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Paraproffesional

Reports to: Building Principal and appropriate Director of various program

Classification: Classified

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Terms of Employment: Days according to school calendar as approved by board policy

Evaluation: Performance in this position will be evaluated regularly by the supervisor and in accordance with Board Policy

Compensation: Reviewed and established annually by the Board of Education

Employee Characteristics:

  • Cooperation—Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Attention to Detail—Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability—Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity—Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Concern for Others—Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
    Self Control—Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger,
    and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Stress Tolerance—Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility—Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Initiative—Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Working Conditions:

  • Inside heated and air conditioned classroom.
  • Outside for activities with students and student supervision.
  • Exposure to incidents of aggression when working with students with behavioral impairments.

Performance Responsibilities: 

  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
  • Distribute tests and homework assignments and collect them when they are completed.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations
  • Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
  • Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education teachers, psychologists, speech-language pathologists or other professionals.
  • Assist in bus loading and unloading.
  • Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
  • Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas and submit outlines to teachers for review.
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information concerning staff, students, and parents in accordance with law and District rules.
  • Adhere to the code of ethics of the District for non-certificated staff. \The Paraeducator must serve as a positive role model for staff and students.
  • Instructing—Teaching others how to do something. Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Critical Thinking—Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management—Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Service Orientation—Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Coordination—Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Problem Sensitivity—The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Reasoning—Deductive: The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Inductive: The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates—Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Getting Information—Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others—Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as students and coworkers.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships—Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • This includes: establishing and maintaining positive and appropriate relationships with students.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems—Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Resolving problems in educational settings.
  • Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings—Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work—Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Training and Teaching Others—Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • This includes: coordinating educational content, demonstrating physical activities, developing instructional materials and teaching aids, organizing educational material or ideas, preparing audio-visual teaching aids, selecting teaching materials to meet student needs, and using classroom management techniques.
  • Documenting/Recording Information—Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. This includes: recording student progress.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others—Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. This includes: resolving behavioral or academic problems.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others—Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Bi-lingual skills preferred.
    Perform other tasks or duties as assigned by the Principal.

Educator and/or Experience: 

  • Two years of paid experience performing a variety of general office and clerical work, preferably in a student health facility.
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, including or supplemented by course work in typing, computer record management, and health facility office practices.
  • Possession of a current First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross, which includes CPR, catheterization processes, blood borne pathogen practice training.

Required Knowledge and Skills: 

Regular, dependable attendance on the job, the ability to perform the identified tasks and to possess and utilize the identified knowledge, skills, and abilities and to perform the identified work activities; and the ability to perform the following identified physical requirements.


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