Paraprofessional - Special Education

Job | Posted 18 days ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support


                                                       Paraprofessional - Special Education
  Purpose Statement
         The job of Paraprofessional - Special Education is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the
         educational process with specific responsibilities for assisting in the supervision, care and instruction of
         special needs students in the regular classroom or in a Special Education classroom; assisting in
         implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior during non-classroom time; and providing
         information to appropriate school personnel.
         This job reports to Assigned Administrator
  Essential Functions
        Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher
        for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.
        Administers immediate first aid and medical assistance as instructed by a health care professional (e.g.
        diapering, tube feeding, colostomy bags, medication, toileting, etc.) for the purpose of meeting immediate
        health care needs.
        Administrates tests, homework, make-up work, etc. for the purpose of supporting teachers in the
        Assists medically fragile or physically disabled students for the purpose of maintaining student personal
        Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, etc.) for the
        purpose of acquiring and conveying information relative to job functions.
        Collects data (e.g. maintaining data for individual students as requested by teacher, etc.) for the purpose
        of providing documentation of accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, District policy
        and administrative regulations.
        Communicates with supervising instructional staff, professional support personnel for the purpose of
        assisting in evaluating progress and implementing IEP objectives.
        Develops professional relationships (e.g. students and families, in and out of school settings, etc.) for the
        purpose of implementing professional communication.
        Implements under the supervision of assigned teacher, behavioral plans designed by IEP team for
        students with behavior disorders or other special conditions (e.g. CPI restraint processes, individual
        learning plan implementation, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring and reinforcing learning concepts and
        conflict resolution skills.
        Maintains instructional materials and/or manual and electronic files/records for the purpose of ensuring
        availability of items; providing written reference; and 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 that supports enrolled students.
        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 student success in school.
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  Other Functions
        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 need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job
      conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
     adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications;
     providing outstanding customer service; working effectively under time constraints; providing self-motivated and detail-
     oriented instruction and problem solving; 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: instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student
     activities; safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution; and stages of child development/behavior.
     ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use 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 standardized methods. Ability is also required to work
     with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem
     solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent
     interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based
     competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities;
     communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; interpreting a variety of instructions; climbing,
     balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling as required; 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
     Work Environment
     The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
     significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, some stooping, kneeling, crouching,
      and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 10% sitting, 40% walking, and 50%
     standing.  The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness and in a clean
     Experience:           Job related experience is required.

Posted By

Union Elementary School District (AZ)

3834 S. 91st Ave. , Tolleson, AZ 85353

At the following locations

Union Elementary School

3834 South 91st Avenue , Tolleson, AZ 85353