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Individual Student Aide (32.5 hr/wk)
Job Code:2021-KIEFER-006
Salary Range:$15.50/hour-$17.62/hour

We have One on One Student Aide positions open in both our Kiefer School and Academy for Autism.

Kiefer School provides special education for children who experience difficulty in their home school due to severe emotional, behavioral and/or learning challenges. The goal is to improve a child’s ability to function within the public school setting by providing intensive intervention in small classrooms and a range of treatment and support services to the student and their family. Kiefer is an AdvancEd accredited, ISBE-approved private school.

Our Academy for Autism serves students ages 5-21 with an educational or medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through intervention with ISBE licensed educators and teacher assistants in each classroom and small class sizes, our students are able to find their pathway to success using innovative tools and techniques geared towards those with Autism.

One on One is assigned to a particular student and provides individualized assistance based on that particular student's needs. The One on One also assists the teacher with classroom activities to ensure academic and behavioral functioning of students, and maintains professional boundaries and demeanor. One on One Student Aides are vitally important to the educational development of students and form close professional relationships to the students they are assigned to.

- Paraprofessional Certificate is required
- Classroom experience strongly preferred
- Practical experience working with children strongly preferred
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in students, staff, and families served
- Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work within treatment team
- Ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner
- Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information
- Ability to physically transport self and students to various locations
- Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress
- Physical ability to perform physical restraints

Benefits & Pay:

  • PTO (paid-time-off) accrual 3 weeks first year (full-time)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Sick Leave accrual 12 days per year (full-time)
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K with company match
  • Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD
  • Supplemental life insurance