Paraprofessional - K-5th
Looking to make a difference in an innovative and dynamic non-profit agency? UCP of Central Florida unlocks the potential of thousands of children each year at our campuses, pediatric therapy clinics and parent support programs.
What UCP Offers
Our mission at UCP is to empower children with and without disabilities to achieve their potential by providing individualized support, education and therapy services in an inclusive environment. When you join UCP of Central Florida you partner with a team that is making a positive impact on the futures of our children. For over 60 years, we have been dedicated to enriching the lives of children of all abilities across Central Florida as 8 campuses: Downtown Orlando, East Orlando (near UCF), Kissimmee, Pine Hills, Lake Mary, and Winter Garden.
UCP of Central Florida offers a competitive benefit package available to all employees! Some perks to being a UCP Team Member may include: health insurance (free option after the first year), dental insurance options, free life insurance, paid time off, discounted on-site childcare, 403B/Retirement match, short & long term disability, and support in continuing your education.
The paraprofessional provides instructional support in a K-12th grade classroom of students with and without disabilities. The paraprofessional also leads the classroom in the event of a teacher absence.
Implements lessons plan including instructional groups per teacher’s direction. Assists in planning and developing/setting up instructional materials for classroom. Assist in administering assessments/progress monitoring. Works with the teacher in documenting academic progress through authentic observations and data collection. Utilize and ensure consistent implementation of behavior techniques and classroom management techniques and data collection. Perform teacher duties in his/her absence. Keep up on best and promising practices for education (i.e., attending professional development, participating in book studies, etc.) Provide caretaking/housekeeping duties as needed (i.e., changing of students, keeping classroom clean) Maintain positive staff and parent interactions and communication. Attend required trainings, meetings and events. Ensure administration is informed of all parent and individual student concerns and complaints. Ensure compliance with procedures, requirements and guidelines set forth by UCP, HIPAA, NAEYC, Department of Education, 4C, Department of Children and Families, and other State and Federal agencies. Perform other duties as assigned.