Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School! Please click on any of the following job titles to view the full job description. To apply for these positions, please send a cover letter and resume to employment@bernardzell.org.

Long-Term Social Worker Sub

Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.

 

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility DESCRIPTION:

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks an experienced school Social Worker to fill a long-term leave. This individual should be passionate about advocating for and supporting students, skilled in nurturing relationships, an outstanding communicator, knowledgeable in the developmental needs and issues for children Nursery through grade 8, and have a strong background in clinical skills to support a strong social work department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Current LCSW or LCPC license and master's degree in social work or counseling (required) and the proper Illinois state licensure for school social work (preferred).
  • The ability and experiences to deliver clinical services to students on caseload and within the school community.
  • Experience in and knowledge of on-going progress monitoring, an understanding of goal setting, assessment skills, behavioral intervention plans, and background supporting students in need of academic and social emotional support.
  • The ability to coordinate on-going collaboration and consultation with teachers, parents, administration, and private providers as well as others in the mental health field.
  • An understanding of crisis response and interventions for students in critical need.
  • Have a tremendous capacity to listen with compassion, genuine interest and sincerity, and professionalism so as to serve well the Bernard Zell community.
  • Keep informed about the expectations of the ISBE for nonpublic schools, state mandates, Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and any governing body that may directly impact our students.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Current LCSW or LCPC license and master's degree in social work or counseling required.
  • Proper Illinois state licensure for school social work preferred.
  • Social Work experience in a school setting.

Experience:

  • Have experience reading and interpreting diagnostic screenings.
  • Experience working with students with diverse learning needs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Energetic, collaborative, well organized, self-directed, and have excellent time-management skills and flexibility.
  • Skilled in developing and implementing specialized intervention for individual students, small groups as well as full classroom instruction to nurture social /emotional growth.
  • Able to establish and nurture relationships with students and parents and be able to offer parent consultation.
  • Know how to effectively collect and interpret data for the purposes of providing developmentally appropriate services for students as well as to inform faculty, staff, and parents/ guardians.
  • Possess strong technology skills for report writing, emailing, development of documentation, and design and delivery of presentations.
  • Have knowledge of professional resources in the mental health field so as to support the work and the needs that may arise in the school setting.
  • Support the mission and vision of Bernard Zell and work collaboratively with the parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Willingness to learn and grow professionally.
  • Have an understanding of the different stages of learning and development.

Travel Requirements: None

Other Important Information and Benefits: 

  • All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening.
  • Work is generally performed onsite; Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting option.
  • The general workday is Work day is 7:45 am - 3:45 pm but must be flexible to attend meetings beyond normal working hours.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHER (MATERNITY LEAVE)

Middle School Math Teacher Maternity Leave

Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.

 

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility:

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks a Middle School Mathematics Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The candidate must be prepared to teach a variety of levels of mathematics courses, from Middle School Pre-Algebra through Calculus, utilizing the latest approaches in mathematics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

●  Build a classroom culture in which students love math.

●  Provide clear and consistently high-quality math instruction for all students.

●  Create instructional lesson plans and classroom activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in a meaningful learning experience through whole group, small group and individualized instruction. 

●  Manage and support an organized and professional classroom that is conducive to learning.

●  Implement instructional strategies and resources that are aligned with the rigor of the Common Core to meet the needs of all students, including those with varying backgrounds, learning styles and special needs.

●  Motivate students to think critically and take ownership of their own learning.

●  Drive academic outcomes by analyzing student work and studying data, and implementing high-leverage instructional moves to ensure dramatic gains for all students.

●  Develop strong partnerships with parents and students to create investment in school culture and academics.

●  Maintain effective and efficient data gathering procedures.

●  Comfortable applying student data to drive instruction.

●  Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules and collaborating effectively with co-teachers and colleagues.

●  Maintain a classroom that demonstrates discipline, order and rigor.

●  Ensure that all students graduate ready for the next academic level.

●  Reflect critically on teaching practice and implement improvement strategies as needed.

●  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

●  Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education required; M.A. preferred.

●  At least two (2) years of Middle School lead teacher classroom experience required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

● Demonstrate mastery of academic subjects and behavioral interventions.

● Good interpersonal and communication skills.

●  Demonstrates initiative and creativity.

●  Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and administration to support and extend the objectives of the curriculum.

●  Experience providing a nurturing, creative, and inclusive environment for students and to create a strong classroom community.

●  Excellent communication and organizational skills.

General Information:

Full-time employee benefits include employer-subsidized medical, dental, life, and disability insurance;

403B retirement plan; parking or public transportation subsidy; breakfast and lunch; optional vision insurance.

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to employment+middle@bernardzell.org.

 

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Substitute Teacher

Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility:

Bernard Zell seeks an experienced, creative, and passionate substitute educator to instill knowledge and love for learning through both academic and social-emotional learning. Qualified candidates will be able to work collaboratively across grades and disciplines with a team of exceptional faculty & staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·  Carry out lesson plan instructions from the classroom teacher, and/or create lesson plans in absence of a prepared lesson; ensure all material is covered.

·  Communicates with the absent teacher at the end of the day thru written communication about what was accomplished that day (were the lessons covered, how did the day go, be as specific as possible)

·  Create and maintain a discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and productive learning environment in accordance with school policies.

·  Create and maintain a climate of respect and fairness for all students.

·  Observe and assess student performance.

·  Participate in teacher training sessions and other professional development as necessary.


·  Support and contribute to curriculum development to enhance the program.


·   Fulfill all teacher duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Bernard Zell Faculty Handbook.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

·  Bachelor’s degree in education preferred.  

Experience:

·  Minimum of one (1) year school teaching experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·  Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and administration to support and extend the objectives of
the curriculum.

·  Appreciation of a diverse, pluralistic Jewish community.

·  Ability to embrace technology and new ways of extending students' learning and creative capacities;
knowledge of interactive whiteboard technology, iPads and Chromebooks.

·  Experience providing a nurturing, creative, and inclusive environment for students and to create a strong
classroom community.

·  Excellent communication and organizational skills.

How to apply: Email a copy of your resume and cover letter to employment@bernardzell.org.

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