Assistant Teacher (Full-Time) University of Chicago, Chicago Ill

Assistant Teacher (Full-Time) University of Chicago, Chicago Ill

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School

Job Description: Assist the class room teacher with all aspects of the academic program. Interact on a daily basis with students, teachers, adjunct faculty, and residential staff and is an integral part of the classroom organization and structure


  • Assist elementary classroom teacher with the instruction of students in core content area
  • Communicative effectively with students, staff, and parents
  • Work with the classroom teacher to establish maintain safe and effective classroom routines
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, individual plan meetings, or clinically based meetings on an enjoining basis.
  • Design, prepare, and implement lessons in coordination with the classroom teacher.
  • Document student progress
  • Assist the teacher by completing tasks outside of the classroom such as Xeroxing and filing.
  • Collaborate with educational stand to develop innovative and thoughtful curriculum that meets the needs of students currently enrolled


  • Bachelor’s Degree in liberal arts, education or related field
  • High school mathematic certificate preferred or type 39 with class work towards certification.
  • Three years of classroom experience within a special education setting preferred
  • Ability to relate to special needs students in a constructive and therapeutic manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Cooperate effectively with school team
  • Empowering families and a willingness to work in a high demanding work situation that requires flexibility and innovativeness

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Phone Contact: 773-702-1203