Paraprofessional - Program Assistant for Students with Autism
Giant Steps day school is looking to hire Paraprofessionals. We are looking for energetic people who are interested in working with individuals on the autism spectrum to help them perform to the best of their abilities. Qualities of a successful candidate include a caring attitude, the desire to support students/participants to complete academic, life skills, social-emotional activities, and feel comfortable, as part of a team, in accompanying students/participants during community-based instruction. Paraprofessionals work alongside the classroom teacher to support the daily needs and IEP goals of their students. This is the perfect position to gain experience in the field of autism.
Full time and part time positions available in our day school, adult program, and recreation center.
Full time hours - Monday - Friday 8am -3:30pm; flexible part time hours
Benefits for full time employees include medical (BCBSIL), dental, vision, etc.
401k Retirement plan with an employer match
PTO; Partial Paid Maternity Leave
Academic Calendar with 6 week Extended School Year
Paraprofessional or Substitute license required upon hire.
Salary: Starting at $14.50/hour
Giant Steps prides itself on being proactive and student-centered, while also recognizing the importance of empowering and supporting staff.
This position is responsible for providing comprehensive direct care and instructional support to students with autism spectrum disorders. Program Assistants are an integral part of the educational and therapeutic team serving students attending Giant Steps.
Please apply on the Giant Steps website – www.mygiantsteps.org/careers