FJSPED is looking for a reliable and independent individual responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of FJSPED classroom staff, related service providers, and itinerant personnel. Supervisors evaluate FJSPED staff and serve as Director’s Designee for annual review conferences, re-evaluations, initial eligibility meetings, manifestation determinations, and more for students in member school districts and programs. Supervisors coordinate special duties as assigned to area, such as ChildFind, audiologicals, transition, etc. in an organized and timely manner. Supervisors provide technical assistance to teachers regarding planning, writing, and managing IEPs, writing transition plans and summary of performance, and drafting behavior management plans. Supervisors consult with District Administration on Special Ed Law.
Must possess or qualify for ISBE General Administrative License (Former Type 75).
An LBS1 or Special Education background is preferred. Start date estimate July 25, 2022.
Registered Behavior Technician or Behavior Technician
At FJSPED, BCBA's are on staff to build and plan interventions, and we are looking for RBT's or BT's to implement the interventions and instructions on a daily basis within the classroom. The current position involves working one to one with students in 1-2 classrooms at a grade school in Jefferson County. The classroom and program is design for students who are on the autism spectrum or who have other communication disorders.
Professional development and on the job training for new RBT/BT are key at FJSPED. We strive to create a learning environment where we all work together to support both students and staff in learning and reaching their potential.
Full-time position for a Special Education Teacher for Franklin Jefferson Counties Special Education District #801. FJSPED Special Education teachers work in specialized programs for students with disabilities. Special Education create individualized learning plans and activities for students at the appropriate developmental level utilizing a variety of instructional and behavioral techniques. Special education teachers are responsible for completing necessary information for IEP’s and for managing paraprofessionals within their classroom. Must have proper Illinois certification/license, or ability to obtain emergency certification. Mentors are available for consultation and training.
Permanent School Psychology position open on the FJSPED School Psychology team. School Psychologists at FJSPED work collaboratively with school staff and parents to assess student skills, develop and implement interventions, and improve multi-tiered systems of support for struggling students from ages pre-k to 21. School Psychologists consult with school staff on behavior, academic, and social emotional interventions and data collection. The School Psychology team participates in a multitude of learning opportunities and professional development throughout each school year, often including attending NASP Conferences, ISPA Conferences, Special Education Law workshops, Behavior Modification workshops, Trauma workshops, and more. Opportunity to join the Behavior Team exists.
Illinois School Psychology Professional Educator License or coursework towards license is required.
Full time School Social Worker position open at Franklin and Jefferson Counties Special Education #801. School Social Workers also consult with staff and other related service providers to create individualized plans for students with disabilities. They work collaboratively with special education and general education educators to assess student skills and deficits, and provide social and emotional therapy and skills to children with disabilities.
The School Social Work team participates in a variety of professional development activities yearly. FJSPED also provides Medicaid billing and IEP writing workshops and support.
School Social workers must have a valid Illinois PEL license to provide social work services, or have completed coursework for the license.
Full-time position for a Teacher of the Visually Impaired for Franklin Jefferson Counties Special Education District #801. FJSPED is looking to hire a reliable and independent individual responsible for vision assessments, braille instruction, assistive technology, consultation to schools, families and other service providers. The TVI provides Direct instruction to students from birth through high school with and without additional disabilities and is able to collaborate with other TVI Specialists at FJSPED. Dually Certified TVI/O&M employees would also provide O&M lessons to students.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired preferred or in process. The Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) can be acquired soon after employment. A dual licensure/certification as a TVI and Orientation and Mobility Specialist is also accepted. Must have proper Illinois certification/license, or in process to obtain license in IL.
Full-time position for a Speech/Language Pathologist for Franklin Jefferson Counties Special Education District #801. SLP’s provide itinerant or instructional speech/language services within a school setting. SLP’s provide screenings and appropriate evaluations to determine eligibility of students for speech/language therapy services in accordance with district policy, state, and federal rules and regulations. Must have proper Illinois certification/license.