Hamilton Academy - a Great Place to Work

TeacherHamilton Academy is indeed a great place to work. The opportunity to help our students succeed in itself can be very rewarding. Our faculty and staff share a common passion for working with kids.


We feel that Hamilton Academy as a workplace offers the essential elements of "a great place to work" - a place where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.


If you are interested in joining our team, keep in mind that our interview process is a two-way communication. We will certainly ask you questions, but we also encourage you to ask questions of our faculty and staff.

Our Opportunities


Hamilton Academy hires personnel for the following positions: Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Substitute Teachers and Social Workers.

  • Paraprofessionals must have at least 30 hours of college education, and pass the Paraprofessional Certification test at the Regional Office of Education.
  • Substitute Teachers should have an IL Type 39 Teaching Certificate.
  • Teachers also need to be LBS-I Certified for Social / Emotional Disorders.
  • Social Workers should be either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor.

Our Staff includes teachers who meet the ISBE requirments for special education teachers.  Certifications include LBSI. SOC/ED, LD.  We have paraprofessionals and therapists that are either LCPC's or LCSW's. 

Employment Requirements


Applicants for positions at Hamilton Academy will need to meet the educational requirements and have the appropriate certifications for their position as stated above and as required by the Illinois State Board of Education. In addition, applicants must:

  • Complete and sign our Application for Employment form (found in the PDF PDF Application Packet)
  • Review and sign an Applicant Certification document (found in the PDF PDF Application Packet)
  • Review and sign the DCFS form "Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status" (found in the PDF PDF Application Packet)
  • Provide proof of a current TB test
  • Consent to being fingerprinted
  • Consent to a criminal background check
  • Consent to an Illinois sex offender check

A Rewarding Career . . .


The teachers have experience and the longevity and teamwork of staff provides consistency and follow through.

The staff works together well as a team.


Making a Difference


Low staff turnover has provided a cohesive team of professionals.

All staff are certified per state board of educations requirements.




If you think you are ready to consider joining our team, take the first step now. CLICK PDF for our PDF Application Packet. You can fill out the application and fax it to us at (847) 695-4858 or drop it off in person during our school hours.

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