Special Education Paraprofessionals - Intensive Resource Room (2 positions avail.) - Hevel Elem.

  • Romeo Community Schools
  • May 23, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description

For 2023-2024 School Year



POSITION TITLE:  Special Education Paraprofessional

UNION AFFILIATION:  Romeo Assistants Support Personnel Association

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt





Under the direction of the building Principal/Special Education Director/Teacher, the Special Education Paraprofessional will work closely with one or a few special needs students on a regular basis in order to provide them with the physical help and emotional support they need to gain the full benefits from their educational placement under the director of the supervising teacher(s). 



·         To assist student(s) to whom assigned in any physical tasks directed by supervisor;

·         Responsible for providing reinforcement to students in the areas of social studies, math, science, and reading or other areas as directed by supervisor;

·         Support the teacher on methods, materials, and strategies for reinforcements to students.  The teacher plans all lessons and is responsible for instruction;

·         Assist teacher, when requested, in communication between home and school;

·         Participate in on-going staff development;

·         Help plan scheduling for meeting the needs of students.  Help collect and/or prepare materials to support student learning;

·         Communicate regularly with teachers as to student’s needs and progress;

·         Treat all information about the school, teachers, children and their families as strictly confidential;

·         Participates in collegial conversations surrounding student achievement on a regular basis, influencing individual, grade, and/or department instruction based on collective examination of student performance;

·         Participates in district and school initiatives, adheres to building and district school improvement plans;

·         Keep in confidence student records and information as required under FERPA;

·         Adheres to district and school rules and procedures;

·         Conducts behavior to demonstrate collegiality and professionalism;

·         Mandated reporter for Child Abuse and Neglect;

·         Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of the position;

·         Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.



·         Position supervises students.



·         High school diploma or equivalency;

·         Two (2) years’ work experience in the area;

·         Ability to work well with students, the public and other employees;

·         CPI training required (at the next available session;

·         Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable;

·         Applicants must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check as defined by the State of Michigan.



·         Knowledge of records administration and maintenance techniques and procedures;

·         Knowledge of productivity applications such as Microsoft Office (word processing, Google, email, etc. is required;

·         Skills to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders, both orally and in writing;

·         Skills necessary to integrate and utilize district technology on a daily basis to maintain proficiency, as required skill sets change with technology and or the needs of the district;

·         Skills in the use of computer technology for research, data management, communications and other instruction in a networked environment utilizing the Internet and other electronic communication mechanisms;

·         Ability to explain and demonstrate appropriate teaching techniques;

·         Ability to set and meet goals evaluated through ongoing and annual Administrator feedback and achievement of objectives and agreed upon professional/personal goals;

·         Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external contacts;

·         Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.



The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and that, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.  The contract, salary and other employment conditions will be mutually agreed upon by the Board of Education and the Romeo Education Association.