Barber Teacher

Teachers Chicago, Illinois


Position at SESI Schools

Barber Tacher  


About Us 

Excel Academy of South Shore is an accelerated school of choice for students ages 15 to 21 who are behind in their studies. Our program offers an extended day, where students can earn up to 5 credits per semester and 10 credits per year, allowing students to graduate in 2.5 years or less. There is no tuition or enrollment fee to attend. Excel Academy of SouthShore is dedicated to creating a challenging, academically rigorous, and safe environment for all students. 

We believe students reach their highest potential in safe and structured environments that afford them a strong sense of security, a positive attitude toward learning, and incentives for appropriate behavior. 

By focusing on key areas — academics, behavior modifications, support services, and transition/life-planning services — we meet the individual needs of all students. Through collaboration with a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, we can choose the most appropriate learning model based on a student’s present levels of performance, social capabilities, motor coordination, and ability to learn in a group setting. 

Excel Academy of SouthShore is operated by Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI). SESI Schools provides specialized education programming for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. 


The Opportunity  

The Barber Teacher will be responsible for providing academic support to help students thrive in school. They will conduct frequent and appropriate assessments, use data to develop and implement instructional plans, and collaborate with both school personnel and families to drive favorable outcomes. Every child deserves to reach their full potential and we’re looking to hire an exceptional teacher who will play an essential role in fueling student success. 


You Are  

Someone who is passionate about serving students so that they can perform at their highest level and realize productive, fulfilling futures. You believe that ALL children can learn and have the desire to make a positive impact in the lives of students. You excel at building relationships, collaborating with a team, and persevering through difficult challenges. You have a sense of optimism, a willingness to learn and grow, and a commitment to improving outcomes for students. 

The Responsibilities  

  • Support the school’s vision, mission and educational objectives. 
  • Comply with all required IDFPR & ISBE rules and regulations. 
  • Have a working knowledge of Illinois Barbering course content. 
  • Teach and follow the school’s published curriculum, using all teaching aids and handouts provided. 
  • Help students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content. 
  • Maintain standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position and school. 
  • Provide grades, evaluation, and student feedback in a timely manner. 
  • Employ appropriate classroom management strategies to keep students motivated, engaged and on task. 
  • Provide management and supervision of the school's on-site Barbershop 
  • Prepare graduating students for the state licensing examination. 
  • Project enthusiasm, passion, and professionalism. 

The Qualifications 

  • Valid Illinois Barber Teacher Certification 
  • At minimum: 60 college credit hours or the equivalent of 8,000 Barber industry hours (ISBE requirement for Career Training Education Teachers) 


The Perks 

  • Competitive salary 
  •  Full-time with benefits $45-$48k,  
  • Part-time without benefits $25/hour (5 hours per day/25 hours per week; aligned with school schedule) 
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 annually 
  • Continued training, mentorship, and opportunities for growth 

Physical Environment/Working Conditions

As a condition of employment, staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their employment start date.  Perspective employees who are partially vaccinated (have received the first vaccination shot and are able to provide a photo of their vaccination card) are able to start work with the understanding they must be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their hire date.  Unvaccinated individuals will not be permitted to commence employment unless they can demonstrate they are entitled to a reasonable accommodation with respect to this policy for a valid medical or religious reason. All staff are required to wear an approved mask, if and when reporting to a physical work site where they are interacting with others.


Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  

FullBloom provides education and behavioral health solutions for children and their families, leading to better life outcomes, regardless of the learning obstacles and other challenges they face. The company’s team of over 5,000 education and healthcare professionals work to achieve measurable and sustained academic and behavioral gains through evidence-based programs that include specialized education, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapies, intervention services, and professional development. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, FullBloom supports tens of thousands of children and families, over 500 school districts, and more than 25,000 teachers annually through its three operating divisions – Catapult Learning, Specialized Education Services, Inc (SESI), and Little Leaves.