Make a difference. Easterseals Academy is HIRING.

Our Easterseals Academy has three campuses in Chicago, Tinley Park, and Machesney Park and all are looking for new team members to join in a range of roles including teachers, paraprofessionals, social workers, and speech pathologists. 

Easterseals Academy provides an alternative school placement for students with an autism spectrum disorder, emotional disability, developmental delay, or intellectual disability. When a student meets the criteria, their home school district can refer them to one of our campuses. We aim to empower students to achieve their best academic performance, increase their social and vocational skills, and foster the life skills needed for independence. 

“Easterseals Academy is really about building a context that’s nurturing, supportive. and appropriate and has the kind of comprehensive services that these particular types of students need. And their needs are very specialized. We pride ourselves in having a model that attends to every single student’s individual needs and also in assembling a set of people, a staff, that not only are experts in doing that—but they love to do it.”

  • President and CEO Sara Ray Stoelinga 
  • Open Positions

    At Easterseals Academy, we are currently recruiting candidates for multiple roles.

    • Art Therapist
    • Day Porter
    • Instructional Services Coordinator 
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Paraprofessionals
    • Social Workers
    • Special Education Teachers
    • Speech- Language Pathologist 

    Additionally, we provide tuition support to paraprofessionals seeking to become teachers at Easterseals Academy through the “Grow Your Own” program

    Our full-time team members receive:

    • Work-life balance with 8AM-3PM schedule
    • Paid holidays, school breaks, and personal days (6+ weeks); generous sick time
    • Full benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401K and more
    • Challenging and rewarding work
    • Dynamic and diverse team of professionals

    For more information on these openings and their job requirements, please visit our application portal.

    Published by Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford

    Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford serves nearly 30,000 clients annually and proudly employs 600+ dedicated professionals in programs across the Chicagoland and Rockford regions of Illinois. Established in 1936, we support children, individuals with disabilities, and their families through two pillars of work: Comprehensive Autism and Behavioral Services and Early Learning and Developmental Services

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