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Duties

Duties: The primary duty of the Bilingual Paraprofessional Aide is to assist the classroom teachers, reinforce learning objectives, and assisting student with disabilities in achieving their established goals. A bilingual instructional aide is defined as one who is "fluent in both English and the primary language of the students of limited English proficiency in a bilingual program and shall be familiar with the cultural heritage of pupils of limited English proficiency in the classes to which he or she is assigned.  The position also requires for the candidate to work with students in individual or small group settings, and provide assistance to students with personal care and mobility support.  

 

Responsibilities: The bilingual aide is responsible for but not limited to: 

  1. Follow through on teacher strategies for reinforcing material or skill based on an understanding of individual students, their needs interest and abilities; 

2.) Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by teacher; 

3.) Administers, scores, and records such achievement and diagnostic test as the teacher recommends for individual students; 

4.) Guides independent study, enrichment work and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher; 

5.) Checks notebooks, corrects paper and supervises testing and makeup work, as assigned by the teacher; 

6.) Assists with such large group activities as drill work, reading aloud and storytelling; 

7.) Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher; 

8.) Relates information to the classroom teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student as determined by the special area teacher; 

9.) Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students and their families and other employs outside the school as expected of fully licensed teachers; 

10.) Participates, as requested, in professional workshops, attend staff meetings and other recommended training programs; 

11.) Assists in modifying class work as needed for student to achieve success; 

12.) Treat all students and staff with dignity and respect. 

 

District 155 expects candidates to be child-centered professionals with a high degree of energy, flexibility, and initiative. Expectations are that paraprofessionals are clear verbal and written communicators, have well-developed interpersonal skills, practice reflective teaching, and seek continuous self-improvement. 


Working Environment:  They 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. The position’s functions require some agility to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and fine finger dexterity to enter information into the different school data systems. 

Qualifications

Qualifications: 

1.) High School Diploma or equivalent, 

2.) 60 semester hours of college credit or pass the Praxis Exam or pass WorkKey assessments, 3.) letter of approval from ISBE with appropriate certification, 

4.) experience with children in an educational setting, specifically in reading improvement instruction preferred.

5.) Spanish Speaking

Salary/Benefits

Salary/Benefits:  Competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

https://www.applitrack.com/sd155/onlineapp/default.aspx

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

https://www.applitrack.com/sd155/onlineapp/default.aspx

Job Posting Date

12/19/2023

Start Date

N/A