Career Opportunities

Positions Available

Elementary Teacher
Anticipated Kindergarten Teacher Vacancy for 2020-2021
PEL with Early Childhood background preferred. 
- Have a strong knowledge and understanding of the Kindergarten standards
-- Differentiate instruction to meet all student's needs
-- Be able to successfully work in a team setting

5th & 6th Grade Music Teacher/Elementary Band Instructor
Valid PEL with appropriate endorsements for teaching music and band.
Willingness to work with other band directors in the district and high school district. 

Reading Specialist

Full-time reading specialist for Jefferson School

Elementary Certificate(K-9) License with either a Reading or Reading Specialist Endorsement.

Substitute Custodians
 Please see attached information. 
Please apply at 320 W. Main Street, Ottawa, IL. For additional information, e-mail:

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Part-Time Custodian Needed
 Seeking a part-time custodian for the 2:00-8:00 p.m. shift, Monday - Friday. Please apply at the District Office, located at 320 W. Main Street, Ottawa between 7:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
July office hours are 7:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Illinois School Code requires Criminal Background checks. 
Custodians must be able to do general custodial cleaning, lift 50 lbs. or more, capable of moving large items, and an ability to stand/walk for 8 hr. shifts. Must have good communications, human relations skills, and demonstrate aptitude as a self-starter.  Experience in a custodial or maintenenace position preferred. 

No positions are currently available.
Crossing Guards
Crossing Guard needed for Central and Shepherd

Hours needed:

7:45-8:45 a.m. and 2:50-3:50 p.m.

Tuesday afternoon hours are 2:20-3:20 p.m.

Half-Day Student Attendance
7:45-8:45 a.m.
11:25 a.m. -12:25 p.m.
If hired, you will be required to  turn in a physical, TB test and have a criminal background check completed.

Cafeteria Staff
Substitute Lunch Server
If you are energetic and enjoy working with children, we are looking for substitute lunch servers. Hours are Monday thru Friday 10:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Applicants must be willing to complete an on-line food handler training or have an equivalent certification. Applications are available online or at the District Office, 320 W. Main Street. Questions can be directed to Vicki McConnell at (815) 313- 3930. 
Teaching Assistant / Paraprofessional
Substitutes needed
Must hold Paraprofessional or Substitute Teaching Certification
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Substitute Teacher
Substitute Teacher
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Substitute Bus Driver
Flexible Shifts
Opportunity for advancement to full time team member.  

Bus Driver
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Technology Department
No positions are currently available.
Healthcare Provider
Substitute School Nurse
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Submit all applications to:

Cleve Threadgill, Superintendent
Ottawa Elementary District 141
320 West Main Street
Ottawa, Illinois 61350
Teacher Applications:
Please submit:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Copy of Transcripts
4. Credentials
5. Reference Letters
6. Application 

Ottawa Elementary School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.