7 hours per day / 198 day work schedule / bilingual
WICHITA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
JOB SUMMARY: ESOL/Migrant Paraeducator helps to deliver
educational programs in the elementary, middle or high
schools. The main function of the ESOL/Migrant Paraeducator
is to support the teacher working with individual, or groups of,
students. The ESOL/Migrant Paraeducator is assigned to meet
the needs of specific students and/or program needs within the
school. They work alongside and under the guidance of
teacher(s) who is ultimately responsible for the education of all
students in the class. The Paraeducator provides additional
support for the students.
The development of the ESOL/Migrant Paraeducator's role is to
link academic assistance, communication and/or understanding
between the school, classroom teacher, families and community by
assisting at the school conferences, gatherings or events.
They will provide assistance and support to ESOL and Migrant
students during a seven (7) hour schedule.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Will spend 6.5
hours of their time in the classroom.
students with lessons under direct supervision of classroom
Paraeducator will assist students and reinforce concepts for
individuals or small groups.
4. Work with
teachers to modify activities to meet individual student's needs
and develop academic language.
5. Perform formal
and/or informal assessment activities after training by ESOL or
teachers in monitoring, collecting data, and maintaining records
regarding student performance and progress.
7. Assist in the
maintenance of learning areas and/or learning centers and
appropriate educational technology and resources.
patience and understanding while managing children.
10. Ability to work in demanding
situations and still maintain a sense of order.
11. Understand and be sensitive to the
obstacles facing the children under your supervision.
12. Teach self-help, problem solving
and/or coping skills.
13. Recognize individual learning styles
and become knowledgeable of the characteristics of learners you
serve (e.g. cultural background, language proficiency, mobility,
and family dynamics).
14. Document parent contacts and inform
appropriate personnel. Many contacts are required for
students' supplemental services.
15. Knowledge of various philosophies and
theories of education.
16. Knowledge and skills in working
within a multi-disciplinary context.
take place under the direct supervision of a certificated teacher
that serves ESOL and/or Migrant identified students.
2. In addition,
bilingual ESOL/Migrant Paraeducators may provide translation and
interpretation services and provide assistance to individual
students in their native language.
ESOL/Migrant Paraeducators may be pulled from the classroom to
translate or interpret for the office or other areas in the
school for a minimal time within the work day and only when the
District Translations Team members are unavailable.
ESOL/Migrant Paraeducator must work 6.5 hours with ESOL and/or
Migrant students. The remaining time, which should not
exceed 30 minutes per day, may be used for any of the
· Monitor students during Breakfast
· Provide parent communication (via
phone call, email, or note)
· Supervise buses as needed
· Accompany and supervise students
during activities in school gymnasium, laboratories, libraries,
resource centers, etc.
· Accompany and supervise students
during field trips (only if approved by the principal or designee
with input from the
· Run copies, grading papers and/or
laminating, generating computer reports
STUDENTS SERVED: ESOL/Migrant Paraeducators serve
students who have one or both of the following designations:
· ESOL eligible
· Migrant eligible
SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate
proficiency and good literacy skills in English. Good
interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as are
energy and enthusiasm for the job. Demonstrate proficiency
and literacy skills in another language (for jobs defined as
bilingual only). Two completed years of study at an
institution of high learning (48 credit hours) or an Associate
Degree or the ability to pass the ParaPro or ACT WorkKeys for
highly qualified status.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Must be able to work in various
weather conditions - supervision of students at the start or the
end of the school day, at recess and at buses may be
required. Must be able to walk long distances (inside
school and on playground), stand for long periods of time, sit
for long periods of time and climb steps. Must be able to
sit with students at small tables and chairs and on occasion on
the floor. Must be able to work five days a week for a
number of hours assigned and arrive at work on time. Must
be able to deal with challenging activities for students, make a
decision with limited information, handle multiple priorities,
and concentrate on tasks.
INSERVICE REQUIREMENTS: There are no specific inservice
requirements for ESOL/Migrant Paraeducators. Attendance at
ESOL workshops and inservices are required if held during school
INSERVICE REPORTING: Career ladder forms are submitted
directly to the Human Resources Department.
MILEAGE: Most ESOL/Migrant Paraeducators do not receive
mileage reimbursement. Administrators will notify
Paraeducators who are eligible for mileage reimbursements because
of job responsibilities.