Soaring Eagle Academy

Now Hiring! *SIGN ON BONUS OFFERED

Current positions available

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

Soaring Eagle Academy
800 Parkview Blvd Lombard, IL 60148

or email to school@soaringeagleacademy.org

No phone calls please.

Sign on bonus through MAY 2022 for Full Time Hires

Teacher Assistants, Teachers, SLP, and Mental Health Therapists eligible for a $500 Sign on Bonus and part time OT up to $250 bonus.  Sign on Bonus details given upon hire.

FULL TIME PRINCIPAL

Full Time PRINCIPAL Soaring Eagle Academy (Lombard, IL)

$1500 Sign on BONUS

We are seeking an exceptional Principal for our year-round not for profit therapeutic day school, the only of its kind in the world, to integrate developmental language and relationship-based models, to serve students ages 3 to 21, facing the challenges of autism and disorders of relating and communicating.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Illinois Type 75 Administrative Licensure
  • Illinois Learning Behavior Specialist License or Endorsement (LBS1)
  • Experience with nonpublic and public-school operations/regulations.
  • Serve as Principal for non-public therapeutic day school in a non-traditional role.
  • Knowledge of Individual Education Plans, special education policies and procedures including meeting facilitation.
  • Manage legal requirements including compliance, following ISBE 401 regulations and IDEA law in collaboration with the contracted legal counsel.
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to multi task and remain calm and focused in a fast-paced emotional environment.
  • Willingness to collaborate with the Executive Director and Behavior DIR® Expert Clinicians related to SEA philosophy/programmatic thinking and decision-making.
  • Possess strong interpersonal relationship skills and adept in conflict resolution.
  • Appreciate and respect reflective process related to student, family and staff challenges, and related decision making.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Utilize your knowledge and expertise in nonpublic/public school regulations (IDEA, Part 401, ISBE regs, IEP process) to support the work of the staff including Executive Director, Behavior DIR® Expert Clinicians, teachers, support staff/therapists, one to one teacher assistants, program assistants and business/clerical staff, as they implement developmental thinking in SEA programming.

 

  • Facilitate IEP meetings in accordance with IDEA and ISBE regulations.
  • Develop yearly schedule for IEP meetings, based upon compliance and sequence of building due dates.
  • Supervise the completion of IEP paperwork include problem solving meetings prior to official meeting and creation of SMART goals.
  • Maintain positive proactive communication and collaboration with over 45 placing districts and 75 families.
  • Collaborate with building teams to provide consistency across disciplines.
  • Provide staff development and monitor compliance regarding legal guidelines, meeting student needs, special education best practice including IEP writing, professional practice, goal creation and data collection.
  • Create, implement, launch and enforce building policies in conjunction with Executive Director.
  • Collaborate with placing school districts serving as the conduit between Soaring Eagle programming and educational teams and school district staff.
  • Manage completion and distribution of building dysregulation and incident reports.
  • Communicate with attorneys, advocates and private providers to meet the needs of students.
  • Oversee and monitor for completion of student attendance, student records, report cards, transcripts, and SIS reporting in accordance with state expectations.
  • Foster a supportive environment of learning and professional growth for Soaring Eagle staff.
  • Support student arrival and departure in conjunction with the lead transportation assistant to ensure student and staff safety in accordance with legally required IEP expectations communicating with placing district as needed.
  • Coordinate with trained staff to complete ISBE required reporting for Time Outs/Isolated Time Outs/Physical restraint, submitting required reports in accordance with current regulation, plus all additional regulations and requirements.
  • Foster an environment based on SEA methodology including integration of Developmental Language Models and DIR® Floortime principles.
  • Mange yearly required and ISBE mandated trainings for administration and completion, collaborating with Executive Director and Behavior DIR® Expert Clinicians related to SEA philosophy/programmatic thinking and decision-making.
  • Supervise and evaluate a variety of individuals within the school environment including, clerical and custodial/maintenance staff.
  • Facilitate and track mandatory yearly school drills in compliance with regulations.
  • Serve as a decision maker and legal guide for Covid 19 related school wide expectations in conjunction with the Executive Director and additional school staff, while also informing placing school districts of COVID-19 related student/transportation impact or policy change.
  • Coordinate and monitor building maintenance and cleanliness including repairs.
  • Wear a facemask when required in the school building, although facility is currently mask optional.
  • Kneel, sit and stand moving easily 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.
  • 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.
  • Quickly move away from and avoid combative/aggressive actions or behaviors of students.
  • Acknowledge and reflect on student’s feelings and behavior in a caring and respectful manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Immediate (Students are in attendance for 220 school days-184 regular days and 37 summer session days). 
  • Work a salaried regular full-time position with typical on-site hours Monday through Friday 8:00 to 3:30pm.
  • Full-time salaried staff employed 52 weeks of the year with 6 of these weeks non-student attendance time. During these break periods and on SEA-recognized holidays, not required to work onsite but expected to work reduced hours only as needed to complete the duties of your position.

BENEFITS:

  • BCBS medical, with company contributing a portion of total cost
  • Employee funded dental and vision
  • Company paid Short-term/long-term disability insurance
  • Company paid Life insurance benefit
  • 403B retirement plan
  • 12 PTO days.
  • $250 reimbursement annually for continuing education
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Availability of reflective processing and ongoing training of SEA methodology

SALARY:

  • Competitive salary aligned with work hours/weeks and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • $1500 Sign on BONUS, details given upon hire.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Soaring Eagle Academy, a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard, IL serving students ages 3 through 21 years old, faced with the challenges of Autism, is seeking a full time PRINCIPAL, serving in a non-traditional role, to join our growing staff and student body.

The Academy was founded by three Speech Language Pathologists, with an accumulation of over 90 years of experience serving children and families with Autism and other related disorders, and a passion to showcase the amazing capacities of students with Autism to interact, communicate, think and learn. SEA is the only school in the world to utilize a Developmental Language approach implementing principles of the DIR® Floor Time model, to understanding and supporting students’ social, emotional and academic development. This is a unique opportunity to serve in a non-traditional Principal role, with a dedicated staff implementing cutting edge developmental work, who understand and support developmental language, sensory processing strategies, emotional and academic development, and how this impacts students 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. 

We are a hands-off school utilizing proactive strategies to interpret the actions and behaviors of students, versus using behavioral methods of time out, consequences and rewards or physical restraint/carry/holds.  With our appropriate interpretation of and response to 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! For more information, please visit our website at www.soaringeagleacademy.org  https://soaringeagleacademy.org/careers/ 

 Resume and application can be emailed to SEA Co-founder/Executive Director, Deanna Tyrpak, deanna@soaringeagleacademy.org

FULL TIME 1:1 TEACHER ASSISTANT

Full Time and Part Time 1:1 TEACHER ASSISTANT-Paraprofessional/Substitute Teacher – Fantastic hours 8:15-2:45 and great hourly rate with great benefits! Make a difference in the life of a child with Autism! $500 Sign on BONUS for full time hires!! Seeking an individual with a passion to work in a one-of-a-kind special needs school in Lombard, IL serving students with Autism, ages 3 to 21 years old. Join our 2021-22 School year with all staff working in our school building 5 full days per week providing in person teaching. Will monitor data regarding COVID-19 symptoms, cases and local metrics/trends and follow preventative safety measures. 

SEA is following strict IDPH, CDC, ISBE and local public health department COVID-19 guidelines including use of PPE, social distancing and handwashing/cleaning and sanitizing measures to the best of our ability. 

Experience with children and teens with Autism preferred. Patience and compassion for individual differences of students with special needs. Join a comprehensive team of dedicated, child-centered professionals supporting our students and their families, in a calm/nurturing but fast paced and dynamic environment, working together to harness each student’s joy for interaction, play, communication and learning. Position requires a Paraprofessional license or a valid teacher/substitute teacher license. Easy to acquire with 60 or more college credit hours.

Soaring Eagle Academy is a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school founded by three Speech-Language Pathologists with an accumulation of over 80 years serving children and families with Autism and other related disorders, and a passion to showcase the amazing capacities of students with Autism to interact, communicate, think and learn. SEA is the only school in the world to utilize 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 teachers, therapists, support staff and other 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 hands-off, language-based strategies and emotional and sensory supports- our students are soaring. Join our team! Our 1:1 Teacher Assistants have a central role, the heart of our model, in the support of our students. For more information, please visit our website at www.soaringeagleacademy.org

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 this full time position. $300 Sign on Bonus for full time hires.  Sign on Bonus details given upon hire.

Benefits: Can include BCBS 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. 7 paid sick and personal days to be utilized by employee. 2 paid holidays of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Option to participate in 403B retirement plan. Receive reflective processing to support you in your work serving our student population.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Act as the student’s one on one player in a variety of settings, (including interaction on the floor or at student’s work station, during academics, while walking/running in hallways, outside or at community outings) facilitating and supporting capacities for shared attention, regulation, engagement, forming ideas, problem-solving and thinking.
  • Attune and respond to the student’s intentions providing meaning to their actions.
  • Build a relationship with your student, always working to expand the relationship, critical for supporting the student’s ability to be engaged and available for learning throughout the day.
  • Support and facilitate student capacities for language development, comprehension and communication, including using appropriate language levels according to your student’s profile.
  • Recognize student’s interests and follow the student’s lead to engage in interactions allowing for elaboration and challenge of the student’s capacities.
  • Support and lead individual and small group social and educational activities under direction of the classroom teacher.
  • Ability to wear a facemask at all times in the school building, even when social distance is maintained, except while drinking or eating.
  • 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.
  • Ability to engage in and support physical activities initiated by your assigned student including but not limited to, jumping, running, climbing, rolling, sitting/lying on the floor, swinging.
  • Ability to act and respond to a student’s (yours and others’) dysregulation/behavior/combative and aggressive actions (which may include unpredictable physical conduct by the student against you) according to the strategies developed in the student’s Individualized Regulatory Support Plan and Safety Plan.
  • Ability to quickly move away from and avoid combative/aggressive actions or behaviors of students.
  • Ability to physically follow in close proximity and support your assigned student when he/she flees (runs) from an activity, an interaction or the learning environment.
  • Ability to physically support students on indoor/outdoor therapeutic equipment

FULL TIME LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER OR LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Soaring Eagle Academy a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard IL serving students ages 3 through 21 years old, faced with the challenges of Autism, is seeking a full time LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER or PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR starting immediately, to join our growing staff and student body, for the 2021-22 school year teaching in person 5 full days. SEA is following strict IDPH, CDC and ISBE COVID-19 guidelines including use of PPE, social distancing and hand washing/cleaning and sanitizing measures to the best of our ability. ($500 Sign on Bonus)*

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Immediate (Students are in attendance for 220 school days, 181 regular days and 39 summer session days). FULL TIME– Work a salaried regular full-time position with typical hours Monday through Friday 8:00 to 3:00pm. While the work schedule is typically 8:00 to 3:00pm, as a salaried employee, you will be expected to report to work sufficiently in advance of the start of the school day and to remain after the end of the school day, so that student needs may be met and preparations for the next day can be made. Work a total of 46 weeks per year since there are 6 weeks of non-student attendance paid vacation breaks (2-week winter break, spring break, 2 week summer break and one week break before the new school year) with salary based on these hours, weeks of service and experience. Full-time staff employed 52 weeks of the year with 6 paid weeks off for non-student attendance.

BENEFITS Eligible for medical and ancillary benefits for this full time position. Benefits can include BCBS medical, with SEA contributing a portion of the total cost, employee funded dental and vision insurance benefits. Short-term, long-term disability insurance and a life insurance benefit are offered at no cost. 12 paid sick and personal days to be utilized by employee. Receive $250 reimbursement annually for continuing education.

SALARY: Competitive salary aligned with work hours/weeks and commensurate with experience and qualifications$500 Sign on BONUS details given upon hire.*

The Academy was founded by three Speech Language Pathologists with an accumulation of over 80 years serving children and families with Autism and other related disorders, and a passion to showcase the amazing capacities of students with Autism to interact, communicate, think and learn. SEA is the only school of its kind to utilize a developmental language approach and developmental thinking implementing principles of DIR(r) Floortime, to understand and support students’ social, emotional, language, sensory motor and academic development. This is a unique opportunity to do cutting edge work with fellow therapists, teachers, support staff and 1:1 teacher assistants assigned to each student, 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 have a central role in the support of our students. For more information, please visit our website at www.soaringeagleacademy.org

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

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

*Interactive style that is playful, affectual and engaging.

* 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.

* Psychodynamic training preferred.

* Experience providing mental health services to students and supporting their families.

* Strong knowledge/experience with reflective process.

* Willingness to gain knowledge and participate in direct coaching/training in DIR Floortime and developmental language methodology.

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).
  • Provide ongoing interaction and support to student families bridging home and school.
  • Provide reflective processing to individual staff.
  • Ability to modulate and demonstrate affect appropriate to the situation to facilitate learning.
  • Ability to wear a facemask at all times in the school building, even when social distance is maintained, except while drinking or eating.
  • Ability to bend, 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

FULL TIME LICENSED SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST - AUTISM -PRIMARY K-4TH GRADE

  • $500 Sign on BONUS for full time hires.
  • Salaried position with typical hours 8:00-3:00 Monday to Friday in relationship-based, trauma informed therapeutic day school.
  • Work 46 weeks of year with 6 weeks non-student attendance paid vacation breaks.
  • Competitive Salary commensurate with hours/weeks worked and experience.
  • 12 PTO days.
  • BCBS medical, dental and vision.
  • Short-term/long-term disability and a life insurance.
  • 403B retirement plan.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Reflective processing to support you in your work.
  • Receive supervision and mentoring by a Speech Language Pathologist (DIR® Trainer) with extensive experience in autism, developmental language model and developmental thinking through the SLP lens.

 

Make a difference in the life of a child with Autism!

 

IL Speech Language Pathologist License Required.  Seeking candidate with professional experience with ASD of varied ages and developmental levels and interactive style that is playful, affectual and engaging.  Strong foundation and understanding of language development and willingness to embrace developmental language thinking required.

$500 Sign on BONUS for full time hires!!

Soaring Eagle Academy a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard IL serving students ages 3 through 21 years old, faced with the challenges of Autism, is seeking a full time LICENSED SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST starting immediately, to serve in our K-4TH Grade Primary program ( caseload up to 20 students) joining our growing staff and student body, teaching in person 5 full days. SEA is following strict IDPH, CDC and ISBE COVID-19 guidelines including use of PPE, social distancing and hand washing/cleaning and sanitizing measures to the best of our ability. ($500 Sign on Bonus)* 

The Academy was founded by three Speech Language Pathologists with an accumulation of over 80 years serving children and families with Autism and other related disorders, and a passion to showcase the amazing capacities of students with Autism to interact, communicate, think and learn. SEA is the only school of its kind to utilize a developmental language approach and developmental thinking implementing principles of DIR® Floortime, to understand and support students’ social, emotional, language, sensory motor and academic development. This is a unique opportunity to do cutting edge work with fellow therapists, teachers, support staff and 1:1 teacher assistants assigned to each student, 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 Speech Language Pathologists have a central role in the support of our students. For more information, please visit our website at www.soaringeagleacademy.org

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
  • Experience/ interest working with children, and their families, of various age and developmental levels with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Strong foundation and understanding of language development and willingness to embrace developmental language thinking required.
  • Interactive style that is playful, affectual and engaging.
  •  Willingness to gain knowledge and participate in direct coaching/training in DIR® Floortime and developmental language methodology and interest in pursuing a DIR® professional certificate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Evaluate, plan and implement Speech and Language Therapy services according to the Developmental Language Model and DIR® methodology and practices.
  • Develop treatment plans for each therapy session and keep a therapy log to document services, student performance, and data collection.
  • Support the facilitation and implementation of AAC devices as necessary for student communication.
  • Provide individual or group intervention as needed.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members and parents to maximum services and support to each student.
  • Provide direction, instruction and coaching to staff in the classroom environment to support Speech and Language goals.
  • Assistant and facilitate student-directed play, student groups, interaction and classroom work to sustain interactions, problem solving and learning.
  • Ability to modulate and demonstrate affect appropriate to the situation to facilitate learning.
  • Ability to wear a facemask at all times in the school building, even when social distance is maintained, except while drinking or eating.
  • Ability to bend, 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.
  • Ability to physically support students on indoor/outdoor therapeutic equipment

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Immediate (Students are in attendance for 220 school days, 181 regular days and 39 summer session days). FULL TIME– Work a salaried regular full-time position with typical hours Monday through Friday 8:00 to 3:00pm. While the work schedule is typically 8:00 to 3:00pm, as a salaried employee, you will be expected to report to work sufficiently in advance of the start of the school day and to remain after the end of the school day, so that student needs may be met and preparations for the next day can be made. Work a total of 46 weeks per year since there are 6 weeks of non-student attendance paid vacation breaks (2-week winter break, spring break, 2 week summer break and one week break before the new school year) with salary based on these hours, weeks of service and experience. Full-time staff employed 52 weeks of the year with 6 paid weeks off for non-student attendance.

BENEFITS: Eligible for medical and ancillary benefits for this full time position. Benefits can include BCBS medical, with SEA contributing a portion of the total cost, employee funded dental and vision insurance benefits. Short-term, long-term disability insurance and a life insurance benefit are offered at no cost. 12 paid sick and personal days to be utilized by employee. Receive $250 reimbursement annually for continuing education.

SALARY: Competitive salary aligned with work hours/weeks and commensurate with experience and qualifications$500 Sign on BONUS details given upon hire.*

 

PART TIME LICENSED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - TRANSITION 18-21 YEAR OLD PROGRAM

  • $250 Sign on BONUS for full time hires.
  • Hourly position working 2 days per week up to 14 hours with typical hours 8:00-3:00 in relationship-based, trauma informed therapeutic day school.
  • Work 44.4 weeks of year
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • Reflective processing to support you in your work.
  • Receive supervision and mentoring by an Occupational Therapist (DIR® Trainer) with extensive experience in autism, sensory processing disorder and developmental thinking through the OT lens.

 Make a difference in the life of a child with Autism!

 IL Occupational Therapist License Required.  Seeking professional with experience with ASD of varied ages and developmental levels and interactive style that is playful, affectual and engaging. Experience supporting and planning for young adults with special needs in areas of vocational, recreation/leisure and life skills activities in school and the community through the OT lens preferred.  $250 Sign on BONUS!

Soaring Eagle Academy, a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard IL serving students ages 3 through 21 years old, faced with the challenges of Autism, is seeking a full time LICENSED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST starting immediately, to serve in our Transition 18-21 year old program (caseload up to 12 students) joining our growing staff and student body, teaching in person 2 full days. SEA is following strict IDPH, CDC and ISBE COVID-19 guidelines including use of PPE, social distancing and hand washing/cleaning and sanitizing measures to the best of our ability. ($250 Sign on Bonus)* 

The Academy was founded by three Speech Language Pathologists with an accumulation of over 80 years serving children and families with Autism and other related disorders, and a passion to showcase the amazing capacities of students with Autism to interact, communicate, think and learn. SEA is the only school of its kind to utilize a developmental language approach and developmental thinking implementing principles of DIR(r) Floortime, to understand and support students’ social, emotional, language, sensory motor and academic development. This is a unique opportunity to do cutting edge work with fellow therapists, teachers, support staff and 1:1 teacher assistants assigned to each student, 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 Occupational Therapists have a central role in the support of our students. For more information, please visit our website at www.soaringeagleacademy.org

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • Experience and interest working with Autism Spectrum Disorders and a range of ages and developmental level.
  •  Willingness to gain knowledge and participate in direct coaching/training in DIR® Floortime and developmental language methodology and interest in pursuing a DIR® professional certificate.
  •  Strong foundation and knowledge in sensory processing disorders, regulation and modulation.
  • Interactive style that is naturally playful, affectual and engaging.
  •  Experience supporting and planning for young adults with special needs in areas of vocational, recreation/leisure and life skills activities in school and the community through the OT lens.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Evaluate, plan and implement Sensory Integration based Occupational Therapy services according to DIR® methodology practices and the Developmental Language model during each student’s academic and non-academic program within the classroom environment and offsite in the community. 
  • Develop treatment plans for each push in therapy session and keep a therapy log to document services, student performance, and data collection.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members and parents to maximize services and support to each student.
  •  Provide direction, instruction and coaching to staff in the classroom environment to support Occupational Therapy plan and goals. 
  • Lead the development of student’s Individual Regulatory Support Plan (behavior plan) in conjunction with student’s team including SLP, MH, student’s Teacher, DIR Specialist, and school nurse. 
  • Acknowledge and reflect on each student’s feelings and behavior in a caring and respectful manner. 
  • Assist and facilitate student directed play, interaction, and classroom work to sustain interactions, problem solving and learning.
  • Engage in and support physical activities initiated by students including but not limited to, jumping, climbing, rolling, sitting/lying on the floor, swinging.
  • Collaborate with the team and families to create thorough and individualized Transition plans for annual IEP meetings.
  • Ability to modulate and demonstrate affect appropriate to the situation to facilitate learning.
  • Ability to wear a facemask at all times in the school building, even when social distance is maintained, except while drinking or eating.
  • Ability to bend, 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.
  • Ability to physically support students on indoor/outdoor therapeutic equipment

Full Time Licensed Speech Language Pathologist- Autism-Primary K-4th grade

  • $500 Sign on BONUS through November 2021 for full time hires.
  • Salaried position with typical hours 8:00-3:00 Monday to Friday in relationship-based, trauma informed therapeutic day school.
  • Work 46 weeks of year with 6 weeks non-student attendance paid vacation breaks.
  • Competitive Salary commensurate with hours/weeks worked and experience.
  • 12 PTO days.
  • BCBS medical, dental and vision.
  • Short-term/long-term disability and a life insurance.
  • 403B retirement plan.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Reflective processing to support you in your work.
  • Receive supervision and mentoring by a Speech Language Pathologist (DIR® Trainer) with extensive experience in autism, developmental language model and developmental thinking through the SLP lens.

 Make a difference in the life of a child with Autism!

 IL Speech Language Pathologist License Required.  Seeking candidate with professional experience with ASD of varied ages and developmental levels and interactive style that is playful, affectual and engaging.  Strong foundation and understanding of language development and willingness to embrace developmental language thinking required.

$500 Sign on BONUS for full time hires!!

Soaring Eagle Academy a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard IL serving students ages 3 through 21 years old, faced with the challenges of Autism, is seeking a full time LICENSED SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST starting immediately, to serve in our K-4TH Grade Primary program ( caseload up to 20 students) joining our growing staff and student body, teaching in person 5 full days. SEA is following strict IDPH, CDC and ISBE COVID-19 guidelines including use of PPE, social distancing and hand washing/cleaning and sanitizing measures to the best of our ability. ($500 Sign on Bonus)* 

The Academy was founded by three Speech Language Pathologists with an accumulation of over 80 years serving children and families with Autism and other related disorders, and a passion to showcase the amazing capacities of students with Autism to interact, communicate, think and learn. SEA is the only school of its kind to utilize a developmental language approach and developmental thinking implementing principles of DIR® Floortime, to understand and support students’ social, emotional, language, sensory motor and academic development. This is a unique opportunity to do cutting edge work with fellow therapists, teachers, support staff and 1:1 teacher assistants assigned to each student, 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 Speech Language Pathologists have a central role in the support of our students. For more information, please visit our website at www.soaringeagleacademy.org

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
  • Experience/ interest working with children, and their families, of various age and developmental levels with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Strong foundation and understanding of language development and willingness to embrace developmental language thinking required.
  • Interactive style that is playful, affectual and engaging.
  •  Willingness to gain knowledge and participate in direct coaching/training in DIR® Floortime and developmental language methodology and interest in pursuing a DIR® professional certificate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Evaluate, plan and implement Speech and Language Therapy services according to the Developmental Language Model and DIR® methodology and practices.
  • Develop treatment plans for each therapy session and keep a therapy log to document services, student performance, and data collection.
  • Support the facilitation and implementation of AAC devices as necessary for student communication.
  • Provide individual or group intervention as needed.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members and parents to maximum services and support to each student.
  • Provide direction, instruction and coaching to staff in the classroom environment to support Speech and Language goals.
  • Assistant and facilitate student-directed play, student groups, interaction and classroom work to sustain interactions, problem solving and learning.
  • Ability to modulate and demonstrate affect appropriate to the situation to facilitate learning.
  • Ability to wear a facemask at all times in the school building, even when social distance is maintained, except while drinking or eating.
  • Ability to bend, 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.
  • Ability to physically support students on indoor/outdoor therapeutic equipment

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Immediate (Students are in attendance for 220 school days, 181 regular days and 39 summer session days). FULL TIME– Work a salaried regular full-time position with typical hours Monday through Friday 8:00 to 3:00pm. While the work schedule is typically 8:00 to 3:00pm, as a salaried employee, you will be expected to report to work sufficiently in advance of the start of the school day and to remain after the end of the school day, so that student needs may be met and preparations for the next day can be made. Work a total of 46 weeks per year since there are 6 weeks of non-student attendance paid vacation breaks (2-week winter break, spring break, 2 week summer break and one week break before the new school year) with salary based on these hours, weeks of service and experience. Full-time staff employed 52 weeks of the year with 6 paid weeks off for non-student attendance.

BENEFITS: Eligible for medical and ancillary benefits for this full time position. Benefits can include BCBS medical, with SEA contributing a portion of the total cost, employee funded dental and vision insurance benefits. Short-term, long-term disability insurance and a life insurance benefit are offered at no cost. 12 paid sick and personal days to be utilized by employee. Receive $250 reimbursement annually for continuing education.

SALARY: Competitive salary aligned with work hours/weeks and commensurate with experience and qualifications$500 Sign on BONUS details given upon hire.*

FULL TIME SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER K-4TH GRADE

Soaring Eagle Academy a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard, IL serving students ages 3 through 21 years old, faced with the challenges of Autism, is seeking a full time SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER for K-4th grade classroom in our Primary Elementary Pod ($500 Sign on BONUS), to join our growing staff and student body, for the 2021-22 school year teaching in person 5 full days. SEA is following strict IDPH, CDC and ISBE COVID-19 guidelines including use of PPE, social distancing and hand washing/cleaning and sanitizing measures to the best of our ability. 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Immediate (Students are in attendance for 220 school days, 181 regular days and 39 summer session days). FULL TIME– Work a salaried regular full-time position with typical hours Monday through Friday 8:00 to 3:00pm. While the work schedule is typically 8:00 to 3:00pm, as a salaried employee, you will be expected to report to work sufficiently in advance of the start of the school day and to remain after the end of the school day, so that student needs may be met and preparations for the next day can be made. Work a total of 44.4 weeks per year since there are 6 weeks of non-student attendance. Full-time staff employed 52 weeks of the year with 6 paid weeks off for non-student attendance.

BENEFITSFULL TIME – Eligible for medical and ancillary benefits for this full-time position. Benefits can include BCBS medical, with SEA contributing a portion of the total cost, employee funded dental and vision insurance benefits. Short-term, long-term disability insurance and a life insurance benefit are offered at no cost. 12 paid sick and personal days to be utilized by employee. Receive $250 reimbursement annually for continuing education. Supervision and mentoring provided by DIR® Expert Clinician/SLP/SEA Co-Founder that leads the Teachers and Curriculum Team, with extensive experience in autism, developmental language thinking, curriculum development and is a Trainer in the DIR® Floortime model as well as reflective processing offered. Participation in our 403B retirement plan. Work in an environment with state-of-the art materials and equipment.

SALARY: Competitive salary aligned with work hours/weeks and commensurate with experience and qualifications. $500 Sign on Bonus through November 2021 for full time hires.  Sign on Bonus details given upon hire. 

 The Academy was founded by three Speech Language Pathologists, with an accumulation of over 80 years experience serving children and families with Autism and other related disorders, and a passion to showcase the amazing capacities of students with Autism to interact, communicate, think and learn. SEA is the only school in the world to utilize a Developmental Language approach 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. We are a hands-off school utilizing proactive strategies to interpret the actions and behaviors of students, versus using behavioral methods of time out, consequences and rewards or physical restraint/carry/holds. 

With our 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. For more information, please visit our website at www.soaringeagleacademy.org

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Must have LBS1 Special Education License for K-12 

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

* Knowledge and expertise in child development.

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

* Interactive style that is naturally 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 wear a facemask at all times in the school building, even when social distance is maintained, except while drinking or eating.
  • 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.

FULL TIME SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (Transition 18-21 year old program)

Great hours 8:00 to 3:00, competitive salary and great benefits! Make a difference in the life of young adults with Autism! Soaring Eagle Academy a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard, IL is seeking a full-time SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (with LBS1- K-12) for our Transition classroom serving 18 to 21-year-old students, with immediate start ($500 Sign on BONUS) to join our growing staff and student body for the 2021-22 school year teaching in person 5 full days. SEA is following strict IDPH, CDC and ISBE COVID-19 guidelines including use of PPE, social distancing and hand washing/cleaning and sanitizing measures to the best of our ability.

QUALIFICATIONS:LBS1 Special Education License

  • Strong interest in the transition 18 to 21 year old student population to facilitate hope for the future for students, their families and the staff you support.
  • Experience in a high school or transition program environment with academic, vocational, life skills, recreational and community programming components.
  • Knowledge and experience leading teacher assistants, working within a collaborative team and supporting students’ families.
  • Interactive style that is supportive, 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® Floortime methodology.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Conduct the classroom according to DIR® and developmental language model methodology practices.
  • Ability to create, implement and adapt developmentally based curriculum for students of varied ages, learning styles and developmental levels.
  • Complete lesson plans for individual and group activities on and off-site.
  • Teach academic, vocational, life skills and recreational groups.
  • Plan and implement appropriate educational, vocational and recreational curriculum in accordance with the Illinois Common Core State Standards.
  • 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.
  • Check in daily with student station work and rotate through various stations during academic/on-site and off-site jobs.
  • Create visuals for supporting student comprehension for daily activities and groups.
  • Provide direction, instruction and coaching to Teacher Assistants in the classroom environment.
  • Support Teacher Assistants in understanding individual lesson plans for onsite and offsite activities.
  • Supervise and monitor Teacher Assistants for preparation of classroom materials, maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
  • Management for off-site trips including but not limited to the following
  • 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 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 paid weeks of non-student attendance.

SALARY:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. $500 Sign on Bonus for full time hires.  Sign on Bonus details given upon hire.

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 4TH - 8TH GRADE CLASSROOM

  • $500 Sign on BONUS for full time hires.
  • Salaried position with typical hours 8:00-3:00 Monday to Friday in relationship-based, trauma informed therapeutic day school.
  • Work 46 weeks of year with 6 weeks non-student attendance paid vacation breaks.
  • Competitive Salary commensurate with hours/weeks worked and experience.
  • 12 PTO days.
  • BCBS medical, dental and vision.
  • Short-term/long-term disability and a life insurance.
  • 403B retirement plan.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Reflective processing to support you in your work.
  • Supervision/mentoring by a DIR® Trainer with extensive experience in autism, curriculum development/implementation, developmental language model and DIR® developmental thinking to support your teaching, lesson plan development and goal writing.

Make a difference in the life of a child with Autism!

LBS1 Special Education License or endorsement for K-12 required.

Seeking a candidate with experience teaching students with ASD of varied ages and developmental levels in an early learning/elementary environment where developmental thinking/approach was utilized and an interactive style that is playful, affectual and engaging.

$500 Sign on BONUS for full time hires!!

Soaring Eagle Academy a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard, IL serving students ages 3 through 21 years old, faced with the challenges of Autism, is seeking a full time SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER for 4th through 8th grade classroom in our Intermediate Elementary Pod ($500 Sign on BONUS), to join our growing staff and student body teaching in person 5 full days. SEA is following strict IDPH, CDC and ISBE COVID-19 guidelines including use of PPE, social distancing and hand washing/cleaning and sanitizing measures to the best of our ability.

The Academy was founded by three Speech Language Pathologists, with an accumulation of over 80 years experience serving children and families with Autism and other related disorders, and a passion to showcase the amazing capacities of students with Autism to interact, communicate, think and learn. SEA is the only school in the world to utilize a Developmental Language approach 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.

We are a hands-off school utilizing proactive strategies to interpret the actions and behaviors of students, versus using behavioral methods of time out, consequences and rewards or physical restraint/carry/holds. With our 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. For more information, please visit our website at www.soaringeagleacademy.org

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have LBS1 Special Education License or endorsement for K-12 
  • Experience in an elementary learning environment where developmental thinking/approach was utilized with a strong interest in the middle/upper grades student population.
  • Knowledge and expertise in child development.
  • Knowledge and experience leading teacher assistants, working within a collaborative team and supporting students’ family.
  • Interactive style that is naturally 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.
  • Conduct the classroom according to DIR® and developmental language model methodology practices.
  • 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 wear a facemask at all times in the school building, even when social distance is maintained, except while drinking or eating.
  • 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). Work a salaried regular full-time position with typical hours Monday through Friday 8:00 to 3:00pm. While the work schedule is typically 8:00 to 3:00pm, as a salaried employee, you will be expected to report to work sufficiently in advance of the start of the school day and to remain after the end of the school day, so that student needs may be met and preparations for the next day can be made. Work a total of 44.4 weeks per year since there are 6 weeks of non-student attendance. Full-time staff employed 52 weeks of the year with 6 paid weeks off for non-student attendance.

BENEFITS: Eligible for medical and ancillary benefits for this full-time position. Benefits can include BCBS medical, with SEA contributing a portion of the total cost, employee funded dental and vision insurance benefits. Short-term, long-term disability insurance and a life insurance benefit are offered at no cost. 12 paid sick and personal days to be utilized by employee. Receive $250 reimbursement annually for continuing education. Supervision and mentoring provided by DIR® Expert Clinician/SLP/SEA Co-Founder that leads the Teachers and Curriculum Team, with extensive experience in autism, developmental language thinking, curriculum development and is a Trainer in the DIR® Floortime model as well as reflective processing offered. Participation in our 403B retirement plan. Work in an environment with state-of-the art materials and equipment.

SALARY: Competitive salary aligned with work hours/weeks and commensurate with experience and qualifications. $500 Sign on BONUS details given upon hire.