Anticipated - Paraprofessional Position

Job | Posted 13 days ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support


Dwight Common School is ANTICIPATING the following position for the 2020-2021 school year:


PARAPROFESSIONAL:  Teacher Assistant


  • Paraprofessional or Professional Educator's License

Working Conditions: 

  • DCSD is a one building PreK-8th grade district serving approximately 480 students with 33 certified staff members and 19 paraprofessionals. 

  Application Procedure:  
  • Application deadline is November 16, 2020


  • Assist the teacher(s) in the area(s) assigned to maintain and promote an environment in which students may learn effectively.
    Possibly working with students with autism.  Diapering/feeding and other duties may be required.

  • Reports to Building Principal


  1. Interacts positively with students

  2. Fosters student independence

  3. Provide instructional support assistance to students and student groups

  4. Helps establish and maintain a positive and challenging learning environment

  5. Provides effective behavior management for all students

  6. Treats all students with fairness, respect, and consistency

  7. Uses tact, courtesy, and discretion when working with teachers

  8. Ability to handle confidential information with complete security

  9. Conform to District policy regarding attendance and absences. Employee attendance must be adequate to perform the above listed essential job functions.

  10. Other duties as assigned by building principal

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Not limited to the following:

  1. Physical ability to perform the above listed essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation

  2. Physical, mental, and emotional requirements will be developed when needed for purposes of reasonable accommodation

Required Qualifications Necessary to Perform Essential Functions:

  1. Be at least 19 years of age and;

  2. Show proof of one (1) of the following requirements:

  1. Associate's degree or higher

  2. 60 semester hours of coursework

  •  Acceptable criminal background check

  • Ability to communicate effectively in order to follow oral/written directions and specific rules, regulations and processes and apply them to a variety of situations

  • Must demonstrate ability to read and write English at a level required for successful job performance

  • Desirable Knowledge & Abilities:

    1. Previous experience in a public school setting

    2. Ability to operate a variety of technology devices

    3. Ability to work independently at routine tasks

    4. Ability to learn special needs of particular individuals

    5. Ability to maintain discipline among students

    6. Ability to conduct learning activities with individual and / or small groups of students

    7. Ability to learn and interpret rules, regulations, laws and instructions

    8. Knowledge of and ability to use English correctly and appropriately

    9. Ability to interact with teachers and student with tact, courtesy, and discretion

    10. Ability to escort and assist children as necessary

    11. Ability to adjust to irregular schedules and unexpected changes in routine



    • Salary is commensurate with the district Paraprofessional Initial Placement Schedule for 2020-2021.

    For more information, please contact Julie L. Schultz, Principal.


    Posted By

    Dwight Public Schools Districts 232 and 230

    801 S. Franklin Street , Dwight, IL 60420

    At the following locations

    Dwight Common School District #232

    801 S. Franklin Street , Dwight, IL 60420

    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