Job | Posted 3 months ago


Description: SPECIAL ED PARAPROFESSIONAL -Provides academic and behavioral support to students, including those with disabilities, to assist with a wide range of services so they may reach their highest potential within the school setting.

FTE .9375

Job Summary: 

  • Provides a safe and supportive environment so students with special needs may fully access their education.
  • Accompanies and assists students throughout the school day as necessitated by the IEP, as assigned.
  • Provides academic tutoring/remediation, 1:1 or in small group settings under the direction of a certified teacher.
  • May transcribe instructional materials into Braille as needed.
  • Assists and trains students in all areas of self-care as needed, including feeding, hygiene, dressing, mobility.
  • Performs medical tasks as assigned under the direction or instruction of licensed medical providers (nurses, doctors) including, but not limited to catheterizations, care of trachea tubes, gastric tube feeding, etc.
  • Maintains required records and files, performs Medicaid billings.
  • Performs administrative and clerical duties as assigned (typing, filing, copying, data entry, meeting schedules and  material preparation).
  • Assists students with organizing activities, scheduling events, processing paperwork and other related activities.
  • Assists with instruction of groups (priority): works one-on-one and in small groups with students on specific needs; monitors behaviors for behavior plans.  Assists teacher in modifying student assignments as needed.
  • Assists with informal student testing/monitoring of objectives (priority) – e.g. sight words, math facts, reading inventories, fluency checks.
  • Performs classroom duties: bulletin boards; calendars; organizing/maintaining orderliness of classroom centers.
  • May assist with IEP/paperwork on a limited basis.
  • May assist in the completion and sending of meeting notice forms, vision/hearing screening forms; creates goals/objectives checklists; distributes teacher input/communication forms.
  • Assists with proctoring district and state standardized assessments.
  • May grade students work and record student goals/grades onto spreadsheets.
Education & Experience:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Hold an associate's degree or be able to meet the state's standards for highly qualified
  • 2 years of experience working with children
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
  • AZ Driver's License
  • Finger Print Clearance
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that meets minimum requirements

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Posted By

Altar Valley Elementary District

10105 S. Sasabe Road, Tucson, AZ 85736
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $8,651

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 143