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This position works with students who are struggling to meet the classroom expectations.  It may include helping the student get back on track in the classroom or working with a student that has been removed from class.  The ultimate goal is to build relationships and teach the students coping skills that they can use when they become frustrated.  Communication takes place between this position and the teachers to make a plan of student expectations.  This position requires the use of physical restraints for students that are at danger of hurting themselves or someone else.  Flexibility and communication are essential as each day is unpredictable in terms of which students need help and which interventions will be utilized.

The preferred candidate will have a thorough knowledge of youth development, childhood trauma, special education, and a school based system in addition to experience working in a setting with youth and children exposed to trauma


-Para-professional Certificate required or ability to obtain a Para-professional Certificate
-Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education or related field preferred
Strong interpersonal skills
-Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in students, staff, and families served
-Effective oral and written communication skills
-Ability to work within a treatment team
-Ability to handle job related manners in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner

Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information
-Ability to physically transport self and students to various locations
-Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress
-Physical ability to perform physical restraints


- Competitive compensation.
- Medical, vision, dental insurance.
- Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account.
- 401K with company match.
- Company paid life insurance and LTD.
- Supplemental life insurance.
- PTO and Sick Time.

Additional Notes

Kiefer School is an AdvancEd accredited, ISBE-approved private special education school that currently serves approximately 130 students.

How to Apply

Go to http://www.chail.org and apply in the Employment section.

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