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Joliet Public School District 86

Temporary Special Education Paraprofessional

Joliet Public School District 86 - Joliet, IL

Lynne Thigpen Elementary School

Date Available:




Special Education Paraprofessional

Position Guide:

Non – Certified Personnel

F/T - 9 Months 6 hours

Bargaining Unit Position


Salary Range - $14.12 to $15.94 hour

Based on college hours, Degree or Degree with Teaching Certificate

Job Summary:

To assist the classroom teacher. Work closely with one or a few students on a regular basis in an effort to provide them with instructional support and reinforce learning of materials or skills introduced and outlined by Teacher.


Valid State of Illinois Professional Educator License with Self Contained General Education Endorsement or (PARA)

Degree or minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit

Must be NCLB highly qualified

Must have computer experience

Performance Responsibilities:

Classroom paraprofessionals, paraprofessionals and one-to-one paraprofessionals may function in a variety of roles: those which are instructionally-based, those which are physically-management based and those which are medically-based.

Job responsibilities may shift among these roles dependent upon the needs of the student/s.

Is responsible for instructionally-based activities:

understands the typical developmental characteristics of the age group and exceptional students

is familiar with the teaching strategy the teacher wants used

is able to provide reinforces in the way the teacher has planned

is aware of students' strengths and weaknesses

provides the teacher with feedback on the success/failure of an understanding of the students' skills and knowledge

follows lesson plans developed by the certified staff member

clarifies directions and procedures

uses spoken/written/sign language and vocabulary that are clear and age appropriate

asks questions of a high quality, with adequate wait time for the student to respond

promotes classroom interact ion

assists individual students or small groups with tasks

engages all students in discussion and encourages students to formulate questions

links content to students' prior knowledge and experience

works with a variety of instructional grouping patterns to foster students engagement in learning

uses a variety of instructional strategies to meet the variety of learner needs

provides feedback in a timely manner and specific to the learner

helps assess student progress through observing and recording data

Is responsible for one or more students with specific medical needs:

may assist with toileting, which may include diapering and/or assisting students in any stage of the toileting process

may assist with feeding, including g-tube feeding

may catheterize

may need to lift students and position them

Is responsible for monitoring a student's behavior under the direction of the supervising teacher:

establishes a positive working relationship with the student

monitors appropriate physical behavior

monitors appropriate on-task behavior

charts behavior data

implements and follows any Behavior Management Plans

keeps teacher informed of behavior

follows teacher's lead/guidelines in implementation of behavior control

Is responsible for assisting special education students within the general education


assists general education teachers with modification of instruction according to the IEPs

works with small groups and individual students to support general education classroom instruction

prepares instructional materials

assists with administration of general education assessment

assists with implementation of student Behavior Management Plans

works with small groups and individual students to support classroom instruction

supports special education students in the general education curriculum in areas in which they have no IEP goals

Perform other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the School Principal or his / her designee.

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Joliet Public School District 86


Temporary Special Education Paraprofessional Joliet Public School District 86 - Joliet, IL, United States


Location: Joliet, IL

Company Profile:
Joliet Public Schools District 86 will partner with our community to create a safe and innovative instructional environment to empower all students to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and productive members of society.