Paraprofessional - Middle School
Company: Methodist Children's Home Society
Posted on: June 5, 2021
The Paraprofessional will assist
teachers with classroom lessons, activities, organization, and
management, as well as assisting special needs students. The
Paraprofessional's responsibilities include assisting the teacher
with teaching new concepts or translating information for students
to understand better, supervising students, and providing students
with a positive, nurturing guide. The Paraprofessional will deal
with students, parents, staff, and the community in a professional
manner, and follow and uphold school rules and
II. DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB
Participate in lesson planning
sessions, and communicating with parents and school
Co-teach lessons under the
Teacher's guidance, leading small groups or individual instruction
and discussions, and reviewing classwork.
Organize the classroom and
teaching materials, monitor the classroom during lessons, and
minimize distractions and disruptions.
Supervise students in and out of
Attend to students' physical,
personal, academic, and emotional needs.
Assist Teachers and students with
extracurricular activities and school
Perform clerical duties, such as
tracking student attendance, typing, filing, photocopying, and
grading tests and homework.
Ensure the upkeep of educational
materials, equipment, and supplies.
Track students' progress and
prepare reports for the parents.
Assist Teachers in counseling
parents on the requirements and development of their
Participate in ongoing
professional development activities, plan field trips, and/or other
Perform other duties as assigned
by the Principal.
Education and Experience:
Must meet No Child Left Behind requirements for
para-professionals (specifically an associates or higher degree; OR
60 college credits; OR achieve passing scores on an equivalent
state-approved assessment demonstrating knowledge of and ability to
assist in instructing reading, writing, and
Experience working with children
and special needs students.
Basic reading, writing, and communications
skills as acquired through a high school diploma or its
Recent First Aid and CPR
Skills and Abilities
Effectively provide instruction
for children with behavioral and emotional
Excellent communication and
Demonstrate patience, compassion,
and empathy when dealing with students, as well as professionalism
when representing the school.
Exhibit strong management and
Build positive, collaborative
Relate to students and gain their
respect and confidence.
Manage time and multiple
priorities, meet deadlines.
Establish and maintain effective
working relationships with employees, other agencies and the
Exercise professional judgment in
Handle sensitive and confidential
situations and documentation.
The work environment described
here is representative of that which an employee will typically
encounter during a normal shift. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. Work involves rotating between
workstations where children are studying and requires walking or
standing for extended periods of time in a residential or office
MCHS is an equal opportunity employer where employment is based
upon personal capabilities and qualifications without
discrimination because of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age,
marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation,
veteran status, or any other protected characteristics as
established by law. This policy extends to all policies and
procedures related to the recruitment and hiring, compensation,
benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of
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