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Teacher Aide/Cross-Categorical Special Education Program - 7.0 Hours/Day; 2 positions available

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  • Position Type:
    Licensed: Paraprofessional/Teacher Assistant/Teacher Aide/Paraprofessional

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Garden Hills Academy

  • Date Available:

  • District:
    Champaign Community School District #4 - website

  • Our Mission
    • Positively transforming learning and life outcomes for students through educational justice, equity, and excellence.
    • Paraprofessional License or ability to obtain license (Please review the attached document for more information)
    • Ability to work cooperatively with staff, students, and parents
    • Possess good human relations and communication skills
    • Ability to lift 30 pounds or more
    • Ability to use approved student restraints
    • Ability to bend, stoop, turn, squat or lift in order to serve student needs
    • The hourly wage for this position is determined based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Champaign Educational Support Professionals, which is available on our website. As of January 3, 2022, the wages listed in the posted Agreement are incorrect. The attached document shows the updated wage schedule. 100% of a Teacher Aide's contribution to the IMRF pension system is currently paid by the Board of Education. The Board also pays 83% of the employee-only health insurance and 100% of vision and term life insurance. There are opportunities for TAs to earn additional compensation during the regular school year and in the summer.
    • This position has been designated as "hard to fill" by the District. In accordance with the CESP contract, any external candidate hired to fill this vacancy can bring in up to nine (9) years of prior experience for wage schedule credit (instead of the six allowed for other positions). Please contact Human Resources with questions about salary schedule placement.
    Application Deadline
    • This position will remain posted until the hiring process is complete; however, interviews may be conducted immediately, so interested applicants should submit their materials ASAP to ensure consideration.
    Important Notes
    • Cross Categorical Special Education services are typically provided to students with a variety of needs. Students receiving these services typically do not require personal hygiene or bathroom assistance.
    More About Our Community
    • Champaign Unit 4 Schools serves over 10,000 PreK-Young Adult students in 18 facilities, which include twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, one early childhood facility, and the Novak Academy. Located conveniently near Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, Champaign residents enjoy the entertainment and intellectual activity of a large city, without the higher costs of living and lengthy commute times often associated with busy city/suburban life. The University of Illinois provides the excitement of Big 10 sporting events, a thriving business environment, and world-class entertainment at State Farm Center and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Champaign is characterized by a thriving downtown and campustown, shopping centers and boutiques, award-winning restaurants, neighborhood parks, live music venues, and summer festivals. We also share many museums, galleries, and theatres with the adjacent city of Urbana.
    Want to Learn More?
    • If you want to learn more about this position or other career opportunities in Champaign Unit 4 Schools, please contact our Talent Recruitment and Retention Manager, Ms. Jey L. Owens, at Please include your résumé.

    For more information on this position, please read the full description document.
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