Paraprofessional (Instructional) (2 positions available)

Job | Posted 5 months ago
Position Areas
Special Education


Instructional Paraprofessional

Position Purpose

-  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.

Additional Duties:
-  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 Requirements:
-  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.


Posted By

Elmwood Park Community Unit School District #401

8201 West Fullerton Avenue , Elmwood Park, IL 60707

At the following locations

District-wide (will work at more than one school)

8201 West Fullerton Avenue , Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246