Classroom Signing Assistant

Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Purpose: The Classroom Signing 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 Classroom Signing Assistant may be responsible for an individual student or small group instruction under the direct or indirect supervision of the classroom teacher or other person designated by NSSEO Deaf and Hard of Hearing to direct or supervise Classroom Assistants.
Report to: Program Coordinator and Classroom Teacher 


  • Assists in the preparation and delivery of the education program under the supervision of, and as directed by the designated staff member.
  • Conducts individual and small group instruction under the direction of the teacher or related service staff.
  • Assists in the implementation of behavior management systems as established by the program.
  • Assists in crisis prevention and intervention in a manner consistent with program policy under the supervision of designated supervisor.
  • Assists in toileting and feeding of students under the supervision of, and as directed by designated supervisor.
  • Communicates effectively with students in the students’ preferred mode of communication as established by the program.
  • Participates in general staff meetings, training programs and in-service sessions as required.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with students and staff.
  • Provide ongoing care for classroom equipment and materials.
  • Demonstrate cooperation, openness for growth and willingness to contribute to a team approach to the educational program.
  • Responsible for any data collection and facilitating accommodations as required by the assigned licensed staff member.


  • Meet the state requirements for Educator License with Stipulations endorsed for Paraprofessionals.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English to understand directions and communicate with students and staff. Proficient in sign language.
  • Experience working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Ability to physically move about the building.
  • Ability to lift and position students (30-80 pounds) if assigned to a classroom with such requirements.
  • Ability to make minor decisions in accordance with established procedures.
  • Ability to participate in NSSEO approved behavior management procedures, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training (NVCI) and to apply training in crisis situations including student restraints as needed.


  • Act as a positive role model for students.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding work with special needs student.
  • Supplement the work of the assigned licensed staff manner including, but not limited to, all required paperwork, organization of classroom, and supervision.
  • Support NSSEO policy, NSSEO and governing board goals and objectives, and The School Code of Illinois.
FLSA: Non-Exempt                                   
Salary Range: NSSEA-ESP Lane II


Posted By

Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization

1101 East Miner Street , Arlington Heights, IL 60004

At the following locations

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

799 W. Kengsington Rd. , Mount Prospect, IL 60056