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Paraprofessional (2020-21 School Year)

F.T.E: 1.0
Location: 2245 N McVicker Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
Reports To: School Director
Start Date: August 2020
The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.
Position Description:
A Distinctive Schools Paraprofessional serves as an advocate for the needs of the diverse learning population. Supporting and assisting teachers in fulfilling the academics and social-emotional needs of students is a top priority. This person will:
  • Assist teacher in implementing lesson plans by providing positive learning experiences, including large or small group instruction and one-on-one tutoring outside instructional time
  • Prepare materials and resources for use in the classroom that support students’ learning goals  
  • Assist with the maintenance of records of student needs, instructional programs, student progress, preparation of forms, organizing and maintaining files
  • High School Diploma
  • Paraprofessional License 
Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:
  • We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students
  • We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way
  • We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city
  • We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)
Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.