Child-Specific Paraprofessional

November 4, 2022 | by chull

Child-Specific Paraprofessional

The child-focused paraprofessional will provide one-on-one support and assistance to a specific child in accordance with the child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Shadows and provides one-on-one support to a specific child throughout the school day to achieve academic goals specified in the IEP;

· Ensures the student’s academic and behavioral needs are being met;

· Monitors the student’s daily schedule and IEP to ensure a safe and positive learning environment;

· Focuses on instructional activities to ensure the student is focused, engaged in the learning process, and mastering critical skills;

· Develops critical skills that will ultimately lead to greater independence;

· Facilitates positive social interactions between the child and other children in the classroom;

· Serves as liaison between teachers and parents and communicates progress;

· Monitors student behavior and maintains documentation of care provided to the child;

· Perform other assigned duties as needed;

Educational Background

Must have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree or 48 college credits from an accredited college or university, or have a passing score on the Praxis Para Professional examination.

Preferred Skills and Management Experience

· Previous experience as a Paraprofessional preferred.

· Educational experience preferred.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

· Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, and staff.