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Newport Special School District (learn more)

Newport, AR (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3403765
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 19, 2020

Job Description

Paraprofessional, Self Contained


  1. High School diploma and required special training.
  2. Prior job experience.

Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.


REPORTS TO:  Teacher or Designated Supervisor



  1. Administers, scores, and records such achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual students.
  2. Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  3. Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
  4. Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes.
  5. Helps students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by the teacher.
  6. Distributes and collects workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction.
  7. Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher.
  8. Assists with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips.
  9. Keeps bulletin board and other classroom learning displays up to date.
  10. Assists with such large group activities as drill work, reading aloud, and storytelling.
  11. Reads to students, listens to students read, and participates in other forms of oral communication with students.
  12. Assists students in the library or media center.
  13. Checks notebooks, corrects papers, and supervises testing and make up work, as assigned by the teacher.
  14. Checks and records student attendance.
  15. Collects and records collection of money.
  16. Helps students with their clothing.
  17. Assists with lunch, snack and cleanup routines.
  18. Assists with wash-up and toilet routines.
  19. Alerts the regular teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student.
  20. Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
  21. Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed teachers.
  22. Participates in inservice training programs, as assigned.
  23. Performs specialized services to students as required by specific responsibilities.

Position will be open until filled.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Newport Special 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.

    Contact Information

    • Brett Bunch

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