Special Education Paraprofessionals

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Description

PEKIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT 108 ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING VACANCY FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR:

Special Education Paraprofessionals
District Wide 

 
6.50 Hours Opening:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Certification:

  • State of Illinois Paraprofessional Educator License (PARA)
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

Vision

The Special Education Paraprofessional will perform duties that support the delivery of district special education services to special education students by working under the direction and guidance of a certified staff member.  The paraprofessional will assist students with physical, behavioral, or instructional tasks.

Job Goals

  • Students will receive the physical, emotional, and instructional support they need to benefit fully from the district special education program.
  • Students will learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible individuals.

Responsibilities

  • Assist students with physical tasks, including using the restroom.
  • Accompany students to the office or school nurse and assist with health-care related needs, if necessary.
  • Provide student supervision during instructional and non-instructional times.
  • Help students when they need instructional assistance or tutorial support.
  • Lead a small group or individual activities using materials and lesson plans prepared by the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher by checking and recording student work, supervising testing and make-up work, and taking attendance.
  • Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
  • Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as expected of fully licensed teachers.
  • Participate in professional development training programs, including yearly Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training.
  • Serve as a potential person to perform physical restraint to ensure staff and student safety.
  • Establishes, as fully as possible, a supportive and empathetic relationship with the students without fostering or encouraging intense emotional involvement.
  • Serve as a resource person, if and when requested, to the special education service team conferring about one of the students to whom assigned.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the principal or teacher.


Working Conditions
180 Day Bargaining Unit Position
Benefits commensurate with contract

 

Application Procedure

District 108 MUST have all the following documentation on file to complete the application process:  

1.  A completed online application:   http://www.generalasp.com/Pekin/onlineapp/
2.  Letter of interest
3.  Copy of Paraprofessional License (from ELIS)
4.  Three (3) signed letters of recommendation

Documentation should be uploaded with your online application. You may also email, fax or mail it.
Fax: 309 477-4701
Mailing address:
Joe Franklin, Director of Human Resources
Attention: Application Process
501 Washington Street
Pekin, Illinois 61554
 
For direct questions, please contact:
Julie Draher@ 309-477-4740 or by email @ julie.draher@pekin.net

Selection Procedure:
Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the School site or
Human Resources Office to confirm date and time for an initial team interview.  Position to be filled as soon as suitable applicant is confirmed.

District 108 is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

Posted By

Pekin School District 108

501 Washington Street , Pekin, IL 61554
 

At the following locations

District Wide

501 Washington Street , Pekin, IL 61554



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,334

State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students

0%

State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio

17.27

State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students

19%

State Average: 15%

FTE

374

State Average: 246