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 SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER- 1st-5th Grade Program

Soaring Eagle Academy a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard, IL is seeking a full time SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER for 1st-5th grade program with IMMEDIATE start preferable, to join our growing staff and student body. 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. The academic and social programming is developed, expanded and supported by the SEA founders, with support from the SEA staff. 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. 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.
Please mail the application and your resume to: Soaring Eagle Academy, 800 Parkview Boulevard, Lombard, IL 60148.
QUALIFICATIONS:
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 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 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.
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 weekly teacher and lesson plan/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 (Transition 18-21 year old program)

Soaring Eagle Academy a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school in Lombard, IL is seeking a full time SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER for our Transition classroom serving 18 to 21 year old students, with immediate start preferably, to join our growing staff and student body. 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. The academic and social programming is developed, expanded and supported by the SEA founders, with support from the SEA staff. 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. With our appropriate interpretation of their intentions, appropriate language-based strategies, emotional and sensory supports, and an individualized, multi-sensory, engaging and meaningful curriculum on site and within the community doing vocational, life skills and recreational experiences, 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

Please mail the application and your resume to: Soaring Eagle Academy, 800 Parkview Boulevard, Lombard, IL 60148. Our application can be found on our website. Please no phone calls.

 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:

o      Sustain communication with all classroom staff

o      Ensure all trips are staffed appropriately including support staff.

o      Ensure Teacher Assistants know when to have students prepped and ready.

o      Write daily schedule on the board.

o      Confirm Teacher Assistants bring all needed student supports off-site.

o      Confirm medicine is brought on trips for appropriate students

o      Follow regulation protocol for trips.

o      Check in throughout the day to be sure staff are supported on and offsite.

o      Coordinate plan for recreation trips

o      Confirm all transportation.

  • 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.

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 SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST Immediate

 

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. Join a comprehensive team of dedicated, child-centered professionals supporting our students and their families, in a calm and nurturing environment, working together to harness each student’s joy for interaction, play, communication and learning. MUST hold paraprofessional license or a valid teacher/substitute teacher license. Computer skills for Word and Excel required.
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. The academic and social programming is developed, expanded and supported by the SEA founders with support from the SEA Staff . 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 language-based strategies and emotional and sensory supports- our students are soaring.Join our team! Our 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
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, while walking/running in hallways, outside or at community outings) facilitating and supporting capacities for shared attention, regulation, engagement, ideation, 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 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.
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. 7 paid sick and personal days to be utilized by employee.

PART TIME REGISTERED NURSE

Soaring Eagle Academy a not for profit, ISBE approved therapeutic day school, serving students ages 3 through 21 years old, faced with the challenges of Autism, located in Lombard IL, is seeking a PART- TIME LICENSED REGISTERED NURSE starting immediately, to join our growing staff and student body. Applicant should be a caring and sympathetic individual able to multitask through a variety of difficult situations related to physical, mental, and emotional health needs. Possess excellent listening skills, able to instruct both students and adults about a variety of health issues treatments. Organized and confident individual able to cope with potentially challenging situations.

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 Financial and Professional Regulation as a Registered Nurse
  • Willingness to gain knowledge in DIR® Methodology and developmental thinking.
  • Ability to work with children and families demonstrating patience, kindness, compassion and empathy.
  • Appreciate and respect each child’s challenges and accomplishments.
  • Appreciate and respect each parent’s challenges and beliefs.
  • Willingness to accept and request direction/guidance and suggestions from others.
  • Ability to modulate and demonstrate affect appropriate to the situation to facilitate learning.
  • Ability to build relationships with students, always working to expand your relationship, to support regulation, interaction, comprehension, engagement and learning.
  • Ability to attune and respond to the students’ intentions providing meaning to their actions.
  • Ability to acknowledge and reflect on students’ feelings and behavior in a caring and respectful manner.
  • Proper professional well-groomed demeanor.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Review current student files for medical-related information and communicate appropriate health information to staff.
  • Review new student paperwork for medical-related information, monitor all supplies (ex. Epi pen) needed on-site and communicate appropriate health information to staff.
  • Assist with, train staff in and provide student feedings with G-tubes as needed.
  • Providing and/or delegating services including first aid, care for ill students, and emergency care to students and staff
  • Acting as a liaison between home and school by communicating with parents regarding students’ health and safety needs
  • Developing and maintaining healthcare plans for students who need special nursing interventions during the school day (ie seizure plans, asthma plans, allergy plans, diabetic plans, tube feeding plans)
  • Maintain student health records
  • Provide health related education to students and staff in both individual and group settings
  • Participate in school wide institute days
  • Maintain daily communication through nursing notes with founders and building principal
  • Determining the impact of students’ contagious illnesses and acting to prevent the spread of communicable diseases in the school setting.
  • Acting as a member of the school crisis team.
  • Assist families with locating outside care and obtaining health insurance as needed.
  • Administering and monitoring effectiveness of medications given at school
  • Monitoring monthly attendance
  • Providing school staff with current information about students’ health concerns and care on a confidential need-to-know basis
  • Communicating regularly with families to acquire up to date health information on each student
  • Following up with families to receive doctors’ reports and information after a release is acquired.
  • Writing health updates for all scheduled IEP meetings
  • Recommending modifications within the school environment for students that have health concerns.
  • Attending and actively participating in Pods safety meetings
  • Maintaining confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues
  • Assessing staff injuries and making professional recommendations on next steps
  • Signing off on all staff injuries that occur within the building
  • Signing off on all student injuries that occur within the building and communicating with parents.
  • Work with leadership regarding medical information and medical needs of new students to insure all information and supplies are at the academy.
  • Review and monitor medical information submitted yearly for all students.
  • Notify leadership on a weekly basis when necessary paperwork is not submitted.
  • Contact parents with medically related questions after reviewing student files.
  • Communicate appropriate health information obtained from student files and/or parent report/communication to staff.
  • Adhere to HIPAA guidelines and standards in regard to confidentiality.
  • Assist students and their families to obtain optimum health and well-being through education or referral
  • Serve as an intermediary between school, home, and private physician regarding health status of students as needed.
  • Interpret medical evaluations to parents, and staff and provide an understanding of implications for the educational performance of students. Ensure that all parents feel comfortable with plans in place to care for their child during school hours.
  • Develop and provide training for school staff to support children with healthcare needs, e.g. asthma, diabetes, seizures or epilepsy. Ensure that staff feel comfortable with plans in place to care for students with medical concerns during school hours.
  • Provide support and advice for parents, caregivers and staff on childhood illnesses and the management and control of infection and communicable diseases
  • Develop and provide training related to the facility’s policy and procedures regarding student privacy and dignity, disposal of hazardous waste material, procedures for preventing the transmission of blood-borne pathogens, the use of non-violent crisis intervention procedures and the administration of medication.
  • Recommend and implement school policies to comply with established health laws such as immunization laws, communicable disease etc.
  • Educate staff in understanding students’ allergies, special diets.Keep up to date lists of all allergies, diet restrictions, seizure plans and medications.
  • Review all incident reports.
  • Build relationships with students, always working to expand your relationship, to support regulation, interaction, comprehension, engagement and learning.
  • Attune and respond to the students’ intentions providing meaning to their actions.
  • Acknowledge and reflect on students’ feelings and behavior in a caring and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrate appropriate and modulated affect for a variety of situations to facilitate interaction and learning.
  • Support Health curriculum.
  • 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 a 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 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 a student when he/she flees (runs) from an activity, an interaction or the learning environment.

 

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. Flexible with schedule regarding days/hours for the Part Time Nurse position.

 

SALARY

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

BENEFITS

Ineligible for medical, ancillary or PTO benefits for part-time position.

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