Coordinated Youth and Human Services
  • 19-Nov-2019 to 18-Jan-2020 (CST)
  • Education
  • Granite City, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Personal Time, 401K


The primary responsibilities include assisting in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of the principal and classroom teacher.


Academic Support

  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Educational Plans (IEP) for the students and monitor their progress.
  • Work with individual students or a small group of students to reinforce learning of the material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher in devising strategies for reinforcing materials or skills based on an understanding of individual student, needs, interests and abilities.

 Teacher Support

  • Assist in preparation of instructional materials
  • Grade completed assignments, complete attendance forms, assist with classroom projects.
  • Escort, supervise, and assist students to various settings.
  • Support and implement the classroom behavior management plan.

 Behavior Support

  • Establish and maintain a positive and effective rapport with all students.
  • Support students with emotional or behavior concerns and assist them in developing appropriate social skills.
  • Work in tandem with the teacher in utilizing a variety of behavior management tools.
  • Support the C.H.O.I.C.E.S Curriculum and utilize the Five Step Problem Solving Model when addressing student behaviors, concerns and needs.

 Additional Support

  • Complete assigned bus duty by monitoring student behaviors and consistently implementing transportation policy and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in classroom team meetings.
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and in-services.
  • Assist in food service as assigned.  


  1. Paraprofessional license is required, or you must be willing to obtain the license after hire.
  2. Desire to assist students with special needs in a learning environment.
  3. The ability to work and interact with all school personnel and students in a cooperative, collaborative and courteous manner.
  4. Ability to work under stressful situations.
  5. Able to build effective rapport with student population.
  6. Must have effective organizational skills, time management, and flexibility in order to meet staff and students' needs.
  7. Have a willingness to assume any responsibilities appropriate for the position.
  8. Support the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the agency.


Commitment - Meeting the needs of those we serve through professional services.

Demonstrates a clear commitment to the agency's mission by exhibiting a shared concern for team members and clientele above personal interest. Has a healthy, manageable and sustainable commitment to doing a job well and going above and beyond when it is truly required. Supports fundraising. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better client experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.

Compassion Unconditional empathy for all.

Listens attentively to others and demonstrates an openness  toward understanding concerns, feelings and needs. Makes wise assessments and adjusts behavior and style to effectively address situation. Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

Service - Community support through professionalism, accessibility, and advocacy.

Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Exhibits competence, good judgement, reliability, and polite behavior in order to meet the expectations of clients and the agency. Strives to provide service by means of advocacy.

Integrity - Upholding honesty, ethical principles and moral values.

Takes responsibility for one's own actions. Acknowledges weaknesses and easily admits mistakes.  Accurately assess personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Makes sound judgements and transfers learning from one situation to another.

Teamwork - Collaboration among programs to reflect a diversity of ideas and service delivery.

Builds effective, supportive working relationships with team members. Reaches out to others in different programs for ideas, points out the contribution of others, shares credit, emphasizes team over self, and defines success collectively rather than individually. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Willing to assist other agency employees when they need help and willing to share ideas with others. Able to adjust behavior and style to adapt to needs of others on the team.


Coordinated Youth and Human Services
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