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General Education/Special Education Paraprofessional

Primary responsibility:  assist students (no specific grade level currently; possibly Kindergarten through 8th grade) at the direction of the classroom teacher to allow students to achieve the highest level of independence within the academic and social setting as possible.  Specific assignment may vary as student needs change.  Many paraprofessionals will support students in a variety of different roles within a school day.  Some examples of duties below, as well as other duties as assigned:

Individual Student Care (as applicable)

  • Assist student off and on bus at the beginning and end of day.
  • Accompany student to lunch and assist in feeding, when necessary.
  • Assist student in toileting, transfers, and hygiene issues as necessary.
  • Maintain documentation logs on activities/behaviors of students as directed by the teacher.
  • Become familiar with various technology and equipment based on student need.

Supporting Instructional Duties

  • Implement teacher designed review/reinforcement activities.
  • Assist all students in the classroom during centers, small groups, etc. as directed by the teacher.
  • Assist in modifying materials from the general education classroom as necessary.
  • Collaborate with related services and teaching staff.
  • Support use of technology devices, augmentative communication, and adaptive materials.
  • Support differentiated instruction.
  • Accompany and assist students in related services, specials, lunch, recess, and/or general education classes as needed.
  • Data collection support.




Applicants must hold the appropriate certification for working as a paraprofessional as listed by ISBE and ROE #17.


Current wage is $15 per hour.  Additional insurance benefits after 60 days.

Additional Notes

Immediate opening

How to Apply

Please email letter of interest, references and resume to Julie L. Schultz, Principal, schultzju@dwight.k12.il.us.  

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