Employment Opportunities

Bennett Day School’s goal is to build a top-tier independent school with passionate and highly-dedicated team members that strive for excellence. Our current openings are listed below. Please review and select any positions in which you are interested in applying for to be directed to the online application process. If you have any questions, email us at personnel@bennettday.org

Substitute Teacher Position

Substitute Teacher Position

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood, primary classroom, and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

The substitute teacher positions are for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program.  The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule that allows for pre-scheduled dates as well as day-of requested dates. Substitute teachers help support classroom learning and school culture.  Bennett Day School fosters a collaborative work environment where a substitute will support an authentic learning place for all students. 

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood and/or elementary classrooms
  • Creative spirit
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
  • Experience with technology use and applications
  • Adaptability
  • Education Background: a Bachelor’s degree or working towards a degree is preferred
    • Early childhood and elementary coursework required

Job Requirements:

  • Physical strength to independently lift 10-15 lbs
  • Fluency in written and oral English language.
  • Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children in and out of the classroom

Job Specifications:

  • Direct classroom work with children ages 4 to 7 years old
  • Work collaboratively with lead teacher in all aspects of classroom life
  • Recess and gross motor play supervision
  • Support and model positive discipline
  • Support family style eating
  • Hours:  
    • Early Childhood Campus Possibilities:
      • M – Th: Full day 7:45 – 2:45, Half day 7:45 – 11:30, AfterCare until 5:30
      • F: Full day 7:45-12:15, AfterCare until 5:30
    • Flagship Campus Possibilities:
      • M – Th: Full day 7:15 – 3:15, Half day 7:15 – 12:45, AfterCare until 6:00
      • F: Full day 7:15-12:45, AfterCare until 6:00
Apply here!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

AfterCare Leader

AfterCare Leader

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood, primary classroom, and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

Position Summary:  

Bennett Day School is seeking motivated and creative AfterCare Leaders for the 2018/19 School Year. The position is responsible for leading participants in freeplay, crafts, homework, snack, and gym games. Other daily responsibilities include communicating with parents during drop-off and pickup, supervising safety and supporting the Auxiliary Programs Director with activity planning. This flexible position could be a fit for current college students.

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children ages 3-11
  • Availability M/T/TH/F 2:00-6:00 & W 12:00-6:00 Required Additional hours are available
  • Enthusiasm for educating!
  • Team player able to collaborate with other AfterCare leaders
  • Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work.
  • Must be able to pass DCFS Background Check and Additional Qualifications
  • Ability to interact with all age levels.
  • Some college preferred

If interested, please apply HERE!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

School Nurse

School Nurse

The Nurse is charged with documenting, attending to, and educating for the health and well being of the students, faculty and families at Bennett Day School. The Nurse’s Office is a space for care and compassion, as well as record keeping and Band Aid application. The Nurse is charged with assessing daily the health needs of students, developing emergency care plans and individual health plans.  As a new school, the Nurse will be integral to ensuring compliance with the laws and school best practices relating to student health in a growing school. Essential work will also include building and maintaining confidential student and faculty health records using an integrated software system. The Nurse will provide health information and serve as a resource to students, parents, faculty, and administrators.

Job Qualifications:

  • 3+ years nursing experience
  • Knowledge and expertise in pediatric allergies and chronic illnesses, including the creation and implementation of treatment plans in a school setting
  • Experience in operating equipment used in clinical settings
  • Experience in operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications, specifically an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system; Magnus Health knowledge a plus
  • Knowledge and ability to tailor a new EHR to the needs of the school
  • Experience preparing and maintaining accurate records
  • Personable, warm, and approachable demeanor a must
  • Professional and school teaching experience preferred
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certified (qualification to train faculty a plus)
  • Nurse’s License from the State of Illinois; RN or APN required
  • Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Nursing and minimum of three year’s experience as a nurse and/or school nurse.
  • School Nurse Certification PEL-CSN a plus

Job Requirements:

  • Physical strength to independently lift up to 50 lbs
  • Fluency in written and oral language in English
  • Ability to oversee and ensure the safety and well being of children in the nurse’s office and the school

Job Description:  

  • This is a year-round position
  • Provide healthcare, and administer first aid, to students and faculty when necessary
  • Research and develop or modify new and existing health policies.
  • Dispense medications, develop medication protocol to safely store, administer, document, and monitor the effectiveness of medication given at school.
  • Promote healthy living on campus
  • Communicate health updates, bulletins, and information with faculty and families
  • Prepare and maintain health records of students and faculty
  • Train faculty on pertinent subjects
  • Partner with parents and faculty to help meet the health needs of individual students
  • Oversee the administration of mandated screenings (e.g. vision, dental, hearing, etc.) for the purpose of referring medical conditions and/or providing appropriate care
  • Member of the Wellness Committee

Professional Development

  • Attend summer and school year PD, including New Faculty Orientation, beginning of the year All Faculty PD, end of year PD dates (TBD), and on and off campus PD.

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Primary Grades Apprentice Teacher - Extended Leave

Primary Grades Apprentice Teacher – Extended Leave Substitute

Agreement Start Date:  January 14, 2019

Agreement End Date: April 23, 2019

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood, primary classroom, and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

The Apprentice Teacher positions are for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program.  Apprentice teachers help create and support classroom learning and school culture. Bennett Day School is looking for educators new to the profession who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment where they will participate actively in the teaching and learning process with students.  Apprentice Teachers at Bennett Day School are also responsible for the integration of technology in the classroom as a powerful tool for student learning and documenting the process. They will work in close collaboration with the lead and specialist teachers to develop and support best practices with technology and materials as it relates to the learning process. Apprentice Teachers should understand that teaching is dynamic and will work in tandem with the lead teacher to adapt and integrate this belief in the daily work in the classroom and school community.  

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience in primary classrooms
  • Creative spirit
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
  • Experience with technology use and applications
  • Adaptability
  • Education Background: Bachelor’s degree required; primary education coursework preferred

Job Requirements:

  • Physical strength to independently lift 10-15 lbs
  • Fluency in written and oral English language.
  • Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children in and out of the classroom

Job Specifications:

  • Direct classroom work with children ages 5 to 8 years old
  • Work collaboratively with lead teacher in all aspects of classroom life
  • Supervision responsibilities: family-style lunch, recess and gross motor play, MorningCare and car queue
  • Model positive behavior and support classroom management procedures
  • Engage in professional development, training, workshops and/or classes
  • Individual student and group work documentation
  • Wednesday afternoon professional development and Monday afternoon faculty meetings
  • Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process
  • Collaborative role in learning and supporting technology and material integration
  • Support the process of documentation, including digital portfolios, and website management
  • Hours:  7:30a-4:00p T/TH/F); 7:30a-5:00p M/W

Professional Development

  • Time commitment includes PD every Monday and Wednesday until 5pm

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital, or veteran status; disability; or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to the hiring process, services, and employment is available to all persons.