Job Title: Resource (Special Education) Paraprofessional
Department: School and/or District Special Education Office
Reports To: Principal and/or Director of Special Education
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
SUMMARY: Provides assistance to classroom teachers in preparing materials, providing direct instruction, and supervising special needs students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide individualized instruction and adaptation of classroom curriculum IAW student's IEPs.
Assist in the development of student's IEPs.
Implement and follow through on daily lesson plans including academic, social, and other functional activities IAW the student's IEP.
Help organize/prepare instructional materials for assigned student(s).
Provide instruction to students in small groups and individually by adapting or creating daily lessons and activities.
Maintain individual data records.files for assigned student(s).
Provide ongoing feedback to the Resource Teacher regarding the student's progress.
Offer assistance to classroom teachers as time and conditions warrant.
Assist in implementing and enforcing behavior management plans.
Provide related services as directed by the therapists and IEP.
Maintain confidentiality of student records.
Remain a part of the regular classroom process as much as practical.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to students, parents, and employees of the organization. Ability to communicate effectively with students who have speech and language disabilities.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
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 stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.