Openings as of 9/25/2021
North Shore Academy is a grade 5-12 therapeutic school, serving students who have been identified with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges that interfere with their ability to be successful in school. These struggles can manifest themselves in externalizing behaviors (aggression and defiance), internalizing behaviors (anxiety and depression based avoidance and reactivity) and autism spectrum behaviors (rigid thinking, social skills challenges). All students have in common a remarkable resilience and desire to connect with others. At NSA, we work to build a school community where students can experience a sense of belonging and can build the skills that they need to be successful in school. Teaching Assistants play a crucial role in supporting the development of student skills and enhancing the power of our therapeutic community by building important relationships with students so that they can teach, mentor, and collaborate with students during their most challenging moments. If you are interested in a position as a Teaching Assistant at North Shore Academy, please note that you must obtain either Paraprofessional Approval, Substitute Teacher Certification from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). To find out more on how to obtain your Paraprofessional Approval, please select the following link which will take you to the Lake County Regional Office of Education’s website and provides specific steps to take to obtain this approval: http://www.isbe.net/licensure/html/paraprofessional.htm For staff needing to take the Paraprofessional Test to obtain their approval NSSED is an approved proctor of this exam. Please ask us about this when you apply!
Title or Position: Teacher Assistant North Shore Academy Job Responsibilities: Under the direction of a Special Education teacher or other assigned administrator, assist in all aspects of the instructional program and behavioral management of students. The teaching assistant may be responsible for small group instruction under the direct or indirect supervision of the teacher or other person designated by NSSED to direct or supervise teaching assistants. The teaching assistant will participate in activities necessary to maintain classroom integration and to support a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) in all curricula activities which include classroom, community, vocational, recreational/leisure, and domestic domains as directed. Core Competencies:
The Transition Specialist role is a 0.6 assignment. The ideal candidate can do this job in 0.6 FTE ( 3 days per week) If the candidate wishes to obtain full time employment, the additional 0.4 FTE (2 days per week) will be in the role of Employment Specialist/Job Developer.
Both roles essential job functions are below.