Substitute Paraprofessional

Cleveland, OH, US
Jan 04, 2019
Position Type:
Substitute Job Families

Date Posted:

Location: Administration or As Assigned

Provides assistance with handling the unique needs of disabled and handicapped Special Education students. Areas of involvement may include providing considerable physical support and control of students as well as assisting with instruction in speech, hearing, sight, etc.

  • Becomes familiar with District initiatives including but not limited to The Cleveland Plan, Academic Achievement Plans, etc.
  • Adapts to the individual social emotional and academic needs of the students
  • Respects and disciplines students through preventative, proactive, dignified classroom management techniques that reflect structure, equity, and consistency
  • Observes and supports students as directed by the teacher and records specific behaviors exhibited as outlined on each student's IEP
  • Reinforces students as directed by the teacher in areas which might include academic tasks, social skills or other instructional components of the program
  • Assists the teacher in the implementation of behavior management programs
  • Provides information to teacher regarding student performance during these activities
  • Identifies, locates and uses materials appropriate for each student
  • Assists and monitors the students in special training activities, such as showering, and other self-help skills
  • Records academic and social progress as required by the teacher
  • Assists the teacher in preparing, collecting, adapting, and maintenance of equipment, supplies, or materials
  • Assists teacher with physical intervention of behavior issues
  • Performs other routine duties as assigned by principal
  • Participates as a member of a team

  • High school diploma or GED required; related college education courses preferred
  • Paraprofessionals must meet one of the following to be Highly Qualified: Associates Degree or a minimum of 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours or successfully passing the Para Pro Assessment
  • Possess or be eligible for an Ohio Educational Aide Permit required
  • High moral character
  • Genuine interest in children/youth
  • Desire to serve the school and community
  • Evidence of good health, vitality and enthusiasm
  • Ability to physically manage handicapped students
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Experience working with handicapped students preferred


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