Paraprofessional – Elementary Jobs in Leavenworth – Kansas – USA at Leavenworth USD 453

Title: Paraprofessional – Elementary

Company: Leavenworth USD 453

Location: Leavenworth – Kansas – USA

Type: Part Time

Category: Education, Teaching


Reports to:Building Principal, Assistant Principal, Assigned Special


Work Day:175 work-day calendar, 6.75 hrs/day

Hours:8:10 a.m.

-3:20 p.m. (Elementary)


High school diploma or equivalent

Experience workingin a curriculum support capacity with students of various ages

Successful experience working with special education students

Basic computer skills preferred

Purpose and Objectives of the Position:

The Special

EducationParaprofessional provides supportive education and maintenance assistance for the teacher of special education or general education students. The paraprofessional should possess a basic understanding of the characteristics of students and must possess the ability to work with students in a one on one setting and in small and large group settings.


For certain student populations, position may require specialized training (severely intellectually disabled/profoundly intellectually disabled, autism); the ability to lift and physically manage students who may weigh over 50 pounds; the use of specialized equipment; the ability to assist with or perform personal activities such as feeding, toileting and diapering; or other special abilities. If necessary, these will be discussed in the interview.

Essential Functions:

Provide educational, social, communicative support to students with autism in resource and inclusive environments

Follow teamed prescribed procedures, academic, social, communication and behavioral interventions plans

Communicate and work collaboratively with general education teachers, administrators and other special education service providers/consultants

Implement a specialized curriculum

Teaching self-responsibility

Demonstrate strict standards of confidentiality

Demonstrate punctuality and dependability

Support students in all school environments, including community-based training

Share in recordkeeping duties, including progress monitoring, as assigned by professional staff

Seek assistance from other team members as needed to facilitate student progress

Organize and prepare materials

Demonstrate problem solving skills

Participate in Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) and Behavior Management Training

Participate in professional development and training as required

Demonstrate attitude that promotes a positive school environment

Take responsibility for the quality of own work

Share in school wide duties as assigned and which do not conflict with student time

Provide short-term coverage for professional and paraprofessional peers

Travel to/from schools as required by the job

Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements/Environmental


Requires stooping, bending, kneeling, turning, and reaching.

Requires prolonged sitting or standing.

Must occasionally work in noisy and crowded environments, with numerous interruptions.



Ability toprepare for classroom activities under the supervision of a licensed teacher.

Ability towork with small groups of students to reinforce material initially introduced by the teacher.

Ability toassist individual children in need of special attention.

Ability toperform clerical duties as required.

Ability toguide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up by the teacher.

Ability toassist teacher with non-instructional classroom duties, such as snack, toilet, and…


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