To work under the direction of a certificated staff member to support and assist in providing instructional programs and
services to students with disabilities in order to provide them with help and support needed to benefit from their
Individualized Education Program (IEP). Services may be provided in a special education class, regular education class or
other instructional setting.
Monitors student’s progress, as deemed appropriate, during regular or special class performance and group
work, prompting, assisting or redirecting, as directed by a teacher, during teacher instruction or independent
Provides one-on-one or group review of material taught by certificated staff, as assigned. Assists with classroom
Assists certified staff in reinforcing special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a
sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
Assists students with self-care in accordance with their IEPs and as directed by teacher(s).
Assists the student(s) in curriculum tasks, guiding, helping and reinforcing/rephrasing instruction and providing
assistance during testing as provided for in the student’s IEP and as directed by teacher(s).
Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected
in the classroom teachers.
Assembles materials needed by teacher(s) for daily instruction or student homework and makes any adaptations,
as necessary per individual student' needs (enlarge, modify number of problems, and/or adapt/modify work by
color coding/enlarging in accordance with IEPs) as directed by teacher(s).
Monitors and assists with student use of instructional equipment. Provides general maintenance of equipment
including cleaning and disinfecting. Reports malfunctioning equipment to classroom teacher.
Interacts, communicates and cooperates with staff, faculty, students and administration communication with
parents as directed as well as serving as a resource person to confer with IEP team.
Accompanies students on field trips and community based instruction activities, upon request of District
Attends training as required for performance of the job. Completes and provides evidence of twenty (20) hours
per school year of staff development activities related to his/her assignment.
Provides accommodations as set out in each student’s IEP and as directed by teacher(s).
Abides by applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, guidelines District policies and administrative
regulations. Familiarizes self with assigned student(s) IEPs including needed accommodations in area of
Assists with organizational needs on a daily basis including monitoring assignment book and gathering homework
Collects and reports data related to behavior support plans and health issues as directed by teacher(s)/) school
Serves as a liaison between general and special education classrooms.
Collects data and keep daily communication information as directed to be reviewed by teacher.
Maintains a safe working environment.
Participates in in-service training programs as requested
Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs in accordance with school policy, administrative regulations, state and federal laws.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school + Training program Paraprofessional Certification plus 20 hours additional
training annually; Associates Degree preferred
1-2 years Successful previous experience with students with
special needs in an educational setting
Must have associates degree or higher or be willing to obtain Pennsylvania Paraprofessional certification within 3 months.
Outside candidates must have clearances completed.