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    51 to 200
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Special Education Paraprofessional in Woodridge, IL
on December 17, 2021
As a para you normally work 8:30-3:30 which equals 35 hours a week. You get paid hourly, but during holiday and summer breaks lose those hours because they are unpaid days. You help students 1:1 with goals that are from their IEP, follow along with a daily schedule, help teach them basic needs like hygiene & life skills. You learn how to use their program they have for data & behavior tracking. Unfortunately it’s not something that’s taught prior to doing it. More so learn from coworkers and kind of thrown into it and ask/learn as you go. Management has improved significantly since since the prior principals. Work place culture is up and down because of being short staffed and increasing the amount of duties that need to be done which can be overwhelming and stressful. The hardest part is dealing with students when they go into behaviors and trying to maintain them. But it is enjoyable once you’re able to get to know the students and connect with them. It’s rewarding seeing their academic progression as the days go on and seeing that the work and effort you have been putting in alongside them is a huge reason behind it. There’s good and bad days as there is to every job.
Paraprofessional in Shorewood, IL
on October 16, 2021
I used to enjoy my job at GLA.Begin a Para is a very rewarding job because you get to develop meaningful relationships with the kiddos as well as your coworkers. The job comes with its daily challenges that require us as staff to have the adequate help in order to effectively teach our students all while managing behaviors. Every class eventually became short staffed, yet new students continued to come through the doors which made this respected school start to feel like a daycare at best. GLA has allegedly been hiring and interviewing, yet every GLA school is working on a skeleton crew. The new people who were hired did not stay long because no one was available to actually train them & they saw how stressed the existing staff were becoming. I hope the ones who decide to stay either get compensated for the grossly stressful work environment, or at least get the staff and training they need to get GLA back to what it once was.
Paraprofessional in Woodridge, IL
on September 7, 2021
This is a great place to work! The staff works well together and make it fun for the kids! Great benefits come with the job and management is also available for any needs you have! Would highly recommend working at this job!!
Paraprofessional in Woodridge, IL
on June 16, 2021
Run and never look back!!! The kids are wonderful, however the administration team makes it a very difficult place to work at. Yes the hourly pay is good. But you’re only working 6hours a day which means your check will be around $800-$900 dollars if that. Christmas break, spring break, and summer breaks you will not be paid for. JUST AN FYI There is a click and if you don’t suck up to them, you will not be a happy employee. Only the friends of the admin team and the employees who suck up to them get paid well and get great raises. Once again the children are lovely and a joy to work with. If you’re in desperate need of employment APPLY. But PLEASE continue to look for other work else where in the mean time.
Paraprofessional in Shorewood, IL
on January 8, 2021
In 2020 a revamp of the admin staff took place. The new principals are very out going and Caring about the kids and staff. The working environment has also shifted into one of tolerance and understanding. This comes from the top and then works down. Each class is still Independent from one another. But the staff at Shorewood is no longer having to battle admin staff to get their needs met. I can not speak for Woodridge since I’m a Shorewood staff but I would imagine it’s the same. Just a side note as a para you will be a hourly employee. While GLA pays for a bunch of holidays you will not get paid for breaks throughout the school year. This includes winter and summer breaks. There is ESY that you can work during the summer.

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