To assist the
students with special needs in a special education classroom
to meet goals set in each child's Individual Education Program
plan. To assist the special education teacher in meeting the
special needs of students with IEPs as outlined by the team.
Assists teachers in the administration,
delivery, and evaluation of the student instruction, aligning all
activities, assignments, and interventions with Arizona Academic
Standards in accordance with a child's IEP.
Perform duties as determined by the
team, which can include daily living skills, behavioral
interventions, and schedule implementation.
Interprets student needs and progress of
students to the classroom teachers and the special education
Assists teachers in preparing for and
conducting in service workshops and demonstrations pertinent to
methods and materials appropriate to various educational
Provides collaborative support in the
classroom assisting teachers with the needs of their students
Assists teachers in the planning of
academically appropriate assignments for individual students in a
one on one or small group setting.
Assists with the development of special
instructional programs for students with special needs.
Participates in professional development
to effectively work perform duties which are necessary for
students with more severe needs (i.e., daily living skills,
behavioral interventions, etc).
Consults frequently with the teachers
about the needs, suggestions, questions, problems, and progress
of students with IEPs.
Assists teachers with preparation of instructional
Responds to new ideas, methods, and suggestions from
Demonstrates professional and flexible
attitude/rapport with other staff members.
Demonstrates appropriate interaction with the
students in the classroom.
Encourages students to set and maintain standards of
classroom behavior, and assists the teachers in maintaining
classroom discipline and control.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to
protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as
required by law, district policy, and administrative
Makes provisions to be available to students for
education-related purposes outside the instructional day when
required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
Strives to maintain and improve professional
Attends staff meetings and serves on staff
committees as required.
Other duties as may be assigned.
High School diploma or GED
Experience working with children with
Professional development history which
shows knowledge concerning students with severe needs.
Associate of Arts degree or higher; or,
passing score on a Paraprofessional Exam approved by the Arizona
Department of Education.
Experience with working with students in
various levels of instruction.
Experience working in a reading
intervention classroom is a plus.
First Aid/CPR Certification
Excellent communication skills (written
Computer skills in the use of Microsoft Word and
Excel and student data systems.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the
Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
7.0 hours per
in Arizona State Retirement (ASRS)
Teacher, Site Principal, Director of Special Education
$9.19 - $9.93
(level 6 on 2012/2013 Support Staff Wage Schedule)