Sample Paraprofessional Job Description

Job Description

At [SchoolX], we pride ourselves on giving students a vibrant learning experience in a welcoming environment. Our teachers count on paraprofessionals to bring the best to the classroom every day. We’re searching for a qualified paraprofessional to join us in delivering the high-quality learning experiences we’re known for. The ideal candidate has prior experience in this role, and is flexible to adapt to the changing nature of the demands of the class. He or she will work closely with an assigned teacher and support them in their duties. Typical tasks include working with students in groups and individually during lessons, assisting with lesson plans and materials, grading homework, and writing progress reports. The thriving paraprofessional is caring, compassionate, and committed to each student’s success.

Objectives of this Role

  • Provide instructional reinforcement under the direction of the classroom teacher in executing lesson plans
  • Serve as a positive, nurturing guide for students
  • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, staff, and community, following and upholding school rules and standards
  • Safely supervise students in both instructional and assessment activities in and out of the classroom
  • Participate in planning sessions with the learning team, communicating with parents and school officials as needed

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Co-teach lesson components as determined by the teacher, leading small-group or individual instruction and discussion, and reviewing classwork material
  • Attend to students' physical, personal, academic, and emotional needs; help with translation and hygienic needs when necessary
  • Organize classroom and teaching materials; verify and track student attendance
  • Perform clerical duties such as typing, filing, and photocopying; grade tests and homework, recording the results
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, parents, and staff to enhance the instructional environment; participate in parent-teacher and faculty meetings and events

Skills and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Proven experience working with students
  • Effective communication skills; oral, written, and visual with adults and children
  • Understanding of basic principles of childhood development
  • Familiarity with educational software or willingness to learn
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development or education
  • Teaching certification(s)
  • Experience working with special needs students