We are expanding our school, come grow with us!
Would you like to make a difference and be appreciated for what you do?
Join us in making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities!
We are seeking exceptional Teacher's Assistants,TA/Paraprofessionals for our year-round operating Day School located in Bloomingdale, IL. Hours are 8:15am to 3:15 pm.
We value our employees and always strive to maintain a stimulating work environment. Join us today, so YOU can make the ‘Marklund Difference’ like Adam has!
Here is Adam's story:
"Every weekday I have the privilege of going to a job I love and making a difference in the lives of students. My coworkers have the same passions for our work, and I have made many long lasting friendships in the classrooms. Some days are tougher than others, but everyone is supportive and understanding. We all want what’s best for the staff and students and work every day toward a common goal." – Adam S.
Who We Are
Marklund provides a rich culture where everything we do contributes to our mission of “making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities.” Each and every employee’s job contributes to Marklund’s vision and is integral to enhancing the lives of the individuals we serve. As part of our private, not-for-profit network of services, you will learn what it’s like to have the individuals we serve not only change your career, but also change your life.
About Our School
With a recently opened 12,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building addition in Bloomingdale, Marklund’s Day School is hiring dedicated and caring Paraprofessionals to work with students within its Life Skills/Autism and multi-needs programs. Marklund Day School is a well-known and respected nonpublic school serving students ages Pre K-22 who come to our school’s program through partnerships with various Chicago suburban school districts. Marklund Day school provides an environment conducive to learning through specialized curriculum, positive behavioral interventions, and individualized student support. Our highly sensory-driven program features physical and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, art and music therapy, Snoezelen therapy, computer adapted technology, community programs and opportunities, recreational therapy, aquatic therapy and more.
Summary of Duties:
Assist teachers with classwork and the daily care of students with special needs:
Works with the nursing staff and teacher to meet needs of the students.
Maintains open communication with the teacher regarding any issues i.e. client, classroom issues.
Provide direct care, attend In-services and other educational functions as required.
Follows classroom schedule under guidance of teacher. Provide safe physical environment for all students.
Keeps equipment in classroom in clean condition following direction of teacher.
Documents all goals/program which includes the daily participation records after completion of a task with a student
Works directly with the students one-on-one and in groups outlined in the IEP’s following the teacher’s lesson plan and with teacher direction.
Please note that this job summary is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Similar Industry Titles and Keywords:
Paraprofessional, Teacher Aide, Teacher’s Aide, Teacher’s Assistant, Teacher Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Teacher’s Assistant, TAs, Teacher Assistant, TA
Illinois Paraprofessional Educator license is required, or the ability to secure within 30 days of employment.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job and to meet its functional and environmental requirements
Keyword: Paraprofessional, Teacher Aide, Teacher’s Aide, Teacher’s Assistant, Teacher Assistant, Teaching Assistant
We care about YOU! One way we show our appreciation to our employees if by offering a comprehensive package of benefits:
Full-time position title are eligible for the following benefits:
Industry Leading Pay
$1,000 Sign-On Bonus (full-time only)
Paid orientation and job training
Medical (BlueCross/BlueShield), Dental, Prescription Drug, Vision and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Company paid life insurance and voluntary life insurance
Company paid long term disability and voluntary short term disability insurance
Paid time off (PTO): vacation, sick, personal - PTO cash in option twice per year
Extended sick bank (protection against loss of income due to illness, accident, maternity)
Six (6) paid holidays per year
Retirement plan with match (must meet annual minimum hours worked requirement)
Employee Assistance Program
Employee recognition programs