Monday, October 19, 2015

YMCA Early Childhood Program Director Needed

Hiring for the YMCA:
Looking for a highly qualified Early Childhood Program Director
Location: Crystal Lake
40 hours per week

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Program Director, the Early Childhood Program Director is responsible for the program development, planning and implementation of the Early Childhood Day Care Center including but not limited to curriculum development, staff recruitment, supervision, promotion, parent-child relationships and budget management related to program area.

Must meet all state licensing requirements, including be 21 years of age and have a Bachelors Degree in Education or related field along with:
60 college credits with 18 credits in early childhood education (ECE) OR
2 years of child development experience and 30 college credits with 10 credits in ECE and proof of enrollment in college until 2 years of college with 18 credits in ECE have been achieved OR
Completion of a credentialing program with 12 college credits in ECE and 2 years of child development experience OR
Completion of a training program accredited by the American Montessori Society or Association Montessori International
2-5 years of previous management experience in a licensed child care facility.
Employment is subject to a background check.

For more information on the responsibilities of the job, visit the website below.


Friday, October 16, 2015

After School Teacher/Group Leader Needed

Hiring for ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois:
6 openings for After School Teacher/Group Leader
Part Time, Entry Level position
Hourly Rate

The After School Teacher/Group Leader is responsible for implementing program activities and providing direct service to children in a comprehensive school based after school program. The School-Age Worker will work 12-15 hours per week during the school year. Position is contingent upon funding. This is an ideal position for college students pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Essential Responsibilities:
•Planning fun and educational activities to keep children engaged throughout the summer program. Activities can include: trips to nearby attractions, sports, games, food experiences, character-building exercises, music and dance performances, arts and crafts, foreign languages, math or science activities, etc.
•Engaging one on one with children daily about their lives, interests, and experiences
•Establish consistent rules and behavioral expectations and convey them clearly and consistently. Help children to resolve conflicts by using a problem-solving approach. Ask children open-ended questions and make suggestions to promote problem solving.
•Supervising and ensuring the safety of all children at all times
•Administering medications if necessary (given proper training)
•Completing daily attendance
•Building relationships with parents and school personnel, communicating professionally and respectfully at all times

Educational Requirements:
•Minimum 2 years of experience with school-age youth or group child care environments.
•At least two years of college education and experience working with children and young people (after school and youth-oriented programs preferred).
•At minimum, applicants must meet the DCFS guidelines for a school-age worker (30 semester hours of college credit with 6 semester hours in an educational field OR 1 year experience with 6 semester hours in an education field such as elementary education, physical education, child development, or early childhood education)

*Must pass a criminal background check and provide current medical exam including TB test

For more information, visit the website below. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Behavior Therapists Needed

Total Spectrum provides in-home applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to children with autism. They currently have several openings throughout the Chicagoland area for Behavior Therapists positions.  This is a great opportunity for current/past students to get experience in the field of psychology. We have all of our therapists go through the training to become Registered Behavior Technicians with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board--candidates receive a $200 bonus upon completion! 

To apply, students can send their resume to

Michelle Sexton
650 W. Grand Avenue, 
Suite 209
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Friday, October 2, 2015

Special Education Teacher Wanted

There is an anticipated vacancy for a Special Education teacher at Inter-American Magnet School (Chicago Public Schools) for grades K-2. The principal would ideally like for the candidate to be bilingual in Spanish and English.  Interested candidates should contact Principal Giraldo at

Exciting After School Program Assistant Teacher Wanted

Supporting Literacy and Math (SLAM) is seeking an assistant teacher to join the team of an innovative after school program in the Rogers Park area in Chicago, IL for the 2015-2016 school year.  SLAM supports at-risk kindergarten and first grade students by building foundational skill support in reading and math.  SLAM engages students by offering a curriculum that celebrates active learning in a small group environment.

Job Requirements:
*Seeking a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
* Previous experience working with students aged 5-8 years old preferred
*Coursework and/or graduate work in elementary education, reading, learning disabilities, ELL, or special education preferred
*Must be a team player and welcome the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment.

Program Logistics: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
                                   October 13, 2015 - May 5, 2016

Pay: $20 an hour

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter highlighting your qualifications along with a resume and references to