Instructional Paraprofessional

Posted Date 2 years ago(9/28/2020 10:04 AM)
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This position plays a key role in shaping students’ futures by mentoring small groups of students, reviewing material with one-on-one with students, providing instructional support activities to students that are designed by the teacher, collecting assessment data and supervising the academic work of students. The position will also assist in preparing curriculum materials, grading papers, and tracking attendance.


  • Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials
  • Monitors student work and supervise curriculum-based testing
  • Provides tutoring to individual or small group and/or assist students with makeup work
  • Helps administer and score student assessment
  • Reviews material with students one-on-one or in small groups
  • Ensures students follow school and class rules
  • Implements School Wide Positive Behavior Support program on a daily basis
  • Prepares for lessons by gathering materials or setting up equipment
  • Tracks attendance, correct papers, and calculate grades
  • Performs clerical work to document student grades and other paperwork
  • Enforces school-wide positive support program, disciplinary codes, and rewards
  • Performs classroom maintenance and instructional duties as assigned
  • Assists in activities like field trips, academic support sessions, and other events and programs
  • Supervises students in class, between classes, during lunch and recess
  • Uses Microsoft Teams to receive important updates about Education and Woods-wide events.
  • Uses care logic to document incidents in school and in the residence.
  • Collaborates and follows feedback and rules related to work setting (e.g., residence and school).
  • Attends scheduled team and staff meetings as requested.
  • Attends scheduled in-serviced days and training courses as required by program.
  • Adheres to all Woods policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the instruction of daily living skills in the student’s home or school as scheduled.
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of instructional techniques to promote student independence (e.g., prompt hierarchies).
  • Uses escalation methods to support student problem behavior (e.g., Ukeru).
  • Participates in school-based orientation, training and meetings as requested.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with peers and management staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must have completed at least 2 years of postsecondary study (36 credits), Associate’s degree or higher is preferred.  
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Three (3) years previous experience as a paraprofessional, teaching assistant, or related position required.
  • Participation in additional professional development training as requested.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model and mentor for students.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable in a team-player role.
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Strict adherence to school policy and procedures, standards, and goals.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, be agile, physically pursue clients on foot, physically restrain, bend, squat, stretch, reach, push up and stand for several hours at a time.


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