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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.


  • 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.



  • State of Illinois Paraprofessional Educator License (PARA) or those interested with 60 college credit hours; or those willing to take the ETS Parapo test.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable


180 Day Bargaining Unit Position
Salary and Benefits commensurate with contract

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