Center School | Somerset, NJ

Posted Date 11/14/2022
Expiration Date12/14/2022

Required Certification(s) and/or Degree:  County Sub-certificate / 60 college credits

Reports to:  Principal


The Paraprofessional provides assistance both to teachers and students in learning lesson plans. They may also work in specialized programs or on an individual basis with students requiring close supervision and special assistance. The Paraprofessional provides support, explanation, re-teaching and discipline.


Job Duties

  • Guides and works through lesson plans with students, explains and interprets assignments.
  • Assists classes taught and delivered in a group or individual setting.
  • Monitors behavior of students for appropriateness and need for discipline.
  • Recommends ideas, identifies problems, or aids in problem solving at meetings with teacher.
  • Maintains classroom.
  • Provides emotional and physical support according to the activities.
  • Monitor students during recess outside.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Perform administrative duties such as assisting in hall duty, cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  • Substitute as a One on One Aide, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Physical Requirements

  • Intermittent standing and sitting 6-7 hours daily
  • Escorting students to and from various classroom settings, which requires climbing stairs
  • Accompany students on playground and field trips, which may require elevated physical activity and/or riding a bus
  • Pushing ,pulling and lifting of objects which may exceed 20 pounds


Environment Requirements

Paraprofessionals work in climate-controlled, indoor environments. There are several circumstances in which the individual might work outdoors or outside of the school grounds. Field trips require paraprofessionals to supervise students on buses, in addition to the trip destination.


Resource Requirements

  • Ability to work on a desktop personal computer or laptop, as required, for the purpose of recording grades, creating lesson plans and communicating with colleagues, supervisors and parents.
  • Knowledge of computers, mobile/tablet devices, gaming consoles and their applications, as they pertain to students and their daily use, for the purpose of coordinating those devices with instructional learning.


Social Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectably, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with students, parents, colleagues and supervisors


Additional Requirements

  • Proof of US Citizenship or legal resident alien status
  • Evidence that a criminal history check has been conducted and clearance has been given by the Department of Education
  • Evidence that health is adequate to fulfill the job functions and responsibilities, with reasonable accommodations
  • Pass the state required Mantoux Intradermal Tuberculin Test


Nothing in this job description restricts administrations right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Equal Opportunity Statement

The Center School believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization.  Accordingly, this nonprofit will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status or non-job related factors in hiring, promoting, demoting, training, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.  Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualifications and the requirements of the job.


It is the policy of the Center School to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, religion, creed, age, disability that can be reasonably accommodated without undue hardship, military status, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test to an employer, or any other legally protected classification under federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment opportunity philosophy applies in all personnel actions including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, job benefits, pay, performance evaluation, discipline, and dismissal. 

Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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