Paraprofessional | Highly Qualified Teacher Paraprofessional | Hopkins West Junior High | Available: 08/31/2023 | Closing: Until Filled


Hours of Work: 7 hrs/day; 174 days/year
Salary/Hourly Rate: Paraprofessional Class VI: $20.70 or above depending on qualifications

Provides students with intervention opportunities in reading, math, and writing; supports full-classroom learning experiences; monitors student progress.

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Works with the whole class under the supervision of the classroom teacher.
  • Reinforces the instructional plan laid out by the classroom teacher.
  • Provides instructional assistance and motivate students in the areas of math, reading, and language. 
  • Facilitates and delivers practice activities designed to enrich and extend learning.
  • Assists teacher with classroom activities; leads breakout sessions.
  • Collaborates with students to create a safe, positive learning environment.
  • Monitors and reports progress of individual students to teachers.
  • Supports adaptations in the learning environment based on observation of student performance and engagement.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.
  • Promotes and supports the overall mission of the District by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:

  • Two (2) years post-secondary education OR a passing ParaPro Score.
  • Two (2) years of curriculum support experience.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

  • None.

Required Knowledge and Skills
Required Knowledge:

  • District policies and procedures.
  • Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
  • Classroom policies, procedures and processes.
  • Methods and techniques to assist students in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Methods and techniques for working with students with disabilities and special needs.
  • Local community resources and regional community services programs. 
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Required Skills:

  • Monitoring and improving student behavior and learning skills.
  • Assisting children and special needs students and assessing educational needs.
  • Maintaining composure and working effectively under classroom conditions. 
  • Administering educational and school support programs.
  • Reacting quickly to situations that could create personal stress and safety problems.
  • Communicating effectively with children.
  • Operating a personal computer using standard and specialized software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Commitment to the District mission, which is to ensure high quality, innovative, challenging education where all learners are valued and respected.
  • Performing assigned responsibilities in a manner consistent with the District’s established Core Values.
  • Advancing the District’s mission and values through careful attention to the key issues of Learning, Environment, and Resources.

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Mobility to work in a classroom setting, use standard equipment and stamina to stand for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.  

Work is performed in a classroom setting.