Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Summer Camp Lead Teacher Wanted

GirlForward is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering refugee girls who have been resettled in Chicago from various regions of the world. Camp GirlForward is GirlForward's academic summer program designed to meet the needs of girls with limited and interrupted educational backgrounds through academic instruction, as well as enrichment activities designed to build confidence, explore identity and culture, and form leadership skills. Camp is built on the tenets of social justice and will involve intensives in reading, writing, and research. Camp GirlForward is for girls who are refugees entering 9th-12th grades and will run from June 23 through August 14, 2015, with 25 girls enrolled. Class will be held Tuesday-Friday, 9 am - 3 pm. The girls are 14-19 years old and will be English Language Learners.

GirlForward is seeking a Lead Teacher beginning June 2015. Reporting to the Program Director, the Lead Teacher will be responsible for the implementation of curriculum and assessment tools, creating lesson plans, supervising assistant teaching interns, and teaching class daily.

This is a 35 hours/week position with classroom instruction Tuesday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM and curriculum planning or office hours on Mondays. For a more detailed description, click here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to with Camp Lead Teacher in the subject line. Please include your cover letter in the body of the e-mail as well as in an attachment.

Please indicate the earliest date you are available to begin.

Head Start Teacher Wanted

El Valor Children and Youth Service is an Early Childhood dual language program that focuses on early education, inclusion and enrichment programs from cradle to career.  We currently seek a full time Head Start Teacher for our program.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the education and general development of the children enrolled in the Agency's Head Start Program as well as implementation of the curriculum in accordance with Head Start standards.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from accredited college or technical school, Two to five years of job-related prior experience and successful completion of CPR and First Aid courses.
For a more detailed description of essential job functions and requirements, click here. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to The application deadline is March 18, 2015.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Immediate Opening for Speech Therapist

3 Day/Week Speech Therapist Position - Immediate Opening

Jane Stenson School, in Skokie School District 68, is looking for a Speech Therapist for Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. The position is currently a maternity leave position until April, but could roll into the remainder of the year as well as a full time position beginning next year. Jane Stenson School is an elementary school of 400 culturally diverse students. The school is located just blocks away from Old Orchard Shopping Center.

If interested, please email Sue O'Neil at

Hiring Spanish Preschool Teachers in Chicago!

Lango, a foreign-language program, is seeking Spanish teachers for Preschool age children to be taught at various locations around the Chicago Area.

Experience in a preschool setting, or early childhood coursework required. This is an excellent opportunity for parents, retired teachers and students studying education and looking for a PART-TIME position. We provide training and all teaching materials.

Teachers must be energetic, high energy, outgoing and eager to engage children through fast-paced dynamic and interactive games, movement and music-based classes. A high level of comfort with dramatic play, puppets and physical activities is a must for this job.


         Teach dynamic, active, play-based immersion classes (minimal English is spoken) to
Preschool age learners 3-5 years old
        Communicate with parents regarding children's progress
        Use feedback gained in teaching these classes to further develop and improve lesson plans and delivery.
        Check email daily

Required Qualifications:
        Fluency in the target language – teachers must be native speakers or fully fluent with no discernible accent.
        Experience teaching young children, preferably in a language context
        Incredibly energetic and dramatic; an outgoing personality, high level of enthusiasm, self-confidence are a must for this position!

 Preferred Qualifications/Skills:
        Early childhood coursework
        Experience in Preschool setting
        Good Communication Skills, comfortable talking with parents about their children’s progress

Other Beneficial Qualifications:
        Experience with children’s theatre, music or art
        Crafting and games experience
        Singing, dancing, or theatre acting experience
        Camp counselor experience

 Hours and Compensation:

Preschool classes are held in the late morning and late afternoon.

This is a part-time teaching opportunity. The number of classes you teach will depend on your availability. Hours typically range from 2 – 6 hours a week. This job is ideal for anyone with a part-time or flexible schedule. There is opportunity to increase hours with improved performance and consistent reliability. Because of the training and commitments to schools, preference is given to teachers who can commit for the school year or longer.

Pay starts at $25-$30 and is determined based on:

1) Experience
2) Hours available to teach classes
3) Coursework/ Education Background
4) Availability to attend classes throughout the area we cover
5) Flexibility and Skill in working with Multiple Age Groups.

Please visit our website to learn more about our program, . If you are interested, email a resume as well as a brief email detailing your interest and experience working with kids and the times you are available to teach Monday through Saturdays to .

We look forward to hearing from you!
 Jessie Schook, Program Manager

Friday, January 16, 2015

CPS School Needs Two Teachers Immediately

Hamline Elementary School on the south side of Chicago has an immediate need for two teachers. The principal is looking for teachers in the following areas: bilingual and special education.

Please contact Principal Taina Velazquez at and mention that you were referred to her by RU alum Henry A. Velarde, Senior LSC and Title 1 Compliance Facilitator, Chicago Public Schools.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Line Therapist Needed For Children With Autism

Skill Sprout currently has employment opportunities available for students who are pursuing a degree in Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, ABA, or any other human service related field.

In particular, Skill Sprout is looking to fill Line Therapist positions in Frankfort and New Lenox, IL. These positions are part-time and entail providing in-home ABA therapy to a child with autism. They are looking for candidates who have a passion for working with children with special needs.

If interested, please Apply Online Here.

Pre-K Master Teacher Needed

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is looking for a certified teacher for their early childhood program.  This position will provide a safe, structured, and nurturing learning environment for each enrolled child as well as supervision and direction to Assistant Teachers assigned to the classroom.

The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, Type 04 Certification or Professional Educator License with Early Childhood Education Endorsement, and three months-to-one year of experience working in a child care setting with children who are 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
Click here for a full job description.

Please Apply Online.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Four Open Math Positions at Stevenson High School

This Spring, Stevenson High School is seeking four long-term substitutes in Mathematics. The dates below are approximate, as all are to cover maternity leaves:
  • Full-Time; 3/23/15 - end of year
  • Full-Time; 3/23/15 - 5/11/15
  • Full-Time; 4/6/15 - end of year
  • Part-Time (60%); 4/13/15 - end of year
In addition, we will have multiple openings for full-time teachers in our Mathematics Division for the 2015/16 school year.  

An ISBE teaching license with a Mathematics endorsement is required.  Candidates who also hold Computer Science/Programming endorsements will be given special consideration.

Although working in a long-term substitute position does not guarantee a subsequent full-time job, it is an excellent opportunity for a candidate to showcase his/her skills in instruction, teaming with colleagues, goodness of fit with our culture, etc.

Questions and expressions of interest may be sent to Mr. Darshan Jain, Director of Mathematics ( may be completed at

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Religious Ed. Coordinator Needed in Grayslake

Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation, located in Grayslake, Illinois, is seeking an enthusiastic individual for the part time position of Religious Education Coordinator to serve our growing congregation.

The position is 10 hours a week. 3 hours on Sunday mornings are mandatory with the remaining hours flexible throughout the week.  $16.00 an hour and professional development opportunities as approved by the Religious Education Committee.

The Religious Education Coordinator assists in planning and implementing the Religious Education program in partnership with the Religious Education Committee.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to recruiting and guiding/supporting volunteers, serving as a teacher or program facilitator, supervising Sunday activities, administrative record keeping for things like attendance, budget, and curriculum, and selecting and reading a children's story during the Sunday worship service.

The successful applicant must have experience working with children, be highly organized, demonstrate leadership qualities, have strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with people of all ages and varied experiences (church leadership, members, children and parents). Candidates must have an appreciation for liberal religion and have openness to different faith traditions.

For more information or to submit your resume, contact us at You can learn more about our congregation at our church website at:

Recent Licensed Elementary Teachers Wanted

Sherman School of Excellence has immediate openings for the following teaching positions:

1.  Elementary Music Education Teacher

2.  Special Education Teacher for grades 1st - 8th (4 full time positions and 1 part time position)

3. Primary / Intermediate Education Teacher (grades 2nd-5th, 2 positions)

Recent Roosevelt graduates who are licensed are encouraged to apply. All interested candidates should email Principal Mellodie L. Brown directly with a cover letter and resume at

Two High School Teachers Needed

Amandla Charter School seeks two permanent, full-time, high school teachers: One mathematics (Algebra I and Advanced Algebra) and one English/history (English I and Western Civilization).    We seek candidates who have strong instructional planning skills and who are committed to fostering strong cultures of achievement in their classrooms.   Candidates must also be excellent collaborators and willing to play an active role in a teacher-led school.   If interested, please email your resume to Principal Jennifer Kirmes at

Two Teaching Positions at EPIC Academy

EPIC Academy has two open teaching positions for Semester 2: 9th Grade Biology and 12th Grade AP/9th Grade Honors English.

EPIC Academy is a charter high school that opened fall of 2009 in the South Chicago community with the mission to inspire and equip every student to build a path to college and career success.  Epic embraces the challenge of public education---to develop every student’s resolve to reach his or her full potential. To achieve this goal, Epic inspires students to imagine their future, provide belief-altering experiences that broaden their vision of what is possible, and build students’ academic skill sets to achieve attain their goals. 

Interested candidates should apply online.