Preschool Co-Teacher

Rolling Meadows, IL
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Job Description

Step Forward Therapy is on a mission to improve the overall quality of life for the children and families we serve. Our collaborative, interdisciplinary team of therapists use evidence-based, traditional, and innovative therapy methods that address the individual needs of each child.  We work closely with families to provide support and education to foster growth and improve a child’s ability to engage in a meaningful and purposeful manner at school, at home, and in the community.

We have an immediate opening for a part-time, preschool co-teacher who is enthusiastic, caring, compassionate, resourceful, and motivated.  We would love for you to join us to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve by providing them with the skills that will allow them to learn, grow, and live a fulfilling life.  If you enjoy working with children, and you would like to join our team please go to our website to fill out an application –

    • Teach students personal development skills, such as goal setting, independence, or self-advocacy.
    • Communicate verbally/non verbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement, or positive reinforcement.
    • Employ special education strategies or techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, or memory.
    • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification or positive reinforcement.
    • Confer with parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, or administrators to resolve students’ behavioral or academic issues.
    • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, or administrative regulations.
    • Organize and supervise games or other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, or social development.
    • Arrange indoor or outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.
    • Organize and display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their perceptual skills.
    • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Social Work, preferred
    • ISBE- Learning Behavior Specialists I (LBS I) certification OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker OR Developmental Therapist Illinois Early Intervention Credential, preferred
    • Child Development Associate Certification, preferred
    • 1 Year Teaching Experience, preferred
    • 1 Year Childcare Experience, preferred
    • Must be willing to be fingerprinted and pass a background check.
    • Regular and timely communication with supervisor
    • Must be dog-friendly – we have therapy dogs in the office
    • Monday to Friday Schedule 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
    • Health, Dental, & Vision insurance
    • Generous Paid time off
    • Professional Development Assistance
    • Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Plan
    • Casual Dress Code
    • 2 Therapy Dogs On-site
Physical Requirements
    • Periods of extensive standing (up to 2 hours at times), walking, and running
    • Navigating uneven surfaces
    • Requires lifting (25 – 30 lbs), positioning, pushing, and/or transferring patients.
    • Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching.
Ability to Commute/Relocate
    • Rolling Meadows, IL 60008: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
    • $18.00 – $22.00 per hour

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