Special Education Paraprofessional (MI/MO/SM)

Category:  Special Education
Job Function:  Certified Support Staff
Department:  Abbotts Hill Elementary

Salary Schedule Range



Provides assistance with classroom organization, management, and presentation/development of classroom instruction. Works under general supervision of the instructional staff.

Essential Duties

  • 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.
  • 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


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

Experience Qualifications

  • 0 – 1 year experience required
  • Classroom experience and/or proven ability to work with children preferred


  • Classroom experience and/or proven ability to work with children preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with students and adults
  • Excellent organizational skills and flexibility
  • If working as a Paraprofessional in the Dual Immersion program, should exhibit proficiency in spoken and written language of instruction
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions quickly and accurately
  • Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information

Working Conditions

  • Classroom environment

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:  29988

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