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  • Support curriculum and instruction as outlined by the supervisor (e.g., implement instructional strategies, assist in the preparation of student materials)
  • Assist supervising teacher with classroom activities and/or behavior management, as directed by the teacher or student services administrator
  • Work collaboratively with supervisor and team
  • Build and maintain effective communication
  • Attend to specific needs of the assigned student(s) which may include transfers, toileting and feeding
  • Supervise student during lunch, recess, or before or after school as directed by the supervisor
  • Assist with the operation and care of specialized equipment
  • Assist with various computer applications as trained

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:  This position is directed on a daily basis by a supervising teacher or staff member. Educational Associates are formally evaluated at least 2 times a year by a building administrator with input from the supervising teacher or staff member.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  This position requires the physical ability to work with students and safely monitor their activities in classrooms, learning centers, cafeterias, playgrounds, etc. which might include sitting on the floor, using gym equipment, climbing steps and ladders, pushing student wheelchairs, and lifting/transferring students.


  • Illinois Paraprofessional License, Substitute Teaching License, or Professional Educator License REQUIRED
    • High School diploma (or equivalent) or higher required
    • Please contact Human Resources for licensure assistance
  • Experience working with children helpful, evidence of patience and flexibility


$18.00-$22.73 per hour depending on experience.
An additional pay is given to those with a Substitute license, Bachelor's degree, or Master's degree.
ILS Associates receive an additional 10% of their base hourly rate as an Intensive Educational Associate stipend.

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt


  • Board-paid single medical insurance 
  • Board-paid single dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • $500 contribution to FSA/HSA for Single HMO/HDHP enrollees
  • 12 Sick Days, 2 Personal Days
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Flex spending
  • 403(b) / 457(b) options
  • IMRF enrollment
  • Employee Assistance Program

Additional Notes

PURPOSE:  The primary role is to assist in facilitation of a well-organized, smoothly functioning educational environment where students with disabilities can take full advantage of the instructional program, available resource materials, and opportunities for socialization.  This includes help with daily lessons, and projects on an individual and/or group basis.
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:  Full-days (6 hours, 55 minutes per day) during the school year for 190 days. Half-days (AM or PM) may be available.

How to Apply

Please apply directly through D34: https://www.generalasp.com/d34/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page


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