AT- RISK PARAPROFESSIONAL

Topeka Public Schools USD 501

Topeka , KS

Job Details

Job Description

Recovery Room / Classroom paraprofessional

 

Reports To:   Assigned Certified Faculty/Administrator

 

Supervises:   not applicable

 

Position Purpose:     to assist in providing a beneficial learning environment in which all students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials

 

Qualifications:          

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • 48 college hours or passing the state-mandated Paraprofessional assessments is required
  • Ability to successfully accomplish/complete the annual in-service training
  • Conscientiously accept and follow directions
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exhibit sound judgment
  • Adapt to a variety of situations
  • Fundamental understanding of students and the learning process
  • Good health
  • Some positions will require specialized qualifications such as expertise with the piano, skill in physical education, knowledge of the outdoors/nature and hiking, and non-English language fluency

 

 

Physical/Emotional Requirements:  The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day: speaking, hearing, manual dexterity, mobility, lifting (as much as 20lbs), pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, sitting, handling a variety of stressful situations, flexibility in adjusting to varied levels of pressure and intensity, patience, calmness, persistence.

 

Performance Responsibilities:      

Instructional responsibilities will be AS ASSIGNED by the certified supervisor with some assignments requiring a specialized skill. The list below has a variety of expectations which may be assigned. This is a representative list and is not meant to be all inclusive.

  • Assist in daily instruction and training
  • Assist students in achieving their individual objectives
  • Record/chart student data
  • Perform related clerical functions such as telephoning, typing, reproducing, and greeting visitors
  • Set up equipment for class work
  • Monitor students when the teacher is otherwise occupied
  • Under the teacher’s direction, evaluate work of students
  • Communicate effectively with patrons and students
  • Participate in daily and long-range classroom/lesson activity planning
  • Conduct learning exercises and tutor groups of students an individual students
  • Alert teachers to special needs of individual students
  • Provide escort and assistance to students as assigned
  • Help maintain organized work and study environments
  • Assist with supervision of students
  • Collect and display suitable materials in educational displays
  • Operate and care for equipment
  • Distribute and collect materials used for instruction
  • Guide independent study, enrichment, and remedial work
  • Assist with supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, field trips, lunch, and recreation periods
  • Read to students, listen to students read, and participate in other forms of oral and written communication with students
  • Assist students in the library, on the computer, or in themedia center
  • Help students with their clothing
  • Assist with wash-up and toilet routines
  • Serve as a major source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher
  • Maintain ethical and confidential behavior about the students, learning environment, and school
  • Conduct inventories
  • Participate in in-service training programs
  • Work with an individual student throughout the day
  • Work as a team member (composed of paras and certified professionals) with a group of students throughout the day

 

Terms of Employment:       

 

9 months; salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.

 

Evaluation:

 

Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of Support Service Personnel.

 

Significant associations:

 

The performance responsibilities are not limited to those outlined in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the administrator/supervisor.

 

  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
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