Employment Opportunities

The South Macoupin Association for Special Education is seeking Classroom Assistants for the 2021-2022 school term. The locations of the positions are in the Gillespie and Staunton School Districts. If interested, please send the following: Resume, Application (available at www.smaseschools.org), and Proof of Paraprofessional License from ISBE.

If you do not currently hold a Paraprofessional License, you may obtain the license if you meet the following criteria:

  1. Be at least 19 years of age and;
  2. Show proof of one (1) of the following requirements:
    1. Associate’s degree or higher; or
    2. 60 semester hours of coursework; or
    3. High School Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS ParaPro test; or
    4. High School Diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT Work Keys test:
      • Applied Mathematics/Applied Math — 4​
      • Reading for Information/Workplace Documents — 4

Application materials may be sent to:

Alison Storm, Director


801 North Deneen St

Staunton, IL 62088

Phone: (618)635-8230

or emailed to: astorm@smaseschools.org

SMASE is seeking a long term substitute teacher from August 9, 2021 to October 15, 2021. The classroom is a 6th through 8th grade special education classroom located at Staunton Junior High School. If interested, please send an application to:



Alison Storm, Director

801 North Deneen St

Staunton, IL 62088

Please call 618-635-8230 if you have any questions.

SMASE is seeking a school social worker or counselor for the 2021-2022 school year.

The school social worker or counselor  serves member districts of the South Macoupin Association for Special Education. Services are primarily provided to students with disabilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: 1. Provide group and individual counseling to students. 2. Complete and report on social developmental studies. 3. Provide linkages to outside resources. 4. Write and implement IEP goals. 5. Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments 6. Collaborate with professionals on behavioral interventions.

Interested applicants may apply by sending a resume, cover letter, application and proof of licensure to Alison Storm, Director. Application materials may be emailed to astorm@smaseschools.org or mailed to:

Alison Storm, SMASE Director

801 North Deneen St

Staunton IL 62088

Please call 618-635-8230 with any questions.