Teacher Assistant-Special Education

Posted: Continuous 2012-12-05
Available: ASAP
Horace Mann School


Teacher Assistant



Assignment:                  Mann School



Skills and Abilities:



·         Ability to lift students is required

·         Provide and/or assist students in managing individualized personal care and/or hygiene needs.  This may include but not be limited to toileting, feeding, etc. required

·         Ability to work and communicate with students in an appropriate professional manner required

·         Ability to work collaboratively with others

·         Assist the classroom teacher and student(s) in daily activities

·         Demonstrate knowledge of students’ needs, including but not limited to: educational, medical, physical, sensory, speech/language, social/emotional, recreational, vocational, etc., as established by the teacher.

·         Under the direction of the teacher, maintain student behavior by utilizing behavior management strategies

·         Operate all equipment related to support of teacher and/or student needs: copy machine, computers, assistive technology, related OT and PT devices, other items as required


To meet the new State of Illinois requirements you must have one of the following: 

•   30 hours of completed college course credit, or 

•   completed a paraprofessional training program approved by ISBE, or 

•   passed the ETS Parapro Assessment with 460 as a minimum score, or 

•   passed the applicable ACT WorkKeys assessments. Ability to understand and carry out

    oral and written directions


Start Date:                    ASAP


Hours:                           Full Time hours: 7 ½ hour day (includes ½ hour unpaid lunch)

                                       Half Time hours: 3.5 hours a day


Compensation:             As outlined in the OPTAA Bargaining Agreement

Application Procedure:

            Apply online only. Do not send hard copy documents. Upload all supporting documents.

            All candidates (internal and external) must apply on-line at www.op97.org

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