SUBSTITUTE PARAPROFESSIONALS

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Hoosac Valley Regional School District
191 Church Street
CHESHIRE, MA 01225

Phone:(413)743-2939
Fax:(413)743-4135
Website: acrsd.net

SUBSTITUTE PARAPROFESSIONALS
Per Hour
Adams
On Call
Education/Training
High School or Equivalent

A substitute paraprofessional assists the classroom teacher to provide extra support to students promoting maximum academic and personal growth. The substitute paraprofessional job responsibilities range from supplementing regular classroom curriculum to helping individual students.

Key Responsibilities:

• Assist the teacher with classroom instructional tasks as assigned, including reading and listening to students, and reviewing their work;

• Work with students individually and in small groups to assist with the learning of content and skills introduced by the teacher;

• Observe student behavior and learning, communicating observations regularly with the teacher;

• Aid students with the use of specialized equipment;

• Support the teacher with clerical work, record keeping, and preparation of instructional materials, preparation of displays and bulletin boards, and other non–instructional tasks as assigned;

• Assist students with preparing for and moving to other classrooms, school activities, outside activities and arrival and departure from school;

 • Assist the teacher in handling interruptions and emergencies • Communicate to the teacher any unusual situations or needs of students;

• Maintain a safe working condition and safely operate electronic and other equipment needed to carry out job functions and responsibilities;

• Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines;

• Perform any duties and responsibilities that are within the scope of employment, as assigned by the teacher or Principal, in accordance with school/state policies and practices

Knowledge & Skills:

• Follow oral and written directions;

• Establish effective working relationships with staff and students;

• Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with student, staff and/or parent information