Job Category
Paraprofessional
Exemption Status/Test
Non Exempt
Reports To
Lead Teacher and/or Principal
Date Revised
03/30/2016
Department
Assigned Campus
Primary Purpose
Assist the lead teacher with students to ensure their excellent care and safety in the classroom.
Education Certification

High School Diploma or GED

Special Knowledge/Skills

Effective communication skills with children

Self-motivated

Experience

Prior experience working with children, preferred

Major Responsibilities and Duties
  • Assist lead teacher with classroom/locker management.
  • Assist with physical safety, emotional, social and educational needs of children.
  • Work with teacher for on the job training through:
    • Planning and teaching large group
    • Planning and teaching small group
    • Planning and teaching physical education classes
  • Attend trainings and meetings as requested by administrators.
  • Directs all communications with families to the lead teacher.
  • Assist teacher with daily preparation and cleanup of classroom.
  • Comply with all attendance guidelines and policies of the district.
  • Work effectively with other staff members.
  • Arrives to work on time daily.
  • Maintain proper professional appearance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by lead teacher and administrators.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  •   None.
Tools/Equipment Used
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture
Occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, twisting
Motion
Frequent walking
Lifting
Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.
Environment
Occasional prolonged and irregular hours
Mental Demands
Reading; ability to communicate effectively (verbal); maintain emotional control under stress