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Special Education Teacher


Make a positive change. For yourself. For others. For the community at large. Become a Teacher at Elim. It’s a rewarding, enriching career that helps children and young adults with disabilities find their true potential. You’ll help them achieve more than they or their families thought possible. And you will be changed along the way.

We’re looking for people who care about people. As a Teacher at Elim, you’ll be required to:

  • Prepare students to attain their individualized goals
  • Create a positive, safe and productive learning environment
  • Provide instructional support, planning and implementation of individual educational plans
  • Apply knowledge of sensory, behavioral and communication strategies for students with intensive needs
  • Foster a collaborative learning environment and provide leadership and direction to paraprofessionals

It’s fulfilling work that makes an immediate difference in lives. To help our students, you will be provided training and instruction on behavior management, communication techniques and assistive technology.

About Elim

At Elim, we support children and adults with developmental disabilities in pursuing their fullest God-given purpose/potential through a variety of services. These include: pre-school to high school special education; therapeutic and educational programs for students with autism spectrum disorder; vocational training and life skill opportunities for young adults 18-22; day programs for adults with disabilities; and learning programs as an organizational and community catalyst for change.

We dream big. And we impart those dreams in everyone we connect with – students, adults, schools, the community and the world at large – to create a brighter, better day and a world in which people with disabilities can thrive! Now and in the future.


Monday – Friday  8:15 am – 3:15 pm
Includes a 6 week extended school year


Wages and benefits:

Competitive starting pay of $59,466/yr (more with experience and education)
Includes $7,666 for 6 week ESY session
$1000 sign on bonus
Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Plan, Flex Spending, Life Insurance, Retirement plan (with match)


Qualifications :

Preferred: Bachelors or better in Special Education.


Licenses & Certifications

Learning Behave Spec


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Join the Amazing Elim Team


You will serve some of the most amazing people you will ever meet.


We promote and train within the Elim family.


By joining the Elim team you are surrounded by an encouraging team.

Full Time Employee Benefits

All health benefits are offered to employees and their dependents.
Medical Insurance (BCBS of IL)
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending (Medical & Dependent)
Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance
Employer Paid Short Term/Long Term Disability Insurance
Paid Time Off (Sick, Personal, Vacation, Holiday)
Professional Development
403(B) Retirement Plan (immediate vesting up to 4% match at 1 year of service)
Voluntary Life Insurance