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This part-time position will function as support to varied staff within the building, ranging from supporting students as full-time case managers do, stepping in to assist classes or substitute teaching as needed, or aiding the Director in administrative tasks.  All roles within the school function with flexibility and support for all others and this role is no different.  This role will help support students and staff alike, with a primary focus on supporting the Director of Bridge Academy, to contribute to the overall health and success of the program.  Primary responsibilities will include:  follow-up with parents of absent students; coordination and scheduling of intake meetings with the Director for newly referred students; follow-up with regional districts and community partners for grant-related data; and, other duties as assigned.  This role may also aid in:  calming and offering support to students; support and oversight for student lunch breaks; outdoor activities, movement, or other student-centered activities; and, substitute teaching in the event of a teacher's absence. The anticipated number of hours will be 20 to 25 hours per week.


  • Commitment to Trauma Responsive Education Environment:  Demonstrates competence understanding and commitment to trauma-informed practices and trauma-responsive environments.  Remains dedicated to ensuring Bridge Academy is an inclusive, safe, and calming environment for all.  Works to establish and maintain healthy communication and partnerships with students, colleagues, and families.
  • Social-Emotional Knowledge:  Familiar with social-emotional concepts; willing to be trained on social-emotional learning curriculum to integrate into their conversations with students.  Contributes to overall school utilization and consistency of SEL concepts. 
  • Interdisciplinary Team Structure: Works collaboratively with teachers, other case managers, clinicians and administrators to partner with students and their families to treatment plans for academics and services for the student and/or their families.  Attends meetings as assigned.  Initiates meetings with students when needs present.  
  • Referral/Intake Coordination:  Responsible for scheduling of referral and intake initial meetings, and facilitation of start dates and transition dates.
  • Lunch Coverage:  This role will serve as a consistent and primary support for student lunch times, beginning at 11:00 a.m. each day and ending at 12:30 p.m.  Additional support for each student lunch segment will be provided by existing staff.
  • Professional Development:  Dedication to personal and professional growth through ongoing professional development including, but not limited to book studies, school or regional trainings, seminars, workshops, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
  • Documentation:  Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law and school policy.
  • Motivation:  Strives to help students identify their internal strengths, interests, and motivation.




  • Associate’s Degree (or 60 hours of college credit with the willingness to obtain a STS or Paraprofessional License upon hire) OR a Bachelor’s Degree, preferred (with the willingness to obtain a SUB License upon hire).
  • 2 years of demonstrated experience in a related field or environment.  A related field or environment for relevant experience may be a school setting, social service setting, or other youth-serving organization. 
  • Ability to build relationships with students and colleagues to work collaboratively for student success.
  • Must be able to demonstrate competence in trauma-informed practices.
  • Teaching experience is preferred, as is experience with adolescents. 


Hourly rate will be commensurate with other similar positions both locally and within ROE #17.  Anticipated pay range is $20 - $25 per hour.  The start date may be as soon as October 10, 2023, or an agreed-upon date.

Additional Notes

There could be additional clerical responsibilities related to ROE 17. 

How to Apply

Please send letter of application, current resume, copies of transcripts, and certification(s), along with three references or letters of recommendation to: 

Trisha Malott, Central Illinois Bridge Academy 2000 Jacobssen Drive, Normal IL  61761. 

Please call 309-888-5120 with any questions.  Materials may also be emailed to: malottT@roe17.org

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