Special Education or General Education Teacher

Hillside, IL
Classroom Instruction – Gen Ed Teacher /
Full-Time /
Job Description

As a General/Special Education Teacher at The Menta Group, you will have the freedom and ability to educate a small classroom of students in a self-contained setting. Our social-emotional learning environments offer engaged and inquiry-based academics combined with a P.B.I.S. structure.

10 Month School Calendar
Hiring for All Grade Levels K-21, Small Self-Contained Rooms (10 students max)
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 .m. M-F, following a school calendar
Benefit Options & Generous Paid Benefit Time Off!
Direct Hire with our school: Return School Year after School Year (no annual contract)
Tuition Reimbursement for General Education Teachers seeking Special Education LBS1 Endorsement
Sign On Bonus for Certified LBS1 Teachers


    • Teach all subjects in both remote (e-learning) and in-person classroom settings
    • Provide a differentiated learning environment
    • Work collaboratively with staff, including curriculum and clinical staff to yield positive results for the students
    • Gain support on-campus from other teachers, administrators, curriculum staff, clinical staff, and various support staff that are Menta employees Have the freedom and ability to personalize learning
    • Provide a social-emotional learning environment
    • Have a classroom size of around 10 students with paraprofessional support in the classroom


    • IL PEL (Professional Educator's License; out-of-state applicants will need to apply for IL certification) with LBS1 Certification or Other Teacher Certification (Non-Substitute) with willingness to obtain LBS1
    • Must be flexible in the ability to teach multiple grade levels as student populations change
    • Ability to teach a classroom of students within all basic instructional areas
    • Ability to work with youth with emotional/behavioral/academic difficulties
    • Ability to be flexible, work in teams and creatively problem solve
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively


    • Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Supplemental Insurance Programs
    • Medical Insurance enrollment is available to full time employees on their date of hire. No waiting period.
    • 10 Month School Position with 12 Month Semi-Monthly Pay
    • Generous Paid Time Off Benefits 
    • 403(b) Investment Options
    • Direct Employer Hire
    • Negotiable Sign-On Bonus for Certified Special Education Teachers 

About Menta Academy Hillside

At Menta Academy Hillside, we hold the key to unlocking the vast potential within every student through a dedicated, holistic approach to education. Our mission is grounded in the '3-C Ready' philosophy, ensuring that every learner is prepared for the challenges of College, Career, and Citizenship. This isn't just a slogan; it's a commitment that permeates every aspect of our learning environment. We recognize that each child's journey is unique, which is why our educational services are tailored to the developmental and individual learning needs of each student.

The classrooms at Menta Academy Hillside are vibrant hubs of activity and engagement. Our educators curate a dynamic curriculum that transcends traditional learning, fostering critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. This approach ensures that students are not only absorbing knowledge but are also applying it in real-world contexts, thus becoming active participants in their educational journey. With a focus on continuous growth, our students are encouraged to strive for academic excellence and behavioral success, underpinned by consistent support and recognition of their achievements.

At Hillside, our motto is “We are Better Together!” Our team of highly educated teachers and administrative staff work diligently to ensure that each student is given individualized educational support and a consistent therapeutic learning environment. With our “better together” mindset, we put a focus on community outreach, collaboration, and partnership to provide various opportunities for our students to succeed. This is done through college visits, career exploration events, community service opportunities, and outside speakers and presentations.

Menta Academy Hillside staff uses Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) and Restorative Practices to reinforce positive and appropriate behaviors and relationships in our students. We work with students to help determine motivators to reward encouraged behavior in and out of school.

Professional Associations and/or Partnerships

The Menta Group affiliates are members/partners with CEC, CASE, Autism Speaks, ASBA, AAPSEC, AASA, CCSSO, SEAA, ASCD, and many more associations that focus on the education of children with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Menta Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Menta Group ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. The District has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district office.