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Paraprofessional

Reports To: Principal                                                 

Job Summary:  

Assists teachers in the classroom, works with students in small groups and one-to-one instruction support. 

Paraprofessional

  • Under the direct supervision of teachers in the classroom, provides behavioral and instructional support.
  • Ensures that students stay on task. Assists students needing extra attention. Supervises rest time. Performs other related duties requested by the teacher.  
  • Assists with special education, EL students in such academic areas as reading, writing and mathematics. 
  • Translates and interprets (Hmong/Karen-English), as needed, for teachers, other staff and students. 
  • Translates and interprets as needed, for parents and makes parent telephone and other contacts.  Assists with the translation of lesson plans and program expectations. Schedules meeting for parents with teachers and other school staff.  
  • Supervisor students during lunch and recess.
  • Maintains and modifies the physical space for various program activities, such as setting up cots and inspecting equipments.
  • Assists with fulfilling state mandated reporting requirements, and completes the required DHS background check. 
  • Assists and supervises preschool and other young children in toileting routines and other self-help skills. 
  • Participates in monthly staff meetings.  
  • Completes staff development hours or other regulations. 
  • Performs other duties of a comparable level or type.  

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Paraprofessionals must have: 
    • Obtained an associate’s degree OR completed two years of study (60 semester credits) at an institution of higher education OR demonstrate competency through a formal state exam (Parapro)
  • General knowledge of child development. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with teachers, administrators, support staff and parents.

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