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NORTH LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Job Description for a
Instructional Paraprofessional - Kindergarten
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Principal
Amount of Travel Required: No travel required
Work Schedule: 185-day contract,
Monday – Friday, 8-hours per day
Positions Supervised: none
Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
Tutor and assist students individually or in small groups in order to help students master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
Assist with the implementation of the NLRSD Desegregation Plan.
Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, schoolyards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts.
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
Distribute tests and homework assignments, and collect them when they are completed.
Type, file, and duplicate materials.
Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.
Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
Assist in bus loading and unloading.
Take class attendance, and maintain attendance records.
Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas, and submit outlines to teachers for review.
Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories, and assist students with hardware and software use.
Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students' progress or problems.
Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.
Conduct demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
Requisition and stock teaching materials and supplies.
Collect money from students for school-related projects.
Monitor classroom viewing of live or recorded courses transmitted by communication satellites.
Operate and maintain audiovisual equipment.
Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.
Assist librarians in school libraries.
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education:Minimum of a High School Diploma, 60-hours of college credit or successful completion of the Paraprofessional Praxis Exam.
Experience: preferred but not required
Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, EXCEL, and other applicable technology
Certificates & Licenses: Minimum as stated in the Education requirements, with preference of teaching or teaching related certificates and licenses
Other Requirements: Successful completion of ASP/FBI and Child Maltreatment background checks
Handling / Fingering
Reach Above Shoulder
Squat or Kneel
10 lbs or less
Over 100 lbs
N (Not Applicable)
12 lbs or less
N (Not Applicable)
N (Not Applicable)
Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance, Peripheral)
Sense of Sound (ability to converse with students and parents)
Sense of Touch
The work environment is generally indoors in a school classroom. Must be able to function in large crowds and student assembly situations. Must be able to supervise students indoors and outdoors.
Position Type: Full-time
Instructional Support > Individual Aide Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
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