SPED Autism Para

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Instructional/Educational Coordination


Special Education Para-Educator/Autism

Non-contract, no benefits

Hours per day: 5.8 hrs./day
Hourly rate: $13.75

Contact Information:
  • Name: Megan Rincon
  • Phone: 801-610-8727
  • Email: mrincon@alpinedistrict.org
The job of Special Education Para-Educator/Autism is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within assigned classroom with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision, care and instruction of special needs students in the regular classroom or in a selfcontained classroom; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior during non-classroom time; providing information to appropriate school personnel; and attending IEP meetings if requested. This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristics: Special Education Para-Educator II are positions that are mostly itinerant requiring them to have access to a vehicle to travel between Schools to perform their jobs (Motor Development Para, Vision Para, Hearing/Signing Language Tutors/Para, Autism Classroom & LRE Para).  The Special Education Para-Educator II after completing specific training and a minimum of 3 months on the job training and recommendation from supervising therapist (Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist) or other professional (Adapted Physical Ed. Teacher, Vision Specialist, Hearing/Deaf Specialist or Classroom Teacher) and meeting Title I requirements for Highly Qualified (i.e. Pass Praxis, Associate or Bachelor's Degree from recognized Institution) could move to a Special Education Para-Educator III.

Essential Functions
  • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher (e.g. listening to students read, assisting with art projects, cooking, physical education, etc.) for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.
  • Administers tests, homework, make-up work, etc. for the purpose of supporting teachers in the classroom.
  • Administers immediate first aid and medical assistance as instructed by a health care professional (e.g. medication, etc.) for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs.
  • Assists students with self-care activities (e.g. toileting, washing, changing diapers, eating, dressing, grooming, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students' personal hygiene.
  • Communicates with supervising instructional staff, professional support personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
  • Implements under the supervision of assigned teacher, behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
  • Maintains instructional materials and/or manual and electronic files/records (e.g. decorating bulletin boards, making art projects, correcting papers, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items; providing written reference; and/or meeting mandated requirements.
  • Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. rest rooms, playgrounds, hallways, bus loading zones, cafeteria, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Provides under the supervision of assigned teacher, instruction to students in a variety of individual and group activities (e.g. academic subjects, social skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing instructional objectives; implementing IEP plans; and ensuring students success in school.
  • Attends in meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit

Must complete 15 hours of carefully developed inhouse training during first six months of employment in this job description.

  • age 16+
  • High school diploma or equivalent.


Posted By

Alpine School District

575 N. 100 E , American Fork, UT 84003

At the following locations

Thunder Ridge

264 N 750 W , Saratoga Springs, UT 84045