Paraprofessional - General Education
The job of Paraprofessional is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with
specific responsibilities for the instructional program within assigned classroom with specific responsibility
for working with individual and/or small groups of students; and providing clerical support to teacher/s and
This job reports to Assigned Administrator
Adapts classroom activities, assignments, and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher
for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.
Administers classroom assignments, tests, homework assignments, make-up work, etc. for the purpose
of supporting teachers in the instructional process.
Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments (e.g. read stories, listen to
students read, providing writing assistance, reinforce English lessons, provide spelling practice, facilitate
activities, computer learning programs, etc.) for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning
concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards.
Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information
relative to job functions.
Implements, under the supervision of assigned teacher, instructional programs and lesson plans for the
purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
Maintains classroom equipment, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose
of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe learning environment, and/or
meeting mandated requirements.
Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, field
trips, library, lunchroom, bus loading/unloading, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive
Reports observations and incidents relating to specific students (e.g. accidents, fights, inappropriate
social behavior, violations of rules, safety conditions, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to
appropriate instructional and/or administrative personnel.
Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injured student, fights, etc.) for the purpose of resolving
immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel for the purpose of assisting them in the
implementation of curriculum and teaching methodologies.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job
conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a
variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and
understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to
satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: concepts of grammar and punctuation; stages of child
development and learning styles; and age appropriate activities.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-
related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing
defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a
wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required
to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of
guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to
satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality;
setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.
Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; leading, guiding, and/or
coordinating others; operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be
required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization's
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, and significant fine finger dexterity.
Generally the job requires 25% sitting, 40% walking, and 35% standing. The job is performed in a generally hazard
Experience: Job related experience is desired.
Education: Associates degree or equivalent.
Equivalency: 60 college units or passing score on Paraprofessional Praxis Exam.
FLSA Status Salary Grade
Non Exempt 4