Downers Grove Township

Downers Grove Township seeks a Life Skills Teacher for their Human Services Department. This is a seasonal (school year), part-time position. The Life Skills Program began in 1981 to enrich the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum of the elementary schools within our Township boundaries. We now serve more than 25 area schools, teaching students from 4th to 8th grade such topics as empathy, self-esteem, stress management, executive functioning, and effective goal setting.

The role of the Life Skills Teacher involves creating, updating, and preparing materials for various SEL lessons, traveling to area schools to teach SEL lessons, and communicating and building relationships with local teachers, administrators, and community leaders.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Illinois teaching licensure or certification (preferred, not required)
  • At least 2 years of experience in teaching/child care
  • Reliable transportation

If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume to supervisor@dgtownship.com before August 10.