2024-2025 Part time Paraprofessional - General Education

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Instructional Support


  Purpose Statement
         The job of Paraprofessional is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with
         specific responsibilities for the instructional program within assigned classroom with specific responsibility
         for working with individual and/or small groups of students; and providing clerical support to teacher/s and
         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 classroom assignments, tests, homework assignments, make-up work, etc. for the purpose
        of supporting teachers in the instructional process.
        Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments (e.g. read stories, listen to
        students read, providing writing assistance, reinforce English lessons, provide spelling practice, facilitate
        activities, computer learning programs, etc.) for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning
        concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards.
        Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information
        relative to job functions.
        Implements, under the supervision of assigned teacher, instructional programs and lesson plans for the
        purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
        Maintains classroom equipment, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose
        of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe learning environment, and/or
        meeting mandated requirements.
        Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, field
        trips, library, lunchroom, bus loading/unloading, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive
        learning environment.
        Reports observations and incidents relating to specific students (e.g. accidents, fights, inappropriate
        social behavior, violations of rules, safety conditions, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to
         appropriate instructional and/or administrative personnel.
        Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injured student, fights, etc.) for the purpose of resolving
        immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
        Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel for the purpose of assisting them in the
        implementation of curriculum and teaching methodologies.
  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 potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job
     conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
     operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; 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: concepts of grammar and punctuation; stages of child
     development and learning styles; and age appropriate activities.
     ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, 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 defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a
     wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required
     to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of
     guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to
     satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality;
     setting priorities; 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:
     occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing,  and significant fine finger dexterity.
     Generally the job requires 25% sitting, 40% walking, and 35% standing.  The job is performed in a generally hazard
     free environment.
     Experience:           Job related experience is desired.
     Education:            Associates degree or equivalent.
     Equivalency:         60 college units or passing score on Paraprofessional Praxis Exam.
   FLSA Status                                                                                                           Salary Grade
   Non Exempt                                                                                                                  4

Posted By

Union Elementary School District (AZ)

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

At the following locations

Dos Rios Elementary School

2150 South 87th Avenue , Tolleson, AZ 85353