Paraprofessional – Special Education

The SPED – Paraprofessional is responsible for assisting SPED and classroom teachers with student support.

Responsibilities:  

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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.

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