Special Education Paraprofessional- Washington Elementary

Job | Posted 3 months ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Function: Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives.

Education: Need to obtain an Educator License with Stipulations.

One of the following three (3) options must be demonstrated:

    • Completed 60 semester hours of college credit at a regionally accredited institution of higher education (evidence is an official transcript); or

  • Obtained an associate degree (or higher) at a regionally accredited institution of higher education (evidence is an official transcript); or

  • Met a formal State assessment by ONE of the following means:
      • Passed the ETS ParaPro assessment with a score of 460 or higher (evidence is an official score report); or

  • Passed the applicable ACT WorkKeys assessments (Applied Mathematics - 4, Reading for Information - 4, Writing/Business Writing - 3)
  • Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
    Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
    Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
    Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
    Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
    Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
    Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
    Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
    Effective writing and verbal communication skills.

    Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

    Works in standard office and school building environments.
    Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.


    Essential Job Duties:
    Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills.
    Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
    Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests, and assessments.
    Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
    Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
    Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
    Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
    Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
    Constructs, copies, distributes, and uses educational materials as needed.
    Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
    Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement of IEP objectives, etc.
    Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
    Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
    Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
    Assist guidance, pupil services staff, or building administration, as needed.
    Perform any other related duties as assigned.


    Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

    Travel Requirements

    Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.


    Posted By

    Jacksonville School District #117

    837 North Main , Jacksonville, IL 62650

    At the following locations

    Washington Elementary School

    524 South Kosciusko Street , Jacksonville, IL 62650