Paraprofessional, Instructional

Category:  Support
Job Function:  Certified Support Staff
Department:  Manning Oaks Elementary

Summary

Paraprofessionals may serve in a classroom or media center. Incumbents in the Paraprofessional position are responsible for providing assistance to students and staff as indicated in the duties below related the individual’s assignment

Essential Duties

Instructional Paraprofessional

  • Assists the teacher in the preparation of educational materials for students
  • Works individually with students and/or in small groups to help reinforce learning objectives
  • Assists with all aspects of the daily routine, including distributing and collecting supplies, keeping attendance records, and grading quizzes as assigned
  • Participates in lunchroom, recess, hall-monitoring, and bus duties
  • Assists with preparing and maintaining bulletin boards and other learning centers areas for instruction

Media Paraprofessional

  • Monitors student use of the library and assists students with instructional tasks
  • Assists students and teachers in locating and using media/technology resources such as print/non-print materials, audiovisual/video materials, computerized information databases, computer-based learning programs and related media/technology equipment
  • Assists with inventory of all media center materials, processing of new materials, preparation of displays, bulletin boards, exhibits and media productions
  • Assists in circulation and collection of student mobile devices
  • Generate and maintain reports on overdue and lost books, as well as fines associated with these materials
  • Staffs circulation desk; Checks media center materials in and out to students and teachers using Destiny Library Manager Software Direct, if necessary, student assistants in assigned duties
  • Maintain orderly and attractive arrangement of media center materials, equipment, and furnishings
  • Participates in required additional training related to the Dual Immersion Model if applicable
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Must pass the GACE Paraprofessional Assessment with a minimum score of 250 within 1 year from Date of Hire in lieu of the GACE, two (2) years (60 semester hours) of college coursework above the remedial level with a grade of "C" or better at a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution is acceptable

Certification/Licensure

Must be able to obtain Georgia PSC Paraprofessional Certificate within 1 year from Date of Hire;

Experience Qualifications

0-1 year experience required

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Classroom experience and/or proven ability to work with children preferred
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions quickly and accurately
  • Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal both with students and adults
  • Excellent organizational skills and flexibility
  • Technology proficiency (computers, AV, office equipment, etc) (Media Paras)
  • Library organization and filing procedure knowledge (ability to alphabetize to three letters and order numerically to the ten-thousandths place) (Media Paras)
  • If working as a Paraprofessional in the Dual Immersion program, should exhibit proficiency in spoken and written language of instruction

Working Conditions

  • Classroom environment and/or Media Center

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift and carry 30-50 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to push or pull a maximum of 50 pounds
  • May require lifting, bending kneeling, reaching, stooping or crouching
  • Requires ability to move and control an adult-sized wheelchair
  • Typically sitting, standing, walking
Posting ID:  8200

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