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 middles school
student. Duties include assisting with academic, transitional, and toileting needs.
Additional duties include collaboration with team members and supervision of
students throughout the day.

Full-time, 177 days, 6.75 hours/day

Salary based on experience and qualifications
Eligible for NIA Benefits Package

Must hold a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent; 60 credit hours of college coursework or an Associate’s Degree required. Must possess a valid Educator License (ELS) with Paraprofessional endorsement. Basic sign language skills preferred. Must possess ability to exchange ideas or information by means of the spoken word; ability to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction and to receive detailed information through oral communication and make fine distinctions in sound. Must demonstrate visual acuity to observe/supervise students in the classroom, lunchroom, playground and during transport to other areas.

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

Start Date August 8, 2018

Rebecca Hanson
Hampshire High School
1600 Big Timber Road
Hampshire, IL 60140
(847) 792-3500

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