Paraprofessional - Autistic Support

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Instructional Support

Description

Paraprofessional - Autistic Support

Qualifications
:
1. Must meet educational requirements for “highly qualified paraprofessional,” as defined by the federal laws, No
Child Left Behind, and IDEA. Must meet educational requirements of Chapter 14, PA Code 22.
2. Must meet basic reading, writing, and math competencies.
3. Valid Act 34, 114, and Act 151 clearances.
4. Valid tuberculosis test and physical examination with ADA reasonable accommodations stipulated, as
appropriate.
5. Must continue to meet the required annual obligations of Chapter 14, PA Code 22: 20 hours of approved staff
development activities related to their assignment.
6. U. S. citizen or holder of a valid work visa.
7. Such additional or alternatives to the above qualifications as the board or superintendent may determine
appropriate and acceptable.
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. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Summary
An instructional paraprofessional is a school employee who works under the direction of a certificated staff
member to support and assists in providing instructional, behavioral, and functional programs and services to
children with disabilities or eligible young children. The support and assistance include one-on-one or group review
of material taught by certificated staff, classroom management and implementation of positive behavior support
plans. Services may be provided in a special education class, regular education class or other instructional setting
(e.g., community-based instruction) as provided in the student’s IEP. Instructional paraprofessionals shall meet one
of the following qualifications:
• Have completed at least 2 years of postsecondary study.
• Possess an associate degree or higher.
• Meet a rigorous standard of quality as demonstrated through a State or local assessment.
• Participate in 20 hours of approved staff development activities annually.

Posted By

Allentown City School District

31 S. Penn St , Allentown, PA 18102
 

At the following locations

Roosevelt Elementary School

210 W Susquehanna St , Allentown, PA 18103