The SPED – Paraprofessional is responsible for assisting SPED and classroom teachers with student support.
- Explain, assist, and guide special education students with class assignments.
- Carry out and monitor the behavior of special education students in various settings by observing and keeping records, advising students and directing appropriate behavior.
- Assist the special education teacher(s) and specialists with modifying materials regarding the instruction of IEP students.
- Collaborates with special education and regular education teachers with classroom activities including academic, social, and executive functioning tasks.
- Maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, staff, and program operation.
- Assist with the supervision of mealtime.
- Attend staff meetings, IEP meetings, staff development, and other district activities as directed.
- Perform other duties as appropriate to working with students with disabilities.
- Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
- Participates in various school events, staff meetings and extracurricular activities.
- Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator.
- Serve as a role model for promoting effective instruction and professionalism
- SPED – 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.