Substitute Paraprofessional

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Instructional Support

Description

Substitute Paraprofessional (Grades K-12)


Position Purpose:
Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to provide instructional support and supervision on an “as needed” basis when the regular paraprofessional is away from the classroom.  Substitute paraprofessionals typically work with students in a small group or one-on-one environment to deliver individualized instruction and support learning.


Essential Job Functions:  This description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities associated with this position.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
  • 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 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 students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.
  • 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 special needs.
Additional Duties:
  • Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.


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


Travel Requirements:
  • Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.


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.


FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

Posted By

Ralston Public Schools

8545 Park Drive , Omaha, NE 68127
 

At the following locations

District Wide

8545 Park Drive , Omaha, NE 68127



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,845

State Average: $12,439

% ELL Students

8%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.14

State Average: 13.56

% IEP Students

13%

State Average: 15%

FTE

495

State Average: 166