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NISEC's Board believes that a well-funded organization is necessary to attract quality people. We always look for qualified new staff members. Those who join NISEC receive a complete package of benefits that include:

  • A competitive salary
  • Payment of state plan for retirement
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Worker's compensation
  • Severance pay
  • Credit for previous teaching or military experience
  • Tax-sheltered annuities as optional deductions
  • Optional credit union deductions
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Personal, family illness, and bereavement days

Staff Openings

To view all staff openings, just click on the Apply Now button below.  You will be able to see the list of openings, apply for a specific opening, or just complete a general application for future openings.

Paraprofessionals - Openings Now Available

A paraprofessional is a teacher's assistant who help special education students. Knowledge of sign language a plus, but not a requirement. Must have at least 60 college credits or successfully pass the "Para Pro" testing requirements. Full time (6.5 hours a day), part time (3.25 hours a day) benefits offered with full time hours and length of employment requirements.

Substitutes - Openings Now Available

Interested in becoming a teacher or paraprofessional substitute for Eagle Park Community School?  Click the Apply Now button and select the matching application.

Application for Employment

NISEC provides services to students with exceptional needs within its 9 member school districts of Lake County, Indiana. School assignments vary depending on staffing needs. If interested in becoming part of the NISEC Team, please apply online using the link below.

Caution:  The online application process has been designed to take approximately 45 minutes to complete.  An application attempt that takes longer may experience time outs that produce unsaved and uncommitted applications.  The computer processing speed and internet connection that you are currently working with may also play a part in possible time outs.

To resolve this issue gather all input materials (i.e. transcripts, letters of recommendations, resume, etc.) prior to beginning the application process.  You may also use the Finish Later option after you have completed the required fields on the first page of the application.  If you need further assistance during the application process you may contact the Human Resource Secretary, at 219-769-4000 extension 227.

Upload only document types:  .pdf   .doc   .docx   or   .rtf

Note:  Not all internet  browsers and devices are compatible with the online application process.  If you are experiencing some problems, try the process using a different browser or device.  If using Internet Explorer 8 or higher, change settings to view in compatibility mode.  If you are using an unsupported browser or version and are unable to use the key pad to enter numbers, please use the number line on the keyboard to correct this issue.

Interested in becoming a Teacher or Paraprofessional Substitute for Eagle Park Community School?  Click the Apply Now button and select the matching application.

Apply Now

Criminal Background Check

Indiana Code 20-26-5-10 requires all school corporations, charter schools and accredited nonpublic schools to adopt and administer a policy requiring individuals offered employment after July 1, 2009, to obtain an expanded criminal history check.

NISEC offers two options for obtaining your criminal background report. 

OPTION 1 - You may go online using the link to SafeHiring Solutions below, pay $24.90* with a credit card, complete the required documentation and NISEC will be notified when your report is available.

Go To SafeHiring Solutions


OPTION 2 - You may call the Human Resource Secretary to schedule a time to come to the NISEC Administrative Office, 2150 W. 97th Place, Crown Point, Indiana, to complete the release form, pay $24.90* (cash in the exact amount or a money order payable to NISEC), and the Human Resource Secretary will process the criminal background check. 


Human Resource Secretary
219-769-4000, Extension 227

*The fee of $24.90 covers the cost of reporting from 3 counties of residence.  Additional fees may apply to certain counties and if more than 3 counties of residence is required for the background report.

NISEC  •  2150 West 97th Place  •  Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone (219) 769-4000  •  Fax (219) 769-4563  •  TTD (219) 662-2149