High School Special Education Teacher
Company: Indian Prairie School District
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Openings as of 1/21/2021
- High School Special Education Teaching Assistant
(Self-Contained) x 3.9 JobID: 10996
- Position Type:
Teacher Assistant/ Self Contained Special Education Teacher
- Date Posted:
Neuqua Valley High School
- Date Available:
- Closing Date:
Full-time position available (35 hours per week).
Assist students with activities to maximize participation in
learning and achievement of IEP objectives. Perform duties to work
with assigned individuals or with groups of students to ensure
students learning and behavioral objectives are achieved, which may
include the following:
Essential Job Functions:
1. Implement instructional plans as determined by licensed teachers
2. Apply lesson modifications as directed and supplement or change
lesson modifications as needed to ensure that learning objectives
are met. Prompt, cue and redirect students to keep on task.
3. Administer curriculum-based tests/quizzes.
4. Ensure students record assignments, have correct materials and
completed assignments for class as appropriate for student
5. Take notes of curriculum presented during class as appropriate
for student needs.
6. Provide physical care as needed: diaper, toilet, feed, reinforce
adaptive PE/motor activities per instructions from teacher and/or
therapist(s); assist, as needed, with hygiene and independent
7. Observe, document and reinforce appropriate student behaviors;
communicate activities to teacher and facilitators.
8. Participate in weekly team meeting to review student progress,
plan upcoming lessons and participate in trainings.
9. Assist with non-instructional activities.
10. Assists in maintaining safety, behavior, decorum, and order in
common areas including the lunchroom, playground, corridors, and
other school facilities and on field trips.
11. Retrieve students from busses or cars at the start of classes
and escort students to appropriate busses or cars at end of classes
12. Record and update students progress toward achievement of
individual educational plan.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as
necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the
level of knowledge and skill typically required and the
scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an
all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform
other duties as assigned, including work in other
functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work
periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
1. Ability to read, write and speak English sufficient to
communicate with students and staff and to assist students with
2. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform basic
arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
3. Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and
software applications (e.g., Word, Excel). Demonstrate proficiency
using the technology and computerbased programs provided by the
District. Use these programs to effectively manage and organize
files, communication, records and databases.
4. Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and is
sensitive to individual differences.
5. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding
students, employees and others.
6. Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship
with students with special needs.
7. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the
course of work.
8. Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations and adapt
in response to changing conditions.
9. Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as
10. Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral
11. Ability to work independently, stay on-task, multi-task and
take responsibility to complete assigned projects in a timely and
1. Employee must be able to use physical ability to lift students
and perform other manipulations to diaper, toilet, feed, dress and
assist students with other daily living skills.
2. Employee is regularly required to see, speak and hear;
frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to
handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb, climb stairs or
balance, bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
3. Employee must be able to push, pull, lift or carry up to 50
Qualified candidates will hold a valid Educator License with
Stipulations (PARA), Substitute License, or Professional Educator
License, and experience with special education students
Educator License with Stipulations (PARA) can be obtained by one
of the following ways and applicants MUST submit their
documentation to the DuPage Regional Office of Education in order
- At least 19 years of age
- One of the following:
- Associates degree or higher
- 60 semester hours of coursework
- High School Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the
- High School Diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT
- Applied Mathematics/Applied Math (with a score of 4)
- Reading for information/Workplace Documents (with a score of
For more information on these requirements, please see the
1. Use general office equipment.
2. Use personal computers.
3. May need to operate adaptive equipment.
Work in standard school building environment.
Work outdoors during outdoor student activities.
Travel Requirements: Travel between schools may be required.
Supervisor: Building Principal and/or designee
Work Calendar: 5200
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Category: Classified
Rate of pay: $13.24/hour or $13.74/hour in a designated
Selection Procedure: Qualified candidates will be contacted by
the appropriate building administrator.
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