Job Title: Paraprofessional - Basic

Reports to:School Administrator
Typical Schedule:189 days/ 7 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP SRP

 

FLSA:Non-Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:SRP S03

JOB GOAL

Responsible for assisting the classroom teacher with routine tasks and organizing, implementing, and supporting an instructional and academic program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Assist teacher with facilitating a developmentally appropriate research-based curriculum, which is aligned to state standards and federal child outcomes and supports the development of school readiness skills.

Support teacher with coordinating and planning organized activities, schedules, lesson plans, and high-quality learning experiences responsive to each child’s individual patter on development and learning.

Aid in observing, collecting, and reporting data such as attendance and student academic development as required by federal, state and district requirements.

Under teacher supervision, integrate assessment data in individual and group planning, and conduct interventions and make referrals for evaluations as needed.

Escort, supervise, and facilitate students to various settings throughout the school building, including but not limited to, cafeteria, recess, and other educational classrooms including arrival and dismissal times.

Facilitate appropriate social interactions amongst students by prompting, modeling, and reinforcing appropriate social behaviors in small group or classroom settings.

Consult with teachers or other professionals utilizing appropriate channels by engaging in positive solution finding steps to resolve areas of concern.

Collaborate and support classroom teacher in communicating regularly with parents and teachers to identify barriers preventing student achievement and establish plans to help ensure student engagement and success.

Participate in staff meetings and staff development activities, as scheduled.

Maintain records and information concerning students confidential and use information only for the purposes for which it was accumulated.

Participate and assist teacher in school functions, field trips and extracurricular activities as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Knowledge and understanding of curriculum planning, implementation, and resources

Possess strong attention to detail

Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media

Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases

Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes

Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

One year of working with elementary aged children

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position  

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

None

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Early Childhood Development, Education, or similar field from an accredited institution

Experience teaching K-3

Satisfactory completion of First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Paraprofessional - Basic;   EST: June 29, 1993;   REV: July 21, 2020;   Board Approved: July 21, 2020
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