JobID 185 : Paraprofessionals (#328887)

Job | Posted a month ago

 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.



-  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. 


    Posted By

    Ben Hill County School District

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

    Amount per Student

    $9,515 (USD)

    State Average: $10,179 (USD)

    % ELL Students


    State Average: 6%

    Student Teacher Ratio


    State Average: 15.55

    % IEP Students


    State Average: 12%



    State Average: 968