Position: Instructional Paraprofessional 6.75 HR
Working under supervision of the classroom teacher and other
special education professionals. Carries out the educational
programs developed by the special education teacher. Assists with
special education students as requested by the building
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
I. Classroom Management and Instruction
- Assist with classroom management and instruction, such as
A. Providing attention, direction and assistance to students
B. Communicating regularly with the teacher regarding daily
plans and any observations.
C. Tutoring individuals.
D. Working in small groups with students.
E. Implementing teacher-planned activities for individuals and
small groups of students.
F. Encouraging appropriate behavior.
G. Assisting in the implementation of the students' behavior
H. Observing, recording and charting academic and behavioral
I. Accompanying and/or assisting mainstreamed students in
J. Serving as resource person for the substitute upon teacher
K. Working with general education students and other special
education students in the building when requested. However,
arbitrary movement of personnel outside their assignments should be
- Assist with students outside the classroom, such as:
A. Supervising your students first at free time, in corridors,
lavatories, lunchroom, playground, etc. and then the general
B. Helping with field trips, school parties and club
C. Escorting students to various locations in building.
D. Meeting, loading and unloading buses.
E. Helping evacuate students during fire drills.
- Assist in classroom housekeeping, such as:
A. Collecting money and keeping records.
B. Setting up room for conferences.
C. Passing out paper and supplies.
D. Assisting in set up, operation, and maintenance of
E. Caring for lights, window shades, room temperature.
F. Assist in maintaining an orderly and neat classroom
- Assist with clerical duties, such as:
A. Preparing data for reporting to parents.
B. Copying information on school records.
C. Correcting students' work which will be evaluated by a
D. Keeping files of students' work.
E. Preparing classroom material as chosen and designed by
teachers (dittos, flash cards, etc).
F. Making charts, bulletin boards, and other visual materials
planned by the teacher.
G. Preparing student lists.
- Assist with physical needs of students, such as:
A. Toileting and diapering students between the ages of 3 and
B. Helping student undress for swimming, participating in the
pool and helping him/her get dressed afterward.
C. Assisting with lifting and positioning of students.
D. Feeding students at lunch time, carrying out prescriptive
feeding programs which have been outlined by the occupational
therapist for specific students after appropriate training and
periodic monitoring has been implemented.
- Participates in signing programs and other specialized
programming when those methods are required to be utilized with
- Communication systems i.e. signing, PEC's
- Sensory motor
- Work related activities
Some specialized training may be required to meet the needs of
the students. Should additional training be required to assist
special education students it will be at no cost to the
II. Assumes any other job related duties, which may from time to
time be delegated by building administration/special education
supervisors. Furthermore, the superior shall make any adjustments
in the scope of responsibilities as outlined above which will be in
the best interest of the school district.
Minimum High School Diploma
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Must possess good oral, written and communication skills.
This description is written primarily for position evaluation
purposes. It describes duties and responsibilities, which are
representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the
position. The principal activities are representative and