Lakewood Board of Education | Lakewood, NJ


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Posted Date 4/02/2024
Expiration Date4/18/2024



  • Passing ETS Parapro Assessment Score
  • An Associate's degree (or higher degree)
  • Completion of two years of study at an institution of higher learning (60 College Credit Minimum)
  • Meeting a rigorous standard of quality that demonstrates, through formal assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in reading, writing, and mathematics instruction or reading, writing, and mathematics readiness.

Reports To:Principal, Classroom Teacher, Specialist (Mathematics/Reading) or Department Director/Supervisor.

Job Goal: A paraprofessional is a non-certified instructional staff person who does not hold the position of teacher, but assists in the classroom under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher in the school in which he/she is assigned.

Performance Responsibilities:
  • Assume a supportive role with students in an individualized or small group instructional setting, as directed by the certified staff member(s).
  • Use and prepare material and resources as directed by the certified staff member(s).
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with parents, students, peers, and employer.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Education, Administrative Directors, and State and Federal regulations which are appropriate to the position.
  • Provide intellectual, emotional, social and physical needs of the students as directed by the certified staff member(s).
  • Demonstrate competence in his/her work: prompt and punctual in the completion of assignments.
  • Participate in workshops, in-service programs and staff meetings are required.
  • Assist students with disabilities with their personal needs, which may include but not be limited to feeding, diapering, toileting, dressing, and other personal hygiene skills.
  • Assist students with disabilities to physically move from one activity to another, may require lifting ability.
  • Assist students with disabilities physically on and off the bus.
  • Perform such other tasks as may from time to time be assigned by his/her supervisor.
  • Assisting with classroom management.
  • Providing instructional assistance in the computer lab.
  • Providing instructional support in the library or media center.

Terms of Employment: Ten (10) months. Salary according to Lakewood Education Association contract.  State Health Benefits.  Vision and Dental Coverage at no payroll deduction.


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