Jan 13, 2024

GENERAL PARAPROFESSIONAL

  • TrulyHired
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

REPORTS TO: School Leader/Lead Teacher

SUPERVISES: N/A

PURPOSE: Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical and clerical tasks in assisting a teacher. Employee may perform a wide range of tasks in order to support the efforts of the lead teacher, meet the needs of all students, and ensure the provision of quality instruction for all students. Assists lead teacher with general classroom and clerical duties.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Assists teacher with executing instruction and evaluating its effectiveness.

Constantly monitors the safety and well-being of students; assists students with becoming increasingly independent.

Monitors student behavior and helps maintain discipline in the classroom.

Assists students with learning; reinforces and clarifies instructions; provides small group and one-on-one assistance as needed.

Maintains standardized records and documentation concerning the progress of students.

Performs various clerical duties as needed, maintains records of student progress; develops and files incident reports; grades student papers and scores tests; checks daily attendance; maintains class files, etc.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Participates in staff development workshops. Performs other related work as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High School diploma and a minimum of 48 hours of college level coursework. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

Experience working with children ages 3-7.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Physical Requirements: Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers, typewriters, calculators, pencils, scissors, equipment for children with special needs, etc. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Due to amount of time spent standing and/or walking, physical requirements are consistent with those for Light Work.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions from superiors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

General knowledge of activities performed by lead teacher. General knowledge of daily routines of the classroom.

General knowledge of the student handbook.

General knowledge of procedures to follow in the event of an emergency.

Some knowledge of the curriculum for the grade.

Ability to constantly monitor the safety and well-being of students.

Ability to maintain a clean and orderly environment. Ability to perform general clerical duties.

Ability to maintain order and discipline in a classroom.

Ability to maintain basic files and records.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.

DISCLAIMER

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

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