Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Child Development Teacher Needed

Justice Child Development Center
Job Description
Title:                          Teacher
Supervisor:               Director and/or Assistant Director/Education Coordinator

For more information, contact:

Kathy Pesek, M. Ed., CADC
Executive Director
Justice Child Development Center
8527 S. 88th Avenue
Justice, Illinois  60458
708.563.1234 office
630.992.2635 mobile

o   With co-teacher, prepare  developmentally appropriate and age appropriate lesson plans based on the interests of the children
o   Become knowledgeable regarding the Creative Curriculum and utilize this for lesson planning in the classroom
o   Utilize the concept of authentic learning when planning themes
o   Use redirection with children as a method of reducing undesirable behaviors
o   Assist children with learning conflict resolution skills
o   Help infants learn to self-soothe
o   Prepare, arrange and stock the classroom based on the lesson plans each day to reflect materials needed prior to children’s arrival
o   Observe children and document consistently
o   Establish, maintain and enhance all interest areas
o   Become familiar with DCFS licensing standards applicable to your classroom and consistently follow those guidelines
o   Work with co-teacher to provide multi-cultural experiences as appropriate to the age of the children in your classroom
o   Assist in conducting parent-teacher conferences twice each year, and additionally as needed or as requested by parents
o   Attend any mandatory meetings which may be outside of the normal work hours
o   Maintain a clean and sanitary classroom
o   Use nap times and or times when attendance is low in activities related only to enhancing services provided, seeking new knowledge, lesson plans, screenings or related activities and be prepared to show documentation and evidence of this if requested
o   Work cooperatively with other staff including other teachers, office staff, and administration
o   Communicate regularly with parents through daily logs (if appropriate) and personal communications
o   Use Universal Precautions at all times
o   Assist and participate in the process of NAEYC accreditation, the Quality Rating Scale or other accreditation programs as requested
o   Be responsible for the paperwork for the children for whom you are primary caregiver and complete necessary assessments on children
o   Become familiar with and adhere to the principles described in the Code of Ethical Conduct for Early Childhood Professionals by NAEYC
o   Maintain quality enhancement and food program paperwork
o   Meet with the Director for supervision on a regular basis
o   Ask for help when needed
o   Be available to occasionally work additional hours as needed

o   Other duties as assigned

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Charter School Needs Math and Science Teachers

Located on the south side of Chicago in the Englewood community, Amandla Charter School is looking for secondary Math and Science teachers, preferably with experience working in inner city communities.  Candidates can email resumes and cover letters to jkirmes@amandlacharterschool.org.

Marcella Sims, a recent graduate of RU’s secondary education program, is currently employed at this school.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tutors Needed in Barrington, IL

Eloise Peckin from the Huntington Learning Center in Barrington, IL is looking for part-time tutors for both the summer and the school year. Undergraduate and graduate students can reach her at 847-382-3615.

IJLA High School Teacher and Teacher Leader Positions in Chicago

Instituto Justice & Leadership Academies (IJLA) is hiring for the 2014-2015 school year.  We are a social justice alternative high school located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.  We pride ourselves in being an independent charter with unionized teachers that facilitate the education of 17-21 year olds that have been pushed out or dropped out of their previous high schools.

IJLA's Mission

IJLA is dedicated to the principle that education is liberation. Our mission as a learning community is to engage our students in a rigorous and social justice inspired program driven by a student centered environment. We define social justice as a way of life that challenges an individual to realize the power and potential in themselves and their community.  It is guided by the principles that education is the foundation for critical reflection, understanding, unity, and leadership to take action and transform the world around them.

IJLA seeks to empower students to become decision makers in their own lives and use their education to become productive agents of change.  We do this by encouraging youth who may have faced injustice to actively participating in various community actions that fight against all forms of injustice. We prepare our students to respectfully question our society at all policy levels and encourage students to model what they believe by becoming critical thinkers and leaders cultivating a cycle of individual success and lasting social justice.  We also cultivate a safe environment that promotes critical reflection in order to act upon and transform themselves and the world around them.

We are looking for individuals for the following positions:

*   Lead Teacher (tentative position with high focus on coaching curriculum & pedagogy)
*   Math teacher
*   Science teacher
*   Social studies/Herstory teacher
*   Special education teacher
*   Counselor
*   Registrar
*   Tutor

Please send resumes to

Alejandra Frausto, Associate Principal: a.frausto@idpl.org

Rudy Lozano Leadership Academy

2570 South Blue Island Ave.

Chicago, IL 60608

(o) 773-890-0055

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lead Teachers Needed at Little Inspirations in Chicago

Early Childhood Teacher Job Description

The Lead Teachers of Little Inspirations are collaboratively responsible for the health, safety and education of the children, curriculum development, classroom environment and organization. Lead teachers supervise their supporting teachers and are responsible for effective implementation of their program.

Required Qualifications:
·       Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field conferred or in process.
·       5+ years experience working with infants & toddlers, or preschoolers in a childcare setting.

Critical Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Collaboratively work with other Lead Teachers in home classroom and continuity classrooms.
  • Caring for all aspects of safety, health & age appropriate development.
  • Developing, documenting & implementing a child centered play & project based curriculum.
  • Preparing experiences based on children’s interests & seasonal, project based curriculum.
  • Promptly & properly cleaning up after all classroom activities.
  • Purchasing all necessary materials & supplies upon approval from director.
  • Planning, scheduling, implementation and supervision of seasonal field trips.
  • Conducting developmental assessments & maintaining student portfolios.
  • Effective parent communications: daily updates, weekly newsletters & seasonal parent conferences.
  • Attending seasonal family events, monthly meetings and professional development seminars.
  • Daily supervision and mentoring of team Teachers & Assistants.
  • Arranging & maintaining an optimal classroom environment for safety, development & exploratory play and facilitating effective daily flow within the classroom.
  • Maintaining classrooms according to Illinois DCFS Standards (Part 407)
  • Communicating with owner any difficulties in maintaining the classroom in accordance to Illinois DCFS Standards (Part 407)
  • Adhering to all policies in the current Little Inspirations Faculty Handbook.
Desired Competencies:
·       Strong developmental knowledge of children ages 6wks – 5 yrs.
·       Exceptional verbal & written communication skills
·       Experience in reflective practices as a tool in curricular planning
·       Work well in a fast paced, physically & socially engaging environment
·       Positive, collaborative attitude that enhances team productivity and morale
·       Ability to problem solve towards the best results for each situation
·       Experience with
o   Microsoft Office
o   Email, Internet Research and Google Apps
o   Ipads & Apple Computers

Competitive salary is commensurate with education & experience.
Benefit packages available.

Qualified Candidates only: please send a cover letter of interest, resume, transcripts and three signed letters of recommendation to: employment@little-inspirations.com

Little Inspirations, Inc.
5480 S. Kenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
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