Title I Paraprofessional / Nutrition Services

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Title I Paraprofessional / Frances Willard
5.75 hours daily / 180 annual contracted days
Must be “highly qualified” as determined by State or Federal regulations
(Paraprofessional License Required)

***This position is scheduled 4.75 hours as Title I Paraprofessional and 1 hour Food Service

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Rock Island-Milan School District 41

Egan Colbrese

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources



Paraprofessional Aide – Title 1




Paraprofessional Aide – Title 1


Teaching & Learning


RIMSD 41 - Schools








Building Principal  




POSITION SUMMARY INFORMATION:  Essential Duties and Requirement Details

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the certified classroom teacher the paraprofessional will assist by preparing tests, lesson assignments, gathering materials for assignments, maintaining records and files and help students individually and in groups.  In addition, the paraprofessional will reinforce concepts and classroom rules and serves as a role model.  

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Administers, scores and records results of such achievement and diagnostic tests that the teachers recommend for individual students.  

  • Works with students individually or in small groups to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the classroom teacher.  

  • Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.  

  • Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes.

  • Helps students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by the teacher.

  • Distributes and collects workbooks, papers and other materials for instruction. 

  • Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher

  • Assists with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods and field trips.  

  • Facilitates large group activities as drill work, reading aloud and storytelling.

  • Reads to students, listens to students read and participates in other forms of oral communication with students.

  • Assists students in the library or media center.

  • Checks notebooks, corrects papers and supervises testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.

  • Checks and records student attendance.

  • Collects and records collection of money.

  • Helps students with their clothing.

  • Assists with lunch, snack, and clean-up routines. 

  • Assists with wash-up and restroom routines.

  • Alerts the classroom teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student.

  • Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.  

  • Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of certified teachers.  


Required Education:

Associates degree or equivalent from a two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications:

At least one-two years of related experience

Certifications, Licenses:

Current Paraprofessional License for the State of Illinois


Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

  • Good knowledge of proper English grammar, spelling and basic knowledge of mathematics 

  • Ability to work with and for school-aged children

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions

  • Ability to operate basic office equipment

  • Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate diplomacy when dealing with people and students

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Good reading skills

  • Demonstrates diplomacy when working with parents

  • Skilled in operating audio-visual equipment and personal computers is highly desirable.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.


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Rock Island/Milan School District 41

2101 6th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201
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