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Essential Duties and Performance Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical demands and working conditions required of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Professional Behavior
Promotes an atmosphere of respect for children and adults.

Demonstrates ethical and confidential behavior (maintains confidentiality about children, their families and other employees).
Demonstrates an appropriate use of time, including but not limited to the responsible use of sick leave and other leave, and work schedule.
Addresses conflicts with other employees using the appropriate chain of command, typically, first with the individual with whom a conflict has occurred, then with an immediate supervisor and then the District Office.
Participates in appropriate in-service and training activities, including all training sessions relative to the implementation of intervention programs.
Makes a positive contribution to the school’s functions and activities.

Professional Relationships with Students
Shows enthusiasm when working with students.
Shows patience and understanding toward students.
Demonstrates an understanding of fostering independence.
Treats students in a respectful, responsible and peaceful manner with due consideration to the students’ physical, social and psychological development.
Maintains effective and cooperative professional relationships with students.
Demonstrates appropriate responses to student initiated interactions.
Provides a positive role model for students.

Working as a Team Member
Demonstrates willingness to become knowledgeable about the District’s intervention programs and the Response to Intervention philosophy.
Participates cooperatively whenever acting as a member of a school-based team.
Collaborates with classroom teachers on the development of schedules and services for students.
Maintains effective and cooperative professional relationships with staff.
Demonstrates professional and appropriate communication with teachers, other employees, parents and community members.
Shares relevant information for team meetings, as directed by a teacher.
Uses established communication systems for appropriate purposes.
Communicates effectively with parents, only as directed by a teacher.

Instructional Support
Checks notebooks and supervises testing and make-up work for assigned students, as directed by a teacher.
Provides reading, writing and math instructional support services to students.
Presents subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions or during center instruction.
Assists assigned students with classroom activities, including instructional modifications and/or accommodations under the direction of a teacher.
Carries out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of teachers, psychologists, social workers/counselors, OT, PT, and/or speech/language pathologists.
Assists assigned students with identified interventions, guided practice or other routine reinforcement activities for students individually or in small groups, as directed by a teacher.
Uses computers, technology and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
Instructs and monitors students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
Provides feedback to assigned students and teachers, based on progress monitoring and formative assessments.

Social/Behavioral Support
Assists with the behavioral management system of students, as assigned.
Provides students with feedback and reinforcement on the students’ performance consistent with each student’s behavior management plan and as directed by a teacher.
Redirects inappropriate and detrimental behaviors in a positive manner, consistent with teacher direction and reinforces and encourages caring and helping behaviors among students.
Performs data collection for assigned students with and without disabilities, including assisting with daily charting of progress on academic and behavioral charts of students, as assigned by a teacher.
Assists with the behavioral management system of students, as assigned.
Provides students with feedback and reinforcement on the students’ performance consistent with each student’s behavior management plan as directed by a teacher.

Non-Instructional Support
Escorts students to and from washroom, classrooms, or other locations on or off school premises, as assigned.
Supervises and/or assists students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, gymnasiums, at lunch/ recess/snack, Specials/Explore or on field trips, as assigned.
Prepares instructional materials, center activities, equipment, and demonstrations as assigned.
Maintains records accurately and completes the same in a timely manner.
Performs other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Professional Educator License
  • Paraprofessional License through the Illinois State Board of Education by:
    • Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of college or university coursework; or
    • Hold an Associate’s (or higher) college degree; or successfully pass the ACT WorkKeys Assessment Test or the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Test along with a high school diploma or its equivalent; or
    • Hold an Short Term Approval license with the intent to complete sixty semester hours or successfully pass the ACT Workkeys Assessment within three years. 
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable.
  • Fluent written and verbal communication in Spanish is required
  • Pre-employment medical examination
  • Pass a Regional Office of Education Fingerprint/Background Clearance including Federal Bureau of Investigation


Regionally competitive per Collective Bargaining Agreement

Additional Notes

This paraprofessional position is intended to assist with supporting Bilingual/ESL students. Bilingual in Spanish is required for this position. 

How to Apply

Submit a current resume, cover letter, copy of ELIS credentials, and (2) letters of recommendation to Irene Las, Rockdale School District 84 Administrative Assistant at ilas@rockdale84.org

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