Special Education Specialist

Program Administration Chicago, Illinois


Position at SESI Schools

       Now Hiring For The 2022-2023 School Year!!
             *Please Note This Is Not A Remote Position*

About Us 

The Excel Academy of Roseland
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 teacher who will play an essential role in fueling student success. 

Why Join Us?

Are you looking for a new opportunity to make an impact in the lives of students? Join us at SESI Schools, where we are proving what is possible for students with unique needs. We offer a generous benefits package including: 

  • Competitive salary range of $70,000 - $85,000
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits including medical, dental, and vision 
  • Employer-paid life insurance 
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching 
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,625 
  • Other great benefits like Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Mental Health Support, and Pet Insurance 
  • Continued training, mentorship, and opportunities for growth 

The Opportunity

The Special Education Specialist will be responsible for the supervision of diverse learner program staff including special education teachers, school social workers, BCBAs, and assistant teachers. Every child deserves to reach their full potential and we are looking to hire an exceptional Diverse Learner Director who will play an essential role in fueling student and staff success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Ensuring that all students are being educated in accordance with their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Observation of classrooms on a regular basis both formally (using observation forms to provide appropriate staff feedback) and informally
  • Weekly staff meetings for the purpose of imparting information, suggestions, and issues of concern that affect the program and the staff
  • Attending and participating in a monthly Goal Review with Supervisor; demonstrating consistent growth and goal completion
  • Communicating in person, by telephone, and through newsletters and other forms of written communication with parents, supervisors, and district personnel
  • Involving parents in the educational program on a regular basis as well as providing regular parent education events throughout the school year
  • Ensuring that all state licensing policies relating to the health, safety, and well-being of the children attending the program are followed and in compliance
  • Forging and maintaining stakeholder relationships (district officials, parents, etc.); providing excellent and responsive customer service
  • Communicating regularly with all supervisors to ensure that proper support and assistance are available at all times
  • Identifying staff and program needs and obtaining professional development opportunities to address those needs
  • Other duties may be assigned

The Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Special Education w/Leadership Endorsement Required
  • Valid IL PEL Certification with LBSI Endorsement Required
  • Supervisory experience Preferred
  • 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.