Teacher Assistant who Signs ASL

Job | Posted 5 months ago
Start Date


Position to start June 2021 (summer school) and will continue into the regular 2021-2022 school year.

Title or Position: Teacher Assistant who Signs for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Job Description:
The Teacher Assistant who Signs supports the NSSED mission and is committed to the possibilities in every learner, every day. The Teacher Assistant who Signs strives to achieve the NSSED vision to be a national leader and highly valued partner with a courageous commitment to inclusive communities that equally value all people and inspire them to be active participants in our world. 
The signing teacher assistant’s primary role is to assist in all aspects of the daily instructional program for  students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  The signing teacher assistant may be responsible for individual or small group instruction under the direct or indirect supervision of the teacher or other person designated by NSSED to direct or supervise teacher assistants.

The  signing teacher assistant will participate in activities necessary to maintain classroom integration and to support a child’s IEP in all curricula activities which include classroom, community, vocational, recreational/leisure, and domestic domains as directed.

Core Competencies:
  • Proficient Communication skills
  • Effective Collaborative Problem-solving ability
  • Engages in Continuous Professional Improvement
  • Possesses Job Specific Skills required to meet essential job functions

Essential Job Functions:
  • Support student/students communication needs across the school day, and support by interpreting instruction as provided by other personnel, or supporting instruction 1:1 with assigned student. 
  •  Assist the teacher in the preparation of materials.
  • Conduct individual and small group instruction under the direction of the teacher.
  • Assist in behavior management under the direction of the teacher.
  • Assist in toileting and feeding under the direction of the teacher.
  • Participate in team planning meetings, staffings, parent conferences as requested by the teacher.
  • Participate in inservice programs and professional meetings as requested by the teacher.
  • Participate in community and vocational instruction within or outside the school facility not to exceed 80% of their working time.
  • Perform such other duties and services under the supervising teacher’s direction as may be related to the smooth functioning of NSSED according to the designated supervisor.
  • Assist in lifting students who weigh over 50 pounds.
  • Assist in physical restraint of students for safety of students and others.
  • Transport students by van or bus in North Shore Academy and ELS Transition Programs as directed (must hold Type B drivers license).
  • Assist in solving student transportation problems.
  • Work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and support personnel to improve services for students.
  • Any significant change of job duties shall be subject to impact bargaining and shall be considered temporary until such bargaining is completed.
  • Dress appropriately at all times consistent with the school, work site, and community standards to model appropriate dress for student.

  • Paraprofessional License through the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Ability to interpret English and ASL

Reports to:
Director of Instruction
Learning Coordinator


Posted By

North Shore Special Education District

760 Red Oak Lane , Highland Park, IL 60035

At the following locations

Highland Park, IL

754 Red Oak Lane , Highland Park, IL 60035