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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Paraprofessional

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Special Education Paraprofessional
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Posting Duration 6/5/2023 - 7/31/2023
Probationary Period 6 months

Job Description

Job Summary
Seeking a paraprofessional who demonstrates leadership and innovation and will uphold the Lab Schools tradition of linking theory and practice. This position will be expected to collaborate with special and general education staff and administration to best meet the needs of students. This position must be child centered and able to support classroom instruction and encourage student learning and independence.

Additional Information
This position for a paraprofessional is to support the teacher of the deaf and students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Current placement is with students ages 3-5 in the preschool classroom, but placement can change dependent upon student need.

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


Required Qualifications
Possession of a valid Paraprofessional Educator’s License with Stipulations Endorsement as required by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Skill in signing and/or interpreting and ability to model appropriate use of language and speech when communicating.
Ability to communicate with students and staff using all communication modalities, including spoken language and sign language.
Preferred Qualifications
Past experience working with students with hearing loss.
Knowledge of listening, language, and speech development.
Experience working with equipment to facilitate hearing.
Willingness to be flexible with work assignments and schedule.
Ability to transition quickly between classrooms throughout the building in a timely manner.


$14.74 - $19.15 per hour, commensurate with experience


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Kira Shelton
Phone Number 3094387059
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.