Chileda Institute Inc.
  • La Crosse, WI, USA
  • 42500-50000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Generous PTO, Holiday Pay, 401k Match

Special Education Teacher - 2 openings!

Chileda's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with cognitive and behavior challenges. Chileda's goal is to help students increase their appropriate social behaviors and develop independent living skills, through an enriched learning environment and individualized behavior programming. We are now accepting applications for a Special Education Teacher.

Chileda offers competitive wages and excellent benefits to our Special Education Teachers including additional Paid Time Off (PTO), one prep day per week (for case managing teachers), yearly retention bonus and great benefits including:

  • Fully vested 401K company match- up to 4%
  • Company-provided life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability
  • Great health-care plans starting as low as $55.78 semi-monthly
  • Dental plans starting as low as $4.26 semi-monthly
  • Vision plans starting as low as $2.62 semi-monthly

Special Education Teacher Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in special education or
  • A valid special education teaching license from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) or willingness to obtain one, is required.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and attachment challenges is preferred.

Special Education Teachers are responsible for the overall operation of assigned classroom, including student evaluation, ensuring student Behavior Plans are implemented with fidelity, and the design and implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Develop and implement viable and productive lesson plans and educational experiences for students within the framework of each student's assessed strengths and needs. The Special Education Teacher will provide overall direction and supervision of their assigned classroom in coordination with Chileda's programming goals.

  • Demonstrate respect, learning, safety, compassion, and collaboration when interacting with students and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Carry out the essential functions of the classroom to include; setting up daily group and individual student schedules, develop and implement lesson plans, seatwork, activities and other programming as appropriate.
  • Coordinate all reports, including teachers, specials, medical, Case Manager, for IEP development, ensure distribution of IEP for students on case load to all internal and external parties.
  • Act as Chileda Case Manager for assigned Day School Students including communication with LEA and parent/guardians.
  • Ensure that accurate, reliable data is taken and recorded in regards to IEP goals and objectives, grading data, behavior data, communication logs and updates, treatment goals and therapy goals data, incident reports, emergency intervention forms, and seizure activity logs before the end of the shift.
  • Work collaboratively with the behavior department to provide individualized behavioral treatment that is implemented with fidelity within the classroom.
  • Ensure that the TA and staff assigned to the room for the day are adequately trained to work in the classroom including classroom orientation, individualized student behavior program training, student specific teaching or instruction methodologies, and policies and procedures.
  • Provide positive and corrective feedback (as needed) to TA's and Direct Support Professionals in the classroom on a daily basis.
  • Stay up-to-date with current trends in treatment and ensure utilization of evidence-based approaches.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills while maintaining confidentiality in reporting progress. Model positive verbal/non-verbal communication at all times.
  • Follow and ensure those supervised are following Chileda's Policies and Procedures, accreditation standards, and licensing regulations.

To apply, fill out an application at and also please include a cover letter and resume.

Chileda is an EOE

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