JobID 185 : Paraprofessionals (#328887)

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 Paraprofessional / Teacher Assistant 
Ben Hill County School System

The applicant must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Hold an associate’s degree or higher in any subject from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution
  • Have completed 2 years (60 semester hours) of college coursework at a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution
  • Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent and be able to pass the GACE Paraprofessional Assessment  Note: To obtain a Paraprofessional license, you must first seek employment with a Georgia school, which will require a criminal record check. Your paraprofessional certification application package will be submitted to GaPSC by the school system when you are hired.

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. 
 

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 programs.

-  Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom activities, 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/or other related non-instructional areas, as needed.

-  Constructs, copies, and distribute and use educational materials as needed.

-  Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement of IEP objectives, etc. if applicable.

-  When necessary, 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.

Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility, and may vary by location.

 

Equipment

-  Use office and classroom equipment, such as computers, iPads, laptops, printers, 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 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.

-  Ability to work in an office and classroom environment, as well as outdoors during outdoor student activities.


Qualifications-  A combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance. 

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    Posted By

    Ben Hill County School District

    509 West Palm Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750
     
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    Compare with State

    Amount per Student

    $9,515 (USD)

    State Average: $10,179 (USD)

    % ELL Students

    3%

    State Average: 6%

    Student Teacher Ratio

    15.11

    State Average: 15.55

    % IEP Students

    14%

    State Average: 12%

    FTE

    439

    State Average: 968