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Based on open positions, Quest Academy offers private school teaching jobs in the Chicago area. Quest Academy complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled persons. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process are requested to contact the Quest Academy Director of Finance & Operations in order to arrange such accommodation.

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The school requires of each new employee evidence of freedom from communicable disease, including tuberculosis. This evidence shall consist of a tuberculin skin test and, if appropriate, an x-ray performed by a physician licensed in Illinois or any other state to practice medicine in all its branches, an advanced practice nurse who has a written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician that authorizes the nurse to perform health examinations, or a physician assistant who has been delegated the authority to perform health examinations by his or her supervising physician not more than 90 days preceding the date on which the report of the test results is presented to the school's chief administrator.

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Physical Education Teacher: Maternity Leave

Position Summary:

Quest Academy seeks an innovative, student-centered, and collaborative teacher to fulfill a long-term maternity leave substitute position beginning in February.

Quest Academy seeks gifted educators who not only offer challenging and rigorous curricula but who also understand the importance of providing nurturing guidance through modeling and through the development of essential teacher-student relationships. Quest teachers know their students, understand their students, and see students as individual thinkers and human beings.

At Quest, teachers place students at the center of their own learning, to facilitate engaging hands-on and interdisciplinary learning experiences, and to have a deep understanding of child development, especially as it pertains to gifted learners. Quest also seeks to hire educators who possess a passion for service, equity, and social justice and who desire to grow personally and professionally in the field of education.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach LS physical education classes following the plans provided by teacher
  • Communicate with parents and administrators any and all behavioral concerns and successes

In addition to the specific tasks outlined above, it is the responsibility of the assistant teacher to:

  • Understand and support Quest's mission and philosophy and to promote a positive image of the school.
  • Contribute to a harmonious school atmosphere by working cooperatively with all colleagues.
  • Respect the confidentiality of private information relating to students, colleagues and the operations of the school.
  • Refrain from establishing close relationships with colleagues, students, parents or trustees that would compromise professional integrity.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and punctuality.
  • Display flexibility in responding to new situations and expectations, a positive attitude and a helpful, nonjudgmental demeanor.
  • Show willingness to consider and implement suggestions for improvement.
  • Model the good character traits that Quest students are expected to embody.

To apply, please send application (found above), resume, and a letter explaining your educational philosophy to hiring@questacademy.org. No phone calls please.

Job Description for Physical Education: Maternity Leave

Lower School Science Teacher: Maternity Leave

Position Summary:

Quest Academy seeks an innovative, student-centered, and collaborative teacher to fulfill a long-term maternity leave LS science position beginning in April.

Quest Academy seeks gifted educators who not only offer challenging and rigorous curricula but who also understand the importance of providing nurturing guidance through modeling and through the development of essential teacher-student relationships. Quest teachers know their students, understand their students, and see students as individual thinkers and human beings.

At Quest, teachers place students at the center of their own learning, to facilitate engaging hands-on and interdisciplinary learning experiences, and to have a deep understanding of child development, especially as it pertains to gifted learners. Quest also seeks to hire educators who possess a passion for service, equity, and social justice and who desire to grow personally and professionally in the field of education.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach science classes to Lower School students (Grade 1 through 5). Long-term substitute will be provided with teaching plans, but experienced science teachers will have the flexibility to plan lessons
  • Communicate with parents and administrators any and all academic and/or behavioral concerns and successes

In addition to the specific tasks outlined above, it is the responsibility of the assistant teacher to:

  • Understand and support Quest's mission and philosophy and to promote a positive image of the school.
  • Contribute to a harmonious school atmosphere by working cooperatively with all colleagues.
  • Respect the confidentiality of private information relating to students, colleagues and the operations of the school.
  • Refrain from establishing close relationships with colleagues, students, parents or trustees that would compromise professional integrity.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and punctuality.
  • Display flexibility in responding to new situations and expectations, a positive attitude and a helpful, nonjudgmental demeanor.
  • Show willingness to consider and implement suggestions for improvement.
  • Model the good character traits that Quest students are expected to embody.

To apply, please send application (found above), resume, and a letter explaining your educational philosophy to hiring@questacademy.org. No phone calls please.

Job Description for Lower School Science: Maternity Leave

Substitute Teachers

Quest Academy is looking to add qualified people to its substitute teacher list.

Substitutes must have a Bachelor’s Degree and be an experienced teacher.

Daily salary is $55 for 4 hours or less or $110 for over 4 hours. To apply, fill out the application and send it to hiring@questacademy.org or fax it to 847-202-8085. No phone calls please.

After-School Program Staff Position

Quest Academy, a private school for academically gifted children in Palatine, is seeking experienced staff to work in the Extended Day Program. The hours are 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 2:30 - 6:00 pm on Wednesday. There are opportunities to work with children in PreK-K, first-third, and fourth-eighth grade. The program begins on Wednesday, August 24. Salary starts at $10.00/hr and increases with experience. All applicants must be First Aid and CPR certified (or show enrollment in certification class).


Please send completed application (see above):

hiring@questacademy.org

Fax Number: 847.202.8085

Job Summary
The Quest Extended Day Program staff are responsible for the well-being and supervision of preschool and elementary age children. We provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment where children can enjoy both free play and planned activities.

Essential Functions
Monitor student daily attendance.
Set-up and clean-up program in cafeteria on a daily basis.
Help plan, prepare and implement daily snacks and activities for children.
Supervise recreational and snack periods.
Attend the three full-day programs offered during the academic year.
Other duties as assigned by the Extended Day Program Director.

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