child receiving help from an instructional assistant

District 428 (D428) is hosting a Paraprofessional Job Fair on Friday, June 20, 2024, at DeKalb High School (501 W. Dresser Rd) from 1 to 4 p.m. The event aims to recruit individuals to work as instructional assistants, also known as paraprofessionals, within the district.


The job fair, which can be easily accessed through the Huskie Line bus route 18 (stop #689), will allow attendees to speak with hiring professionals and participate in on-site interviews. Anticipated starting salaries for these positions begin from $15.50 per hour, and a 3-year paraprofessional license can be obtained with just a high school diploma.


“Being an instructional assistant is incredibly rewarding, ” said Lisa Becker, Ph.D., assistant director of Student Services. “Every day is different, and you’ll have the chance to positively impact the lives of students in our community.”


Benefits of the job include earning a pension, the opportunity to work at the same school as your child (for DeKalb residents), tuition waivers to further your education at Northern Illinois University (NIU), and all major holidays, weekends, and summers off. Health insurance and other benefits are also available.


Childcare and refreshments will be provided for attendees while they speak with the hiring professionals. For more information, visit or call Karen Isham at 815-754-1024.


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