Instructional Coach Job at Marklund, Elgin, IL

  • Marklund
  • Elgin, IL

Job Description

Job Description

Marklund Day School in Elgin is hiring an Instructional Coach! 

We are expanding our school, come grow with us!

Join us in making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities!

We are seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Instructional Coach. They provide support to the Life Skills Programs including the implementation and oversight of curriculum and assessment. They are responsible for mentoring and coaching teaching and paraprofessional staff. They are also responsible for overseeing state testing and building level assessments. The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

We value our employees and always strive to maintain a stimulating work environment and diverse culture.Join us today, so YOU can make the ‘Marklund Difference’ like Nancy has!

Nancy’s Story:

"I’m proud to say that I have been a part of the Marklund organization for 11 years and with the Day School for 5 years. As the lead teacher of the Day School, I get to wake up excited to go to work every day. Touching the lives of the children we serve is my passion, and the Marklund Day School shares this desire with me. Working for the Marklund Day School has made me a better educator and it continues to inspire me to develop professionally in the field. The Marklund Day School does not believe in limitations, but rather the talents, strengths and gifts that each child brings to the classroom. In all my years as an educator, the Marklund Day School is the one and only that stands out among the rest due to its student centered, compassionate, innovative, and dedicated methods and leadership. I’m so proud to be a part of such an inspirational and positive organization!"– Nancy V


Who We Are

Marklund Day School is a well-known and respected nonpublic school serving students ages Pre K-22 who come to our school’s program through partnerships with various Chicago suburban school districts. Our Day School is a program of Marklund, a nonprofit organization that provides residential, therapeutic and education services to children and adults with profound developmental disabilities. Marklund Day School provides an environment conducive to learning through specialized curriculum, positive behavioral interventions, and individualized student support. The Marklund Life Skills Program is designed to provide specialized support to students who have learning and developmental disabilities and those identified on the Autism Spectrum.

Our highly sensory-driven program features:

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Sensory and Therapy Rooms
  • Computer Adapted Technology
  • Community Programs and Opportunities
  • Observation areas and Outdoor Courtyard
  • Model Apartment... and more!

To learn more about our school please visit our website at


Job Responsibilities:

  • Mentors and onboards new teachers.
  • Assists teachers with administering local and state assessments.
  • Collaborates with teachers when writing IEP goals and assists with the oversight of the goal tracking system
  • Develops a curriculum scope and sequence for each grade level monthly.
  • Assists with implementation, modification, differentiation, and adaption of curriculum for teachers.
  • Assists teachers with developing lessons and activities to meet student needs.
  • Provides coaching for classroom teachers, and coaches day school staff working within the classroom setting upon the request of the classroom teacher.
  • Supports new students throughout the intake process which includes; tours, meeting with parents and districts, conducting classroom meetings and coaching through the first week.
  • Collaborates with therapists to ensure the needs of the students are being met.
  • Assists with filling teacher vacancies, as needed.
  • Acts as a substitute for teachers using sick personal time (day or week); this includes assisting with planning, preparation, and data collection.
  • Accompanies students on field trips (via bus or walking up to 3miles).
  • Must become certified in Professional Crisis Management/ UKERU and will be required to perform physical restraint.
  • Serves as a member of the building leadership team and Data Reduction Team
  • Provides teacher support hours weekly before/after school based upon teacher needs

Please note that this job summary is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We offer a supportive mentoring program for our new teachers that currently includes:

  • Initial onboarding and training
  • Assistance from Instructional Coaches that provide in-classroom support
  • In-room coaching
  • RBTP in Life Skills classrooms


As an equal opportunity employer, Marklund respects and supports diversity, equity and inclusion as part of our work environment. We strive to provide a rich culture where everything we do contributes to our mission of “making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities.”

Are you ready to contribute to Marklund’s mission and vision, and become an integral part of enhancing the lives of the individuals we serve? 


Experience and Skills

Qualifications for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required.
  • Professional Educators License (LBS1 PreK-21) required.
  • Experience working with students with multiple needs and autism preferred.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job and to meet its functional and environmental requirements.

Job Benefits

When you join the Marklund team, you receive the following:

Compensation & Benefits we offer YOU

Full-Time Employees:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Company PaidLife Insurance for all FT employees
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Short -Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)*
    • *School Employees Receive “Closed Days” and Sick/Personal
  • PTO Cash-In & Conversion Twice Per Year
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Extended Sick Bank
  • 7 Paid Holidays per Year

Full-Time and Part-Time Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Retirement Savings Plan – eligible upon hire
    • Marklund matches up to 5%

Ways we appreciate YOU

  • Annual Employee Recognition Dinner and Celebration
  • Years of Service Awards and Gifts beginning at 5 years
  • Claire Haverkampf (founder) Annual Commemorative Award
  • You Caught My Eye – Monthly Employee Award
  • Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Training & Growth Opportunities for YOU

  • We promote from within whenever possible
  • You are paid while you train:
    • In-House Training Programs
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Employee Workshops on a variety of topics

Benefits/Programs subject to change.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Part time, Local area, Outdoor, Flexible hours, Monday to Friday,

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