Instructional Paraprofessional

Job | Posted a month ago


Responsibilities: To assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students.
Requirements: An Associates degree or ParaPro, Bachelors degree preferred. Previous experience working with high risk children is desirable.
This position is 29.5 hours per week. The salary range is $13.17 – $17.97 per hour  with limited benefits as outlined in the current East Haven Paraprofessional and Teachers Aides contract.
Minimum Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by certified staff.
  • Assists the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Monitors work, corrects papers, and supervises curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff.
  • Serves as the chief source of information and help to any guest teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff.
  • Performs clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff.
  • Alerts the certified staff to any problem or special information about an individual student.
  • Performs assigned supervision of students during lunch periods, play periods and on field trips.
  • Performs assigned non-instructional classroom duties, such as snack time, toileting, and clothing routines.
  • When requested, serves as a resource person to the General Education Intervention Team and/or IEP/SRBI/ESL Team(s).
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in school environment and community.
  • Participates in in-service training programs as approved.
  • Maintains safe working environment and encourages colleagues to be safety-minded in the performance of all school-related duties.
  • Performs other such duties/assignments as directed by the certified staff.
  • Assists, as directed by certified staff, in the effort to successfully maintain students with special needs in an integrated setting, as determined by the IEP/SRBI/ESL Team(s).
Evaluation:  Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Classified Personnel.
This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions, and responsibilities which comprises this position.
East Haven Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.  Minorities, females, handicapped, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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East Haven Public Schools

35 Wheelbarrow Lane, East Haven, CT 06513
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 479