Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
  • 22-Jun-2017 to 21-Aug-2017 (CST)
  • Instruction
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

General Summary: Develop and implement programs in arts and therapeutic recreation at the School.  This includes programs that serve both the educational and residential elements of the Orthogenic School program.


Essential Functions:

50%     Assist in developing the fine arts curriculum for the school which is consistent with the programs and mission of the educational and residential programs.  Support curriculums for all forms of fine arts.  Support the lead teacher in coordinating and integrating the arts into the residential and educational programs. Collaborate with the lead teacher to schedule classes and activities.


25%     Develop and manage the After-School Program.  Assure that the program includes all forms of activities appropriate and designated for the Orthogenic School Students in the hours after school and before dinner.  Assure that the program is consistent with the programs and mission of the educational and residential programs.  Collaborate with the CFO on all resource management issues and present them for approval.  Coordinate the After-School Program for the School.  Integrate the After-School Program into the residential and educational programs.  Identify and supervise staff working in the program.  Schedule classes, staff, and activities in the program.  Play an active role in teaching and supervising teachers in the After-School Program.


20%   Marketing


Other Functions:

 5%     Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree required; Illinois State Certification in Art Education K-12 required; basic accounting skills required; a minimum of three years of experience with children with emotional and behavioral difficulties required; a minimum of five years of teaching experience preferred; experience with collaborating with multiple facets of a staff preferred; experience in coordinating schedules and other administrative skills preferred; basic computer skills, as well as a working knowledge of digital cameras, scanning equipment, and PhotoShop required; previous experience using an electric firing kiln preferred (Skutt KM-1027). Applicants should possess a strong commitment to strength perspective, empowering families and a willingness to work in a high demanding work situation that requires flexibility and innovativeness; applicants must possess cultural competency.


Mental Demands:  Ability to manage multiple tasks and to deal with relatively high stress situations.  Strong communication and collaborative skills required.  Writing skills for grant writing and curriculum development required.  Strong reasoning and problem solving skills are important for the administrative work as well as in working with the students.  Day to day schedule changes and interruptions can be expected.  Flexibility is required.


Physical Demands:  This job requires light to medium work.  It also requires moderate cleaning, i.e. cleaning tabletops and art dishes.  Daily use of a computer, phone, fax machine, and copier.

The Leslie Shankman School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or veteran status, or disability.

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