Provide instructional and clerical support for the teacher at Orchard Academy. 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.
Previous experience working with special needs/autism students preferred; flexible with the ability to work in a demanding, stressful environment; ability to take initiative and work independently; Educator License with Stipulations endorsed for State-Approved Paraprofessional and valid Illinois driver's license (eligible for school bus driver certificate) required;Bachelor's degree preferred.
Orchard Village partners with families and communities to optimize personal outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities through a community-integrated approach.
Orchard Village is a fully licensed nonprofit organization that provides supportive services to approximately 300 individuals each year. Advocating a person-centered approach, Orchard Village works with each of its clients... to identify personal outcomes to strive toward, ensuring that every individual controls his or her own destiny.