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HOT SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT
Job Description for
DEPARTMENT: Student Support Services JOB STATUS: Full Time
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: N/A REPORTS TO: Principal; Classroom Teacher
GRADE/LEVEL: K-12 AMOUNT OF TRAVEL REQUIRED: See Essential Duties
WORK SCHEDULE: Per contracted days
A paraprofessional may work in a variety of positions in a school district. The primary roles are to assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students. Duties will vary according to the needs of the student from physical assistance and care to behavioral management and academic assistance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To assist teacher with preparation for classroom activities To be responsible for the safety and monitoring of students outside the classroom To assist the school nurse with special needs students To work with small groups of students To help monitor students during special activities To assist in the office To perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by employee’s supervisor, the principal, or the superintendent
Knowledge of the schools and HSSD policies and procedures
Evidence of strong commitment to quality education
Evidence of strong organizational skills
Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills
Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent with an accredited educational institution. Title 1, Part A program employees must have a minimum of two years with an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education or completed competency on a formal state assessment. Other requirements per job description.
1 year of successful experience working with children. Other requirements per job description.
Certificates & Licenses
Valid Arkansas Paraprofessional certificate or license to meet ADE certification accreditation standards for the position’s essential duties and responsibilities.
Ability to apply basic computer programs (spreadsheet, Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, others) to enhance job performance. (Others could include e-School, HAC/TAC)
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the school community.
Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication.
Ability to perform duties with awareness of all federal, state, and district requirements.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional documents. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform basic math operations to meet job expectations.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with situations appropriately to meet job expectations.
Physical Abilities Lift/Carry
Stand F 10 lbs or less F
Walk F 11 – 20 lbs F
Sit F 21 – 50 lbs O
Handling / Fingering F 51 – 100 lbs O
Reach Outward F Over 100 lbs O
Reach Above Shoulder O
Squat or Kneel O
Push / Pull
12 lbs or less O
26-40 lbs O
N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.S+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Sense of Sound (ability to converse with others, conduct telephone conversations)
The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform with the essential functions.
The HSSD HR Office has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the HSSD reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the HSSD may deem appropriate.
The Hot Springs School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is the policy of the Hot Springs School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment practices.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Classroom Teacher > Preschool Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Equal Opportunity Employer
Hot Springs School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
No experience required
Associate degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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