Special Education Paraprofessionals

Posted on: May 08, 2024 • Category: education

Apply By: July 31, 2024
No. of Jobs: 10
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $17.95 per hour
Education: Certification

Sara Runyon
Phone 1: 217-243-9411
Jacksonville School District #117
211 W. State Street
Jacksonville, Morgan, IL 62650
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Need to obtain an Educator License with Stipulations.

One of the following three (3) options must be demonstrated:

  • Completed 60 semester hours of college credit at a regionally accredited institution of higher education (evidence is an official transcript); or
  • Obtained an associate degree (or higher) at a regionally accredited institution of higher education (evidence is an official transcript); or
  • Met a formal State assessment by ONE of the following means:
  • Passed the ETS ParaPro assessment with a score of 460 or higher (evidence is an official score report); or
  • Passed the applicable ACT WorkKeys assessments (Applied Mathematics - 4, Reading for Information - 4, Writing/Business Writing - 3

• Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills.
• Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
• Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests, and assessments.
• Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
• Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
• Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
• Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
• Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
• Constructs, copies, distributes, and uses educational materials as needed.
• Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
• Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement of IEP objectives, etc.
• Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
• Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
• Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
• Assist guidance, pupil services staff, or building administration, as needed.
• Perform any other related duties as assigned.

• Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

Travel Requirements
• Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.

Other Information:

Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives.

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