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Our starting rate for TAs is $23/hour!!!

Under the direction of a Special Education teacher or other assigned administrator, assist in all aspects of the instructional program and behavioral management of students. The teaching assistant may be responsible for small group instruction under the direct or indirect supervision of the teacher or other person designated by TrueNorth 804 to direct or supervise teaching assistants. The teaching assistant will participate in activities necessary to maintain classroom integration and to support a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) in all curricula activities which include classroom, community, vocational, recreational/leisure, and domestic domains as directed.

Core Competencies:

  • Proficient Communication skills
  • Effective Collaborative Problem-solving ability
  • Engages in Continuous Professional Improvement
  • Possesses Job Specific Skills required to meet essential job function

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist the teacher in organization and preparation of instructional materials.
  • Operate classroom and office equipment in support of learning activities.
  • Provide guidance and support to “at risk” students in the assigned learning environment as appropriate.
  • Conduct individual and small group instruction, under the direction of the teacher.
  • Assist in behavior management and use behavior management skills in implementing behavioral strategies, under the direction of the teacher.
  • Provide support and assistance to a teacher in implementing IEP objectives for individual students.
  • Assist in collection and data recording.
  • Participate in team planning meetings, staffings, parent conferences as requested by the teacher.
  • Participate in orientation and other training, as required.
  • Participate in in-service programs and professional meetings, as requested by the teacher.
  • Communicate effectively with students, staff and parents.
  • Maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries.
  • Assist in physical restraint of students for safety of students and others.
  • Transport students by van as directed (must obtain Type B drivers license).
  • Work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and support personnel to improve services for students.
  • Perform such other duties and services under the supervising teacher’s direction as requested.
  • Participate in community and vocational instruction within or outside the school facility, not to exceed 80% of work time. 

Reports To:

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Learning Coordinator
  • Principal


  • Combination of education, training, and/or experience which demonstrates ability to perform the required duties.
  • High School Diploma
  • Some College Preferred
  • State Paraprofessional License (60 or more college credit hours or pass Paraprofessional test to apply for license) OR Substitute Teacher license (Bachelor’s degree required) or willingness to obtain either license
  • Favorable background check and provide physician’s statement. 



Regionally competitive hourly rate, medical and dental coverage, district paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending options, participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. 

How to Apply

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