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Job Title:

Special Education Paraeducator/Paraprofessional

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:





Oak Forest


1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

-Assists in the organization of assignments and adaptations of materials
-Follows specific instructional strategies and plans to support student learning
and independence
-Assists with individual or small group instruction
-Communicates in an effective and positive manner with colleagues, learners
-Assists professional in various aspects of implementing
instructional/therapeutic plans
-Facilitates and supports learners in a variety of settings (e.g. general education
classes, community based activities, work sites, etc.)
-Participates in collection of assessment data and documentation
-Confers with professional on a regular basis regarding learner expectations and
outcomes and student/program needs
-Supports learners during transitions between classes and activities
-Assists students with bathroom/hygiene needs
-Assists students on/off the bus
-Assists with playground duties

Classroom Management
-Creates and arranges classroom d├ęcor to reflect instructional outcomes
-Assists with daily tasks and record-keeping related to student attendance forms,
clerical needs, files, inventory, supplies, etc.
-Maintains a neat and orderly learning and work environment
-Facilitates learner use of computers, augmentative systems and various
equipment for instructional purposes

Staff Roles
-Maintains a high level of confidentiality with respect to work-related and
student information
-Conforms to specific guidelines of assigned program
-Performs specialized functions, requiring certification or additional training,
required by a specific program or student (e.g. catheterization, positioning,
lifting, physical restraint, feeding)
-Demonstrates knowledge of first aid and health related/emergency procedures

-Follows policies and procedures of SWCCCASE
-Demonstrates professionalism while setting examples for students
-Demonstrates continual assessment of personal and program effectiveness,
responds effectively to feedback
-Actively participates in the evaluation process
-Demonstrates flexibility and is adaptable to change
-Uses judgment appropriately
-Conducts self in appropriate and ethical manner
-Treats others with respect and dignity
-Participates in professional growth activities
-Maintains a clean work area
-Dresses appropriately

Communication Skills
-Performs as an integral member of the educational team
-Maintains confidentiality in matters related to this position
-Relates in a helpful, positive, and efficient manner with peers, supervisors, and
all those in contact with SWCCCASE

-Able to lift, push or pull at least 50 lbs.
-Assist with bus duties, regardless of weather conditions
-Accompany students into the pool during swim instruction
-Participate in physical management techniques
-Maneuver a wheelchair
-Accompany students in a van or school bus for community outings and field

Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Job Requirements:

In Illinois the requirements to become a Paraeducator are:
-Be at least 19 years of age
-Have an Associate's degree or higher OR 60 semester hours of coursework OR a high school diploma or GED and passing the ACT WorkKeys test


Competitive Salary
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits
-free individual medical and dental insurance to full time employees
Tuition Reimbursement

SWCCCASE helps applicants who are at least 19 years old and have a high school diploma take the WorkKeys test (the test involves applied Math and Reading comprehension). Testing is done right at the SWCCCASE Administration Office.

SWCCCASE helps all applicants create their account at the Illinois State Board of Education's Educator Licensure Information System and also pay for the Paraeducator license and registration fees.

Company Information

Southwest Cooperative received recognition as a Top Workplace 2021 by the Chicago Tribune. At Southwest Cook County Cooperative Association for Special Education (SWCCCASE) we are excited to be able to provide specialized instruction to help all of our students to achieve their greatest success in school and life.
SWCCCASE is an extension of eleven school districts providing programs and services for students ages birth-21 with diverse abilities

Application Instructions:

Complete our Online application OR contact Diane Gallik, Administrator, [email protected] (708)232-3920 for more information.
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