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Paraprofessional

Employer
SESI Schools
Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary
Competitive

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Job Category
Support Staff, Paraprofessional
Job Type
Part-Time
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Description

Position at SESI Schools
The Excel Academy of Southwest is operated by Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI). SESI Schools provides specialized education programming for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. Every child deserves to reach their full potential and we're looking to hire an exceptional Paraprofessional who will play an essential role in fueling student success.
Why Join Us
Are you looking for a new opportunity to make an impact in the lives of students? Join us at SESI Schools, where we are proving what is possible for students with unique needs. We offer a generous benefits package including:
  • Compensation of $18.00 per hour
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits including medical, dental, and vision
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,625
  • Other great benefits like Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Mental Health Support, and Pet Insurance
  • Continued training, mentorship, and opportunities for growth

The Opportunity
The Part-Time Paraprofessional will be responsible for working with one or more student s and the teacher to deliver individualized services and supports. They will monitor student behavior, track educational progress, and communicate with parents. Additionally, they will help reinforce the curriculum provided by the teache r . Every child deserves to reach their full potential and we're looking to hire an exceptional team membe r who will play an essential role in fueling student success.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with students to reinforce learning of material or skill initially introduced by the teacher by assigning appropriate tasks, completing one-on-one tutorials, and implementing the SESI rotation model
  • A ssist the Teacher with large group activities, correcting papers, supervising testing, guiding independent study or enrichment activities, providing accommodations and modifications as necessary
  • Utilize behavior support and intervention strategies
  • Implement de-escalation techniques, crisis management, and physical restraint if necessary to maintain the safety of students and staff
  • Support and document students' growth and progress towards academic, social, and emotional goals
  • Supervise students and ensure they are always monitored, including to and from appropriate locations within the school
  • Light lifting, walking, and/or climbing stairs may be required
Qualifications
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Paraprofessional License Required
  • College experience and/or Bachelor's Degree Preferred
  • Experience working with youth Preferred

Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom , is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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