JobID 3171 : Paraprofessional (#2009666)

Job | Posted 2 months ago
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·  Position Type:          Paraprofessional        Full Time (6 Hours)  
·  Location:                 Marshall
·  District:                    Joliet Public Schools District 86 (Joliet, IL) is seeking a Paraprofessional.
                                     This is a full-time position (9 Months) with benefits.  This position reports to the School Principal / Assistant Principal / Coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities:   
Under the direction of the Principal or Assistant Principal and assigned classroom  teacher, assists in providing instruction to individuals or small groups of students in a classroom or instructional setting; performs various tasks in assisting with the educational needs associated with the particular program to which assigned.
Classroom paraprofessionals, paraprofessionals and one-to-one paraprofessionals may function in a variety of roles: those which are instructionally-based, those which are physically-management based and those which are medically-based. Job responsibilities may shift among these roles dependent upon the needs of the student/s.

  1. Prepares for classroom and/or other assigned activities under the direction of the teacher and/or principal.
  2. Assist the classroom teacher with the instruction and supervision of students during classroom activities.
  3. Work with individual students or small groups to reinforce new skills initially introduced by the classroom teacher.
  4. Assist the classroom teacher in devising and implementing strategies for reinforcing skills based on data.
  5. Maintain anecdotal notes, written observations, and other approved forms of documentation for students when instructed to do so by the classroom teacher.
  6. Assist with critical daily activities.
  7. Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with the public and district personnel using tact, courtesy, and good judgment.
  8. Ability to perform support functions requiring independent judgment, decision-making, and problem-solving in accordance with established policies and regulations.
  9. Ability to maintain privacy of sensitive and confidential information.
  10. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  11. Perform general clerical duties such as: preparation of instructional materials, scoring student work, prepares materials for classroom use, etc.
  12. Operate a variety of office equipment such as copy machines, computer, and printers.
  13. Possess language skills including composition, punctuation, spelling and correct usage.
  14. Attend building meetings and in-service training.
  15. Maintain commitment to ongoing professional development.
  16. Other Duties as assigned.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties performed by the individual holding this position may be assigned.
Qualification Requirements
Applications who meet the following criteria must complete the on-line application available at  All required documents should be attached to the on-line application.   

1.Valid State of Illinois Professional Educator License with Self Contained General Education Endorsement or Educator License with Stipulations (PARA)
2.Degree or minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit
3.Bilingual (Spanish  / English)
4.Read, write, and speak Spanish in order to support students in the areas of reading, written expression and math
5.Must be NCLB highly qualified
6.Demonstrated concern for child’s well being
7. Willingness to accept instruction

  • Salary and Benefits: 
    Bargaining Union Position:  Hourly Rate Based on 60-90 Semester or  Degree with (PEL) Professional Educator License $14.51 – $ 16.38.    This is a 9-month position with employee benefits. Union Link:
    Application Procedures:  Applications are considered complete when all required materials are submitted including:  1) an on-line application, 2) a letter of interest in the position, 3) unofficial copies of all college and/or university transcripts, and 4) list three (3) recent references with email address from past or current professional employment.  The District uses an on-line application that will be available at  All required documents should be attached to your on-line application.
    Application Procedure:            Apply online:

Posted By

Joliet Public School District 86

420 N Raynor Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6065
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$12,074 (USD)

State Average: $13,341 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246