Northwest Special Education Cooperative has an opening for a part-time, temporary Para Professional to serve our Therapeutic Day School, Northwest Academy, in Elizabeth, IL

Qualified candidates will be asked to provide support to students in a Therapeutic Day School Environment. This is a position that will follow staffing patterns, therefore, the qualified applicant will be asked to be flexible with varying job assignments, based on building and classroom needs. Candidate may be asked to provide classroom support, office support, and/or substitute for non-certified staff in the building.

Due to the characteristics and needs of the students attending Northwest Academy, paraprofessionals must have the ability to:

Stand, walk, bend over, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull and move, lift and/or carry up to 25-50 pounds at waist height
Assist with personal care of students, include academic and behavioral needs
Physically place students in control positions if they are acting in a way that is an imminent danger to themselves or others
Work in both indoor and outdoor environments
High School Diploma
Demonstrate experience and training necessary to work effectively with students with special education needs.
Illinois Para Professional Certification
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Certified preferred, but not required
  Northwest Academy offers a competitive salary.
How to Apply:


Please direct cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Tracy Dahl
Northwest Special Education Cooperative
310 North West Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
or email to:
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