# work weeks / year
# hours / day
Annual shift stipend
2011/12 school year only
This is a temporary position authorized for the current
school year only and is not eligible for insurance
To qualify for employment the candidate must have or be
eligible for State of Illinois Paraprofessional Approval.
SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT
The job of Special Education Assistant was
established for the purpose/s of providing support to the
instructional program within assigned classroom with
specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision,
care and instruction of special needs and at-risk students
in the regular classroom or in a self-contained classroom;
assisting in implementing plans or interventions/strategies
for instruction; monitoring student behavior during
non-classroom time; and providing information to
appropriate school personnel.
This job reports to Principal
Adapts classroom activities, assignments
and/or materials, under the direction of the supervising
teacher, for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing
Administers tests, homework, make-up work,
etc. for the purpose of supporting teachers in the
Assists mainstream, medically fragile,
physically disabled students (e.g. bathroom, change clothes,
change diapers, feeding students, grooming, etc.) for the
purpose of maintaining students' personal hygiene.
Communicates with supervising instructional
staff, and/or professional support personnel for the purpose
of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP
Implements behavioral plans for students,
under the supervision of administrative staff or assigned
certificated staff for the purpose of presenting and/or
reinforcing documented objectives.
Maintains instructional materials and/or
manual and electronic files/records for the purpose of
ensuring availability of items; providing written reference;
and/or meeting mandated requirements.
Monitors students during assigned periods
within a variety of school environments (e.g. rest rooms,
playgrounds, hallways, bus loading zones, cafeteria, parking
lots, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and
positive learning environment.
Provides under the supervision of assigned
administrator or certified staff, instruction to students in
a variety of individual and group activities (e.g. academic
subjects, social skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the
purpose of reinforcing instructional objectives; implementing
IEP plans; and ensuring students success in school.
Reports observations and incidents relating to
specific students (e.g. academic progress, accidents, fights,
inappropriate social behavior, violations of rules, safety
conditions, etc.) for the purpose of communicating
information to appropriate certified and/or administrative
Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injured
student, fights, safety drills, etc.) for the purpose of
resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to
appropriate personnel for resolution.
Attends meetings and in-service presentations
for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information
relative to job functions.
Performs other related duties as
assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and
effective functioning of the work unit.