Summary

Paraprofessional | Alice Smith Elementary | Available: ASAP | Closing: Until Filled

Description

Salary/Hourly Rate: Paraprofessional Class VI: $20.70 or above depending on qualifications
Hours of Work: 7 hrs/day; 35 hrs/week; 173 days/yr
 
SUMMARY:
Provides students with intervention and extension opportunities primarily in math; supports full-classroom and small group learning experiences; monitors student progress
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
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, small group, or pull out groups under the supervision of the classroom teacher.
  • Reinforces the instructional plan laid out by the classroom teacher/instructional coach.
  • Provides instructional assistance in the area of math within the classroom or office setting
  • Facilitates and delivers practice activities designed to enrich and extend learning.
  • Assists teachers with classroom activities; leads breakout sessions/stations.
  • Collaborates with students to create a safe, positive learning environment.
  • Monitors and reports progress of individual students to teacher/instructional coach.
  • 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. 

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
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 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.
  • Flexibility to move from different spaces to support students as needed. 
  • 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.

 
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.  
 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed in a classroom setting.