English Language Development (ELD) Support Paraprofessional

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Position Areas
Instructional Support


English Language Development (ELD) Support Paraprofessional 

Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, the ELD (English Language Development ) Support Paraprofessional will support Multilingual Learner (English Language Learner) students using a push-in model to support students find academic, social, and emotional success in the classroom.  The ELD Support Paraprofessional may be involved in administering language proficiency assessments to determine students’ performance levels and to identify language acquisition needs. This position is located at Anna Smith Elementary. Spanish speaking or other bilingual/multilingual skills are highly valued in this position but is not a mandatory requirement.  

Essential Job Functions

  • Works with English Language Learner students in classrooms, supporting them with academic content and assignments to find success as learners.
  • Supports multilingual learner students and families with communication and information to support student and family engagement and participation within the school. 
  • Works collaboratively with ML Specialist, students' teachers, counselors, and other school personnel to ensure that English Learners’ academic and social-emotional needs are being met.
  • Works with multilingual learner students to check on academic progress (grades, homework, attendance, etc.) based on referrals or at-risk determinations.
  • Provides organized documentation of students' progress, attendance tracking, and academic check-in visits.
  • Supports ML Specialist(s) with English proficiency assessments such as WIDA screenings and WIDA ACCESS testing processes.
  • Supports school and district's efforts to communicate and involve ML families which may include translation support for school meetings and/or events.
  • Works collaboratively with Student Services Family Liaisons and other community organizations to build cross-supports within multiple programs in order to better support multilingual learner students and their families. 


  • Use standard office equipment when necessary, such as school device/computers and copiers.

Travel Requirements

  • Occasional district/school meetings may require some traveling during the workday.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to comprehend, speak, read, and write fluently in English.
  • Ability to carry out instructions provided in written or oral form. 
  • Ability to report work orally or in written form to supervisor is essential.
  • Ability to check email daily and respond via email when necessary.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and continually maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, students, and EL families.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, families, employees, and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with English Learner students.
  • Willing to adjust and/or change based on supervisory feedback.
  • Must work well independently with self-initiative and organization skills.
  • Work Environment

  • Works in standard office and school building environments.
  • Qualifications Profile
    Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge level for successful performance would be acceptable:

  • High School Diploma or higher post-secondary coursework/degree
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicants will need to pass the Highly Qualified Paraprofessional Assessments upon hire, show proof of an associates degree, or show proof of 48 semester hours of college coursework.
  • FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

  • 29 hours per week, approximately 140 days, Time Card
  • Support Professional Employees Salary Schedule 2023-2024: Level E Rate 1 ($15.85/hr starting pay plus $2.50 per hour for NESS); additional pay for Highly Qualified Paraprofessional, Associate and/or Bachelor Degrees
  • Not Benefit Eligible

Posted By

Tooele County School District

92 Lodestone Way , Tooele, UT 840748050

At the following locations

Anna Smith Elementary School

P.O. Box 879 , Wendover, UT 84083