SPED Paraprofessional

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support



  1. Minimum of two years of college or 32 college credits or ability to pass the ETS Para Pro Exam to become highly qualified.
  2. Previous aide or teaching experience preferred
  3. Knowledge of child growth and development and appropriate classroom practices
  4. Demonstrated ability to assist with instructional activities
  5. Knowledge of subject matters and ability to instruct students at the direction of the teacher
  6. Knowledgeable with word processing, data bases, spread sheets, and reports
  7. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
  8. Works well with students, staff, and the public
  9. Excellent organizational skills
  10. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  11. Able to work under pressure and deadlines
  12. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students
REPORTS TO: Building Principal
To work under the direction of the K-12 Teacher or Building Principal in achieving the educational goals and objectives of all students through individual, small group, or whole group instruction.
Working with Students
  1. Maintain high academic standards and expectations
  2. Provide tutorial help to students following lessons prescribed by the teacher and reinforce material and skills using a variety of methods as directed by certified staff
  3. Provide immediate feedback on student performance to students and to the supervising teacher
  4. Respond to students’ questions and requests for assistance
  5. Observe students’ work and study habits 
  6. Observe and record students’ time on task when needed
  7. Assist students in locating prescribed instructional materials and starting their assignments
  8. Assist the classroom teacher in the delivery of an effective instructional program
  9. Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material and skills introduced by the teacher
  10. Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher
  11. Provide individualized instruction activities using materials and sequences selected by the supervising teacher
  12. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
  13. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs) or 504 Plans.
  14. Assist with such large group activities as drill and practice, reading aloud, and storytelling, and participate in other forms of oral communication with students
  15. Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work assigned by the teacher
  16. Assist students in the library or media center
  17. Check notebooks, correct papers, and supervise testing and make-up work as assigned by the teacher
  18. Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips
  19. Administer, score, and record such achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual students
  20. Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
  21. Communicate classroom rules and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
Other Classroom Assistance
  1. Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities
  2. Alert the supervising teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student
  3. Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher
  4. Keep the supervising teacher informed of activities and any issues that may arise
  5. Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes
  6. Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction
  7. Help the teacher to plan and maintain bulletin Boards and other classroom learning displays
  8. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  9. Help very young students with their clothing and snack time routines
  1. Keep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student
  2. Complete clerical duties as assigned by the supervising teacher
  3. Attend faculty meetings as required
  4. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development through such efforts as reading professional journals and other publications
  5. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
  6. Represent the school district in a positive manner
  7. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
  8. Perform other duties as assigned
This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”.  The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee.  These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues.
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal.

Posted By

Jefferson County Joint SD 251

201 Idaho Avenue , Rigby, ID 83442

At the following locations

Various Locations in the District

3850 E 300 N , Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $7,469

% ELL Students


State Average: 5%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 18.67

% IEP Students


State Average: 10%



State Average: 163