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Employment Opportunities

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and make all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job related qualifications and without discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. You may submit a copy of a current resume; however an application must be completed in full in order to be considered for employment. Please completely fill out our application. Failure to complete all sections may disqualify you from consideration for employment.

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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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 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):

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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