Paraprofessional
Job Type
Full-time
Description

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SUMMARY

Provide supplemental instructional support to eligible students.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Deliver interventions to students based on the instructional plans developed by the Title I Teacher and/or the General Education Teacher. Interventions may include support in the form of small group and/or individualized instruction, tutoring, guided practice, or other techniques, as guided by the teacher.
  • Report back to the Title I Teacher and/or General Education Teacher on the outcomes of the interventions conducted by keeping daily student outcome reports
  • Administer assessments and screeners that will contribute to the teachers' decisions in regards to:

      -Determining eligibility for entry into Title I program

      -Creating appropriate interventions

      -Progress-monitoring

      -Exiting students from the Title I program

  • May attend parent/teacher conferences as needed to support the teacher in communicating with parents about student performance, behavior, or other topics.
  • Maintain student files as requested and required by the needs of federal, state and local guidelines to track student progress. Maintain the confidentiality of student records and student information.
  • Maintain activity logs and time and effort documentation that comply with regulatory requirements
  • Maintain constant communication with Title I Teachers and General Education Teachers regarding the progress of and concerns about Title I students
  • May serve as an active member of teams such as RTI team, data team, PBS team, school improvement team, etc.
  • Assist the teacher in communicating and upholding behavior and conduct expectations found in the school-wide behavior management plan; assist in maintaining a safe and secure environment in the classroom.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Complete at least two years of study at an accredited institution of higher education (equal to 60 semester hours); or
  • Obtain an associate's degree (or higher) from an accredited institution; or meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate, through passage of an approved formal state academic assessment in the following areas:
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, instructing reading, writing, and mathematics; or Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, instructing reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.

The State Board of Education approved the following formal assessments by which a paraprofessional may choose to demonstrate this knowledge:

  • Basic Skills Examination MTTC - A passing score of at least 480 on the evidence-based reading and writing section of the SAT and 530 on the mathematics section in lieu of the Basic Skills Test or Professional
  • Readiness Exam
  • ETS Parapro Assessment - A passing score of 460 is required

While no longer available, the following assessments would also provide qualification:

WorkKeys®-Required Scores:

  •  Reading for Information – 4; and Applied Mathematics – 4; and Writing – 3 (Business Writing was NOT approved)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Evidence of successful experience in student and parent relations as evidenced through prior experience in personal or professional settings. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in an instructional support capacity, as acquired through prior experience in tutoring, teaching or similar work experience. 
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Flexible 
  • Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics as appropriate