Para Educator

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    Tinley Park, IL, 60487
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    ST, Healthcare
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    Contract - Full Time
The Para Educator is an individual who works with students requiring alternative classroom placement to meet behavioral and instructional needs under the direct supervision of special education teachers.



  • Follow through with IEP objectives including math, reading, speech, and developing independent skills.
  • Supervise and assist students when included into general education classes.
  • Communicate pertinent information to teachers.
  • Collect data
  • Assist in supervision of students during recess and lunch periods and accompany students on community experiences
  • Strictly adhere to confidentiality requirements regarding all matters pertaining to students, parents, parent communications and/or classroom activities.  (Note: Unless instructed otherwise by supervising teacher, all parent communication is the responsibility of certified personnel)
  • Assist students in the development of independent skills through self-care activities such as toileting, clothing routines and personal hygiene.
  • Implement behavior management techniques in accordance with the directions given by the supervising teacher including reinforcing appropriate behaviors in accordance with the teachers plan supervising timeout and other techniques as directed by the supervising teacher.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Certificate and/or Associate Degree from an accredited Para Education Training Program preferred.
  • Prefer one year experience as a certified nursing assistant within the last three years
  • Full command, verbal and written, of the English language.
  • Current Health Certificate (if applicable)
  • Current CPR Card
  • Current TB Skin Test or Chest X-Ray
  • Successful completion of background screening and hiring process.
  • Successful completion of Maxim Staffing Solutions testing process.

At Maxim Healthcare Group, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
**CO Specific Benefits: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Health Advocacy (company paid if enrolled Medical), Health Advocate Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account , 401(k), 401(k) Company Match, Profit Sharing, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Primary Caregiver Leave, Parental Leave, Life and Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Hospital Expense Protection Plan, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Home and Auto Insurance, Pet Insurance, Transportation Benefits, CommonBond, Educational Assistance Program, College Partnership Program, Paid Time Off/Company Holidays

About Maxim Healthcare Group
Maxim Healthcare Group has making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxim’s commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed.  

Maxim Healthcare Group is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Maxim Healthcare is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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