Job Description

**Must Meet No Child Left Behind Act Requirement:

From an Accredited College – Associate or Higher Degree or 60 Semester Hours

or Passing Score of 464 or higher on Paraprofessional Test

Position Goal:  Provide instructional, vocational and developmental assistance to students under the supervision of a certified professional.

Examples of Responsibilities:

Assists in the preparation of lesson plans, behavior modification plans, and teacher's pre-planning sessions; provides input and assistance in the development of learning activities; prepares or assists in the preparation of instructional and vocational materials.

Working and/or circulating with individual students or small groups on activities which have been assigned by the teacher, including listening to students read.

Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.

Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.

Organize and supervise activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.

May be assigned to various labs providing assistance to teachers and instruction/information to students; may translate lesson plan and other information to students for better understanding and comprehension.

Assist teacher in the grading of homework and tests.

Provide additional assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.

Completing recordkeeping tasks assigned by the teacher, such as student registration, lunch reports, attendance, recording test scores and grades in the data base, maintaining educational records, and compiling program reports.

May be assigned monitoring duties, i.e., hallways, lunchroom, restrooms, and bus duty; ensures appropriate student conduct during these periods; escorts students to designated activity areas, i.e., music room, computer room, art classes, assemblies, etc.

Respond to requests for crisis intervention under the direction of certified personnel.

Applies effective principles and procedures of crisis intervention to students with aggressive behavior or other social difficulties.

Assist with the implementation of behavioral support plans including monitoring and charting of behavior, modification plans, reinforcement procedures and preventative strategies.

Reinforces rules of the school and learning environment; acknowledges and encourages appropriate behavior and distinguishes inappropriate behavior for the students' understanding.

Observe confidentiality of student records at all times.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Work can require physical exertion and/or physical strain.  Work environment involves several disagreeable elements and or exposure to job hazards where there is some possibility of injury.