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Category: Student Support Services/Paraprofessional
Date Posted: 2/1/2023
Location: Taft Primary School
Date of Availability: Immediately

1.  Educators License with Stipulations w/ Paraprofessional Endorsement or 19 years of age with High School Diploma. Must take and pass the basic skills test  (ETS Paraprofessional or ACT Work Keys)
2.  Ability to work with teachers and students
3.  Such alternative to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
REPORTS TO:   Building Principal, Teacher
JOB GOAL:  In cooperation with the teachers, to provide a well-organized, smoothly functioning class environment in which students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: (may be included but are not limited to the following)
1.  Assists with classroom activities under the direction of a certified teacher.
2.  Assists with the instruction of small groups of children.
3.  Assists in the preparation of instructional material.
4.  Performs clerical duties.
5.  Assists individual children in need of special education.
6.  Assists any students when appropriate.
7.  Participates in staff development workshops and meetings as required by the Administration.
8.  Assists in keeping classrooms orderly and presentable.
9.  Maintains a professional, confidential attitude toward work, students, and other adults in
      the school.
10. Assists teacher in duties relating to the supervision of playground, cafeteria, bathroom, and         bus loading activities.
11.  Provide information to the teacher regarding student progress.
12.  Cooperates with building personnel during routine activities.
13. Sets up audio-visual equipment and communication devices relevant to the modifications necessary to meet the needs of the students.
14. Assists students with dressing, feeding, toileting, and health needs as deemed necessary by the principal/teacher.
15. Assists with field trip supervision.
16. Guides independent study, enrichment work and remedial work assigned by the teacher.
17. Assists staff in behavior management implementation.
18. Assists staff in data collection.
19. Performs other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the     teacher, principal, program director or other administrator.
20. Actively participates in and abides by the school district’s Employee Safety and Health program and all policies and work practices designed to promote a safe work environment. Accepts responsibility for safe conduct relating to all activities necessary to carry out functions of this position.

  1. Language: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, parents and other employees or the organizations.
  2. Mathematical:  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.
  3. Reasoning: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

EVALUATION:  Job performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of
the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Paraprofessional personnel.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve the regular and at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (objects occasionally weigh up to 20-50 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate tastes. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with potential exposure to adverse   environmental conditions, such as strong odors, wetness, humidity, machinery, and temperature.
Bloodborne Pathogens: OSHA guidelines 29 CFR 1910.1904 and 1030 are required by each employer who has employee(s) with potential occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Climbing:        Ability to ascend or descend ladders using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. (This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required is greater than that of ordinary motion).
Balancing:       Ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling down when walking/standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. (This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that of ordinary motion).
Stooping:         Ability to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.  (This factor is important if the position requires an amount of stooping greater than normal motion).
Kneeling:         Ability to bend legs at the knees to come to a rest on the knee or knees.
Crouching:      Ability to bend the body downward and forward by bending the leg and the spine.
Reaching:        Ability to extend hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction.
Standing:         Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Walking:          Ability to move about on foot to accomplish assigned tasks, particularly for long distances.
Sitting:            Ability to remain in a seated position for a prolonged period of time.
Pushing:          Ability to use upper extremities to press against an object with steady
                        force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
Pulling:            Ability to raise objects of varying sizes and weights from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
Lifting:            Ability to raise objects of varying sizes and weights from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
                       (This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles).
Fingering:        Ability to pick, pinch, type, or otherwise work, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling.
Grasping:         Ability to apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palms.
Feeling:           Ability to perceive attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with the skin, particularly that of the fingertips.
Talking:           Ability to express or exchange ideas by the means of spoken word. Those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Hearing           The ability to perceive speech and other environmental sounds at normal loudness levels.
Visual:             The power to see at a level, which allows reading of numbers, text, and operation of equipment.
Motions:     Repetitive ability to move the wrists, hands, and/or fingers in a repetitive motion.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Interested candidates should apply online at
Ms. Shemeka Fountain
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

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