English Learner Bilingual Paraprofessional

Job | Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support


Job Description



Job Title:      Bilingual English Learner Teacher Assistant


1) Meets the Tier 1 (Title 1) Paraprofessional Requirements (at least one of the following):

  • Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education defined as completion of 48 hours of college coursework.

  • Has obtained an associate’s degree (or higher).

  • Has taken and passed the WorkKeys test, ParaPro test, or the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET).


2) Holds an Oklahoma Special Education Paraprofessional Certificate or is willing to complete the Tier 2 (Special Education) Paraprofessional Requirements and obtain the Oklahoma Special Education Paraprofessional Certificate in a timely manner.


Tier 2 (Special Education) Paraprofessional Requirements are as follows and ALL must be completed to obtain and maintain the Oklahoma Special Education Paraprofessional Certificate.

  • Complete the Oklahoma Special Education Paraprofessional Training at a Career Tech Center, OR Complete State approved LEA training, OR complete training modules in PEPPER.

  • Complete and maintain training in skills in CPR and First Aid.

  • Complete Training in Universal Precautions/Bloodborne Pathogens.

  • Complete an additional 6 hours of professional development and Universal Precautions/Bloodborne Pathogens each school year after.


Education: High School Diploma or GED.  College hours helpful in meeting Tier 1 Paraprofessional Requirements. 

Training or experience required: Meets Tier 1 Paraprofessional Requirements.Previous work or volunteer experience with children, teenagers and or clerical experience preferred.


Special Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: Bilingual in English and Spanish

Basic communication skills to exchange information, give/receive simple instructions and respond to inquiries.

Data Recording/Record Keeping: Performs simple data recording/record keeping operations. Assists with lesson planning and implementation of lessons.

Knowledge: Reads and interprets routine written or printed materials such as charts, diagrams, maps or instruction material.

Reports To:  EL Teacher and Site Administrator

Job Goal (Purpose of Position): To assist teachers with Limited English Proficient students' acquisition of English and subject-area concepts.

Contact with others: EL teacher assistants communicate with parents or interpret school communication for parents.

Other Performance Measures: Successful performance of the job requires some customer service/people skills to resolve problems and provide information as requested. It requires following safety guidelines and policies to reduce accident or injury to self or to students. It requires following appropriate school dress standards, proper attendance or leave policies, and other work-habits concerns.

Essential Job Functions:

1.      Participate in daily and long-range lesson and classroom activity planning.

2.      Conduct learning exercises with small groups of students.

3.      Assist teachers with classroom activities.

4.      Assist in maintaining neat, safe work areas.

5.      Maintain records for evaluation of student's behavior and performance.

6.      Provide escort and assistance to students as necessary.

7.      Adhere to Board of Education Policy and assigned schedules.

8.      Maintain confidentiality.

9.      Interpret/translate for students and teachers and support family communication with the school.

10.    Assist Limited English Proficient students with learning English and subject area concepts.


 Supervision exercised: An incumbent does not supervise.


Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions:

Other than those physical/mental requirements included within the essential functions: Must be able to communicate on the radio and telephone.  Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Terms of Employment:

Contract Length: 175
Salary schedule:   Teacher Assistant


Posted By

Norman Public Schools

131 South Flood , Norman, OK 73069

At the following locations


911 W MAIN , NORMAN, OK 73069