Paraprofessional – Special Education / Title 1 / ESL...

1. High School Diploma or equivalent
2. Aptitude for the work to be performed
3. Interest in children and education
4. Desire to assist students with special needs in a learning environment
5. Emotional maturity and stability necessary for the specialized work involved
6. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board find appropriate and acceptable

REPORTS TO / EVALUATED BY: Principal, Special Education / Title 1 / ESL / General Education Teacher(s)

JOB GOAL: To assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students.

1. Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by certified staff.
2. Assists the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
3. Monitors work, corrects papers, and supervises curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff.
4. Serves as the chief source of information and help to any guest teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff.
5. Performs clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff.
6. Alerts the certified staff to any problem or special information about an individual student.
7. Performs assigned supervision of students during lunch periods, play periods, and on field trips.
8. Performs assigned non-instructional classroom duties, such as snack time, toileting, and clothing routines.
9. When requested, serves as a resource person to the General Education Intervention Team and/or IEP / Title 1 / ESL Team(s). 

  • Approximately nine month working period
  • 60-day probation
  • Salary per salary schedule
  • Position constitutes an employee at will of the Board, with a contract length and salary to be established annually by the Board 
  • Fulfills the requirements of the Texas Paraprofessional Standards 
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Classified Personnel.