ParaProfessional - EL
ParaProfessionals must meet one of the following qualifications:
Have 32 college credits or
Have a college degree or
Pass the ParaPro Assessment with a score of 460 or higher.
The cost of the exam is $55.00 (subject to change).
- Free Test Preparation can be found here:
- Click on “ParaPro Assessment” in the middle column
- Click on “Prepare for the Test” in the middle column
- About the ParaPro Assessment:
Please upload transcript and/or PRAXIS scores.
Assists English Learner (EL) teacher with students in the ELD program in either the EL, General Education, or specialists’ classrooms.
The primary function of an employee in this class is to assist students in the ELD program, by supporting students through tutoring and supplemental lessons in classrooms and adapting materials as instructed by the certified ELD teacher. The position is supervised by the building Principal, with immediate supervision by the assigned ELD teacher.
- Assists students individually and/or in a group situation, both in a separate classroom learning facility or by facilitating inclusion into regular education classrooms;
Assists teachers in implementing students’ English Language Plan (ELP);
- Assists teachers by modifying and adapting materials and presentations used in the classroom;
- Interpret/translate spoken and written English for students in one-to-one or group settings;
- Assists students with homework, tutoring or other supplemental instruction;
- Performs translation and interpreting duties in the classroom or during parent meetings as time and skill allows;
- Assists with student supervision on field trips and related extracurricular activities;
- Participates in appropriate training, workshop and in-service programs;
- Performs substitute teacher duties for the ELD teacher if no other substitute can be found;
- Performs playground, noon, and other monitoring and safety duties as assigned;
- Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with District policies, procedures and safety practices;
- Performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Fluency in the English language;
- Basic educational procedures and objectives, including classroom instruction and presentation, preparation of supplemental teaching materials, behavior management, instructional interventions, and student-teacher relations and interactions;
- Basic language acquisition methods
- Operation of classroom instructional equipment;
- Operation of standard office equipment;
- Operation of a personal computer and job-related software.
- Follow written and oral instructions and observe District policies and procedures;
- Interpret and modify classroom instructions, materials and presentations to the appropriate learning level of the assigned student;
- Prepare and provide basic classroom services for English learners, including but not limited to, instruction, tutoring, curriculum implementation, materials preparation, and classroom management;
- Interpret across cultural boundaries;
- Maintain student, school, and parental confidentiality;
- Operate classroom instructional equipment, standard office equipment, and a personal computer using programs appropriate to assigned duties;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers and staff members, and other District personnel;
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
- Translate written and spoken English into a designated language and the same language into English if skill allows;
- Interpret for teachers, administrators, other school staff, and parents when requested and as skill allows.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent required;
- Classroom or other instructional experience is preferred;
- Equivalent combination of experience and training providing knowledge and abilities to perform the work;
- Proficiency in a language in addition to English is preferred.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES
- Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, communicate effectively in person, and to hear sounds within the normal range of conversations;
- Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and comprehend, review, and translate a variety of written and text documents and materials;
- Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate classroom instructional equipment and office equipment, including a personal computer.
- Sufficient personal mobility, agility, strength, and reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to stand or sit for long periods of time, be able to lift up to 20 pounds, and work in a classroom.
Yearly by supervisor
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
To be determined by calendar year.
Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
- If you are chosen for this position your employment with the District would be "at will". Employment at Will means that the employee or the District may terminate the employment relationship with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time.
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