree in physical therapy, as well as the appropriate Sate of Illinois Physical Therapist license. NWSE offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement, tuition remission, professional development monies, and a signing bonus.
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
 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Northwest Special Education Cooperative has an opening for a full-time Occupational Therapist for the 2017-18 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 chid’s abilities; collaborate with IEP teams in making educationally sound decisions related to student programming and special education eligibility; complete documentation associated with student performance and progress; and provide on-going support to parents and school staff regarding special education processes and procedures. The qualified candidate holds at minimum a Master’s degree in occupational therapy, as well as the appropriate Sate of Illinois Occupational Therapist license. NWSE offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement, tuition remission, professional development monies, and a signing bonus.
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 NURSE

Northwest Special Education Cooperative is seeking a full-time licensed school nurse for the 2017-18 school year. The successful candidate will serve four small school districts in JoDaviess County. Duties include medical record reviews and recommendations as part of a special education team and training school teams for the purpose of supporting a student’s education relevant to health issues. The qualified individual is an RN (with a BA in nursing or education or a related field) who holds an Illinois license in school nursing. Alternatively, it may be an RN that has met one of two other options for authorization to complete medical reviews: an RN who has completed a special education web course offered by ISBE, or an RN that has passed the School Nurse Content Exam offered by the Illinois Licensure Testing System. Also must be able to lift 50 pounds. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including professional development reimbursement, tuition remission, paid moving expenses if not from the area, and a 2-year signing bonus.
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