The Mentor Network

About The Mentor Network

The MENTOR Network is a national network of local providers offering quality, community-based services to children, adults, and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries, and to youth with emotional and behavioral challenges as well as their families. Serving 30,000 individuals in 36 states, we offer meaningful work, come join our team today!




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Head Special Education Teacher

The Mentor Network - Mount Prospect, Illinois

Posted: 10/31/2018

Head Special Education Teacher
Primary Location: United States-IL-ILMount Prospect

NeuroRestorative Illinois

NeuroRestorative is a leading provider of post-acute and subacute rehabilitation services for individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries and other neurological challenges.  We offer a continuum of care and rehabilitation options in community-based settings to individuals of all ages.  Our personalized programs include residential and day treatment as well as specialized services for children and adolescents, Military Service Members and Veterans.  We provide expertise and resources of an organization on the cutting edge of clinical care and rehabilitative programs.

The Head Special Education Teacher is responsible for providing direct and active supervision to teachers and students along with ensuring on-site and alternative/additional educational services to adolescent program participants in a cognitive retraining and educational setting in accordance with their rehabilitation program. 
Essential Job Functions
  • Provides quality educational services for adolescents
  • Provides educational assistance to program participants at their academic placement
  • Coordinates carry-over strategies developed by the cognitive or trans-disciplinary team
  • Attends weekly clinical team meetings with the communication/cognition team
  • Completes all necessary documentation such as service summaries, reports, billing slips, etc.
  • Supervises and assists in development and implementation of curriculum
  • Develops methods of evaluating student progress
  • Meets with parents and students to seek solutions to problems
  • Implements policy and procedure of the classroom environment
  • Attends all mandatory training
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master Degree in Special Education, LD/BD, Bachelor’s in Education
  • Minimum, one year in classroom or tutorial settings (Experience with special populations preferred) 
  • Proven track record of supervisory experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal & written) with staff and families, outside constituents, and program participants
  • Good documentation skills and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of therapeutic programming for neurologically impaired adults
  • Knowledge of trans-disciplinary rehabilitation treatment approach
  • Ability to actively participate in research

Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services in more than 30 states to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.

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