An immediate opening exists for the 2021-2022 school year:  The individual will work Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Additional hours will be added as needed.


The individual will travel with the student or small groups of students throughout the day to monitor and evaluate student(s) occupational skills and to help with instructional tasks as assigned.  The primary goal is to assist the student(s) in skills necessary to prepare them for occupational employment.


II.        Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:  Other duties may be assigned by the Building Principal, teacher or Special Education Supervisor or other official in Administration.



III.       Qualifications


            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.


A.    Education and/or Experience

Must have a High School Diploma.  Preference will be given to highly qualified candidates.  Highly qualified status is at least 48 college credits or a high school diploma and a passing score (455) on the Paraprofessional Test as administered by the Educational Testing Services.  An Associate’s degree or higher is preferred.


B.     Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must have a valid driver’s license.


C.    Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret instructional textbooks and instructional aides. Ability to write student progress reports and small group lesson plans as directed.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, teachers, parents and administrators.


D.    Mathematical Skills

Must have good basic arithmetic skills and working knowledge of subject matter being taught to student(s) that individual is assigned to.


E.     Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Must use good judgment in working with assigned student(s) and when dealing with parents/caregivers. 


F.     Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Products and Internet based software that is used as instructional aides.  Pursues training and development opportunities to expand technology knowledge.


G.    Other Skills and Abilities

Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Accepts feedback and criticism.  Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities; Use Time efficiently; and set goals and objectives.  Must be dependable.  Must possess good interpersonal skills and have ability to motivate persons of diverse backgrounds.  Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


H.  Other Qualifications

Must enjoy working with students with multiple perspectives and mult-cultural differences.  Must understand difficult child behavior and be able to tolerate and respond in a positive manner to those students with difficult behavior and slow learners.   Individual must have their own transportation and cell phone as the position will involve interaction with the business and professional community.



IV.       Physical Demands

            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.  Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


V.        Work Environment

            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. 


            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.