Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Early Childhood Teaching Positions

Behavioral Staffing locates teachers and teaching assistants for many Head Start Programs in the City of Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.  Here are the key details to be aware of:

This is a great way to acquire more early childhood classroom experience
Full and part time positions are available
We may be able to work around your school schedule
We offer Tuition Reimbursement

Our Clients Information 
Not- For Profit Early Head Start/ Head Start Programs throughout Chicago. Our clients offer educational, health, disability, mental health, nutrition and social services to children from birth to 5 years of age. Educational services are designed to meet the child’s individual interests. Learning experiences are planned to foster total growth and developmental skills. Children participate in music, art, language, literacy, dramatic play, math, science, and computer activities.

Overall Job Description
The Teacher Assistant and Teachers Aide works cooperatively with the Teacher to plan and implement the daily education program for the children. Under the supervision of the Teacher, the Teacher Assistant will execute classroom activities and help maintain a classroom environment that are developmentally appropriate and meet the individual needs of children as mandated by federal, state and local standards, and that reflect the agency’s philosophy and curriculum.

Required Skills
Ability to learn and implement Early Head Start/ Head Start Performance Standards
Ability to learn and implement child development and early childhood principles and practices to specific ages (0-3 or 3-5)
Ability to work as a cooperative and supportive team member
Ability to communicate and work with diverse families and professionals

Educational Requirements
   Teacher’s Aide- Minimum of 6 or more Early Childhood or Child Development college credit hours.
   Teachers Assistants- Associates Degree in Early Childhood or Child Development

   Bachelors Lead Teacher- Bachelors in Early Childhood Education

   Type 04 Teacher- Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with State of IL Type 04 Certification

For more information and to apply, contact: Bianca Favela 630.684.0501 or  

Friday, June 20, 2014

Buehler YMCA Seeks Preschool Teachers

Be a part of a great not-for-profit organization that works to serve children and families in our community. Buehler YMCA in Palatine seeks a full time, full day, year round 3-5 year old DCFS licensed preschool teacher to conduct a preschool class and provide a stimulating environment for the preschool age child.

Click here to apply online

For more information contact
LuAnn Wachsmuth, Child Care Director
North Region
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
email lwachsmuth@ymcachicago.org


Playworks Seeks Full-Time Corps Members for 2014-2015

Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that improves school climate, reduces bullying and increases student engagement in school through play and physical activity. Through both training programs and on-site direct service, Playworks teaches children to resolve their own conflicts that arise at recess and carry over to the classroom, restoring valuable teaching and learning time. Playworks helps to transform recess into a safe, fun and inclusive time that gets students active and engaged so they can return to the classroom focused and ready to learn. 

Our Playworks Corps Member position is a full-time role bringing healthy play and physical activity to low-income schools to create a positive environment for learning and teaching. Members are trained and placed at an urban elementary school to run Playworks' physical activity program focused on teaching and organizing safe and inclusive games before, during and after school. Members teach conflict resolution strategies and inspire all children to get off the sidelines and into the game. Members work to generate more community and family involvement through recruiting and supporting volunteers and facilitating community engagement activities. 

The term of service will span approximately one full school year. Members start and end dates vary--typically starting sometime in August or September and ending in May or June.

How to Apply: 
This position is for the 2014-15 school year. Interviews for these positions are held throughout the summer with start dates in early/mid August. 

Interested applicants can also learn more about the role and the work happening in our region on the Playworks Illinois Facebook page and Twitter account.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Assistant Principal Needed in Prospect Heights

MacArthur Middle School is searching for an assistant principal.  See the details below.

POSITION: Assistant Principal, MacArthur Middle School

PEL with Administrative Endorsement
Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
Middle school experience preferred

AVAILABILITY: August 4, 2014

TO APPLY: Visit the District Website: www.d23.org and complete an on-line application.

Mr. Steve Lee, MacArthur Middle School Principal
Prospect Heights School District 23
700 N. Schoenbeck Rd.
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
Telephone: 847/870-3879
Fax: 847/870-3881

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Special Education Teacher Needed

Lawrence Hall Youth Services currently has a Special Education Teacher position available.  Candidates must possess a LBS1 Type 10 certification and a Master’s degree in Special Education. 

For more information, contact:

Shaquita Towns Smith
Human Resource Generalist
Office: (773) 769-3500 Ext. 7081

Cell: 773-474-0557

Friday, June 6, 2014

Part-Time Reading Specialist Needed

Des Plaines District 62 is looking for a .4 middle school Reading Specialist to job share with the union president.  The link to the posting is below.  

For more information, contact:

Sheleen DeLockery, NBCT
Curriculum Coordinator
Des Plaines CCSD 62


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Special Education Vacancies

Special Education Resource Teacher – full time beginning August 18, 2014.  Requires Professional Educators License endorsed in LBS1. To perform the duties of a Special Education Teacher with the desire to work with autistic students.  Competitive salary and benefits package.  Send letter of interest, transcripts, resume, and references to Mr. Matthew Wilkinson, Superintendent, Streator Elementary Schools, District #44, 1520 N. Bloomington Street, Streator, IL   61364,mwilkinson@ses44.net

School Psychologist– full time beginning August 15, 2014. Requires Master's degree in school psychology and an Illinois Educator License with a school psychology endorsement. This is a multi-district position. Interested candidates should apply online athttp://www.senecahs.org. Please attach a letter of application, resume, and transcript(s) to Dr. Jim Carlson, Superintendent, Seneca High School District #160, 307 E. Scott St., Seneca, IL 61360.

Speech/Language Pathologist – full time beginning August 2014 serving K-8 students.  CFY available.  Competitive salary.  Requires Master’s Degree and Professional Educator Licensure with appropriate speech/language approvals/endorsements.  Apply online at: www.lease-sped.org; Employment Opportunities.  Please attach a letter of application, resume’ and reference letters.  Application deadline June 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Licensed Speech Language Pathologist – needed for 30 hours per week beginning August 1, 2014 District:   Lighted Way #144 Caseload is for students with developmental disabilities ages 3-21. The therapist should be highly motivated and knowledgeable in feeding issues, augmentative communication, visual schedules and strategies, as well as all areas of speech therapy.
Salary is negotiable. Insurance benefits are offered.  Please contact: Jane Duncan Wamhoff, Executive Director, Lighted Way, 941 6thStreet, La Salle, Il 61301, Phone:  815-224-1345

Mary Beth Snow, Secretary
1009 Boyce Memorial Drive
Ottawa IL   61350
PH:  815-433-6433
FAX: 815-433-6164

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Middle School Teachers Needed in Chicago

Joseph E. Gary Elementary School, in the Little Village neighborhood, seeks candidates for teaching positions starting in the upcoming school year.

Candidates should have middle-school and language arts endorsements.  Being in Little Village, the school would also prefer teachers with ESL or Bilingual endorsements, but it is not required.

For more information, contact:

Minerva Valencia
Literacy Coach
Joseph E. Gary Elementary
3740 W. 31st St.
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 534-1455