Paraeducator Job Description

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A Paraeducator works with special education students during the school day in regular and special education classes under the direction of special education and general education teachers providing assistance, direction, guidance, and implementing academic and behavioral programs to special education students. The Paraeducator works in classrooms spanning Preschool to Grade 12.

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Job summary 2

The job of the Paraeducator was established to assist in the supervision, care, and instruction of students with special needs in the regular education classroom, interrelated resource rooms, or other special needs settings; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior; and provide information to appropriate school personnel, all under the direct supervision of the Special Education Teacher. This position may work with students in Early Childhood settings, Elementary or Secondary classrooms, and resource rooms. Additionally, this position may work with students with mild to moderate disabilities who may also be deaf/hard of hearing, have visual impairments, and or other disabilities.

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Job summary 3

A Paraeducator assists in creating a nurturing early childhood environment favorable to learning and personal growth for children.

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Job summary 4

Under the supervision of a teacher, a Paraeducator performs a wide variety of duties to support student learning. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job summary 5

Under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher, the Paraeducator supports students to participate in their educational program. Paraeducators support students in their native language or English to participate in their educational program.

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Job summary 6

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assist in providing instruction to individual or small groups of special education students in a classroom; monitor and report student progress regarding behavior and performance; perform a variety of clerical duties as assigned.

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The Paraeducator will provide services, under the direction of the classroom teacher, to ensure that the student’s needs are met. The Paraeducator shall enforce the State rules and regulations and District policies to ensure the operation of the educational program.

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Paraeducators work under the direction of special education teachers and are supervised by the building principal in matters concerning day-to-day operations. They are responsible to the Assistant Superintendent of Services for program coordination and development.

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Under the direction of a certified teacher, Paraeducator works with students on a one-to-one basis or with small groups and assists in the maintenance of materials, equipment, and records of students; and reinforces instruction as directed by the teacher.

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The job of Paraeducator is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within the assigned classroom with specific responsibility for working with special needs students; assisting certified teachers in supporting the learning programs for students in their designated educational environment; monitoring and reporting student behavior and performance; and assisting students with personal and/or health care needs.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the five major parts of a paraeducator's job?

The five major parts of a paraeducator's job typically include:
Providing instructional support: working with individual students or small groups to reinforce instruction given by the teacher.
Classroom management: assisting the teacher in maintaining a positive and safe learning environment by monitoring student behavior and responding to disruptions.
Record-keeping: keeping track of student progress and maintaining accurate records.
Personal care: providing assistance with personal care tasks, such as feeding, toileting, and dressing, for students with special needs.
Administrative tasks: performing tasks such as making copies, preparing materials, and organizing the classroom./p>

What is the skills of a paraeducator?

The skills of a paraeducator may vary depending on the specific job requirements, but generally, they should have strong communication skills, the ability to work well with others, patience and empathy, flexibility and adaptability, and a willingness to learn and take direction.

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