Paraprofessional: 1-1 Personal Care Aides - Salem Co. Special Services (Full Time and Part Time)

Salem County Voc. & Special Services Schools | Woodstown, NJ

Posted Date 3/15/2024
Expiration Date4/14/2024

Salem County Special Services and Vocational Technical School Districts

TITLE: Paraprofessional (Instructional Assistant): We are hiring qualiifed individuals for 1-1 aide positions to care for special needs students at our various locations. Feeding and changing of students may be required.  Lift and transition may be required.


High School Diploma
High moral character
A genuine interest in children and youth
A desire to serve the school and community
An understanding of a belief in the role of a teacher aide
Evidence of good health, vitality and enthusiasm
Effective written and oral expression
NJ Criminal History Background check

REPORTS TO: Teacher, Program Coordinator, Principal, Director

JOB GOALS: The teacher aide assists teachers and other members of the
professional staff in implementing the goals and objectives of the
school district approved by the Board of Education. The teacher
aide shall perform the duties assigned by the Superintendent
under the direction and supervision of designated members of the
professional staff.

1. Assist in the arrival and dismissal of children
2. Attend to the personal needs of the children whenever necessary, including,
but not limited to, toileting, feeding and cleaning activities
3. Assist in art, physical education, home economics and other ancillary
services, under the direction of the appropriate special teachers.
4. Work with individuals or small groups not directly under instruction of the
5. Prepare and duplicate materials needed for instruction
6. Assist children when traveling from place to place
7. Accompany children on field trips
8. Assist with recreational activities
9. Assist children in basic daily routines
10.Assist in the lunch time activities which may include feeding of some children
11.Care for audio-visual equipment, including projectors, record players,
screens, film strips, puzzles, games, and other materials
12.Assist in planning and arranging bulletin board materials
13.Keep accurate records, relating to classroom management. This includes
attendance, financial records, developmental records for each child, notes
relating to patterns of function which deviate from the normal, other records
as assigned by the teacher or program director
14.See that students never leave assigned area without proper permission
and/or supervision:
a. Remain constantly alert and vigilant to any student assigned to your
immediate supervision
b. Report immediately any student for whom you are unable to account

15.Aid in implementation of students’ program in assigned classroom as appropriate.

a. Under the guidance of the classroom teacher, carries out educational
programs to meet the students’ individual needs and goals
b. Under the guidance of the classroom teacher, completes all assigned
reports correctly and on time
c. Under the guidance of the classroom teacher, reviews all pertinent
information concerning students in assigned classrooms

16.Keep assigned students safe from injury, harm, unnecessary illness or other
unnecessary discomfort.
a. When objects or materials which present an obvious danger to your
students are removed from an occupied area when not in use and/or
under direct employee supervision
b. When any abnormality discovered is referred immediately to your
classroom teacher
c. When all protective equipment (helmet, safety straps, wheelchair ties,
etc.) are used properly and any needed repairs are reported to the
classroom teacher
d. Assigned students are properly clothed at all times
e. Immediately correct any hazardous conditions noticed, or, if unable to
do so, report the problem to the classroom teacher
f. See that all appropriate therapeutic equipment (special chairs,
positioning equipment, etc.) are used properly

17.See that assigned classroom floors are free from toys and spills, and perform
any household chores as may be required to maintain the comfort and safety
of students. Se that toys and other equipment are properly stored when not
in use.
18.See that you observe proper safety precautions to avoid accident and injury
to both yourself and/or students.
a. Use proper methods for lifting and other student care to avoid injury
b. Report to your classroom teacher any needed repairs
c. Maintain equipment in accordance with established procedures
19.Other responsibilities as assigned by the teacher, program coordinator,
principal or Superintendent.

Terms of Employment: ?Ten-month year. Salary and work year to be according to current contract.

Evaluation:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the
Board’s policy on Evaluation of Paraprofessional Personnel.

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

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