Hogan Preparatory Academy ( learn more )

Kansas City, MO ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3405629
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 19, 2020

Job Description

Job Title:             SPED Paraprofessional

Reports To:         Building Principal

FLSA Status:       Non-Exempt

Contract Days:   Ten Months (Academic School Year)





The purpose of the position is to assist classroom teachers and/or principals, with duties regarding the students.



  • Maintain order with the students assigned for supervision
  • Tutor students on lessons determined by the teacher
  • Help to maintain a positive classroom environment
  • Assist students with lessons and assignments in regular classrooms as assigned
  • Assist teacher with organizational needs in the classroom
  • Maintain accurate records regarding students
  • Work as a member of the team with the teacher
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Obtained additional training as requested
  • Supervise of students in halls
  • Regular and dependable attendance



Other duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma
  • Substitute certification



  • Ability to work as a member of the team
  • Ability to work well with students
  • Ability to manage student behavior
  • Ability to pass extensive background check
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong PC skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Self-starter with ability to handle multiple tasks and frequent interruptions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding staff and students
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from parents and students
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow internal procedures to ensure internal controls are properly maintained


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, parents, and other employees of the organization.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiple, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Previous work in child care preferred. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Directors policies.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. The employee must be able to push items of 50 lbs. such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud at a standard acceptable level for this environment. The employee is continuously responsible for the safety and well-being of students. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.






The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


Hogan Preparatory Academy is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of the District programs are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in compliance with the employment procedures.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer


    Contact Information

    • Tanya Shippy , Chief Operations Officer
    • 5809 Michigan Avenue
    • Kansas City, Missouri 64130

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