1:1 Paraprofessional for NIA Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program
Two Positions Available

Job Type: Full-time, 141 days, 6.50 hours/day

Start Date: October 1, 2020

Position Description

The NIA DHH Program is in search of two 1:1 Paraprofessionals to work with one student in the elementary program and one student in the Pre-K program. Duties include supporting communication, positive behavior intervention, academics and collaboration with the education team.

Job Qualifications

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.

Position Location

NIA Hearing Impaired Program located in Westfield School, Algonquin


Salary based upon experience and qualifications
Eligible for NIA Benefits Package

Contact Information

Julie Lenz
Hampshire High School
1600 Big Timber Road, Hampshire, IL 60140

Application Process and Deadline
  1. Completion of NIA online application
  2. Formal letter of application and personal resume
  3. Letters of Recommendation (3)
  4. Copy of appropriate certificate(s)

Deadline: Applications taken until positions are 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

Find us in Northwestern Illinois

4 Office Locations

  • Sycamore
  • Rockford
  • St. Charles
  • Sterling

5 Hearing Clinic Locations

  • Aurora
  • St. Charles
  • South Beloit
  • Rockford
  • Sterling