1.0 FTE Educational Assistants-Bilingual Spanish Preferred

Job | Posted 3 months ago




Bilingual (Spanish) Candidates preferred




Position Title:                Educational Assistant - Special Education                                                                        

Supervisor:                   Case Manager and/or Assigned Special Education/General        

                                    Education Teachers


Licensure:                    State and NCLB Paraprofessional Approval

Evaluator:                     Principal 

Primary Function:          To assist students by performing duties initiated and supervised by the

                                    classroom teacher and case manager.   

                                    When possible, work with other students in need of

                                    assistance after needs of assigned students have been met.     


Major Responsibilities:

1.      Instructional:

                Work with classroom teachers and special education staff to implement

                 goals, modifications, and adaptations for each included student

                Reinforce skills previously taught by teachers

                Model and assist in shaping appropriate behaviors and positively

                 reinforce desired student behaviors

                Help to establish classroom routines for inclusion students under the guidance of

                 teaching staff and assist in carrying them out

                Demonstrate a proficiency with technological skills as needed to assist

                 inclusion students

   Perform all clerical duties as assigned

       Assist in the implementation of a functional skills based curriculum

       Assist with movement of students and with supervision of activities

       Accompany instructional and inclusion students to special classes (art, music,

                physical education) and assist with modifications as necessary

       Shadow student on the job

       Provide job coaching under the direction of the vocational coordinator                            

                Assist students with activities of everyday life that they are unable to perform

                 themselves, such as:

                        Toilet students throughout the day and assist with feminine hygiene

                        Diaper students

                        Feed students that need assistance and/or supervise

                        Physically assist with student movement, positioning and transfers, with prior

                        training by OT/PT (ie lifting, use of stair chairs)

                        Physically assist with dressing and undressing students for PE classes

                        Assist in the swimming pool for students who need help

                        When assigned, physically redirect student per student's program

   Assist students on field trips

   Supervise students on playground as needed

2.      Interpersonal Skills:

                Maintain an effective working relationship with classroom teachers and

                 all special education personnel

                Assist special education team in problem identification and problem solving

                Provide information to the case manager for communication with parents

               Provide information and data to teachers regarding student performance on

                 predetermined tasks as it relates to the individual education program (IEP)

                Participate in meetings, as requested, to provide input on modifications, strategies,

                 problems and progress of students

                Demonstrate flexibility in working with students and classroom teachers

3.      Organizational:

   Assemble and prepare needed materials

   Clean and sanitize materials to meet health standards

   Assist in the preparation of classroom materials

        Operate equipment

4.     Supervision:

       Observe and supervise students in the school and on job sites

       Assist children on and off bus

5.     Other:

       Seek assistance from case manager/general education teacher when clarification

                  of a task is needed

       Participate in appropriate workshops and in-service training as required, i.e.

                student movement, physical redirection, behavior intervention plan

        Complete other tasks related to the job as assigned by the supervisor


Posted By

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205

130 W. Madison, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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