Employment

Please complete the employee application and send it with your resume to:

Soaring Eagle Academy
800 Parkview Blvd Lombard, IL 60148

No phone calls please.

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS:

 

Full Time LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER or LlCENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Full time LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER or LlCENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR to start immediately, to join our growing staff and student body. SEA utilize’s a developmental language approach and developmental thinking, implementing DIR® Floortime principles, to understand and support students’ social and academic development.This is a unique opportunity to work with support staff, teachers and teacher assistants who understand developmental language, sensory processing and emotional development and how they impact children with autism.We believe that the “behaviors” others see as impacting education for these students are a result of their lack of comprehension and challenges to process sensory and social/emotional information from their environment and communication partners. With our appropriate interpretation of their intentions, our language-based strategies and emotional and sensory supports- our students are soaring.Join our team! Our mental health professionals play a critical role in the support of our students.

Please mail the application and your resume to: Soaring Eagle Academy, 800 Parkview Boulevard, Lombard, IL 60148. Please no phone calls.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Licensed by the Department of Professional Regulation

* 5 to 10 years experience prior to or as a licensed professional

* Experience and interest working with Autism Spectrum Disorders and a range of ages and developmental level

* Experience providing services to families, students and colleagues

* Strong knowledge of group and reflective process

*Knowledge and experience supportinginterpersonal dynamics and group process with adults, including students’ families/caregivers, team members and co-workers.

* Willingness to gain knowledge and participate in direct coaching/training in DIR Floortime and

developmental language methodology

* Strong foundation and understanding of psychosocial development of children and the influences

of family and community, and cultural differences as they interact within the educational process

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Evaluate, plan and implement Social Work / Counseling services according to DIR® and Developmental Language model methodology and practices.
  • Develop treatment plans for each therapy session and keep a therapy log to document services, student performance, and data collection.
  • Conduct family needs assessments and social developmental case studies for students
  • Provide individual or group intervention as needed (i.e. social emotional/peer groups)
  • Ability to modulate and demonstrate affect appropriate to the situation to facilitate learning.
  • Ability to kneel, sit (on a chair or the floor) and stand moving easily and quickly from kneel to stand, sit to stand and stand to walk positions.
  • Ability to walk up to a mile in distance.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds easily with no assistance from others.
  • Ability to engage in and support physical activities initiated by students including but not limited to, jumping, running, climbing, rolling, sitting/lying on the floor, swinging.
  • Ability to act and respond to a student’s dysregulation/behavior/combative and aggressive actions according to the strategies developed in the student’s Individualized Regulatory Support Plan, Safety Plan and SEA non-violent crisis intervention policy and procedures.
  • Ability to quickly move away from and avoid combative/aggressive actions or behaviors of students.
  • Ability to physically follow in close proximity and support students when he/she flees (runs) from an activity, an interaction or the learning environment.
  • Ability to physically support students on indoor/outdoor therapeutic equipment
  • Acknowledge and reflect on student’s feelings and behavior in a caring and respectful manner

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Immediate (Students are in attendance for 220 school days, 181 regular days and 39 summer session days). Full time staff employed 52 weeks of the year with 6 weeks off for non-student attendance.

SALARY: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

BENEFITS: Eligible for medical and ancillary benefits for full time position. Benefits can include medical, dental and vision, with SEA contributing a generous portion of the total cost. Short term and long term disability insurance and a life insurance benefit are offered at no cost. 403B participation is offered. 12 paid sick/personal days to be utilized by employee. Supported with reflective processing. Work in an environment with state of the art equipment.

Full Time EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER 

Full time EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER to join our growing staff and student body. SEA utilizes a Developmental Language approach and developmental thinking,  implementing principles of the DIR® Floor Time model, to understanding and supporting students’ social, emotional and academic development. This is a unique opportunity to do cutting edge work with dedicated support staff including SLP, OT, SW, fellow teachers and 1:1 teacher assistants assigned to each student, who understand and support developmental language, sensory processing strategies, emotional development, and how they impact children with autism. We believe that the “behaviors” others see as impacting education for these students are a result of their lack of comprehension, inability to communicate, challenges in processing sensory information from their environment and staying regulated around a broad range of emotions. Withour appropriate interpretation of their intentions,appropriate language-based strategies, emotional and sensory supports, and an individualized, multi-sensory, engaging and meaningful curriculum, our students are soaring. Join our team! Our Teachers have a central role in the support of our students.

Please mail the application and your resume to: Soaring Eagle Academy, 800 Parkview Boulevard, Lombard, IL 60148. Please no phone calls.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Illinois Early Childhood PEL with Special Education LBS1 Endorsement OR LBS1 Special Education License with Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement

* Experience in an early learning environment where developmental thinking/approach was utilized.

* Knowledge and expertise in child development and early intervention.

* Knowledge and experience working with young children and their families.

* Interactive style that is playful, affectual and engaging.

* Experience with children with special needs and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders

* Willingness to gain knowledge and participate in direct coaching/training in Developmental

Language Models and DIR® methodology

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to create, implement and adapt developmentally based curriculum for students of varied ages, learning styles and developmental levels.
  • Ability to move flexibly between students of varied developmental capacities.
  • Ability to manage a classroom and multiple teacher assistants, and collaborate within a multidisciplinary model
  • Effectively communicate with and support parents/caregivers.
  • Ability to modulate and demonstrate affect appropriate to the situation to facilitate learning.
  • Ability to support students in personal care including toileting, feeding/eating, etc.
  • Ability to kneel, sit (on a chair or the floor) and stand moving easily and quickly from kneel to stand, sit to stand and stand to walk positions.
  • Ability to walk up to a mile in distance.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds easily with no assistance from others.
  • Ability to engage in and support physical activities initiated by students including but not limited to, jumping, running, climbing, rolling, sitting/lying on the floor, swinging.
  • Ability to act and respond to a student’s dysregulation/behavior/combative and aggressive actions according to the strategies developed in the student’s Individualized Regulatory Support Plan, Safety Plan and SEA non-violent crisis intervention policy and procedures.
  • Ability to quickly move away from and avoid combative/aggressive actions or behaviors of students.
  • Ability to physically follow in close proximity and support students when he/she flees (runs) from an activity, an interaction or the learning environment.
  • Ability to physically support students on indoor/outdoor therapeutic equipment
  • Acknowledge and reflect on student’s feelings and behavior in a caring and respectful manne

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Immediate (Students are in attendance for 220 school days, 181 regular days and 39 summer session days). Full time staff employed 52 weeks of the year with 6 weeks of non-student attendance.

SALARY: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: Eligible for medical and ancillary benefits for full time position. Benefits can include medical, dental and vision, with SEA contributing a generous portion of the total cost. Short term and long term disability insurance and a life insurance benefit are offered at no cost. 403B participation is offered. 12 paid sick/personal days to be utilized by employee. Supported with teacher and curriculum mentoring and reflective processing. Work in an environment with state of the art equipment. Receive $250 continuing education reimbursement annually.

Full Time SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER for K-4th grade

Full time SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER for K-4th grade to join our growing staff and student body. SEA utilizes a Developmental Language approach and developmental thinking,  implementing principles of the DIR® Floor Time model, to understanding and supporting students’ social, emotional and academic development. This is a unique opportunity to do cutting edge work with dedicated support staff including SLP, OT, SW, fellow teachers and 1:1 teacher assistants assigned to each student, who understand and support developmental language, sensory processing strategies, emotional development, and how they impact children with autism. We believe that the “behaviors” others see as impacting education for these students are a result of their lack of comprehension, inability to communicate, challenges in processing sensory information from their environment and staying regulated around a broad range of emotions. Withour appropriate interpretation of their intentions,appropriate language-based strategies, emotional and sensory supports, and an individualized, multi-sensory, engaging and meaningful curriculum, our students are soaring. Join our team! Our Teachers have a central role in the support of our students.

Please mail the application and your resume to: Soaring Eagle Academy, 800 Parkview Boulevard, Lombard, IL 60148. Please no phone calls.

QUALIFICATIONS:

LBS1 Special Education License for K-12 with OR without an Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement License

* Experience in an early learning environment where developmental thinking/approach was utilized.

* Knowledge and expertise in child development and early intervention.

* Knowledge and experience working with young children and their families.

* Interactive style that is playful, affectual and engaging.

* Experience with children with special needs and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders

* Willingness to gain knowledge and participate in direct coaching/training in Developmental

Language Models and DIR® methodology

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to create, implement and adapt developmentally based curriculum for students of varied ages, learning styles and developmental levels.
  • Ability to move flexibly between students of varied developmental capacities.
  • Ability to manage a classroom and multiple teacher assistants, and collaborate within a multidisciplinary model
  • Effectively communicate with and support parents/caregivers.
  • Ability to modulate and demonstrate affect appropriate to the situation to facilitate learning.
  • Ability to support students in personal care including toileting, feeding/eating, etc.
  • Ability to kneel, sit (on a chair or the floor) and stand moving easily and quickly from kneel to stand, sit to stand and stand to walk positions.
  • Ability to walk up to a mile in distance.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds easily with no assistance from others.
  • Ability to engage in and support physical activities initiated by students including but not limited to, jumping, running, climbing, rolling, sitting/lying on the floor, swinging.
  • Ability to act and respond to a student’s dysregulation/behavior/combative and aggressive actions according to the strategies developed in the student’s Individualized Regulatory Support Plan, Safety Plan and SEA non-violent crisis intervention policy and procedures.
  • Ability to quickly move away from and avoid combative/aggressive actions or behaviors of students.
  • Ability to physically follow in close proximity and support students when he/she flees (runs) from an activity, an interaction or the learning environment.
  • Ability to physically support students on indoor/outdoor therapeutic equipment
  • Acknowledge and reflect on student’s feelings and behavior in a caring and respectful manne

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Immediate (Students are in attendance for 220 school days, 181 regular days and 39 summer session days). Full time staff employed 52 weeks of the year with 6 weeks of non-student attendance.

SALARY: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: Eligible for medical and ancillary benefits for full time position. Benefits can include medical, dental and vision, with SEA contributing a generous portion of the total cost. Short term and long term disability insurance and a life insurance benefit are offered at no cost. 403B participation is offered. 12 paid sick/personal days to be utilized by employee. Supported with teacher and curriculum mentoring and reflective processing. Work in an environment with state of the art equipment. Receive $250 continuing education reimbursement annually.

Full Time 1:1 TEACHER ASSISTANT

Full Time 1:1 TEACHER ASSISTANT with passion to work in a special needs school in Lombard, IL serving students with Autism. Experience with children and teens with Autism preferred. Patience and compassion for individual differences of students with special needs and natural desire to engage students in playful interaction and learning. Hold paraprofessional license or a valid teacher/substitute teacher license. Computer skills for Word and Excel required.

Compensation: Hourly rate $15.00 to $17.00 per hour based on level of education completed for 6.5 hours day, 32.5 hours per week, for a 44 week year including regular school year and summer session. : Eligible for medical and ancillary benefits for full time position. Benefits can include medical, dental and vision, with SEA contributing a portion of the total cost. Short-term disability insurance and a life insurance benefit are offered at no cost. Paid sick and personal days to be utilized by employee.

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