Special Education Teacher

Special Education Chicago, Illinois


Position at SESI Schools

About Us

The Safe Achieve Academy of Chicago is operated by Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI). SESI Schools provides specialized education programming for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral support to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. Every child deserves to reach their full potential, and we’re looking to hire an exceptional Special Education Teacher who will be essential in fueling student success. 

Why Join Us?

Are you driven by the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of students? At SESI Schools, we're proving what's possible for students with unique needs. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

-Competitive Salary Range: 
Recognizing your dedication with a competitive salary

-Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits: 
Enjoy medical, dental, and vision coverage

-Employer-Paid Life Insurance: 
Providing peace of mind for you and your loved ones

-401(k) Plan with Employer Matching: 
Investing in your future

-Tuition Reimbursement: 
Further your education with reimbursement of up to $2,625

-Additional Perks:
 Benefit from a Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Mental Health Support, and even Pet Insurance

-Continued Training and Growth Opportunities: 
We're committed to your professional development


The Opportunity  

The Special Education Teacher will implement a highly systematic assessment, curriculum, instruction, and behavior model that is rooted in best practices. Our teachers and staff provide individualized academic and behavioral interventions with an innovative learning approach, personalized attention, and all the necessary support services students need to thrive.  

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Teach them knowledge and skills, nurture their confidence and character, and meet the needs of all students by utilizing SESI instructional models, strategies, and curriculum 
  • Develop and maintain individualized lessons that provide a balance of standards-based and skills-based instruction
  • Aligned with student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) 
  • Utilize the school’s behavior support and intervention strategies 
  • Implement de-escalation techniques, crisis management, and physical restraint if necessary to maintain the safety of students and staff 
  • Establish and maintain student forms and files as required by SESI, local, state, and/or federal agencies, including but not limited to Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Behavior Intervention Plans, Incident Reports, High-Risk Evaluation Forms, etc. 
  • Drive, record, and track student growth and progress toward academic, social, and emotional goals 
  • Supervise students and ensure they are always monitored, including to and from appropriate locations within the school 
  • Light lifting, walking, and/or climbing stairs may be required
  • Other duties as assigned

The Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning required 
  • Valid IL PEL with (LBS1) Special Education Endorsement Required 
  • Commitment to learning and implementing feedback 
  • Ability to adapt and remain flexible 


Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.