Job Category
Paraprofessional
Exemption Status/Test
Non Exempt
Reports To
Principal
Date Revised
05/27/2015
Department
Assigned Campus
Primary Purpose
To provide small group instruction to bilingual students identified as in need of intervention using materials and plans provided by either the Bilingual Interventionist of the Classroom Teacher To help improve the academic performance of assigned bilingual students
Education Certification

High School Diploma

Valid TEA Certification

Oral and Written Fluency in language needed for the position (Spanish)

Special Knowledge/Skills

Ability to instruct students in small groups and manage behavior

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Ability to follow plans and activities provided

Ability to monitor and track progress of students

Experience

Previous work with elementary age children, preferred

Major Responsibilities and Duties

Instructional

  • Engage small groups of students in appropriate lessons and activities that address the needs of the students using the plans and materials provided
  • Communicate with the Classroom Teacher and Bilingual Interventionist on the effectiveness and appropriateness of provided lessons
  • Conduct assessments of student progress as instructed
  • Work in cooperation with the Intervention Team and Classroom Teachers

Student Growth and Development

  • Monitor and track student progress using formal and informal means
  • Be a positive role model for students

Student management and Organization

  • Create an environment conducive to learning
  • Manage student behavior according to the Code of Conduct
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required

Communication

  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members

Professional Growth and Development

  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills
  • Comply with all state, district, and school regulations and policies
  • Attend and participate in faculty meeting and committees as required

Other

  • Perform other duties as assigned, such as supervising students in the cafeteria and assisting with dismissal

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None
Tools/Equipment Used
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture
Prolonged sitting. Occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion
Frequent Walking
Lifting
Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds) involving books and classroom materials
Mental Demands
Maintain emotional control under stress; frequent shift of activities from one group to the next