Position Title: Para-Professional

FLSA: Hourly/Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Principal,

Supervises: N/A

Para-Professionals at Arrowhead fulfill a wide range of responsibilities and must be licensed through the ISBE. The Para’s primary responsibility is to support the classroom teacher in facilitating successful learning experiences for all youth and helping to manage classroom behavior. In addition, the Para also assists in monitoring student IEP goals and their educational progress.  

Performance Objectives:

  • Work with the Principal and Teachers by performing the following education duties:

    • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce the learning of material or skills introduced by the teacher.

    • Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, class time and off ground activities.

    • Provide help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.

    • Adhere to Arrowhead’s policy on ethics and confidentiality.

    • Assist the teacher with record-keeping, data collection, materials preparation and any other tasks assigned.

    • To perform any other duties requested by the classroom teacher or principal.


  1. Any qualifications set by the Illinois State Board of Education or the appropriate agency.

  2. Applicant must have an IL Para-Professional license or a substitute teacher license.

  3. Must be willing to become First Aid, CPR and CPI certified. Must be physically be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

  4. Must value diversity and incorporate cultural differences into work environment.

  5. Must have a valid driver’s license and approval from the state of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to transport children. Must qualify to become insured by Arrowhead’s insurance carrier.

Terms of Employment:

Para-professionals are employed twelve (12) months per year.