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Special Education Paraprofessional for Students with Visual Impairments

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Special Education Paraprofessional
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Posting Duration 4/14/2023 - 4/26/2023
Probationary Period 6 months

Job Description

General Summary
The Special Education Paraprofessional for Students with Visual Impairments supports teachers by assisting students in various classroom settings. In addition, this individual will assist in preparing materials as requested by the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and the classroom teacher.

This position is subject to academic break layoff, mid-May through mid-August.

Additional Information
University Benefit Highlights:

Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
Retirement and supplemental retirement
Tuition waiver benefits are available to staff as well as their eligible dependents.
Paid holiday/administrative closures during Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks
Paid vacation and sick time
For more University Benefit information:


Required Qualifications
Possession of a valid Paraprofessional Educator’s License with Stipulations Endorsement as required by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Desired Qualifications
Experience with children with visual impairments
Knowledge of basic computer programs, such as those used for word processing
Ability to type a minimum of 50 words per minute
Ability to learn and demonstrate understanding of braille
Willingness to be flexible with work assignments and schedule
Familiarity with software and equipment used to transcribe print materials to braille
Ability to access regular print material to format into braille or read to students
Ability to collaborate with others


$14.74 - $19.15 per hour


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Kira Shelton
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work history portions. Be specific on your work history, including employment dates (if part-time you must list the number of work hours) and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

A copy of your valid Paraprofessional Educator’s License must be submitted prior to the application deadline to receive full consideration. This copy can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

To be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation such as a DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Copy of your Paraprofessional Educator’s License and/or military service documentation may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials and responses to the supplemental questions. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.