Jan 13, 2024


  • TrulyHired
  • Akron, OH, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

The Akron Board of Education announces a possible opening for Substitute Paraprofessional

Application must be made electronically through https://www.applitrack.com/akron/onlineapp/. The Superintendent reserves the right to either keep the position open until suitable applicants are found or to cancel and repost the position with such changes as may be deemed appropriate. For further information, please contact Misty Wheeler, Human Resource Specialist, 330-761-2916.
  • Job Code: 407
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Time Schedule: As and When Needed
  • Salary Range: Hourly Rate: $11.31
  • Supevisor: Building Principal
Maintains a schedule determined by the Principal
Is responsible to the principal, coordinator of support staff, and the director of special education
Takes direction from the principal and classroom teacher
Escorts children in and out of the building in the morning, afternoon, and at recess
Escorts children to and from mode of transportation and waits for their arrival and departure
Assists in toileting, diapering, changing clothing, changing pull ups and student personal hygiene as
and when as needed
Makes certain that equipment and supplies used by the student are clean and in place for proper use
Transfers and positions pupils in different seating/standing equipment
Assists in implementing all therapy plans (PT,OT,SLH)
Assists in lunchroom with feeding and supervision of pupils
Assists students traveling throughout the building and in/out of the building
Assists students with elevator, lifts, and other equipment as necessary to fulfill Individualized
Education Plan
Maintains accurate, up-to-date inventory of materials and equipment
Assists in supervising students in the lunchroom and at recess
Assists with the distribution of materials
Assists in keeping bulletin boards neat and attractive
Assists in emergency situations
Assists in restraining students using proper Crisis Prevention Intervention techniques
Monitors students in time out
Assist students during disaster drills and field trips
Assists with arranging work centers as needed
Assists the special education student(s) in art, gym, music, and regular education classes
Assists in collecting and maintaining data, including but not limited to behavioral, academic, and selfcare
Prepares and/or duplicates materials
Prepares work sheets and other educational material for student use
Assists with the class in the teacher's absence for short periods of time
Collects attendance, breakfast and lunch information
Assists students in operation of classroom computers and other media equipment
Assists students in completing assigned work
Assists teacher in making school related telephone calls when instructed by teacher
Assists with handling other pertinent activities as directed by the teacher or principal
Exercises a high level of tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff members and public
Maintains respect at all times for confidential information, to include but not limited to, student
records, free/reduced lunch forms, test scores, etc.
Interacts in a positive manner with staff students and parents
Promotes good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation
Promotes good safety practices and procedures
Attends meetings and in-services as required
Serves as a role-model for students
Performs related work as required
Ability to work effectively with others
Ability to communicate oral and/or written ideas and directives clearly and effectively
Ability to effectively listen
Ability to follow oral and written directions
Ability to accurately record student progress
Ability to assist students with class work
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing situation
Ability to exercise organizational and problem solving skills
Ability to effectively manage students
Must have a high degree of physical stamina to be capable of restraining students and lifting
• Copy machine • Orthopedic equipment such as wheelchairs, stationary chairs, braces, lifts, etc. • Laminator • Ellison machine • Computer and peripherals • VCR/TV/DVD • Equipment used to meet medical needs of student such as Brailler, Assistive Listening Devices, Augmentive Communication Devices, PT/OT equipment • Other equipment used in classroom instruction and in conjunction with handicaps of students
• Frequently required to lift students in and out of equipment, carry, push, and pull students in orthopedic equipment • Frequent exposure to body fluids, blood, and tissue • Frequent and regular requirement to lift, stand, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, climb, kneel, and stoop • Frequently required to restrain unruly children
High School Diploma or G.E.D
New federal legislation requires that paraprofessionals meet ONE of THREE criteria to become Highly Qualified:
1. Complete at least two years of study at an Institute of Higher Education (48 Semester or 72 Quarter Hours)
2. An Associate (or higher) Degree from an Accredited Institutuion of Higher Education
3. Pass the Test for Paraprofessionals
Satisfactory BCII and FBI background checks
Must have two references (professional)
Must have a high degree of physical stamina to be capable of restraining students and lifting
Must comply with state and federal guidelines for instructional assistants
If you require any special services (such as interpreter, braille or large print, or wheelchair-accessible accommodations) covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336, Section 102, please call the Department of Human Resources at 330-761-2949. If you are using a TTY/TTD, please call the Ohio Relay Service, 1-800-750-0750.

Akron Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry or genetic information (collectively, "Protected Classes").

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


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