• Paraprofessional Information

  • Role of a Paraprofessional

    • Paraprofessionals are also known as Teacher Assistants or Teacher Aides.
    • Paraprofessionals work under the supervision of teachers or other licensed professionals who have responsibility for:
      • Meeting students’ physical, academic & emotional needs as necessary
      • Implementing strategies to meet learner needs
      • Observing, assessing, and tracking student progress
      • Assisting with the delivery of instructional services as assigned and developed by certified staff.

    Job Details in D33

    • Full time, Monday through Friday
    • Eligible for health, dental, and vision benefits
    • Requires 60 hours of college credit or successful passing of the Workkeys test
    • Summer Employment Opportunities
    • Follows the student attendance calendar - holidays and breaks off!
    • Competitive Compensation
  • How to Obtain a Paraprofessional Licensure

    Candidates with 60+ Hours of College Credit

    • Set up or sign into your ELIS account using this link: https://www.isbe.net/elis
    • Select “Apply for Credential” on your ELIS home screen & select “Paraprofessional License (Teacher’s Aide)”
    • There will be a $100 fee for licensure
    • Send college transcripts listing all coursework electronically to [email protected]

    Candidates without 60 Hours of College Credit

    • Set up an ELIS account using this link: https://www.isbe.net/elis
    • Send High School and/or College Transcripts electronically to [email protected]
    • Required to take the Workkeys test (Math & Workplace sub tests)
      • Various test locations
      • Scores available immediately
      • Can retake in 24 hours you do not pass
      • Fee: $25 per sub test or $50 for both subtests