Ell/ESOL Paraprofessional

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. High school diploma or GED.
2. Passing score on ParaPro Test, AA degree, or 60 Semester hours as required by the Federal Title I No Child Left Behind
(NCLB) Regulations
3. Bilingual
4. Satisfactory criminal background check and district required screening
5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable
REPORTS TO: Principal or Assigned Supervisor
JOB GOAL: Provide instructional and technical assistance to meet the specialized needs of students in ELL/ESOL classrooms.
1. Assists the teacher(s) in preparing materials, teaching aids, bulletin boards and equipment for direct instructional activity, including locating, copying, collating, distributing, and/or grouping materials supporting instructional activities.
2. Schedule space for specialized instructional programs and coordinate the arrangement of equipment, desks, tables, chairs and activity areas.
3. Examine short- and long-term unit plans prepared by the teacher and anticipate the need for specific supplies and materials.
4. Assist the teacher in preparing for changing curriculum to meet the needs of students with diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
5. Use time efficiently.
6. Provide student supervision before, during, and after school while they are loading, riding, and unloading buses, on the playground, in the cafeteria, in a learning or practice situation, following appropriate training, as assigned.
7. Provide instructional assistance and translation services as planned and coordinated by the teacher, principal or supervisor. Assist in maintaining the security of records, materials, and equipment.
8. Administer individual and group tests in appropriate native language or English.
9. Establish and maintain student checklists, records and ESOL data as required by the teacher, principal and/or supervisor.
10. Maintain a good relationship between school and parents, through written and oral translation of information.
11. Demonstrate sensitivity to students, parents, and community.
12. Assist the teacher in the enforcement of classroom rules and the maintenance of appropriate records.
13. Maintain a clean and orderly environment for students.
14. Escort or transport students to and from classrooms, clinic, cafeteria as required.
15. Assist in evaluating program effectiveness; seek and suggest ways of continuous improvement.
16. Assist, as assigned, in the collection of assessment data from a variety of sources and in compiling and organizing data for review by the teacher.
17. Provide instructional assistance as planned or coordinated by the teacher or supervisor.
18. Use classroom management techniques conducive to an effective classroom environment.
19. Perform assigned clerical and bookkeeping duties.
20. Work closely with teacher(s) or other professionals to create a quality instructional environment.
21. Exhibit interpersonal skills to work as an effective team member.
22. Participate successfully in the training programs offered to increase skill and proficiency related to assignment.
23. Demonstrate initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities.
24. Follow attendance, punctuality and other qualities of an appropriate work ethic.
25. Ensure adherence to good safety standards.
26. Model and maintain high ethical standards.
27. Keep supervisor informed of potential problems or unusual events.
28. Use effective, positive interpersonal communication skills.
29. Respond to inquiries and concerns in a timely manner.
30. Serve on school/district committees as required or appropriate.
31. Demonstrate support for the school district and its goals and priorities.
32. Prepare or assist in the preparation of all required reports and maintain all appropriate records.
33. Demonstrate initiative in identifying potential problems or opportunities for improvement.
34. Maintain confidentiality regarding student information and school/workplace matters.
35. Participate in cross-training activities as required.
36. An aide will also perform such tasks as their administrator deems necessary and beneficial to overall school operations.
37. Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position. All other such job related duties as shall be assigned by his/her supervisor and/or the Superintendent of Schools.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects. Employee may be required to temporarily restrain a physically active individual when it becomes a safety measure.
Job Description Supplement 03
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Work year and salary to be established by the Board.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in
accordance with provisions of the Boards policy on the evaluation of personnel.
ADOPTED: 6/23/09

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