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Instructional Paraeducator Job Description

by Kathy Davidson

Purpose:    The Instructional Paraeducator assists the Instructor in creating a positive

                  learning environment to facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development

                  of students.  To accomplish these tasks, the Instructional Paraeducator works

                  closely with the staff and administration of the Interlocal, administration and staff                   serving general education classrooms, working with small groups and one-on-one                   assignments.

Responsible To:    Director, Associate Director, Principal, Special Education Teacher

Payment:    Based on number of days worked (district calendar)


1.    48 college hours or qualifying score on Master Teacher Para Online Exam within

the  first 90 days of employment.

2.    Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the Central Office.

3.    Desire to continue career improvement.

4.    20 Inservice Hours per year must be earned.

Essential functions:

1.    Assist in facilitating the personal, social and intellectual development of students.

2.    Assist in establishing a positive learning environment, and respond to the individual needs of students.

3.    Ensure instructional and interpersonal activities conform to district and Interlocal guidelines.

4.    Communicate effectively with all members of the Interlocal and community served.

5.    Respond to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.

6.    Appropriately operate all classroom equipment.

7.    Support the value of an education.

8.    Support the mission and goals of the Interlocal.

9.    Work cooperatively with other paras and professionals.

10.   Perform duties as assigned by supervising teacher.

11.   Faithful, daily attendance and adherence to work schedule.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

1.    Requires prolonged sitting or standing.

2.    Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy         objects or materials.

3.    Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.

4.    Requires some travel.

5.    Must work indoors and outdoors year round.

6.    Must work in noisy and crowded environments.

General Responsibilities:

1.    Assist in the instruction and supervision of students.

2.    Observe, record, and report student behavior.

3.    Assist students with remedial work.  Tutor students as directed.

4.    Assist with small group instruction.

5.    Monitor student progress.

6.    Assist students in games and in the proper use of playground equipment.

7.    Use appropriate behavior management techniques to maintain a positive climate for         learning.

8.    Motivate students through effective communication and evaluative feedback.

9.    Set high expectations for student achievement and behavior.

10.  Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with others.

11.  Assist in providing for the special physical needs of students.

12.   Escort/transport students to and from various school facilities and areas.(general ed classrom, PE, lunchroom)

13.   Provide daily feeding and/or mealtime supervision, toileting and hygiene care as needed.

14.   Grade papers and assist with record keeping.

15.   Take attendance and record absences.

16.   Prepare instructional materials and supplies for use.

17.   Attend staffings and general staff meetings as requested.

18.   Assist in the maintenance and inventory of materials.

19.   Work effectively with students, teachers, parents, community agencies, and other           groups.

20.   Assist in safeguarding confidential information.  Observe confidentiality requirements.

21.   Immediately report accidents, assaults, destruction of property, and abusive behavior to the Instructor and Principal.

22.   Adhere to required program.

23.   See that district and interlocal policies are observed during all activities.

24.   Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.

25.   Adhere to all district and interlocal health and safety policies, including all precautions of  the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure control Plan.

26.   Refresh or acquire new knowledge and skill through attending inservice or application of knowledge and skill.  A minimum of 20 hours is required annually to maintain        employment.

27.   Respond in a positive manner to changes in assigned duties.

28.   Attend or complete hours of inservice annually.  

29.   Other duties as assigned by the Supervising Teacher or Director.

30    Restrict cell phone usage to break and lunch times.




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