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Easterseals Central Illinois is seeking Substitute Teachers for our Easterseals Learning Academy. We have openings for substitute teachers for both Special Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals. The Substitute will support the staff in providing designed instruction and educational programs for children who have a primary educational diagnosis of Autism, intellectual, and/or multiple disabilities.

Easterseals Learning Academy is located in Germantown Hills and is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education as a non-public private facility serving students aged five to twenty-one years. School districts contract with Easterseals Central Illinois to assist in providing an alternative school placement with specifically designed instruction for children who have a primary educational diagnosis of Autism, intellectual or multiple disabilities.

Instruction is centered on evidence-based practices and the curriculum is aligned to state learning standards.  All of the programs and services provided emphasize an individualized approach to education that meets state and federal mandates with the goal of preparing students to transition back to their schools and communities and lead successful lives.

The Learning Academy is designed with a high staff-to-student ratio, fully equipped classrooms, and therapy rooms, evidenced-based instructional strategies that empower each student to achieve peak academic performance, increase social and emotional skills, communication skills, and functional life skills for independence.

Student services include integrated therapies and related services including speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, and counseling.  All are provided to students as determined by the IEP team.  A specialized curriculum and an intensive approach to educating students are used to meet the specific educational, developmental, and emotional needs of each student.

The Special Education Teacher provides designed instruction and educational programs for children who have a primary educational diagnosis of Autism, Intellectual Disability, or other health impairments.

Regular term hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday during the school year. Summer term hours are 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. Summer term consists of 20 days in the summer; two weeks in June and two weeks in July.



  1. Copy of substitute certificate, college diploma, or teaching license
  2. Fingerprinting Screen
  3. Bachelor’s Degree
  4. Submit an official, sealed transcript to ROE with the certification application


  1. Copy of HS Diploma
  2. Fingerprinting Screen

Additional Notes

Easterseals Central Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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