Substitute Paraprofessional

Job | Posted 7 years ago
Position Areas
Substitute Teacher


Job Title:


Reports To:

Principal of Pied Piper

Summary of Function:


The paraprofessional working in a classroom for moderate cognitively impaired is directly responsible to the Supervisor of Pied Piper and the classroom teacher.

Essential Functions:

The paraprofessional must:

  • Be able to transfer children and heavy objects.
  • Help physically limited children on and off of buses.
  • Assist toileting, feeding and dressing physically limited students.
  • Provide various levels of physical assistance in moving students from class to class or within the classroom.
  • Clean up after accidents (bend, squat, sit).
  • Accompany and assist students on field trips into the community ( walk distance, sit, steps)

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The paraprofessional shall have duties and responsibilities which include, but are not limited to the following.

1.       Aiding students in dressing, toileting, eating and other self-help skills.  Since some students are non-ambulatory, this may require lifting of adult students from wheelchairs onto commodes.

2.       Aiding in the developing of pre-academic, academic, prevocational, vocational and psychomotor skills as directed by the classroom teacher.  This may involve transferring students from wheelchairs onto mats or assisting in the physical lifting of students.

3.       Providing prescriptive programs to the students as developed by occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language therapists and other support personnel under the direction of the classroom teacher.

4.       Aiding in the transportation of handicapped students as needed.

5.       Aiding in lesson planning, performance objective assessment and updating and general program planning under the direction of the classroom teacher.

6.       Participating in all planned activities including activities in the physical education, vocational education and leisure activity areas for the mentally impaired.

7.       Aiding in preparing for IEPC meetings, in preparing quarterly reports and providing input into the diagnostic process as directed by the classroom teacher.

8.       Implementing teaching strategies utilizing a variety of technology including microcomputers to best meet the needs of the individual student as directed by the classroom teacher.

9.       Carry out the daily plans as developed by the classroom teacher in accordance with the policies of the ISD and the individual plans for each student.

10.     Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.


1.       High school diploma or equivalent.

2.       Successful experience in working in a classroom situation with cognitively impaired persons.

3.       Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.

4.       Coursework in child development is preferred.

5.       Ability to independently carry through assigned tasks.

6.       Must have basic computer knowledge including Internet awareness.


Posted By

Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona ESD

2118 U.S. 23 South , Alpena, MI 49707

At the following locations

Pied Piper School

444 Wilson St. , Alpena, MI 49707

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $12,292

% ELL Students

State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 18.25

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 199