Paraprofessional (Non-Instructional)

Wallington School district

Wallington, NJ, USA

Full time

Para Professional

7 hrs

Position Type:

Date Posted:

Frank W. Gavlak Elementary School
(High-Needs School)

Date Available:

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Position Purpose

- Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties such as proctoring study halls to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development.

Essential Job Functions

- Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills.

- Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.

- Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.

- Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.

- Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.

- Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.

- Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.

- Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.

- Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.

- Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.

- Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.

- Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.

- Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.

- Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.

- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.

- Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).

- Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.

- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.

- Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.

- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.

- Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.

- Effective writing and verbal communication skills.

Qualifications Profile

- Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

- High School diploma or equivalent.

- Successful completion of college level coursework or passing of examination as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.

- Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.

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