Instructional Paraprofessional-Reported Time

Wilmington, DE 19801, US
Jan 12, 2018
POSITION: Instructional Paraprofessional#2959 CLOSING DATE: January 24, 2018

(Reported time/substitute)

LOCATION: District wide(Must be available to work Newark and the city of Wilmington)

REPORT TO: Designated Administrator

  • Holds high school transcript or equivalency, along with one of the following:
    • An associate degree or higher with a GPA of 2.0 or higher from an accredited institution , or
    • Sixty college credits from an accredited institution, or
    • A score of 459 or higher on the ParaPro Test
  • Has strong communication skills; writing and speaking in English
  • Has experience working with children in varied settings; preferred
  • Has working knowledge of behavior management procedures; preferred
  • Has knowledge of software applications including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint; preferred
  • Has knowledge of assistive technology and accommodations for special education students; preferred
  • Assist with self-help training (student transfer, toileting, diapering, grooming, feeding etc.) if required by assignment
  • Satisfactorily pass Safety Techniques and Personal Restraint Techniques assessments, if required by assignment
  • Satisfactorily pass CPR and First Aid training, if required by assignment
  • Must be able to stand and work continuously for a minimum of 4 hours per work day
  • Minimum lifting requirements - 50 pounds (with assistance)
  • Must be able to use arms and hands without restrictions to accommodate the physical, mobility, and ambulatory needs of students

Goal: Work directly with students with guidance from the teacher. Provide coaching and modeling to facilitate the active involvement of students in their educational setting.

Special Education & Special Program Qualifications:

Instructional paraprofessionals in a special education program setting must have the willingness to accept and carry out the following:
  • Work with students from birth to 21 years old
  • Assist with self-help training (student transfer, toileting, diapering, grooming, feeding etc.) if required by assignment
  • Understand and implement the students' IEP (Individual Education Program) goals and objectives as well as any accommodations to ensure student's success, including Behavior Support Plans
  • Lift students and perform physical tasks with proper training, if required by assignment
  • If transporting students in district vehicles, possess a valid driver's license and safe driving record.
  • Provide vocational support and on-the-job coaching at community locations with a limited number of students (determined by contract) with or without teacher on site, with proper training and an established routine, if required by assignment

  • Ensure the safety of the students within all school and community environments
  • Ensure student confidentiality
  • Utilize knowledge of the social, emotional, medical, and academic needs of individual students obtained through collaboration with teacher and/or specialist
  • Collaborate with the teacher, paraprofessionals and/or related services providers about the plans, and implementation of activities and resources for the students
  • Work with students in variety of ways, which may include an individual, small group, or whole group settings, in the school and/or in the community, as prescribed by instructional programs
  • In an inclusionary environment, is not limited to working solely with students who have IEP's, may also work with regular education students
  • Assist in ongoing monitoring of students' progress which may include assessing, data collection and computer work.
  • Communicate essential student information, progress, concerns to the assigned teacher, worksite coordinator, or assigned administrator
  • Support in maintaining discipline of students using behavior management plan as directed by classroom teacher.
  • Maintain dignity and respect for each student at all times
  • May assist teacher and paraprofessionals or independently perform routine tasks such as, but not limited to: classroom duties, record keeping limited clerical work, checking and grading papers, gathering/preparing materials for students, assisting with the set-up/clean-up of classroom activities, operating multimedia equipment, and job coaching at community-based locations.
  • May assist with the supervision and monitoring of social interactions during non-instructional activities such as bus duty, breakfast/ lunch, recess, student transition between activities, specials/elective and field trips.
  • Must be able to stand and work continuously for a minimum of 4 hours per work day.
  • Minimum lifting requirements- 50 pounds (with assistance).
  • Must be able to use arms and hands without restrictions to accommodate the physical, mobility, and ambulatory needs of students.
  • Must report to work on time every work day, except as afforded by existing law.
  • Must perform all duties as assigned during scheduled work days.
  • Perform other duties as requested by administration to meet the needs of the students.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and appearance in all settings as required by district guidelines
  • Use initiative to solve problems
  • Follow district and building procedures

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Start Date: Mutuallly agreeable

Job Posting Link:

Salary Range: From/To: Commensurate with appropriate schedule:

Additional Job Information:
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Qualified applicants must submit an online paraprofessional application upload letter of interest, resume and three current (within one year of closing date), dated, & signed professional reference letters by January 24, 2018. Previous submissions will not automatically flow to this posting. In order to be considered for this position, you must apply specifically for the Job ID listed for this position. Apply online:

Employment is conditional upon receipt of an acceptable Criminal Background Report, a negative Pre-Employment Drug Screening and a Child Abuse Registry check showing you are not on the Registry at any level

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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