Jan 13, 2024


  • TrulyHired
  • Florence, SC, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

TITLE: Shadow

Required Submissions:
  • GED or High School Diploma
  • Preferred: Unofficial College Transcripts; minimum (60 hours of earned credit) or Workkeys/WIN scores (silver level)
  • Three (3) Reference Surveys
Job Purpose: The purpose of a Shadow is to assist the classroom teacher, by intervening when an identified child's behavior is effecting the learning environment of other students. The primary purpose of a Shadow is to be a temporary support for the student using proactive measures to modify his or her behaviors so that they can function in the school setting independently.


1. Attend and successfully complete substitute and behavior intervention trainings.

2. Have good oral and written communication skills.

3. Dependable Transportation.

4. Have a Neat and Clean appearance.

5. Be punctual daily.

6. Be a good role model for the student.

7. Have the ability to make good judgment.

8. Have the ability to deal with unpredictable behaviors.

9. Have the physical ability to use CPI trained therapeutic holds, when student is a danger to self or others.

10. Have a Reasonable level of patience and compassion.

11. Be a team player

12. Respect and follow all district policies and procedures.

13. Respect and follow all policies and procedures of your assigned school.

14. Refrain from eating snacks during the day (except during assigned lunch time with your student.)

15. Respect the confidentiality of ALL students and school happenings.


1. Arrive to your assigned school on time and stay with your assigned student at ALL times throughout the ENTIRE school day.

2. You are to work ONLY with the student to which you have been assigned. There is an expectation you remain observant of other students and your surrounds; and intervene if another student is a danger to self or others.

3. You are not to be left alone in the classroom to "watch" the class. You are only responsible for the student you are assigned.

4. The classroom-teacher provides in class/school direction and supervision of Shadows

5. You are not to tutor or "do a child's school work". Your primary responsibility is to monitor behavior, assist the classroom teacher if there is a behavior disruption from your assigned student, and document the child's behaviors and the interventions attempted.

6. Attend all meetings (including IEP meetings) and events that your assigned student will be attending during the school hours.

7. Maintain accurate daily documentation of behaviors and specific intervention you have attempted as it relates to child, using the ABC Chart. Documentation should be detailed as to what the child's inappropriate behavior consist of, what happen before the incident occurred and documenting the interventions attempted by the teacher and the shadow. The journal should remain at your assigned school in a locked confidential place. This journal is the property of Florence 1 Schools, it is to be returned to your case manager or principal designee once you have completed or have been removed from employment.

8. Be respectful of and follow all of the guidelines and rules of the school to which you are assigned.

9. The shadow will be able to complete behavioral social skills stories with his/her student, designed and provided by the SpEd and/or general education teacher.

10. F1S is your employer and your school principal or designee is your immediate supervisor. If you are going to be late or unable to come to work for any reason, you must notify F1S in addition to notifying your immediate supervisor or your building principal know, ASAP.

11. If you have problems or concerns first consult the student's case manager, then the Lead SpEd teacher, then building principal or designee. If this proves ineffective contact the assigned exceptional children's supervisor.

12. Maintain confidentiality

Working Environment: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands; some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

  • Shadows cannot shadow their own children or children with whom they have a personal relationship outside of school.
  • Personal relationships with parents and your assigned student outside of the school setting is discouraged.
  • Personal contact with parents is prohibited, all issues are to be discussed with the classroom teacher and the teacher will communicate with the parent.
  • Shadows ARE NOT guaranteed that they will be allowed to shadow the same child each school year. Each term/or year a shadow is subject to be replaced or reassigned based on what is in the best interest of the child, performance and the need of F1S school district.
  • If a shadow is absent 3 or more consecutive days, you may also be replaced permanently or temporarily unless absence is approved by the building principal and F1S.
  • If a shadow is ever considered a danger to the child or the school environment you will be dismissed immediately.
  • If a shadow is consistently late, absent, or show's poor work performance, they will be given one verbal warning by the building principal or principal designee. If problems continue beyond this point, disciplinary action up to or including termination, and will be at the discretion of the building principal, F1S and/or the district office.
  • A Shadow should not under any circumstances call a student's parent or guardian to report the actions or behaviors of a student.

Experience: Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is desired.

Education: Minimum (60 hours of earned credit) or Workkeys/WIN scores (silver level) Preferred College degree with study in job related area.

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