Special Education Teacher

Country Club Hills, IL
Classroom Instruction – Special Ed Teacher /
Full-Time /
Job Description

As a Special Education Teacher with The Menta Group, you will collaborate with the clinical staff and other members of the academic team in creating and implementing classroom interventions in order to meet the individual academic and social/emotional needs of the students.

10 Month School Calendar

Hiring for All Grade Levels K-21, Small Self-Contained Rooms (10 students max)
Hours: 7:30 am to 3 pm, M-F, following a school calendar
Benefit Options & Generous Paid Benefit Time Off!
Direct Hire with our school: Return School Year after School Year (no annual contract)

Tuition Reimbursement for General Education Teachers seeking Special Education LBS1 Endorsement
Sign On Bonus for Certified LBS1 Teachers


    • Teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom. 
    • Classroom sizes are at or near 10 students with paraprofessional support in the room. 
    • Grade Level taught will depend upon the position for which you've applied. We may need you to be flexible on grade level during the school year. 
    • Provide a differentiated learning environment.
    • Work collaboratively with staff, including curriculum and clinical staff to yield positive results for the students.
    • Have the freedom and ability to personalize learning.
    • Provide a social-emotional learning environment.


    • IL PEL (Professional Educator's License; out-of-state applicants will need to apply for IL certification) with LBS1 Certification or Other Teacher Certification (Non-Substitute)
    • General Education Professional Educator’s License or Secondary Education (PEL) with a desire to obtain your Special Education Certification (LBS1).
    • Comprehensive training, experience, and mentoring in curriculum area. 
    • Ability to teach a self-contained classroom within all basic instructional areas. 
    • Ability to work with youth with emotional/behavioral/academic difficulties. 
    • Must be flexible, work in teams and creatively problem solve.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively.


    • Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Supplemental Insurance Programs
    • Medical Insurance enrollment is available to full time employees on their date of hire. No waiting period.
    • 10 Month School Position with 12 Month Semi-Monthly Pay
    • Generous Paid Time Off Benefits 
    • 403(b) Investment Options
    • Negotiable Sign-On Bonus for Certified Special Education Teachers 
About Country Club Hills K-12

At CCH, we are dedicated to transforming lives and empowering our students through individualized support and exceptional instruction. Our mission is to create a nurturing and inclusive environment where students of all abilities can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Our core values drive our commitment to each student’s success. We believe in fostering a culture of respect, understanding, and acceptance, where every student is valued for their unique strengths and potential. Through personalized educational plans, we strive to meet the individual needs of each student, recognizing that no two learners are alike.

Our passionate and highly skilled educators are devoted to creating a safe and engaging learning environment. They employ innovative teaching strategies, leveraging technology and evidence-based practices, to unlock each student’s full potential. With a focus on differentiated instruction, we provide tailored support, addressing academic challenges and nurturing personal growth.

We understand that the journey to success extends beyond the classroom. Our comprehensive approach encompasses therapeutic interventions, counseling services, and a collaborative network of professionals, including social workers, speech therapists, and occupational therapists. We work closely with families and the broader community to ensure a holistic support system for our students.

We are committed to fostering resilience, self-advocacy, and lifelong learning skills. We empower students to become confident, independent thinkers and compassionate individuals who are prepared to navigate the complexities of the world. Through a combination of academic excellence, therapeutic support, and personalized attention, we strive to equip our students with the tools they need to overcome obstacles, reach their full potential, and discover their own unique paths to success.

The Country Club Hills Tech and Trade Center Transition Program is for young adults, ages 18-22, with unique learning, behavioral, social and emotional needs. This program helps prepare our Trainees for adulthood by providing career exploration, customized employment, specialized vocational and academic instruction embedded with Social Emotional Learning, and comprehensive support services.

Classroom instruction provides students with individualized strategies that are tailor made to meet the unique needs of each student. Our staff provide Trainees with frequent feedback, that is positive in nature, regarding their behavior and skills as they engage with others during the school day and while in the community. As Trainees continue to refine their skills, they have opportunities to generalize and apply their newly developed skills in various activities out in the community with the support of staff members.

The Transition Program also utilizes a pay level system to teach and reinforce LABOR expectations and the related skills needed to meet those expectations. Trainees earn work points by participating in assigned tasks and activities. Behavior points are earned for appropriate behavior. Bonus Points may be earned for meeting their LABOR expectations. Trainees enter our program on Level One and progress to Level Four. Students receive bi-monthly paychecks that are calculated based on the number of points earned and the Trainee’s pay level.

Students who are not engaged in the learning process and cannot be easily redirected or re-engaged are referred to the Unemployment Office. The focus while in this space is on teaching and reinforcing prosocial behaviors utilizing a variety of non-restrictive behavioral interventions that are consistent with the student’s behavior intervention plan.

Our holistic educational approach, that is modeled after real life experiences in the workplace, learning environment, and community is designed to support each Trainee as they strive to reach their individualized level of independence.

Professional Associations and/or Partnerships

The Menta Group affiliates are members/partners with CEC, CASE, Autism Speaks, ASBA, AAPSEC, AASA, CCSSO, SEAA, ASCD, and many more associations that focus on the education of children with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Menta Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Menta Group ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. The District has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district office.