Employment Opportunities

Mercer County School District #404 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Staff Openings 

FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALL COACH

2022/2023

MCHS

 

Please send resume and letter of intent to Mercer County High School, Athletic Director Andrew Hofer, 1500 South College Ave, Aledo, IL 61231,  or  email hofera@mercerschools.org.

ASSISTANT JUNIOR HIGH WRESTLING COACH

2022/2023

MCJH

 

Please send resume and letter of intent to Mercer County Junior High School, Athletic Director Morgan Braucht, 1002 SW 6th Street, Aledo, IL 61231,  or  email brauchtm@mercerschools.org.

JV-SOPHOMORE SOFTBALL COACH

2022/2023

MCHS

 

Please send resume and letter of intent to Mercer County High School, Athletic Director Andrew Hofer, 1500 South College Ave, Aledo, IL 61231,  or  email hofera@mercerschools.org.

Staff Openings 

PARAPROFESSIONAL

2022/2023

MCJH

 

Please send resume and letter of intent to Mercer County Junior High School, Principal Tim Sedam, 1002 SW 6th Street, Aledo, IL 61231,  or  email sedamtim@mercerschools.org.

BILINGUAL PARAPROFESSIONAL

2022/2023

MCJH

 

Please send cover letter, resume, official transcripts, and paraprofessional certificate to Mercer County Junior High, Principal Tim Sedam, 1002 Sw 6th Street, Aledo, IL 61231,  or  email sedamtim@mercerschools.org.

PREK  PARAPROFESSIONAL

Immediate Opening 

MC Early Learning Center

 

Please send cover letter, resume, official transcripts, and paraprofessional certificate to MC Early Learning Center, Supervisor Becky McPeek, 203 N Washington Street, Joy, IL 61260,  or  email mcpeekr@mercerschools.org.

Staff Openings 

BUS DRIVERS (Full Time, Part Time, Substitute)
$18 / hour

Health and Life Insurance benefits included for full time employees, as well as IMRF retirement.  
 
Bus drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  Training and reimbursement of cost is available.
 
Please send application to Mercer County School District Attn: Superintendent.  1002 SW 6th St., Aledo, IL  61231 Or email petries@mercerschools.org
BUS MONITORS 
DISTRICT
Para Certificate Preferred

Please send applications to Mercer County School District, Superintendent Scott Petrie, 1002 SW 6th Street, Aledo, IL 61231 or  email bakera@mercerschools.org.

SUBS NEEDED!!

Immediate Openings

 

Kitchen and Custodial Substitutes needed: call the District office to apply. 309-582-2238

 

Substitute Paraprofessionals (Teachers' Aides) needed. Paraprofessionals are required to have a paraprofessional certificate from the State of Illinois. Please call the Regional Office of Education in Monmouth at (309) 734-6822 with questions.

 

Substitute Bus Drivers needed. Bus Drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Please send application to Scott Petrie, Mercer County District Office, 1002 SW 6th Street, Aledo, IL 61231. Call the Transportation office, 584-4630, for more information.

How to Apply for Paraprofessional Certification

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 19 years of age

  • 1of the Following:

    • Associate’s degree or higher

    • 60 semester hours of coursework

    • High School Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS Parapro

    • High School Diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT Workkeys:

      • Applied Mathematics/Applied Math (with a score of 4)

      • Reading for information/Workplace Documents (with a score of 4)

*Notes:

  • Paraprofessional licenses are valid for 5 years, and may be renewed with the payment of registration fees.

  • If you hold a Paraprofessional License and have a Bachelor’s Degree on file, you are qualified to be a substitute teacher

 

To apply for an educator license with stipulations endorsed as a paraprofessional educator, individuals may submit an application in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS).  A $100 fee will be assessed electronically when the application is submitted (Additional fees may apply).  After submitting their application, individuals should have a copy of their high school diploma and official transcripts showing completion of the required college coursework sent to ISBE or to ROE, 105 North E St., Suite 1, Monmouth, IL 61462.

 

https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-Licensure-Application.aspx

An educator license with stipulations endorsed as a paraprofessional educator is not valid until it is registered.  Once registered, the license is valid until June 30 immediately following five years of the endorsement being issued and may be renewed.

 

FEES
 

Application Approval                $100.00

Paraprofessional Test               $65.00

Registration Approval               $50.00

​Please call the Regional Office of Education in Monmouth at (309) 734-6822 with questions.

Do You Want To Be A Substitute Teacher?

REQUIREMENTS


Must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Valid for substitute teaching in all grades of the public schools, prekindergarten through grade 12

*Note: Substitute licenses are valid for 5 years, and may be renewed with the payment of registration fees.​

If you hold a valid professional educator license or educator license with stipulations that you obtained with a bachelor’s degree for issuance, you are qualified to be a substitute teacher. You do not need to hold a substitute teaching license. *At the hiring district's discretion

​​Individuals who hold a lapsed Professional Educator License (PEL) and owed professional development are not eligible to obtain a substitute teaching license.  The PEL must be reinstated.  If the PEL is lapsed and you do not owe professional development, you may obtain a substitute teaching license.

To apply, individuals may submit an application online at www.isbe.net in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS). A $50 fee will be assessed electronically when the application is submitted. After submitting their application, individuals should have an official transcript from their college showing an awarded bachelor’s degree sent to ISBE or to the Regional Office of Education, 121 S. Prairie St. Galesburg, IL  61401 Attn. Brittany Stegall (call 309/715-7320 if you have questions).

To be valid for teaching, a substitute license must be registered in ELIS after it is issued.

To be a substitute teacher in the Regional Office of Education #33, Henderson-Knox-Mercer-Warren Counties, you must be fingerprinted for our region and have a recent physical (within 3 months of application).  Please call 309/734-6822 or 309/345-3828 for further details. 

 

OBTAINING A SHORT-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHER LICENSE

 

A Short-Term Substitute license may be issued to an individual with at least 60 semester hours of completed college coursework or an Associate’s degree. This license is valid until June 30, 2023 and cannot be renewed. Short-term subs cannot teach more than 5 consecutive days per licensed teacher and must complete a training program prior to subbing. Visit www.roepd.net to register for the next available Short-Term Sub Training offered by the ROE. Please note that there is a cost associated with this registration that you will be responsible to pay. 

Bus Drivers Needed

Being a bus driver has many benefits.

·         Flexibility - If you are a substitute driver, you can pick and choose the days/times you work.  There aren’t very many jobs out there that allow so much flexibility.  The flexibility of the work schedule is well-suited for retired people who want an extra income, but don’t want to be tied down to a rigid work commitment.

·         You always have opportunities for extra pay by driving for field trips and evening activities (e.g., sports).

·         You won’t have to drive far to work.  Think about how much time and fuel you will save by not having to drive to the Quad Cities, Muscatine or Burlington to go to work!

·         Most regular routes allow you to go home during the middle of the day to allow for errands and activities.

·         The beginning pay rate is $16.00 per hour.

 

Process for becoming a bus driver

·         Successful completion of an interview with transportation director

·         Obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from a local drivers license facility

·         Successful completion of a State-mandated fingerprinting process (district pays cost)

·         Successful completion of a physical examination (district pays a portion of the cost)

·         Successful completion of an 8-hour classroom training course

·         Practice driving with a district-paid trainer using a district-owned school bus

·         Successful completion of a driving skills test using school bus

·         Successful completion of a brief passenger endorsement written test

 

Click Here for Secretary of State School Bus Driver Qualifications

Initial Bus Driver Training Classes