Instructional Specialist

Program Administration Peoria, Illinois


Position at SESI Schools

The Instructional Specialist will work closely with the Principal and resource team to coordinate and evaluate the educational program.  The Instructional Specialist will act as a mentor and resource to the classroom staff and work closely with all departments on implanting the educational programs. In conjunction with the school Principal, this position will be a key player in the recruiting, interviewing, selecting and overseeing the on-boarding for new staff.   

Job Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:  

  • Work closely with classroom staff to coordinate, manage, assess needs and determine student assignment in regards to special education programs  
  • Assist Principal with recruiting, interviewing and on-boarding new campus staff members 
  • Develop and implement transition planning and services/Indicator 13  
  • Maintain IEP database and student file scan database 
  • Prepare and attend students’ IEP meetings, assure documentation is accurately completed prior to the meeting and provide on-going monitoring to ensure ISBE compliance of students’ IEPs  
  • Plan and implement staff and parent education relating to special education programs  
  • Maintains close working relationship with school district, parents and community 
  • Provide and monitor crisis intervention at the school 
  • Organize, plan and deliver training for professional development and staff meetings 
  • Actively participate in Education Committee meetings and relay information to the resource team 


Qualified Candidates Will Have: 

  • Current Illinois Special Education Certificate (LBS1) 
  • Experience working with similar population in a school setting preferred   
  • Experience working with staff in a coaching capacity 
  • Strong professional communication skills both oral and written  
  • Ability to record and analyze data utilizing excel and google drive