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Para Professional Elementary School

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Christopher House
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Chicago, IL
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Published 26 days ago

Christopher House (CH) is searching for Paraprofessional looking to grow professionally in the field of Education. Candidates must possess a specialized interest and passion for working alongside students with special needs in a variety of ways.

With a mission to develop independent, creative, lifelong learners, our infant, preschool, elementary and family schools build a community of students, teachers, and parents committed to excellence, achievement and perseverance, respect and compassion, and equality of opportunity.

Christopher House partners with parents to provide a continuum of education for students from birth through high school, as well as immersive family supports that help parents create stable, self-sufficient families. We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction.


OUR BELIEFS

Children and families thrive when:

  • Education begins at birth and continues throughout life, with parents as a child’s first teacher;
  • Home environments nurture literacy, achievement, and children’s success;
  • Parents have high standards and set high expectations for themselves, their children, and children’s schools;
  • Professionally trained teachers know their students as individuals;
  • Evaluations and program improvements are data driven;
  • Parents and staff work together to continuously evaluate and improve programming;
  • Education includes the development of creativity and perseverance and is multi-disciplinary in order to foster each child’s unique strengths and interests;
  • Developing independent, creative, life-long researchers, education must include curriculum designed to help scholars develop socially and emotionally as well as cognitively;
  • Diversity is celebrated and explored so that learners develop broad perspectives on life and learning; and
  • Parents and caregivers support their children financially and emotionally.

Position Objectives:

  • Determine the needs and provide for the development of elementary school children
  • Work to create a safe environment for children and act as a role model for teaching staff
  • Provide for the education and development of students with special needs

Responsibilities:

  • Work with individual students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outline by certified staff
  • Informs certified staff of any problems or special information about individual students
  • Model positive behavior and set/follow through with expectations, maintain and collect data to inform curricular and behavioral interventions
  • Provide individual support in de-escalation of behavior using strategies introduced and taught by certified staff.
  • Participate in professional development workshops as assigned by administration; assist with office when not required to attend professional development.

Qualifications:

  • Strong alignment with Christopher House’s Values and Mission;
  • Strong work ethic coupled with a proactive problem-solving approach;
  • Bi-lingual skills in Spanish and/or experience working with students that are special needs and English Language Learners highly desirable.

Education:

  • Para-Professional certification required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred


If you are interested in this position, please apply below.

Christopher House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Christopher House (CH) is searching for Paraprofessional looking to grow professionally in the field of Education. Candidates must possess a specialized interest and passion for working alongside students with special needs in a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

On-site
5235 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60639, USA

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