Paraprofessional Job description

paraprofessional job description

Paraprofessional Job descriptions – A paraprofessional educator, instructional assistant, educational assistant or classroom assistant, is a teaching-related position within a school generally responsible for giving assistance for students in elementary and secondary schools.

Paraprofessional Job descriptions

  • Assist and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational and social-emotional support for students
  • Work closely with Teacher to deliver instruction individually, in small groups, and in support of whole class instruction
  • Maintain the safety and development of the students in his/her care
  • Participating in frequent meetings with parents and school leadership as required
  • Collaborate with teachers and staff members to create an effective learning environment that accommodates for any special or additional learning needs of students
  • Support and reinforce school and classroom rules, routines, procedures, and otherwise promote a positive and productive school culture
  • Provides/adjusts classroom activities for all special education students to participate in classroom activities
  • Monitors student work, scores papers and assessments, supervises curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned
  • Performs clerical tasks, classroom tasks, and instructional duties as assigned
  • Alerts the mental health staff and leadership to any problem or special information about an individual student
  • Performs assigned supervision of students during lunch periods, play periods, and on field trips
  • Performs assigned non-instructional classroom duties, such as snack time, restroom breaks, etc.
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in school environment and community
  • Maintains safe working environment in the performance of all school-related duties
  • Performs other such duties / assignments as directed by the Program Director, within the scope of job description
  • Engage in trainings required to provide effective programming to students. Supports the teacher with data collection for the purpose of documenting activities and/or providing reliable information.
  • Actively participate in all team meetings and discussions


Paraprofessional Job Requirement:

  • High school diploma
  • The commitment and personal responsibility to do whatever it takes to help prepare students for college and beyond
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the field of child development with specific application to the area of special education and related services;
  • Working knowledge of academic and functional instruction as defined by the school’s population;
  • Considerable patience and awareness of the different disabilities of students in assigned location;
  • Ability to assist students with personal care/hygiene needs such as diapering, toilet training, handling clothing fasteners, bath rooming adolescents and young adults, and feeding students;
  • Ability to physically assist students, such as lifting, transferring, and other activities required to care for students with physical disabilities;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with and provide a broad range of assistance to the instructional staff;
  • Working knowledge of or ability to learn computer skills; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively between students and general education teachers.


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