Saint Leo the Great School is seeking a full-time Elementary Paraprofessional position for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Previous experience in a child centered environment
- Excellent references
The major function of the paraprofessional is to assist, support, and work closely with teachers and administrators in providing educational benefits for students in a supportive and positive climate within a Catholic School setting by:
- Working with students in small group activities or with individualized attention where needed.
- Reinforcing the instruction the teacher provides to students.
- Preparing learning materials which includes educational bulletin boards.
- Assisting with group activities.
- Establishing and maintaining consistent routines.
- Assisting with specific areas of concentration such as being responsible for the classroom library.
- Supervising students outside the classroom (lunchrooms, libraries, playgrounds, ALL special classes, etc.).
- Operating and utilizing special equipment and software such as CD players, iPads, Interactive White Boards, etc.
- Performing clerical work such as filing student records, taking attendance, making copies of instructional work.
- Supervising curriculum-based testing and make up work as assigned by the classroom teacher.
- Working with small groups for remediation.
- Participating in in-service programs as needed.
- Attending faculty/staff meetings as assigned by the administration.
- Substituting for the classroom teacher in his/her absence.
- Assisting with classroom management and implementing behavioral programs developed by the teacher.
- Following the directives of the classroom teacher in providing activities that engage children in learning experiences.
- Understanding the distinction in the roles and responsibilities of the teacher and the paraprofessional. A paraprofessional works with a teacher in partnership in the best interest of the students.
- Performing housekeeping tasks such as tidying up, disinfecting desktops, cleaning up art projects, etc.
- Maintaining a supportive learning environment for students.
- Relating well to others through written and oral communication.
- Working collaboratively with teachers, staff and administration.
- Performing other duties as assigned by the administration and its representatives.
- Modeling Christian behavior and demonstrating the morals and values contained in the Gospels.
- Stand for most of the day.
- Sit with and lean over students, as well as bend, crouch, stoop, kneel and crawl in an effort to assist individuals.
- Balance and walk around the classroom.
- Reach out and above with hands and arms; up to chalkboard, interactive white board and bulletin board height.
- Climb stairs to various rooms (cafeteria, library, gym, etc.).
- Climb and stand on a short ladder.
- Push or pull carts with educational equipment.
- Manipulate educational tools (scissors, hole-punchers, tactile materials etc.).
- Verbalize, listen and hear.
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