Paraprofessional Job Description

Paraprofessional Job Description

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Paraprofessional provides logistical support and coordination to assist the director in the training and management of student mentors.

Paraprofessional Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective paraprofessional job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included paraprofessional job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Gather and organize customer transaction information
Monitor department work-flow
Perform various duties related to tutoring, teaching and disciplining to build upon existing skills and increase present knowledge in students with disabilities
Assist teacher(s) with lesson instruction, activity directions or curriculum implementation to an assigned student or a group of students
Modify or rephrase text, directions or classroom instructions
Assist student(s) with the use of classroom materials and equipment
Aid teacher or student in the use of technology to reinforce student learning
Facilitate in maintaining a positive learning environment
Expedite positive reinforcement procedures as identified in a behavior support plan
Using guidance from the teacher, collect data on behaviors for behavior support plan feedback

Paraprofessional Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Paraprofessional

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, CSI, CPI, HDI, SCA, OIT

Education for Paraprofessional

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the paraprofessional job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Writing, Reading, Education, General Education, English, English/Reading, Composition, Accounting, Business

Skills for Paraprofessional

Desired skills for paraprofessional include:

Ability to assist in teaching reading
Writing
Mathematics
Excel
Outlook
Powerpoint
Computers and ability to assist students with computers
Organization of a library
Organization and use of digital resources and the ability to assist staff and students in their use
Classroom management and child development techniques and principles

Desired experience for paraprofessional includes:

Assist the teacher in dealing with behaviors such as biting, scratching, hitting, running, while following the behavior support plan in place
Contact student’s case manager when new behaviors are exhibited
Help students to use mobility equipment, as trained by appropriate staff
Accommodate the needs of the student(s) while on a field trip
Serve food from the kitchen, feed student or help them to feed themselves
Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings, if requested

Paraprofessional Examples

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Paraprofessional Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a paraprofessional. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for paraprofessional
  • Work with a student in a classroom setting by providing that student with individualized academic and/or behavioral support
  • Develop a strong relationship with the student in order to support his or her overall development
  • Escort the student as needed during transitions between classes and activities
  • Collect data and anecdotal information to document student’s behavioral and academic progress
  • Assist in developing individualized program materials for the student
  • Instructional Delivery
  • Quarterly and yearend payroll reports
  • Preparing 1099s
  • Prepare checks
  • Working with a student in a classroom setting by providing that student with individualized academic and/or behavioral support
Qualifications for paraprofessional
  • New York State fingerprinting
  • Previous pediatric or school experience
  • Ability to work in QuickBooks and/or Peachtree software
  • 60 hours of college credit
  • Bachelor’s degree and certification in special education preferred
  • Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent (e.g., the GED)
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Paraprofessional Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of paraprofessional. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for paraprofessional
  • Escorting the student as needed during transitions between classes and activities
  • Collecting data and anecdotal information to document student’s behavioral and academic progress
  • Assisting in developing individualized program materials for the student
  • Toileting or changing diapers may be a part of the daily return
  • Work with students one-on-one or in small groups under the supervision of a certified teacher
  • Ensure that all students work at their fullest potential
  • Observe and document student progress in support of their individualized education program
  • Track student behaviors both within and outside of the classroom as needed
  • Attend and participate in parent and IEP Team meetings
  • Implement the Roxbury Prep Academy curriculum, systems and philosophy on a daily basis
Qualifications for paraprofessional
  • Experience in low-income communities and a Bachelor degree
  • Background in public accounting or a legal environment preferred
  • Ability to interact professionally with clients
  • Assist audit teams with various tasks to ensure timely delivery of completed product
  • At least two years of completed study at an institution of higher education [defined as completion of 48 semester hours (or equivalent trimester hours) of college coursework or an applicable number of semester hours as defined by the institution of higher education attended], whichever is less
  • NYS fingerprinting required
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Paraprofessional Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of paraprofessional. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for paraprofessional
  • Attend school daily, with the exceptions of school-related holidays and vacations (as noted in the annual school calendar)
  • Work collaboratively with various engagement team members providing administrative support including correspondence, filing, telephone assistance, booking travel, arranging meetings and catering, billing, time and expense reporting, filing, coordinating and booking training, Continuing Professional Education and independence compliance, and developing presentations
  • Provide assistance with electronic files and organization of same
  • Interact and liaise with client personnel at various levels
  • Developing a strong relationship with the student in order to support their overall development
  • Toileting or changing diapers
  • Prepare payroll and remit payroll taxes
  • Using Industrial equipment for creating products
  • Assembly of samples for industry partners for prototyping
  • Track and correspond with outside service providers engaged to prepare certain tax returns and governmental filings
Qualifications for paraprofessional
  • Comfortable working with students with disabilities
  • Comfortable working with Students that have Emotional and Behavioral issues
  • Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities preferred
  • Belief in the Roxbury Prep mission and educational model
  • Associate’s degree OR 60 hours college coursework completed OR score of 460 or higher on the ParaPro test OR passing scores on three sections of the WorkKeys test (required)
  • Illinois Paraprofessional license (preferred)
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Paraprofessional Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of paraprofessional. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for paraprofessional
  • Assist with the preparation of basic tax returns and supporting documentation
  • Prepare correspondence to taxing authorities as directed
  • Track tax library subscriptions and manage user ID’s
  • Manage tax department procurement process
  • Assist with the preparation of power point presentations for senior management
  • Assist in the monitoring of deadlines to ensure compliance
  • Supplements an appropriately certified teacher for instructional duties
  • Demonstrates competency in being able to implement the prompting hierarchy for all skill acquisition programs, opportunities for inclusive activities
  • Performs non-instructional duties as directed by a certified professional
  • Implements instructional programs and lesson plans as directed by teachers
Qualifications for paraprofessional
  • Experience with students with special needs (preferred)
  • Experience with low-income, urban students (preferred)
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university in Business Administration or a related field
  • Ability to assume and perform multiple tasks concurrently, from various management members
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in accounting work
  • Solid knowledge and foundation in accounting and bookkeeping
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Paraprofessional Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of paraprofessional. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for paraprofessional
  • Contributes information and/or attend IEP/IFSP or other staff meetings
  • Provides behavior management support and implement components of Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Provides clerical/technical support
  • Provides personal/health assistance
  • Consults with others on the educational team
  • Provide physical prompting
  • Assistance with ADL skills
  • Assistance with orientation and mobility
  • Reinforcement of skills and concepts introduced by a teacher
  • Assist student with performance of daily living skills to include but not limited to eating, dressing, toileting, and maintaining personal hygiene
Qualifications for paraprofessional
  • Advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Comfortable working with students dealing with disabilities
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in heavy bookkeeping environment (understand debits and credits, bank reconciliations)
  • Completed a minimum of 60 college credits or working toward an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Education, Psychology)
  • Familiarity with Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Assist student with safe transitions from one activity or setting to another

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