School Bus Driver Employment

$21 - $24 / hr & $5000 Sign-on Bonus

Substitute Teacher Employment

Earn up to $180/day!

Substitute Teaching Rates


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Application Processing (ISBE)
  • Background Check (South Cook)

*** If you hold a PEL (Professional Educator License) OR a Paraprofessional License and a Bachelors degree, you do not need a separate substitute license. You will only need to complete PART 2 of the instruction sheet.

Once you have received the Substitute Teacher Authorization Letter for Region 7 please contact or or call 708-952-4290 for any questions, and apply for a substitute teaching position on our website.



Applicants need 1 of the 4 options below to qualify for the Paraprofessional Certification. The complete application process is done on the Illinois State Board of Education Website.

  • Associate or Higher Degree
  • 60 College Semester Hrs.
  • ETS Paraprofessional Assessment with an official score report of 460 or higher
  • ACT WorkKeys Assessment with the following scores:
    • Applied Math – 4
    • Reading for Information – 4
    • Writing/Business Writing – 3

If you have any questions or would like more information please go to this link and watch the how-to-videos:

If you qualify for a Paraprofessional license

Create an Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) account and complete the application for your Paraprofessional Certificate. 

For additional information about applying for the license please take a look at the how-to-videos posted at:

Once you have completed the above requirements, you will also need to apply with the links posted above. Please contact the D123 substitute coordinator via e-mail or or call 708-952-4290 for any questions and to complete the process of becoming an Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 paraprofessional.

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.