The job of Paraprofessional (Special Education) was established for the purpose/s of assisting in the supervision and instruction of special needs students under the supervision of a certificated teacher in special education; observing and documenting student progress; implementing plans for instruction; and providing clerical support to teacher. This position will be available to provide direct instruction to students 6 hours a day and additional instruction support as needed.
Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*
- Confers with the IEP team on a regular basis for the purpose of assisting in evaluating special education student progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
- Implements academic instruction designed by a teacher for individuals or small groups for the purpose of meeting learning goals, as described by an IEP and/or district benchmarks.
- Implements behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of assisting in meeting special education students needs and providing a consistent environment.
- Instruct special education students (e.g. math groups, science experiments, reading, behavioral skills, daily living skills, writing, verbal skills, etc.) for the purpose of implementing goals for remediation of student deficiencies and ensuring students success.
- Maintains instructional materials and/or student files/records (e.g. adapting instructional materials, student files, checking papers, attendance, audio visual equipment, set up art/science projects, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items and/or providing reliable information.
- Monitors special education students for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
- Performs record keeping (daily data on instruction and/or behavior) and clerical functions (e.g. correcting papers, copying, instructional materials, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher in providing necessary records/materials.
- Communicates with and works with surrounding school districts to retrieve and provide Special Education documents.
- Investigates and visits alternative Special Education programs to use as a referring resource.
- Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
- Additional duties as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Ability to connect with students and motivate them in a positive way.
- Ability to communicate with co-workers and business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Working knowledge of office equipment, especially the computer.
- Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision.
- Ability to exercise reasonable judgment and maintain confidentiality.
Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or the equivalent, and
- Two years of college [48 units], or A.A. Degree [or higher]
- CBEST Preferred
*The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They describe the general nature and level of work being performed and/or represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. The Company retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.