TEACHING ASSOCIATE: SPECIAL EDUCATION , Full Time (1 position)
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Primary Function (Job Goal)
To assist in establishing a well-organized, smoothly functioning educational environment in which students with and without disabilities can take full advantage of the instructional program, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities and other District resources.
Reports To (accountability)
Director of Special Education
Executive Director for Teaching and Learning
- Professional Educator License OR Substitute License from ROE OR
- Paraprofessional License through the Illinois State Board of Education by:
- Successful completion of sixty(60) semester hours of college or university coursework; or
- Hold an Associate’s (or higher) college degree; or successfully pass the ACT WorkKeys Assessment Test or the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Test along with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable.
- Pre-employment medical examination, including tuberculosis clearance
- Pass a Regional Office of Education Fingerprint/Background Clearance including Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Appropriate strength to move and transport children, classroom furniture, instructional materials, and equipment from place to place.
- Ability to travel with children from place to place within a classroom, a building and outside on school grounds, or at school activities/functions at various locations.
- Endurance within a classroom setting; teaching students while standing, sitting, or walking throughout the classroom, building or outside activities with the ability to maneuver in tight spaces between desks, etc.
- Working with the students in an instructional setting may entail kneeling or squatting, stooping, and bending from the waist on an occasional to frequent basis on a given day.
- Ability to see, hear and comprehend directions provided in the English language.
- Ability to speak and write in the English language, to communicate to children and others in the school community.
- Ability to sit with children in chairs, or next to tables and desks.
- Ability to travel on student transportation.
- Use of aids such as whiteboards, posters, bulletin boards, overhead projector, television, VCR/DVD, computer, and technological equipment.
- Retrieval, use, lifting and storage of teaching material, including books, equipment, assignments, etc
Typically, the assignment is inside, in a school environment, including classrooms, hallways and other common areas of a school building. The work also requires the Interventionist to work outdoors for student supervision, or for activities that are away from the school.
11 paid holiday
Completion of mandated training through Global Compliance Network
FLSA Non Exempt Status
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of Educational Support Personnel.