Elementary Paraprofessional (Instructional)

Posted 8 days ago
Start Date



Position Purpose
Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties such as proctoring study halls to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development.

Essential Job Functions

  • -  Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills. 
  • -  Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned program
  • -  Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
  • -  Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • -  Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
  • -  Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
  • -  Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • -  Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
  • -  Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.
  • -  Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
  • -  Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.
  • -  Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
  • -  Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
  • -  Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.

Additional Duties:

  • Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.


  • Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

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 understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • 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 students with special needs.
  • 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 examination as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.



Posted By

Whitney Independent School District

305 San Jacinto , Whitney, TX 76692

At the following locations

Whitney Elementary

308 S. Bosque Street , Whitney, TX 76692