Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
  • 17-May-2017 to 16-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Instruction
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Reports to: Classroom Teacher, Principal

General Summary:

The classroom teaching assistant provides assistance to the classroom teacher within all aspects of the academic program. The teaching assistant interacts in a daily basis with students, teachers, adjunct faculty, and residential staff and is an integral part of the classroom organization and structure.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the Fine Arts Instruction for elementary through high-school aged students;
  • Design, prepare and implement lessons in coordination with the classroom teacher;
  • Communicate effectively with students, staff and parents;
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, individual plan meetings, or clinically based meetings on an ongoing basis;
  • Work with classroom teacher to establish and maintain safe and efficient classroom routines;
  • Document student progress;
  • Collaborate with educational staff to develop innovative and thoughtful curriculum that meets the needs of the students currently enrolled;
  • Assist the teacher by completing tasks outside of the classroom such as xeroxing and filing;
  • Complete any other duties as required or assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or Art Education
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics and other forms of visual art
  • Illinois Type 39 Substitute Teaching Certificate or commensurate;
  • Ability to relate to special needs students in a constructive and therapeutic manner;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Capacity to cooperate effectively with school team;


Mental Demands:

  • Capacity to problem solve, and exhibit patience throughout the day;
  • Capacity to multi-task in order to meet the needs of more than one student, if necessary;
  • Strong interest in academics across the curriculum;
  • Understanding of the rules of confidentiality


The Leslie Shankman School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or veteran status, or disability.

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