South-East Asia Center’s Bridge School seeks a school age teacher. The position involves teaching full 8-hours days some 82 days of the year (summers and school holidays) and some 172 part days from 2:30 PM until 6 PM. You are charged with creating timely full-blown lesson plans carrying throughout the year, however, for the 68 long days these plans will, of course, be quite substantial. We follow an annual curricular theme. During the 172 or so days of part-day teaching, you will have a second assignment for the other roughly half day. SEAC will work to match your skills and interests with the many aspects of what we do at SEAC to help people in need. Some of our teachers have taught ESL, provided social services to immigrants, worked in our adult day service, Pre-K or toddler program, performed accounting or architecture duties, done gardening, health care monitoring, cooking/shopping, carpentry, landscaping, childcare intake, etc. We have some 14 programs and much support.
Qualifications include BA or MA in Education, ability to write and follow a lesson plan, ability to manage a classroom with up to 20 children with or without aides or a classroom of up to 30 with at least one aide, or to work as a co-teacher as needed. Must be willing and able to work with 5 to 12 year olds (as needed) and in classrooms with mixed ages. BA or MA in Social Sciences with at least 6 credits in Elementary Education will also be considered. Position requires a high level of reliability (minimal days off and with advance notice) and ability to work during public school vacations/ holidays other than seven major SEAC holidays.
Compensation commensurate with academic credentials and work experience. Paid sick/personal/vacation days and holidays, $200/month bonus, and professional development opportunities.
Job duties involve assistance of immigrant children in one of SEAC’s five elementary-level classrooms; planning and implementation of small-group or whole-class educational activities indoors and out; weekly lesson planning, at least one home visit per month and one teacher staff meeting after regular hours. Teacher is responsible for classroom clean-up/ arrangement/ reorganization at end of day. Must be willing to read meticulously, digest, implement, and adhere to CPS, ISBE, DCFS, ExceleRate Illinois, and SEAC standards. A high level of professional responsibility and quality of work is expected.
Please send cover letter, resume including salary history and transcript(s).