Part Time Head Start Preschool Speech Paraprofessional - South Preschool

Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support


ICSD Human Resource Services

Classified Employee Job Description



THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. First Consideration date is Monday, April 3, 2023. 


Department: Special Education                             Date Prepared: 04/2023


Job Title: Head Start Preschool Speech Paraprofessional 


Classification (FLSA Status): Non-Exempt


Lane/Salary Grade: Classified Grade 3


Location: South Preschool as Home School




General Function: 

Works under the direction of the Principal and Speech and Language Pathologist/Technician  to support the identification of students with communication disabilities within the HeadStart Preschool programs; planning and implementing appropriate treatment plans to minimize adverse impact on student success


Organizational Structure:


Job Title: Speech Paraprofessional 


Supervisor’s Title:  Speech and Language Pathologist/Technician 


Jobs Reporting to this Title: None


Summary and Overall Objective:

Implement appropriate treatment plans for preschool students with communication disabilities


Essential Functions Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Paraeducator will need to travel to different HeadStart locations within Iron County. 

  • Conduct speech-language screenings (without interpretation) following specified screening protocols developed by the supervisor. 

  • Provide speech-language services to students, who, by the specific nature of the therapeutic services required, are not in need of full-time monitoring of performance by a certified SLP. 

  • Implement documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervisor. 

  • Document student performance and progress toward meeting established goals and objectives or benchmarks and reporting the information to the supervisor. 

  • Assisting with documentation, material preparation and other duties as directed by the supervisor.

  • Scheduling activities, preparing charts/records/graphs, entering information into record keeping program, and performing checks and maintenance of equipment. 

  • Assist in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of the Speech therapist and classroom teachers. 

  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans for the students and monitor their progress. 

  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities. 

  • Work with other professionals, such as speech therapists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists. 

  • Support students with emotional or behavior concerns and assist them in developing appropriate social skills.


Competencies (Knowledge, skills, abilities):

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals with disabilities. 

  • Ability to learn tasks quickly and work with a minimum of supervision. 

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 

  • Ability to write simple correspondence. 

  • Ability to maintain discipline among students. 

  • Ability to conduct learning activities with small groups of students. 

  • Ability to meet and interact with teachers and students with tact, courtesy, and discretion. 

  • Ability to use computer programs for record keeping and activity development.

  • Ability to learn special needs of particular individuals. 

  • Ability to learn and follow rules and regulations as they apply to job assignments. 

  • Ability to learn emergency procedures. 

  • Ability to follow directions.


This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; and any licenses or certifications required. 


Required Education and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Associates degree or 48 college semester hours (72 quarter credits) from a college or university; 720 hours on a certified transcript from a technical school or passing results (460) on the ETS ParaProfessional Assessment

  • If the applicant cannot provide evidence of Highly-qualified status as per R277-324-5, the applicant must take and pass Project Para Modules and Assessments prior to working with students. (There is no cost for this assessment). Applicants can begin the modules and take the assessments at any time by registering at


Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Previous experience working with individuals with and without disabilities preferred.


Job Related Experience:

  • Previous experience working with individuals with and without disabilities preferred.


Required Licenses and Certifications: 

  • This position does not require any certifications or licenses



  • Iron County School District expects all employees to practice high standards of moral and ethical conduct which are consistent with the values taught in our schools. 

  • All employees are expected to be law abiding, ethical and honest; and demonstrate respect for the dignity of all students, colleagues, parents and members of the community. 

  • All employees are expected to adhere to all district policies while employed. 


Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

  • Employees working under this position description are considered to have occasional contact with students who may place the employee at risk to bodily fluids. 

  • Required to monitor students inside and outside of the building even in inclement weather. 


Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to lift 55 lbs, spend long periods of time on floor (kneeling or sitting), and move about to various parts of school buildings. 

  • Ability to assist in the personal management needs of individuals with disabilities (e.g., feeding, dressing, toileting, grooming, lifting, positioning, etc.). 

  • Ability to escort and assist students as necessary. 

  • The employee is regularly required to use fingers and hands; talk and hear. 

  • The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 

  • Specific vision abilities for this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.


Machines, Tools, Equipment Used: 

  • Copy machines and high speed duplicators. 

  • Computer technology. 

  • Video equipment including VCR, camcorders and TV equipment. 

  • Classroom Technology (i.e., projectors, document Cameras, SMART Boards, etc.)


Possible Hazards: 

  • Contact with dissatisfied individuals


Expected Work Hours:

  • Maximum of 15 hours/week dependent on the availability of services needed.

  • During regular school hours


Travel Requirements: 

  • Personal transportation to and from school building is required


Terms of Employment: 


Job Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on Evaluation of Classified Personnel.


This will be considered an "at will" position.  For further information regarding "at will" employment, refer to Iron County School District policy GCD Hiring Procedures.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Iron County School District is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law. 



Posted By

Iron County School District

2077 W Royal Hunte Dr , Cedar City, UT 84720

At the following locations

South PreSchool

638 W 500 S , CEDAR CITY, UT 84720