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Paraprofessional - Special Education Visually Impaired

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools
Savannah, GA, US

Job Details

PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position is responsible for providing educational support and
personal assistance for students with special needs under the direction of the teacher.
REPORTS TO: Principal
  1. Education Level: High school diploma
Preferred : Associate's degree
  1. Experience, Skill, and Certification:
  • Must meet Highly Qualified criteria for state licensure of either: -
  • 2 years of college course credits; - Associate's degree; or - Passing grade on the state approved assessment.
  • Demonstrable ability to reinforce material initially introduced by the teacher and to guide students with enrichment, remedial, and independent work as set up by the teacher
  • Knowledge of general office computer software applications, as well as use of the internet
  • Appropriate oral and written communications skills with students, parents, and co-workers
  • Must have the physical ability, dexterity, endurance, and temperament to work with students having special needs
  • NOTE: For certain student populations, position may require specialized training (SID/PID, autism); the ability to lift and physically manage students who may weigh over 100 pounds; the use of specialized equipment; the ability to assist with or perform personal activities such as feeding, toileting and diapering; or other special abilities. If necessary, these will be discussed in the interview. Preferred
  • Experience with the set up and operation of instructional equipment and materials
  • Experience in managing the behavior of children
  • Experience with children with special needs
  1. Assists with instruction for assigned students in support of, and under the direction of, the teacher.
  2. Prepares activities under the guidance of the Classroom Teacher including preparation of bulletin boards, displays, exhibits, and related classroom and school displays
  3. Participates in in-service training programs.
  4. Assists Classroom Teacher with non-instructional duties such as: breakfast/snack/lunchtime, bathroom, and/or clothing routines, and procedures to ensure the supervision andsafety of students.
  5. Assists individuals and/or small groups of students in various educational settings including the media center, computer lab, and community-based instructional settings.
  6. Assists with clerical duties under the direction of the Classroom Teacher or Principal.
  7. Assists with instruction in the physical education program as necessary.
  8. Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization.
  9. Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization and the safety of students and staff.
Incumbents will be considered "at will." Appropriate pay will be determined based on the Grade
as determined by Human Resources and allowable experience. The work calendar will be the
classified 200 day schedule.
A responsibility is considered to be "non-essential" (for the purposes of compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act) if:
  • it is shared between multiple incumbents in the job; or
  • it could be performed by an employee in another job within the workgroup.
Note the responsibility number from the list in the "Duties and Responsibilities" section for those responsibilities that could be considered "non-essential" based on this definition.
Certain limited aspects of General Duties and Responsibilities items referenced in Section 1 (b) and (d) might be considered "non-essential" in a specific situation. Any request for
accommodation must be reviewed on an "individual case" basis.
Most jobs in the District have physical and sensory demands that can be described by one of the two categories noted below. For jobs that require more physical or sensory effort, please list the requirements in this section. The category applicable for this position is listed below.
OFFICE Employees in this category are normally exposed to a typical environment. The
employee has some control over the length of time sitting, standing, or ambulating. There are
occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies, as well as bending,
stooping, or stretching. There is frequent use of computers, telephone, and other standard office equipment, which includes reading, listening, writing, or speaking. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands.


  The Savannah-Chatham County Public School system is one of the largest systems in the state of Georgia, with over 37,500 students in 55 facilities.  We are one of  the largest employers in Chatham County.  Our mission is to attract, retain and support a high performing workforce committed to fostering educational excellence. 


  We want to ensure that all positions in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are filled with highly qualified employees.  Human Resources supports new teachers throughout the school year with a hands-on THRIVE teacher induction program.  Our employees are offered a variety of benefit packages that are exemplary as well as very competitive salaries.  Human Resources wants to assure all our employees work in a safe and appropriate work environment and have a rewarding and satisfying career with SCCPSS. 


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