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SECA and TA

Essential Supports for Our Classrooms

Chicago Public Schools is now hiring special education classroom assistants (SECAs) and teacher assistants (TAs) for the 2020-2021 school year. These paraprofessionals provide essential and meaningful supports to Chicago kids and teachers, and the job is a great fit for those looking to start a career in youth development or education. Our SECA and TA positions offer full-time employment, a steady paycheck, full healthcare benefits, paid holidays, and more. Year-long classroom placements translate into quality relationships with teachers and students, so you can make a real difference every day.

CPS SECAs play a particularly important role, fulfilling our commitment to provide a high-quality education experience to our diverse learners. Join a winning team making a meaningful difference for Chicago kids.

Watch our explainer video to find out everything you need to know about how to become a SECA or TA in Chicago Public Schools.

 

Find a full-time Special Education Classroom Assistant or Teacher Assistant position in CPS in less than 30 days.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Board to prohibit unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of any protected category by the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Illinois and applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances, including but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), specifically, but not limited to, discrimination, harassment or retaliation on the basis of sexual orientation, gender or sex (includes gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy related medical conditions), race or ethnicity, ethnic group identification, ancestry, nationality, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, immigration status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union-related), military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in the educational programs or activities the Board operates.

Concerns or inquiries regarding sex discrimination, harassment or retaliation can be made to the Board’s Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Student Protections (OSP) or the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

For incidents involving student victims, please see below for specific contact information:

  • Office of Student Protections and Title IX (OSP) at 773-535-4400 (student-to-student) (Inquiries regarding sports equity should be directed to ospcompliance@cps.edu)
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG) at 833-TELL-CPS (833-835-5277) (adult-to-student) 
  • U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at 312-730-1560  or ocr.chicago@ed.gov 

For incidents involving adult victims, please see below for specific contact information: 

  • Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) at 773-553-1013 or eoco@cps.edu
  • U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at 312-730-1560 or ocr.chicago@ed.gov

Concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination, harassment or retaliation involving student victims on the basis of disability should be made to:

Concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination, harassment or retaliation on the basis of any other protected category listed above should be made to:

  • Principal of Student’s School (student victims)
  • Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) at 773-553-1013 or eoco@cps.edu (adult victims)

For further information see the Board’s Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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