Media Center Paraprofessional
Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member and the Principal, to assist the school media specialist and certified professional staff in the media center to enable students to effectively use the instructional materials in the center.
The purpose of the media center is to provide information and services to every student and staff member in the school. Community members and parents also seek out resources and services.
Help maintain a friendly cooperative atmosphere for all who enter the media center
Administer the circulation desk-checking materials in and out
Maintain an orderly, neat, and attractive atmosphere in the media center
Provide assistance to students and staff in locating and retrieving materials and resources
Performs a variety of support functions including answering the telephone, preparing and sending overdue notices, inspecting books and materials for damage and performing necessary repairs as necessary.
Monitor student use of computers and printing
Assist with student use of the copy machine
Assist staff members with producing materials (lamination, transparencies, book-binding, etc.
Shelve and maintain order for materials and resources
Update, file, and replace outdated supply catalogs
Collect fees, and provide documentation for overdue/lost books
Prepare and keep records of all deposits on a regular basis
Assist with maintaining routine records and files related to media center activities
Assist with materials processing (i.e., labeling, stamping, shelving)
Assume responsibility for operation of media center when media specialist is absent or assisting in a classroom or lab
Maintain and manage schedules for all computer labs
Assist with routine maintenance of audiovisual equipment
Assist with maintaining bulletin boards and displays
Plan and organize events within the media center and school
Assist in maintaining the discipline of students and monitoring student use of electronic media.
Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers. In addition, be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, and Gmail.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with all students.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.
Qualifications Profile - Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
High School diploma or equivalent.
Successful completion of college level coursework or passing of GACE examination as required by law.
Prior experience working with children desirable.
Acceptable criminal background check.
Physically able to perform assigned duties.
FLSA Status: Non-exempt