Posted on: July 23, 2021

Position Title: Paraprofessional (2021-22 School Year)

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: 7415 S. East End Ave., Chicago, IL 60649

Reports To: School Director

Start Date: August 2021

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Paraprofessional serves as an advocate for the needs of the diverse learning population. Supporting and assisting teachers in fulfilling the academics and social-emotional needs of students is a top priority. This person will:

Assist teacher in implementing lesson plans by providing positive learning experiences, including large or small group instruction and one-on-one tutoring outside instructional time

Prepare materials and resources for use in the classroom that support students’ learning goals

Assist with the maintenance of records of student needs, instructional programs, student progress, preparation of forms, organizing and maintaining files


High School Diploma

Paraprofessional License

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

Distinctive Schools was named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago; culture is at the heart of what we do
We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

4% pension contribution

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.