In collaboration with the teaching staff, the Special Needs Assistant (Paraprofessional) is responsible in supporting the needs of children with developmental disabilities receiving Head Start services center-based or within the Organization’s community partner sites. The role of the Paraprofessional is to maximize the children’s developmental progress and promote school readiness through curriculum implementation, ensuring a healthy and safe environment for children, and prompt intervention and management of difficult or disruptive behaviors.


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency required;
  • Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) Preferred;
  • One to two years of job-related prior experience required.
  • Successful completion of First Aid/CPR certification required;
  • Fluent verbal and written English and Spanish communication preferred;
  • Current, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required;
  • Reliable means of transportation required;
  • Proof of physical examination, tuberculosis and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) screening within the last six months required.


  • Full-Time


  • 2434 S Kildare Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
  • Flexibility to travel to satellite and partner locations required.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee assistance program
  • 401k with employer matching
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and AD&D coverage
  • Company-paid short term disability coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday (some weekends and evenings may apply as needed for recruitment events)

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to regarding interest in this open position.