Job Description Job Description: Special Education Para-Professional Reports to: Principal & Special Education Teacher(s) FLSA: Non

-exempt Primary Purpose: Assist special education teachers) to provide for the instructional needs of students with disabilities. Assist in the implement of classroom programs, including behavior management and instructional programs. Assist individual and small groups of students with their assignments. Work under the general supervision of the principal and immediate direction of the special education teacher. Qualifications: Education/Certification Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree HS Diploma/Meets NCLB “Highly Qualified” Special Knowledge/Skills: Ability to work with students with disabilities Ability to follow verbal and written instructions Ability to communicate effectively Strong computer skills to implement multiple and diverse programs Experience: Experience working with students preferred Major Responsibilities and Duties: Instructional Support 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Help teacher prepare instructional materials and classroom displays Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom Help with inventory, care, and maintenance of materials and equipment Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports Assist in the implement of ARD identified accommodations

Student Management 1. Conduct instructional activities as directed by the special education teacher for individual students or small groups of students 2. Demonstrate support for student management policy 3. Assume responsibility for learning how to work with student’s individual needs
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4. Help supervise special education students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom; this may include some campus duties 5. Keep special education teacher informed of special education student progress/needs Other Requirements: 1. Maintain confidentiality 2. Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings, and special events as assigned 3. Read and comply with: ResponsiveEd Procedures Manual, Employee Handbook, Student Handbook, and Student Code of Conduct. Supervisory Responsibilities: None Equipment Used: Computer, copier, and audiovisual equipment Working Conditions: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Maintain emotional control under stress; frequent standing; stooping, bending

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job. This is not an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be assigned or required.

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