Paraprofessional - Special Education ED (22/23SY)

Job | Posted 23 days ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Special Education


DEFINITION: Under close supervision, assists teachers with the delivery of education curriculum and accompanies or provides general and personal assistance to special education students.These activities may include behavioral support or supervision and/or medical, mobility and communication assistance to special education students  

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledges, skills and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).
Assists teachers with students with special needs in classroom setting; assists in supporting related service activities and goals, prepares classroom materials for upcoming products and activities; monitors and reinforces student behavior and performance; instructs students and develops skills; assists in preparing lesson plans and IEPs; establishes positive strategies to promote cross-reference learning; maintains records of attendance, communication with parents, and student files; assists students in a group and one on one basis; schedules conferences and meetings; attends workshops and meetings when appropriate.
Assists teacher with making copies, filing paperwork, tutoring students, and grading homework and tests; organizes materials and classroom for daily teaching; monitors students before and after school and during lunch; assists student with mobility; monitors and assists students with eating, toileting, and personal hygiene; aides in occupational and physical therapy for students; ensures a healthy and safe environment; cleans and sanitizes toys, mats, and tables; documents any student-related incidents or injuries; performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of District policies and procedures
Knowledge of developmental, physical and mental delays and disorders
Knowledge of special education or special needs accommodations
Knowledge of standards for special education.
Knowledge of AVID strategies.
Skill in utilizing sensory equipment.
Skill in monitoring and assisting students
Skill in effective verbal and written communication
Skill in following oral and written instructions
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments. Works requires frequent standing, sitting, walking, bending, and lift a minimum of 50 pounds. May be exposed to infectious diseases. 
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Fingerprint clearance is required
One (1) year of childcare or classroom experience and one (1) year of working with students with special needs, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.    
Additional certifications may also be required as specified by the District.
Depending on the needs of the District, some incumbents in this class must be able to demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and English as a condition of employment.

Salary Grade:  7         Hourly Pay: $13.02        Hours per Day:        Days:  189   Start Date: 2022/2023 School Year

Application Procedure:
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Posted By

Sunnyside USD 12

2238 E. Ginter Road , Tucson, AZ 85706

At the following locations

Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School

5385 East Littletown Road , Tucson, AZ 85756