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Licensed Paraprofessional, School-Based, Full-Time, Chicago, IL

Job Title
Licensed Paraprofessional, School-Based, Full-Time, Chicago, IL
Job ID
Chicago,  IL
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We’re hiring for a Licensed Paraprofessional as a full-time job in Chicago, IL

As a Licensed Paraprofessional for Futures Education, you will be providing school-based educational services to children in the Chicago area. You will have your own caseload, work directly in the schools, and have the additional support of the therapist-owned and operated management team at Futures Education.

As a member of our team, the Licensed Paraprofessional will have an opportunity to work hands-on, working each day to help improve the lives of children. The Licensed Paraprofessional will work individually with the student to help achieve favorable outcomes. 

Licensed Paraprofessional​ Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Valid NCLB Paraprofessional license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
  • Associate Degree or higher (must have at least 60 semester hours of college credit or university).
  • Bilingual highly preferred.

Licensed Paraprofessional Responsibilities:

  • Closely monitor student behavior as indicated on the student’s IEP and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).
  • Aid scholar with feeding, transcribing, and other activities that require dexterity. 
  • Provide individualized instruction, under the direction of the Special Education teacher, to assess and identify student’s needs on a one-to-one basis.
  • Set and attain ambitious student achievement and social-emotional benchmarks.
  • Provide ongoing support for classroom teacher prompting, redirection and modeling in helping the student access the activities of school curriculum.
  • Model and encourage appropriate student behavior (i.e. grit, self-control, social intelligence, optimism and curiosity).
  • Assist with collection of behavioral and academic data as directed by teacher or school team.
  • Collaborate with other paraprofessionals to facilitate positive interactions for the student with all staff who are responsible for the student’s education.
  • Work with grade-level chair and school team to constantly evaluate and improve mastery of instructional, culture building, and leadership skills.
  • Participate mandatory professional development and CPI training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Futures Education is a unique organization that provides management and clinical staff to schools located in several locations through the United States.  First and foremost, we are hands-on practitioners and educators, committed to best practices, research, and data-driven decision making that provides authenticity to our work and allows us to provide unparalleled service to our client partners. Futures Education is therapist owned and operated, and our mission is to build better lives.  

Each day offers a chance for us to improve someone’s life.  Do you want to help make a difference? Reach out today!
To apply to this position, please visit www.futureshealthjobs.com.  You may also contact Catherine Moore in the recruiting office at catherine.moore@futureshealthjobs.com or 413-349-4077.

Required Skills
Masters in Special Education
Valid Illinois Teaching Certificate in the field of Special Education