Special Education Teacher, Full-Time, Aurora IL

Special Education Teacher, Full-Time, Aurora IL

Special Education Teacher – Aurora, IL


Special Education Services, a member of the Menta Group, is currently filling positions at a special education school located in Aurora, Illinois. This new program is a uniting of two of our existing programs: Aurora Education Center and Fox Valley Trade and Technological Center. This is a school with a kindergarten through 12th grade therapeutic educational services program for At-Risk and Behavior-Emotional-Developmentally disabled children living in and around the surrounding area in the Aurora, Illinois Metro Area. Small class size, intensive clinical services, and a competently trained staff of educators combine to make this a positive and dynamic place to learn. All children have a right to quality education services, to attend a program that maintains a no refusal, no suspension, no expulsion policy, and social-emotional learning under a continuum of learning and behavioral supports. Classroom teaching positions are open in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.


The curriculum is taught with an engaged learning methodology that nurtures academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Our educational model encourages the development of academic and social-emotional skills in a positive and well-structured learning environment, with a focus on preparation for post-secondary education, employment, and citizenship. Programming is designed for students with significant cognitive, behavior, and learning difficulties. The curriculum is individualized to meet each student's special needs with an emphasis on four major community living domains: self-management/home living, vocational, recreation/leisure, and general community functioning. The curriculum is taught both in school and out in the community. It includes functional academics and embedded training in social-emotional skills, communication, and motor skills.


This position offers an access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications. All of our programs post their open teaching positions on our website and feature an easy-to-complete application process.


Excellent oral and written communication skills

Emphasis on work skills as a basis for a career path curriculum

Flexible in which subject areas that they can work

Student focused approach while presenting general areas of required subject material. Willingness to be trained in working with Behavioral/Emotional Disordered students

Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment

Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.



State Special Education Teaching Certification LBS1

Experience and/or certification in working with Life Skills programming considered a plus

General High School Teaching Certification

Bachelor's Degree (Can obtain IL Substitute Teaching Certification)

Ability to teach in a self-contained classroom for a full teaching day with youth having behavioral, emotional, and high risk behaviors is important.

You must be 23 years of age with a valid driver license.

Employment is contingent upon a background check, approved driving record, employment physical and drug screen.


Application Procedure: Complete an application on this web site: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply

Aurora, IL C.O.R.E. Academy [Cultivating Optimal Rigorous Education] melissa.leon@menta.com Jason.kudelka@menta.com

Fax: 630-906-7950 corp@menta.com lynne.nicolas@menta.com