LOCAL JOBS: School Bus Driver, Writing Specialist, Telephone Operators and MORE

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Welcome to Patch LOCAL JOBS, the go-to source for local employers and job seekers. Several openings crossed our desk this week thanks to local employers who want to hire in the communities they serve. Others we pick up driving around town. If you know of a local job, send it to lorraine.swanson@patch.com or daniell@patch.com.

School Bus Driver

Elim Christian Services is looking for a school bus driver. The position requires 32 hours per week and Elim offers health benefits. Job applicants must have CDL License with B Passenger endorsement and School Bus Driver Permit, a clear driving record (Elim will check this) and pass a drug and criminal background screening. To apply, email, mail or fax your resume to: Elim Christian Services, 13020 S. Central Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463; fax it to 708-293-2354; or email it to hrjobs@elimcs.org. For more info call (708) 389-0555 or visit the Elim Christian Services.


Would you like to work in a job with flexible hours, holidays off, company incentives and awards, sales bonuses, and a starting wage of $25/hour? Want more information? Contact me today, Sue Roulo, Independent Chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries at 708-252-3683.


Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has several job openings in its ISACorps program for recent college graduates interested in working with students and parents as they navigate the college going process, especially for students who will be the first in their family to go to college and/or are from low-income households. Bachelor’s degree required (must have earned no earlier than May 2012). For candidates that have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, contracts will be contingent on graduating prior to the start date. Candidates with strong verbal and written command of a foreign language, such as Spanish, Polish or Mandarin.Corps members are placed geographically in community college districts throughout the state. For more info visit the ISAC website. Email your résumé, cover letter, and three references to ISAC.CorpPositions@isac.illinois.gov. Application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2013. In the subject line, please write: “Corps Field Opening - Name of Preferred district.” If you have any questions about the ISACorps program and the available positions, contact Enrique Castillo, ISACorps Recruitment Coordinator: Enrique.Castillo@isac.illinois.gov, 847-951-9222.

Writing Specialist

The Illinois Tollway System is seeking a writing specialist. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or English. Written exam (if applicable) are required.  Candidates must undergo extensive background check, oral interview and provide proof of degree, certification, etc. Fluency in Spanish a plus. See the pdf on the right for a complete job description.

To apply:

Online: Complete the Illinois Tollway application, save it to the computer and email it to jobs@getipass.com

In person: Submit the completed application or pick up and complete the application at Illinois Tollway Headquarters located at 2700 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

By mail: Send the completed application to: Illinois Tollway – Human Resources 2700 Ogden Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515

Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District has many positions available, ranging from part- time, temporary and seasonal to full time. Learn more by visiting the park district’s web site.


TelAssist—based in Oak Lawn—supports other business by providing customer support and telephone answering services 24/7. Job applicants must be able to work weekends and major holidays. TelAssist promotes from within. Jobs are permanent not “temp jobs.” The company holds four open houses a week, but interested applicants are invited to apply in person from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasionally, it will be possible to receive an interview on the spot. TelAssist is located at 6417 W. 87th St., Oak Lawn. The office is on the southwest corner of 87th Street and Ridgeland Avenue. Visit TelAssist to learn more about job opportunities.

From our Facebook page:

  • McDonalds on 95th Off Southwest Highway. Hiring a janitor and management positions.
  • Jewel-Osco is hiring loss prevention officers. Must be 21 have a clean background and pass a drug test. Just go on the web site to apply.
  • Five Star Electronics 9211 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn is hiring experienced Directv installers and Directv marketing personnel.

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R Gibbons March 21, 2013 at 02:52 PM
"Writing Specialist: 'Written exam (if applicable) ARE required.'" Terrible form...should be "Written exam (if applicable) IS required." Proofreading is necessary here!
Liz March 22, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Please post local jobs for teens, my son is 17 and has been looking for a job but most wont hire him because of his age. Thank you
Terri Jones March 24, 2013 at 01:10 PM
I agree Liz. Please post jobs for individuals without any job experience. My son was a honor student and is now home from college and has always played sports. He's never worked and now all applications are being denied. Grades don't matter on job applications.


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