The Northwestern Illinois Association

Announcement of Vacancy for Position of
1:1 Paraprofessional - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Instructional Program

Position Description
The NIA DHH Program is in search of a 1:1 Paraprofessional for a kindergarten to third grade calss. The paraprofessional must have basic sign language skills to help develop vocabulary, auditory, and language skills with the student. Duties include providing individual support for sensory breaks, occasional toileting and redirection and support with academic skills.

Full-time, 177 days, 6.5 hours/day

Salary based on experience and qualifications
Eligible for NIA Benefits Package

Must hold a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent; must hold Paraprofessional Educator License issued by the Illinois State Board of Education

Position Location  
NIA Hearing Impaired Program, Westfield School, Algonquin, IL

Start Date ASAP

Rebecca Hanson
Northwestern Illinois Association
2422 W. Main Street, #3A
St. Charles, IL 60174
(331) 442-8766

Application Form
You can download the application form here, or call the NIA office and request one

Application Process and Deadline 

1. Completion of NIA online application
2. Formal letter of application
3. Personal Resume
4. Letters of Recommendation (3)
5. Copy of appropriate certificate(s)

Deadline: Open until filled

General Information
The Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA) is a regional special education cooperative comprised of seventy-two school districts located in the ten northwestern counties of Illinois. The primary mission of the NIA is to provide special education services to children with low incidence impairments (hearing, vision and orthopedic/multiple disabilities).

The NIA region has been divided into three sub-regions for more effective planning and service delivery. The NIA maintains its administrative office in Sycamore with satellite offices located in each of the NIA sub-regions. Within the region there are fourteen special education districts or cooperatives, and twenty nonpublic agencies with which NIA personnel work closely in the provision of special education services.

The Northwestern Illinois Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer