More hiring at Chicago Public Schools

August 7, 2011
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State Rep. La Shawn Ford sent out an e-mail a few days ago with a list of recent openings at the Chicago Public Schools. Here are the jobs we found on the West Side:

Title School Clerk I at Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy, 231 N. Pine Ave. The minimum annual salary for 38.6 weeks is $38,939.

Under the general direction of the school principal, the school clerk performs a variety of tasks, including typing memos and reports; distributing mail; greeting visitors; scheduling appointments for administrators; answering the phone; responding to inquiries from students, parents and the public; maintaining attendance records; processing payroll; and ordering supplies.

Minimum qualifications are: high school diploma (or G.E.D. equivalent) supplemented by one year of clerical work experience, and the ability to type 45 words per minute with fewer than 10 errors; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Wayne Issa at wkissa@cps.k12.il.us

Title Teacher Assistant II at Howe School of Excellence, 720 N. Lorel Ave. The minimum annual salary for 38.6 weeks is $27,646.

The teacher assistant supports classroom instruction by working with students in small groups, one on one, and at direction of the classroom teacher. Responsibilities include assisting in the instruction of English- and Spanish-speaking pupils; helping pre-K students in completing classroom assignments; assisting teachers in preparing bulletin boards and displaying students work in classrooms; operating photocopying and duplicating machines; helping keep the classroom/s orderly; greeting and directing visitors to appropriate areas of the school; operating audio-visual equipment; tutoring students; and helping grade students’ homework assignments and exams under the supervision of the classroom teacher.

Qualifications: An associate’s degree or higher from a college or university accredited by the North Central Association or another regional accrediting body, supplemented by at least one year of work experience involving the care and supervision of children. Bilingual Spanish candidate is preferred.

Community Relations Representative I at Prosser Career Academy, 2148 N. Long Ave. The minimum annual salary for 38.6 weeks is $34,193.

Under the principal’s supervision, the community relations representative functions as a liaison between the school, community, parents and students to improve school/community relations and student attendance problems; and perform other related duties, such as helping teachers experiencing serious student truancy problems and building relationships with community organizations and social service agencies to identify existing resources and services, and working with students and families of students with truancy problems to determine causes of truancy problems.

Minimum qualifications: An associate’s degree from an accredited educational institution or the successful completion of two years of college-level course work at an accredited college or university, supplemented by three years of experience in community organizations.

Special Education Classroom Assistant I (SECA) at Prosser Career Academy, 2148 N. Long Ave. The minimum annual salary for 38.60 weeks is $28,589.

Under the principal’s direction and under the immediate supervision of a special education teacher, the classroom assistant will assist in the instruction of disabled students. Work includes lifting and positioning non-ambulatory students; providing one-on-one tutoring; providing one-on-one personal hygiene services for students with severe disabilities, including toileting, changing soiled diapers and cleaning soiled children regardless of age; assistig teacher in instructing students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and economic self-sufficiency; accompanying students to swimming pools and medical clinics to assist in removing clothing and performing other personal services that students can’t do themselves; and taking notes in class for students unable to do so themselves.

Qualifications: Completion of an associate’s degree from a college or university accredited by the North Central Association or another regional accrediting body, or the successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit, including at least one course in the characteristics of mental retardation and severe/profound disabilities, or the successful completion of a state approved paraprofessional assessment, supplemented by at least one year of work experience involving the care and supervision of children with disabilities.

Business Manager at Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy, 231 N. Pine Ave.

Successful candidates must be able to perform a variety of duties, including managing the school budget, petty cash fund and  internal accounts; reviewing the processing of all school purchase purchases and contracts; assists the principal in training and monitoring of school personnel assisting in the performance of financial activities for the school; helps internal, state and all other authorized auditors during audits.

Minimum qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, business management, public administration or a related field of study, supplemented by at least four years of directly related financial/business management experience. A master’s degree in accounting, business administration, business management, public administration or a related field of study, is highly desirable.

Send cover letter and résumé to Principal Wayne K. Issa at ABEA231@yahoo.com No phone calls or faxes please.

Clerk Assistant at Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy, 231 N. Pine Ave.

Successful candidates must demonstrate ability to answer phones; complete paperwork; write and type routine correspondence; maintain order when groups of students are present; and prepare documents to communicate information to school and district personnel, the public and state officials.

Qualifications: Graduation from high school (or G.E.D. equivalent) and undergraduate degree preferred.

Send cover letter and résumé to Principal Wayne K. Issa at ABEA231@yahoo.com No phone calls or faxes please.

School Security Officer at Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy, 231 N. Pine Ave.

Successful candidates must demonstrate ability to perform routine security functions to ensure the protection of property and the safety of students and staff at an assigned school, including observing playground area and school grounds; monitoring school parking lot to ensure safety and security of students and staff and prevent trespassing, vandalism, and loitering; checking doors and windows to ensure they are properly secured; monitoring school entrances to prevent unauthorized entry to building; and patroling hallways and lavatories within building to ensure only authorized persons are allowed access and to prevent vandalism. May assist in the supervision of students on school busses and in school in order to maintain discipline and order.

Minimum qualifications: Graduation from high school (or G.E.D. equivalent). Previous work experience in safety and security is highly desirable.

To see more information about any of these postings as well as information about other CPS jobs available throughout the city, click here.

To sign up for daily job leads e-mailed by Rep. Ford, send an e-mail to workforce@lashawnford.com.

One thought on “More hiring at Chicago Public Schools

  1. Mr. Issa,

    I have worked in a school setting for over 20 years. I have just recently moved to Chicago (from nearby suburb) and am looking for a position with CPS. I see a couple of positions which I may qualify for, in particular, School Clerk I. I live on the west side so there would notbean issue of punctuality or attendance. I would very much like the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the possibility of joining your team.

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