Support Staff/ParaprofessionalDate Posted:
Lyons Elementary District 103 - website JOB TITLE: Paraprofessional JOB TYPE: Full-Time (35 hours/week) REPORTS TO: Principal, Teacher FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt SUPERVISES: Students SALARY/BENEFITS: DEPARTMENT: Student Services Refer to Aides Collective Bargaining Agreement JOB FUNCTION Assist the teacher with classroom and student needs that will allow students to benefit from program goals and objectives; Implement special education or related services for a class and/or to provide direct assistance to an individual student; Duties vary depending upon the age of student(s) served as well as the nature and severity of disabilities. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This list is not all inclusive and is only intended to illustrate the various responsibilities and duties performed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Administer, score, and record such achievement and diagnostic tools as the teacher recommends for individual students.
- Work with individual students or small/large groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
- Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing concepts, or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interest and abilities.
- Construct classroom materials and/or worksheets related to academic areas.
- Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes.
- Help students' master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher.
- Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction.
- Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher.
- Assist with the supervision of students in all school directed activities.
- Display positive communication skills to enhance good classroom relationships with students and teacher.
- Assist students in the library or media center, when applicable.
- Check notebooks, correct papers, and supervise testing and make-up work as assigned by the teacher.
- Help students with their clothing, when applicable.
- Assist with lunch, snack, and cleanup routines.
- Assist with wash-up and toilet routines, when applicable.
- Alert teacher to special information about an individual student, pertaining to the school program.
- Serve as a source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the teacher.
- Lift and transfer of students as needed/necessary.
- Assist in implementing Behavior Intervention Plans under the supervision of the teacher.
- Assist classroom teachers with maintaining student records.
- Attend meetings, training, and seminars as required.
- Continue professional development as provided by the District.
- Maintain regular attendance.
- Other duties as assigned by the Principal and Student Services Director.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE At least 19 years of age, High School Diploma or equivalent (GED), and Illinois Paraprofessional (PARA) License are required. The District will provide selected candidates with the opportunity to take and pass the exam to obtain an Illinois Paraprofessional (PARA) License as a condition of employment. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. The general job required 20% sitting, 50% walking, and 30% standing. The job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
- Have demonstrated ability to work effectively under the direction of others
- Have demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
- Have willingness to assume any responsibilities appropriate for the position
- Support the Mission Statement of the district.
- Behave and speak in a professional manner at all times.
- Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality, and attendance.
- Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety.
- Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.
- Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; administering first aid; operating equipment used in a classroom setting, including a computer; using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and planning and managing projects.
- Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with frequent interruptions; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; and working with detailed information/data.