Full Time Educational Assistant
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 - Elmhurst, IL

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Position Title:
Educational Assistant - Special Education

Case Manager and/or Assigned Special Education/General

Education Teachers

State and NCLB Paraprofessional Approval

Principal - Elementary, Middle School

Special Education Department Chairperson - High School

Primary Function:
To assist students by performing duties initiated and supervised by the

classroom teacher and case manager.

When possible, work with other students in need of

assistance after needs of assigned students have been met.

Major Responsibilities:


Work with classroom teachers and special education staff to implement

goals, modifications, and adaptations for each included student


Reinforce skills previously taught by teachers


Model and assist in shaping appropriate behaviors and positively

reinforce desired student behaviors


Help to establish classroom routines for inclusion students under the guidance of

teaching staff and assist in carrying them out


Demonstrate a proficiency with technological skills as needed to assist

inclusion students

Perform all clerical duties as assigned


Assist in the implementation of a functional skills based curriculum


Assist with movement of students and with supervision of activities


Accompany instructional and inclusion students to special classes (art, music,

physical education) and assist with modifications as necessary


Shadow student on the job


Provide job coaching under the direction of the vocational coordinator


Assist students with activities of everyday life that they are unable to perform

themselves, such as:
Toilet students throughout the day and assist with feminine hygiene

Diaper students

Feed students that need assistance and/or supervise

Physically assist with student movement, positioning and transfers, with prior

training by OT/PT (ie lifting, use of stair chairs)

Physically assist with dressing and undressing students for PE classes

Assist in the swimming pool for students who need help

When assigned, physically redirect student per student's program


Assist students on field trips


Supervise students on playground as needed


Interpersonal Skills:

Maintain an effective working relationship with classroom teachers and

all special education personnel


Assist special education team in problem identification and problem solving


Provide information to the case manager for communication with parents


Provide information and data to teachers regarding student performance on

predetermined tasks as it relates to the individual education program (IEP)


Participate in meetings, as requested, to provide input on modifications, strategies,

problems and progress of students


Demonstrate flexibility in working with students and classroom teachers



Assemble and prepare needed materials


Clean and sanitize materials to meet health standards


Assist in the preparation of classroom materials


Operate equipment



Observe and supervise students in the school and on job sites


Assist children on and off bus



Seek assistance from case manager/general education teacher when clarification

of a task is needed


Participate in appropriate workshops and in-service training as required, i.e.

student movement, physical redirection, behavior intervention plan


Complete other tasks related to the job as assigned by the supervisor


CL-II (Classification change 9/02)

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