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High School at Ida Crown Academy - Skokie, IL
Full Time
2 Year Degree
$35,000.00 - $40,000.00 Salary/year
Less than 25%


Position:         Special Education Paraeducator Positions / Grades K - 22

Location:       Ida Crown Jewish Academy High School / Skokie, IL

or Solomon Schechter Therapeutic Day School, K-8  / Northbrook, IL

Supervisor:   Therapeutic Day School Manager

Wages:         Starting at $35,000 per year with no experience / up to $40,000 based on experience and education

Status:           Full-time / 12-month / Salary / Non-exempt


The Special Education Paraeducator/Teacher's Assistant will work with students in our self-contained special education classrooms. The Paraeducator will assist students with academic, nonacademic, social, health and emotional needs of the students in the special education and general community environments.

This position will also assist teachers and related service personnel with meeting the IEP needs of students. The Paraeducator will provide supported instruction and strategies to individual students, small groups of students as well as monitor students per the instruction of the teacher. The Paraeducator may be assigned to other students or department duties as necessary.


  • Supporting the classroom teachers in providing a comprehensive educational program to students with significant disabilities; to include autism, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and behavioral challenges
  • In addition to providing classroom and community-based instruction, candidates must be physically able to support students with high levels of energy and potential behavior challenges including assisting with lifting students for the purpose of changing and transfers
  • Must be willing to assist students in all aspects of personal care
  • Must be able to assist with lifting students for the purpose of changing and transfers
  • Must be able to meet the training requirements outlined in the Safety Care Manual



  • Hold or be eligible to apply for an Illinois State Board of Education Paraprofessional license
  • Sub license preferred
  • Previous experience with individuals with disabilities is helpful
  • Demonstrate calm leadership in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of Judaic culture is helpful
  • Hold a valid drivers license and a safe driving record
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must maintain a current certification in CPR and Safety Care, provided through Keshet

ABOUT KESHET:Keshet is a one-of-a-kind organization that brings classroom experiences, camps, sports, social and vocational activities, and residential opportunities to 600 people with disabilities and special needs each year.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:At Keshets therapeutic day schools, we foster caring communities where students ages 3 to 22 learn and grow. Educators and therapists work hand-in-hand to provide highly individualized instruction and therapies to meet the unique needs of each student. From preschool through high school transition, Keshets schools prepare students for a life of independence.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned at any time by CEO.

Keshet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualifiedindividuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability,genetic information, veterans status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation,or any other status protected by applicable law.