Bachelor's Degree Level Paraprofessional Job at The Menta Education Group, Sheldon, IL

  • The Menta Education Group
  • Sheldon, IL

Job Description

As a Paraprofessional with The Menta Group, you will be responsible for working with classroom instructors and staff to offer targeted teaching and support to students in the classroom, as well as general support for all students in the school.

Coming Soon in Fall 2024! (August Start) 

Menta Academy Iroquois (Sheldon, IL)

Hiring for Self-Contained Rooms Grades PK , K-3, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and Young Adult Transition (17-22)

Tuition Reimbursement for General Education Teachers seeking Special Education LBS1 certification

Sign on Bonus for LBS1 Special Education Certified Teachers

Direct-Hire Position

7:30 am to 3:00 pm or 8 am to 3:30 pm, M-F, following a 10-Month School Calendar


  • Manage classroom behaviors
  • Report behavioral concerns of students to appropriate staff
  • Implement and maintain behavioral program policies and data
  • Maintain classroom order and safety (Security)Provide general supervision of students inside the school setting
  • Assist in the prevention and management of incidents of non-compliance and/or escalation in behavior
  • Maintain alertness for problems likely to disrupt the educational process or to be a safety concern and correct and report these conditions Respond to emergency situations
  • Provide interventions to students to assist in managing behaviors
  • Think quickly, independently, and tactfully


  • Required: Bachelor's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree ideally in one of the following disciplines: an Education-related field, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, Health & Human Services, Kinesiology or a Sports or Physical Education/Recreation related field
  • Substitute Teacher Certificate is required Security or Juvenile Justice background is helpful
  • Military Veterans are encouraged to apply
  • At least 23 years of age
  • Able to work with high-risk special needs students
  • Good driving record and willing and able to drive student van is strongly preferred


  • Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Supplemental Insurance Programs
  • Medical Insurance enrollment is available to full time employees on their date of hire. No waiting period.
  • 10 Month School Position with 12 Month Semi-Monthly Pay
  • Generous Paid Time Off Benefits for salaried employees
  • 403(b) Investment Options

About our School

The staff at Menta Academy Iroquois (in Sheldon, IL) is dedicated to seeing that each child reaches their potential in becoming 3-C Ready: College Ready, Career Ready, and Citizenship Ready.

Educational services are intended to meet both the developmental and individual learning needs of each student. Classrooms are designed to be active learning environments where young people have the opportunity to experience educational and behavioral success on a daily basis.

Professional Associations and/or Partnerships

The Menta Group affiliates are members/partners with CEC, CASE, Autism Speaks, ASBA, AAPSEC, AASA, CCSSO, SEAA, ASCD, and many more associations that focus on the education of children with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Menta Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Menta Group ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. The District has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making an application for any opening should contact the district office.

About The Menta Education Group:

The Menta Group evolved into a dynamic, responsive, multi-state education non-profit, operating numerous private and public/private partnership schools. The organization still firmly adheres to its policy to never give up on a child and that no student will be rejected, suspended, or expelled.MissionTo provide innovative solutions to critical problems in education and human services.VisionWe envision a society in which all youth can be successful. As an organization, we are especially committed to making success a reality for at-risk youth. We strive to be the recognized national leader in serving at-risk youth in educational and social service settings through the provision of empirically-based innovative solutions to critical problems in education and human services. Our goal is to also support the professionals who work with at-risk youth by focusing on program development, professional training, and child advocacy.

Job Tags

Full time, Relocation bonus,

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