SPED Apprentice


Reports to: Principal

Salary: Salaries starting at $36,978 with full Benefits

Location: Chicago, IL


Acero Schools apprentices support our teachers in realizing that success is built on relationships - with students, families and colleagues. Apprentices wholeheartedly believe that all students can learn and focus their work on student learning by being relentless and resilient in their pursuit of students' academic growth.

Our apprentices gain skills to become teachers by supporting the delivery of high quality instruction led by the classroom teacher using proven educational models for social-emotional learning, personalized learning, and data-driven differentiated instruction in a culturally-sensitive manner.


A team of driven individuals who contribute to, respect and serve in our communities.

A team of professional collaborators leading students and supporting their educational paths.

A team who embodies the values of achievement, community, equity, resilience and optimism.


Ensure high academic standards, set goals and do what it takes to achieve them.

Support curriculum, instruction, and individualized learning plans to meet individual student needs.

Develop positive relationships with students.

Develop positive relationships with families for the purpose of creating a support for students and their growth.

Support classroom management in a respectful manner that is consistent with the school wide rules and Acero Schools Student Code of Conduct.

Collaborate with instructional leaders.

Clearly and accurately communicate with administration, colleagues, students, parents, and larger academic community to improve academic outcomes for all students.

Exhibit professionalism, leadership, and personal responsibility for daily work and attendance, personal appearance, student learning, and school success.

Demonstrate collegial behavior and make positive contributions to the school community.

Believe in our ability to create the future we envision.


Education: 60 Credit Hours of Higher Education (preferred)

Be able to demonstrate the academic progress of students under your leadership and articulate the methods used to achieve those results

Possess valid Illinois Paraprofessional Educator License (PARA) or equivalent (required)

Must be authorized to work in the United States (required)


The nature of the work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files, and an ability to communicate and exchange information. Physical demands include the ability to stand, bend, reach high and low, stoop, and walk around the classroom 60% of the day. In addition, candidates must be able to lift and/or push and pull 15 to 20 lbs. for short periods of time, and walk up and down stairs several times a day.

Majority of work is performed in a general school environment. Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties. Also requires participation and attendance at organization-sponsored events and meetings.

NOTE: The foregoing list of essential duties and responsibilities is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Acero Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals. Acero Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Type
Full Time
70 days ago

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