Teacher Assistant--Special Education
Des Plaines School District 62 - Des Plaines, IL

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The Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in specific areas of the curriculum. This person has direct contact with students under the supervision of a classroom teacher.

Job Summary:
The Teacher Assistant will be paid for 6.5 hours per day. The typical day schedule is from 8:40AM - 3:40PM. Some variations in time may occur based upon the assignment. The Teacher Assistant reports to an assigned classroom teacher and the building principal.

  • Applicants must have NCLB paraprofessional approval (TASN) from the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of college coursework or an Associates degree, or passed ETS or WorkKeys tests.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English.
  • Type 03 teacher certificate preferred.

  • Working Conditions:
    District 62 has approximately 4,800 students in grades preK-8 in 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 year-around, K-8 school. This assignment will be in one elementary school in the district.
  • Work with students and teachers to provide instructional support for meeting instructional program objectives.
  • Work with staff as a collaborative member of the instructional team.
  • Toileting and feeding students.
  • Work with students with autism.
  • Work with students individually or in small groups to review, reinforce, enrich or expand upon skills or concepts presented by the classroom teacher.
  • Assist the classroom teacher in maintaining classroom discipline. Alert the classroom teacher(s) to any behavioral problems that limit the students' ability to complete their assignments.
  • Utilize confidential student information within school district guidelines for professional purposes only.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the building principal.

    Application Procedure:
    Applications are considered complete when all required items are submitted for review including: 1) an on-line application at www.d62.org/employment, 2) a letter of interest in the position, 3) unofficial copies of all college and/or university transcripts, and 4) three recent letters of recommendation from past or current professional employment. All required documents should be electronically attached to the on-line application.

    Selection Procedure:
    All applications will be reviewed by building committee and recommended for further interview consideration. After interviews are completed, the Associate Superintendent will make a recommendation to the Board of Education via the Superintendent.