Special Education Paraprofessional

Roaring Fork School District
Glenwood Springs, CO, US
Position Type:
Support Staff/SpEd Paraprofessional (Gen)

Date Posted:

Roaring Fork High School

Date Available:
August 2022

Roaring Fork High School is looking for a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Special Education Paraprofessional for support of our students. Bilingual preferred.

Roaring Fork High School is a diverse school community in the center of the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley. We take great pride in our student body and our students' academic achievement. For more information about our school, please visit our website at: https://rfhs.rfsd.k12.co.us/en-US


Receives direct supervision from the principal, or assistant principal.

Receives day to day direction from the classroom teacher, special education teacher or special service provider.


  • Under teacher direction, provide support in all areas of the classroom; assist with classroom instruction and classroom management.

  • Assist and support the teacher in carrying out class rules and expectations to maintain a productive learning environment.

  • Assist in covering the class when the teacher is involved in assisting another student or out of the classroom.

  • Assist the teacher in enforcing expectations for appropriate classroom behavior and if needed provide clear consequences for inappropriate behavior.

  • Provide adequate supervision of students at all times; escort, assist and supervise students in the hallways, lunchroom, playgrounds or outside areas and at school assemblies.

  • Assist in proctoring tests.

  • Assist the teacher with preparing and organizing instructional materials.

  • Conduct small group and individual instruction according to the teacher's lesson plans.

  • Assist and support students in routine classroom classroom housekeeping responsibilities.

  • Report to work on time and accurately record time worked.

  • Monitor student progress and communicate progress to students, parents, teachers and administrators.

  • Additional Duties for Special Education Paraprofessionals:

  • Administers, under supervision, assistance to children needing medical support (e.g. tube feeding, toileting, diapering, etc.)

  • Adapts classroom work under the direction of the teacher or special service provider / case manager.

  • Under direction from the case manager, implements plans to meet the student's social and daily living skills.

  • Implements, under teacher direction, instructional programs in accordance with the IEP.

  • Monitors individual students in the classroom, library, hallways, playground, or other outside areas.


    Knowledge of

    Classroom management

    Basic knowledge of Standards Based Education

    Children with special health care needs

    Age appropriate activities

    Stages of child development

    English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

    Modern office procedures and methods.

    Basic computer knowledge

    Ability to

    Perform clerical duties such as filing and copying

    Work efficiently with a service oriented attitude under stressful situations with constant interruption

    Effectively manage time and multiple responsibilities

    Work independently in the absence of supervision

    Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages

    Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

    Monitor and record student data



    A high school diploma or equivalent is required. In order to be highly qualified, the paraprofessional must pass the paraprofessional test or possess an associate's degree in any field of study.


    Hourly range: $19.00 - $22.71/hour, depending on qualified experience

    Days worked: 176 days/year (with paid personal time, paid vacation days, and paid time off for holidays and district non-work days such as during winter break and spring breaks)

    Benefits: The Roaring Fork School District offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage. Other benefits include: paid personal and sick leave, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a robust retirement plan under Colorado PERA with a district contribution of over 20% of an employee's wages each month, Employee Assistance programs, a district wellness program, and access to discounted ski passes and other community benefits.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside. The noise level is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk and stand. Occasional lifting of 25 pounds or less.

    Special Education Paraprofessionals might be required to lift, move or have the ability to position students as needed to provide health services.
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