Program Assistant/Medically-Fragile Students-Student Services (Grant)

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Township High School District 214
Summit Argo, IL
Jan 19, 2023
Feb 02, 2023
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University, Government
POSITION: Program Assistant/Medically-Fragile Students - Student Services (JHHS) 37.5 hrs/wk

ASSIGNMENT: 10 Month, Grade 5 - Temporary /Grant Funded Assignment Effective November 18, 2022 - June 2, 2023

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This work involves close interaction with staff, students and parents/guardians, with the primary emphasis on the implementation of specialized or vocational educational programs. A Program Assistant works under the direction of an Education Association staff member. An employee in this position is expected to exercise independent judgment, discretion, a high degree of confidentiality and react appropriately in crisis situations as well as exhibit initiative, creativity and organizational skills.

  • Must have or obtain State of Illinois Professional Educator License with stipulations - endorsed for paraprofessional.
  • Must demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills.
  • Must project a positive image of the district to the public, parents, staff and students as well as exhibit a positive employee attitude.
  • Must move around in the classroom and other parts of the building as well as on field trips as needed.
  • Must move about frequently including sitting, walking, standing, stooping, bending, pushing wheelchairs, using ramps as well as having the ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.
  • Must have previous experience working with youth.
  • Must have ability to adapt to all subject areas.
  • Must have knowledge of computer operations.
  • May need a valid driver's license.
  • Must complete district-approved Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training within one year of starting the position.
  • Must complete district-approved training to support the needs of medically-fragile students in accordance with students' IEPs and Health Care Plans.

  • Assists an Education Association staff member by providing specific health care for medically-fragile students as outlined in the IEP and the Health Care Plan. Health care is defined, but not limited to, gastrostomy (g-tube) feeding, surface suctioning, Vagus Nerve Stimulation and other procedures as allowed by law.
  • Assists students under the direction of an Education Association staff member by:
    • tutoring
    • implementing classroom procedures and reinforcing student positive behaviors
    • administering tests orally to students
    • reinforcing organizational and note taking skills
    • grading materials for immediate feedback
    • demonstrating use of the computer for both drill and remediation as well as homework assignments
    • helping students achieve their IEP goals
    • maintaining medical equipment
    • assisting students during loading and unloading from bus
    • assisting, as needed, with students' medical and non-medical physical needs or personal care/toileting needs
    • implementing students' health care and evacuation plans as necessary
  • Assists an Education Association staff member by:
    • helping organize and supervise off-campus programs for students
    • performing classroom related clerical tasks
    • assisting with lab set-up and clean up
    • explaining classroom procedures and materials to substitute teacher when necessary
    • previewing instructional materials
    • acting as a liaison to communicate student progress
    • providing information to case manager and/or nurse regarding heatlh-related issues
    • compiling data and documenting pertinent health information and services provided
  • Continues job performance improvement by participating in appropriate professional growth activities.


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    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our district.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin,

    gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.