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Special Education Paraprofessional

Company: Adrian Public Schools
Location: Adrian
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


Monday - Friday
6.85 Hours per Day


Will be working with students in multiple settings throughout the day to support academic, safety and behavioral needs.
Individual will assist the student with special needs.
Responsible for the safety, well being and/or work output of the student.
Individual will work with a team of teachers to best serve the education needs of this student.
Assists teaching staff with daily activities, including individualized student care.

The Paraprofessional reports to the Building Principal and may receive direction from the teaching staff.
Assists in the coordination and supervision of student activities.

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. The following is a list of qualifications for the position, any one of which may be waived by the Board in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications.


1. Regular, Reliable and Punctual Attendance
2. Assists teacher in classroom operation.
3. Demonstrates understanding of students' problems.
4. Maintain confidentiality.
5. Demonstrates initiative and creativity with students and their program.
6. Follows through with prescribed behavioral management programs.
7. Assists in therapy functions, including physical and occupational.
8. Keeps records, writes lessons on the board, corrects students' work.
9. Assists instructional staff in the supervision of students including loading and unloading buses, in the gym , restroom, playground and lunchroom.
10. Assists and instructs students in personal hygiene, including toileting, tooth brushing, hand washing and feeding.
11. Sanitize classroom and equipment using approved materials.
12. Accompany students on field trips.
13. Lifts or assists in lifting students from wheelchairs to changing tables or designated area.
14. Must successfully complete APS required training.
15. Must comply with all APS rules, policies and regulations.
16. Provide support to other positions as required.
17. Other duties as assigned.

Supervises students under teaching staff direction.

Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
2. Will need to meet Highly Qualified requirements (equivalent of Associates Degree or successful completion of ACT Work Keys test).
3. Previous experience working with school aged children.

Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short 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 and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to work with impaired students with varying levels of ability. 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 perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift 40 lbs and or push/pull up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. The employee needs to be able to tell where a sounds is coming from and hear in a noisy 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 occasionally works near moving mechanical parts in some vocational settings. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is frequently exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. May be directly responsible for the safety, well-being and/or work output of students.

Adrian Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination in its policies, employment practices and programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, height, weight, marital or familial status, gender, disability, or national origin.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $14.46 per hour

* Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Adrian, MI 49221: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Adrian Public Schools, Toledo , Special Education Paraprofessional, Other , Adrian, Ohio

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