Teacher Assistant

Orchard Village
Job Description

Orchard Village, founded in Skokie, Illinois in 1972, is a fully licensed nonprofit organization that annually provides support to nearly 300 individuals (all ages) with developmental disabilities in north and northwest Chicagoland. We empower people with developmental disabilities through vocational, educational, recreational, and residential programs to live their best lives. Orchard Village is seeking a full-time Teacher's Assistant.

Teacher Assistant Responsibilities:

Provide individualized instructional support for the students at Orchard Academy. Support and assist students in learning class materials using lesson plans and provide individualized attention and supervision both in and outside the classroom. Assist in preparing instructional materials, activities, and displays. May require assisting students with personal care and behavior programs. Participate in developmental trainings, meetings, and special events as needed.

Teacher Assistant Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a valid Illinois Paraprofessional Certification,
  • Valid driver’s license, and good driving record
  • Associate’s degree or higher
  • Experience working in special education preferred.

Teacher Assistant Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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