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Under the direction of the Principal, the Para Professional Aide provides students with educational and behavioral programs that will enable them to reach their fullest educational potential, while rebuilding their self-esteem.

Assist teacher in the academic process that includes assisting in management of the classroom environment under the teacher’s leadership. Acts as a positive role model for students.



  1. Actively moves around classroom to facilitate student’s learning.
  2. Communicates effectively with teacher.
  3. Available to all students by physical proximity as well as by visual contact.
  4. Encourages continued student engagement without disrupting classroom instructions
  5. Encourages students to make choices appropriate to classroom and school environment.
  6. Demonstrates ability to manage student behavior during instructional interaction.
  7. Develops awareness of each student’s special needs.
  8. Demonstrates consistent awareness for each student’s safety and whereabouts.
  9. Assists in maintaining required behavior management plans.
  10. Works in collaboration with teacher and principal regarding school projects and students needs.
  11. Prepare and maintain each student’s Behavior Charts on a daily and quarterly basis in collaboration with the teacher.
  12. Assist in the grading of objective homework assignments as directed by the teacher.
  13. Assist in the instructional process as directed by the teacher.
  14. Assist in the duplication of instructional material as directed by the classroom teacher.
  15. Utilizes knowledge and skills related to crisis intervention and verbal de-escalation in order to provide a safe environment for students, visitors and staff.


EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: A high school diploma or GED is required. Knowledge of educational, child development and classroom teaching/management theories with a good understanding of educational and therapeutic interventions is preferred. It is required to possess a valid Illinois driver’s license with no suspensions or tickets for major traffic violations for at least three years


LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: I.S.B.E. Paraprofessional certificate and/or I.S.B.E. Substitute Certificate is required. Primary Source Verification is required.


Comprehensive Benefits Package including:  Health, Dental, Vision Life Insurance, STD/LTD, 401(k), Stock Option, Tuition Reimbursement

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