Joliet Public Schools District 86

Joliet, Illinois ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3955143
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 6, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Position Type:           Jr. High Teacher          


Position Guide:             Certified Personnel
                                      Bargaining Position 
                                      Nine (9) Months

REPORTS TO:        Central Staff Administration
                                      Program Coordinator
                                      Student Service Coordinator
                                      Special Service Coordinator
                                      Other faculty and staff
                                      PTA and Community Groups
Under the direct supervision of the building principal, the classroom teacher is to provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth to enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties performed by the individual holding this position may be assigned.

  1. Professional Educator License with and/or  Language Arts, Science, and Social Science Required Endorsement.
  2. Must Be NCLB Highly Qualified. 
  3. Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, public and community relations, academic competence.
  4. Applicants must possess effective behavior management skills.
  5. Applicants must be able to structure a classroom to maximized student learning.
  6. Applicant must be able to establish effective communication skills with a variety of stakeholders. 
  7. Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, public and community relations, academic competence.
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of course outlines curriculum and text used.


  1. To implement all district policies as they relate to the classroom.
  2. Guarantee every student shall receive an equal opportunity for an education.
  3. Develops and implements lesson plans for the curriculum program assigned.
  4. Present subject matter following the guidelines outlined by the state and district.
  5. Plans and uses appropriate instructional strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect differentiation and accommodations based on the individual needs of the students assigned.
  6. Uses available data to drive instructional decision making.
  7. Works cooperatively with grade-level and content area teams to plan and modify curricula as needed.
  8. Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to state and district requirements.
  9. Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for paraprofessionals, student teachers, and volunteers if applicable.
  10. Uses technology actively in the teaching and learning process.
  11. Assists students in analyzing and improving methods and habits of study.
  12. Continually assesses student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  13. Presents a positive role model for students that supports the mission of the district and school.
  14. Creates an effective environment conducive to learning and appropriate physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  15. Manages student behavior in the classroom utilizing appropriate classroom management techniques and in accordance with district requirements.
  16. Maintains professional competence through in-service professional development opportunities.
  17. Requisition instructional materials and supplies as required.
  18. Attend all meetings as required such as: faculty, parent teacher conferences, etc.
  19. Prepare for, conduct, and attend parent teacher conferences as required.
  20. Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
  21. Administers group standardized tests in accordance with state and district testing protocols.
  22. Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
  23. Maintain commitment to ongoing professional development

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters when performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.                                                                          
Employee experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines.  The noise level in this environment is quiet to moderate.  Duties are performed primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors.  In-district and out-of-town travel required as necessary for training and/or to carry out duties and responsibilities.

Salary and Benefits:
Bargaining Agreement Union Position: The salary schedules for the 2019-2022 school years click on the link:  https://www.joliet86.org/file.aspx?DocumentId=9830
Maximum 10 years full time Certified Teaching Experience


Application Procedures:  Applications are considered complete when all required materials are submitted including:  1) an on-line application, 2) a letter of interest in the position, 3) unofficial copies of all college and/or university transcripts, and 4) list three  recent references with email address from past or current professional employment.  The District uses an on-line application that will be available at www.joliet86.org.  All required documents should be attached to your on-line application.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • 420 N Raynor Ave
    • Joliet, Illinois 60435

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