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Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is seeking a part-time Paraprofessional for our Adult Education Program. The Paraprofessional is responsible for instructing adults in developmental learning program to ensure ability to be successful GED programs.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

Assist in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of the Instructor and Program Manager
Communicate constantly with Instructor and Program Manager about the students’ needs.
Ability to effectively manage a classroom/computer lab involving people with disabilities and other barriers.
Ability to work year-round.
Ability to enter /complete documentation including student records, case notes, attendance, etc.
Experience with technology including SmartBoards and how to integrate into lessons.
Experience with teaching adults preferably in a Pre-GED or GED classroom.
Show tolerance and flexibility in dealing with persons from disadvantaged social, economic and educational backgrounds along with exude caring and passion for students’ success
Show respect for cultural differences.
Ability to provide one-on-one and small group tutoring as needed
Assist the Instructor with various classroom tasks such as grading homework
Ability to be a substitute teacher as needed.
Be a strategic player in assisting in problem solving student issues and conflict resolution.
Assist with processing scholarship applications and data entry.
Qualifications & Basic Job Requirements:

State of Illinois Paraprofessional License preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with barriers and understand and communicate with diverse groups.
Teaching experience with the GED test preferred.
The ability to motivate and assist individuals in learning.
Strong organizational skills required; and strong verbal and written communication skills along with basic computer navigation and word processing skills.
Goodwill Industries is an equal opportunity employer.

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