JobID 196 : Copy Of Paraprofessional (Instructional) (#412392)

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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 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 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.

 

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

 


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.

 

Note:   Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

 


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

 

Date:

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Springfield Public Schools

1550 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$20,527 (USD)

State Average: $17,439 (USD)

% ELL Students

16%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

12.59

State Average: 13.39

% IEP Students

20%

State Average: 17%

FTE

3,808

State Average: 296