Paraprofessional (Instructional) (2 positions available)
- Under the direct supervision of a licensed staff member, to assist licensed professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives for students who are at-risk and for students with individualized education plans.
Essential Job Functions:
- Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, and functional skills
- Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning.
- Supports students' transitions between classes.
- Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
- Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
- Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising snack time and recess.
- Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.
- Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize success and achievement of IEP goals and objectives, etc.
- Assist students with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
- Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
- Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
- Perform additional duties as assigned.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
- Use standard office equipment, such as computers and copiers.
- Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
- Ability to understand, apply and use computers and software applications when necessary (e.g., Google Suite).
- Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
- Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and parents/guardians.
- Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
- Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Works in standard office and school building environments.
- Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.
Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Paraprofessional license issued by the Illinois State Board of Education
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Salary Range: Based on PSRP contract. $16/hour.