May 10, 2024

Professional Educator License Teacher with $3,000 Sign On Bonus (Type 04- 12 openings)

  • IL Action for Children
  • Homewood, IL, USA
Full-Time Education Nonprofit - Social Services

Job Description

$3,000 sign-on bonus for external candidates (50% after 90 days and 50% at end of program year, if employed by IAFC)

*This is a 10-month position*

Along with our mission, IAFC is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist culture. We are dedicated to this pledge through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and servicing our staff and clients. IAFC staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our essential work. Under the direction of the assigned Supervisor, Teacher Coach or Site Director, the Professional Educator License (PEL) teacher works collaboratively with the entire classroom team to implement a formal child screening process, a researched-based curriculum that addresses the Illinois Early Learning Standards, on-going child assessment, parent involvement and community collaboration. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards.

Benefits of Working at IAFC:

  • Working with passionate team members that are driven by our Mission: Illinois Action for Children is a catalyst for organizing, developing and supporting strong families and powerful communities where children matter most.
  • We strive to foster and implement a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization. We know it is not only critical to the success of diversity initiatives - but instrumental in creating an unbiassed and inclusive workplace! It not only relates to the diverse clients we serve but also creates a positive employee experience.

We offer an extensive benefits package that adds value to your total compensation. Our benefits include:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance plans with company contribution of 95% for single coverage
  • 401k with company match
  • Generous PTO – first year-23 days, the second year-28 days, the third year and on - 35 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays and 1 Floating Holiday
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • STD & LTD insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance

This incumbent will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following. The organization reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.

  • Coordinates and completes developmental screenings of all children.
  • Implements active supervision of children at all times and ensuring child safety.
  • Teaches children in large groups, small groups, and individually. Teaches each class daily as scheduled and assigned.
  • Works with the classroom team to implement the research-based curriculum, serving as educational leader, and modeling excellent teaching practices.
  • Convenes meetings of the classroom team each week to develop lesson plans and child assessment results and develops individualized instruction plans.
  • Completes regular quarterly assessments of each child’s learning. Generates Class Profile Report from Teaching Strategies GOLD to assess child outcomes.
  • Welcomes parents/guardian in the program and seeks out their support and involvement. Holds parent-teacher conferences throughout the year, including an end-of-year transition conference. Plans and conducts parent-child activities for bi-monthly Family Fun nights and plans monthly field trips.
  • Works collaboratively with all applicable staff, as well as community partners to ensure a seamless transition into kindergarten.
  • Participates in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for children with special needs (usually held at the school district) as requested by parents/guardian.
  • Maintains a comprehensive and ongoing education file for each child, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child’s work, and developmental assessment.
  • Completes enrollment applications and receives supporting documentation.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy classroom environment. Assures that classroom equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored.
  • Completes continuing professional development units annually
  • Executes our workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement (CQI), communication, competent people and clear priorities.
  • Independently works on multiple tasks effectively in support of department.
  • Other functions: The organization may assign other functions to the job at its discretion.



Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree and Valid Professional Educator License with Early Childhood Education Endorsement


While we desire for this job posting to be comprehensive, all aspects of the position may be amended at any time at the discretion of IAFC including job duties, work location and/or work schedule.

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