Bilingual/EL Paraprofessional (Instructional)

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EL/Bilingual Paraprofessional / Earl Hanson
5.75 hours daily / 180 annual contracted days
Must be “highly qualified” as determined by State or Federal regulations
(Paraprofessional License Required)
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Rock Island - Milan School District 41

Job Description

Job Title: English Language Learner (ELL) Paraprofessional

Department: Paraprofessional

Supervisor: Building Principal




Assist the teacher to help students become proficient in English and as academically independent as possible. This is a team member position, which requires the ability to work closely with other staff members as well as students. The duties and responsibilities of the professional will vary depending upon the age and English language proficiency of the students.

Department Duties: 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assist the classroom teacher with record-keeping, materials preparation, and other clerical or housekeeping activities, such as recording of grades, checking papers, making and copying teaching materials, filing, cleaning and checking adaptive equipment, etc.

Supervise classroom activities under the direction of the teacher.

Help small groups or individual students with teacher-assigned tasks.

Assist ELL student(s) in regular class, as appropriate. Escort student to/from office, classroom, etc. 

Assist teacher with the implementation with classroom management.

Participate, as appropriate, in In-Service Training.

Assists with other duties and assume other responsibilities as may be assigned. 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

This job will require student supervision responsibilities.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Job Knowledge - Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Use of Technology - Adapts to new technologies; keeps technical skills up to date.

Project Management - Communicates changes and progress.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service ; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed.

Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.

Managing Customer Focus - Monitors customer satisfaction; develops new approaches to meeting customer needs.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information.

Team Leadership - Supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals.

Performance Coaching - Sets goals and objectives; motivates for increased results.

Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change.

Leadership - Inspires and motivates others to perform well; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust.

Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; keeps emotions under control.

Recruitment & Staffing - Presents positive, realistic view of the organization.

Impact & Influence - Uses authority appropriately to accomplish goals.

Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; upholds organizational values.

Personal Appearance - Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.

Achievement Focus - Sets and achieves challenging goals; measures self against standard of excellence.

Adaptability - Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas.

Judgement - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; makes timely decisions.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Completes work in timely manner; works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions ; uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be willing to work with severely emotionally disturbed children.

Must be willing to work flexible hours to accompany children on busses. 

Education and/or Experience 

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general district periodicals, professional journals, safety procedures, building procedures, governmental regulations, teacher lesson plans, etc..  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word Processing software; Able to correctly enter data Spreadsheet software and Aesop Human Resource systems.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

Current Paraprofessional License for the state of Illinois

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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Rock Island/Milan School District 41

2101 6th Avenue , Rock Island, IL 61201

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Earl Hanson Elementary School

2101 6th Avenue , Rock Island, IL 61201