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Quest Academy is committed to hiring the very best candidates when positions become available. Therefore, Quest seeks to hire teachers and staff who will contribute to a school environment that provides academic and creative challenges, honors excellence in teaching and learning, and respects differences in individuals.

Quest Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, sexual identity, age, religion or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Quest Academy complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled persons. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process are requested to contact the Quest Academy Chief Financial Officer in order to arrange such accommodation.

You may submit a copy of a current resume; however an application must be completed in full in order to be considered for employment. Failure to complete all sections may disqualify you from consideration for employment.

The school requires of each new employee evidence of freedom from communicable disease, including tuberculosis. This evidence shall consist of a tuberculin skin test and, if appropriate, an x-ray performed by a physician licensed in Illinois or any other state to practice medicine in all its branches, an advanced practice nurse who has a written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician that authorizes the nurse to perform health examinations, or a physician assistant who has been delegated the authority to perform health examinations by his or her supervising physician not more than 90 days preceding the date on which the report of the test results is presented to the school’s chief administrator.

Current Openings at Quest Academy

Substitute Teacher

Quest Academy is looking to add qualified people to its substitute teacher list.

Substitutes must have a Bachelor’s Degree and be an experienced teacher.

Daily salary is $55 for 4 hours or less or $110 for over 4 hours.

To apply, complete the application below and send it to hiring@questacademy.org. No phone calls please.

After School Program Staff

Quest Academy, a private school for academically gifted children in Palatine, is seeking experienced staff to work in the Extended Day Program. The hours are 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 2:30 – 6:00 pm on Wednesday. It is not necessary to work all five days; availability exists for select days on a regular schedule. There are opportunities to work with children in PreK-K, first-third, and fourth-eighth grade. The program begins on Wednesday, August 21. Salary starts at $15.00/hr and increases with experience. All applicants must be First Aid and CPR certified (or show enrollment in certification class).

Job Summary
The Quest Extended Day Program staff are responsible for the well-being and supervision of preschool and elementary age children. We provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment where children can enjoy both free play and planned activities.

Essential Functions

  • Monitor student daily attendance.
  • Set-up and clean-up program in cafeteria on a daily basis.
  • Help plan, prepare and implement daily snacks and activities for children.
  • Supervise recreational and snack periods.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Extended Day Program Director.

To apply, complete the application and background check authorization below.

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