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Tinley Park


1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

The Kennedy School is a therapeutic day school in Tinley Park, Illinois. We are Illinois State Board of Education certified and serve intellectually and developmentally delayed students ages three until twenty-one. Our curriculum is provided twelve months a year, with one week breaks between the trimesters.

This individual is responsible for implementing all assigned classroom duties, IEP goals, objectives and behavior interventions specific to an assigned child with a variety of special needs, as well as a small group of students in a classroom.


Implements the program and classroom activities that are written by the LBS1.
As supervised by the LBS1, implements curriculum chosen through research and best practice as part of the teaching process and other classroom activities.
Maintains and collects data on student behavior as indicated in the student’s Behavior Intervention Plan (B.I.P.) and as directed and trained by the B.C.B.A.
Is fully knowledgeable of all behavior management programs for students in the classroom and is capable of implementing these programs in both structured and unstructured settings and activities.
Provides data related to completion of the goals and objectives of the IEP and programs for child assigned and small group as needed.
Work scheduled is 8 AM - 3:15 PM.

Job Requirements:

Experience in an educational environment highly desirable.
Preference will be given to any personnel that have worked with or have had experience with ABA Therapy.
Certified by the State of Illinois as a paraprofessional or substitute. If not certified, we will provide a pathway to attaining the certification.
Must provide at least two references that strongly indicate an interest in children, the ability to implement and follow through on directives, potential to function as an aide in a classroom and professional growth potential.
Must possess a valid IL driver's license meeting DCFS approv­al.


Lt. Joseph Kennedy School offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes: paid training, medical, dental, vision discount, free life insurance to employees, free long-term disability to employees, the option to buy supplemental life, accidental death and dismemberment, and participate in a 403 (b) retirement plan. After one hundred and twenty (120) days of employment employees earn up to twenty-five (25) PTO days per year and ten (10) paid holidays per year. ***School operates all year round****

Company Information

Founded in 1949 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Coletta’s of Illinois provides a lifelong continuum of care beginning in early childhood. Our residential, educational and vocational training programs provide services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enhance their independence and well-being. We serve participants without regard to race, religion or economic background. St. Coletta’s meets individuals’ needs and abilities while providing the least restrictive environment for growth.

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