Special Education Paraprofessional - Grades 3-5 (Temporary)

Bridgeville, DE 19933, US
Feb 09, 2018
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type
Close Date:


The role of the paraprofessional in special education is to work under the supervision of professional service provider to directly or indirectly assist and support in the provision of services to students with disabilities. The role and assignments of a paraprofessional are not defined by a particular student, setting or program but rather by students' needs as determined by the IEP. The duties of the paraprofessional may vary based upon specific assignment. Duties may also change at anytime based upon administration or teacher reexamination of student or program need.

  • Carry out the instructional programs and lessons as developed by the supervising teacher in all learning environments
  • Assist individual students or groups of students in performing activities initiated by the teacher
  • Individually or in small groups, reinforce concepts and skills introduced by the teacher in all learning environments
  • Keep students on task
  • Implement assistive technology
  • Implement accommodations indicated by the IEP (read tests aloud, take notes, enlarge materials, etc.) as directed by the special education teacher.
  • Redirect behavior and implement behavior management plans
  • Facilitate interaction between students with disabilities and classmate
  • Teach and model strategies to peers about how to interact with the student with a disability.
  • Support the development of communication skills
  • Provide the special education teacher/staff with information about general education assignments, activities and student participation and behavior
  • Inform general education staff about student programs and adaptations
  • Observe, record and collect data as directed
  • As directed, share information with other paraprofessionals or family
  • Attend IEP meetings at the request of administrator, teacher or parent
  • Assist special education teacher with clerical tasks, correcting of student work, and material or room preparations, and equipment maintenance
  • Intervene with other students about inappropriate behavior, language or actions
  • Provide supervision and assistance on play grounds, in lunch room, at assemblies, on field trips or other locations as directed for special education students.
  • Demonstrate initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities when assigned to meet the needs of students' IEP's.
  • Assures the safety and welfare of all individuals.


Supervises students.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School Diploma. Pass Paraprofessional Test or 60 college credit hours.


Paraprofessional Certification from the Department of Education.


Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to staff, parents, students and administrators.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure; using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent; as well as draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagraph form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Ability to use technology as assigned including standard office equipment. Ability to assume responsibility for supervising students, understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work under limited supervision. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit and walk. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed fort his position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Start Date: TBD

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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