Paraprofessional Special Education


Paraprofessional Special Education
Clare Woods Academy - Wheaton, IL

In the spirit of the philosophy and mission of Bartlett Learning Center, Inc. the 1:1 Paraprofessional assigned by the Principal, works under the immediate supervision of the classroom teacher to assist an assigned student to meet their educational goals.


According to guidelines set by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Paraprofessional must:

Be a high school graduate and be 20 years of age

Have a preference for at least minimum experience working with developmentally disabled children

Hold an Illinois State Board of Education

Paraprofessional Certificate

Pass a pre-employment physical and be free of communicable diseases including tuberculosis

Be free of any criminal record as determined by the Illinois State Police


The 1:1 Paraprofessional will:

Become thoroughly acquainted with the philosophy and objectives of the educational program and the individualized educational plans of each student in his/her care

Be responsible for all information contained in the Handbook of Policies

Know the nature of the disabilities of the student in his/her care and consult regularly with the teacher on how best to aid the child in learning, behavior and social interaction

Follow the directives of the teacher to creatively and competently review skills at the learning/functional level of the student to foster growth and independence

Respect the student’s pace of learning and encourage him/her with patience and persistence

Be consistent in guiding the student in all aspects of learning

Perform appropriate tasks requested by the classroom teacher and/or principal

Participate in discussion of student’s progress as requested by the classroom teacher and/or principal at district staffings and annual reviews

Participate in department meetings, faculty meetings, and other all-school activities which foster professional growth as well as student development

Help foster a climate of wholesome interpersonal relationships among the staff, the children and their parents

Job Type: Full-time


Special Education: 1 year (Required)

Associate (Preferred)
License or certification:

Paraprofessional, Substitute Teaching, or PEL (Required)

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