Paraprofessional - Hope Early Learning Center (HELC)
Responsible to assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators and other team members in providing educational benefit and supervision of students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist the teacher in monitoring and helping students make progress towards their goals in their Student
Learning Plan (SLP).
2. Participate in the SLP writing and review process with other HELC staff, the student, their family, and other community members, as applicable.
3. Assist the teacher in planning the school day’s schedule and help close up the classroom after the school day ends.
4. Give creative input to school projects/lessons that will effectively engage and teach students.
5. Able to assist the teacher to address students’ needs individually, in small groups, or with the entire group of students.
6. Possess the ability to teach to multiple learning styles of the students.
7. Apply discipline procedures set by policy and/or school administration as needed.
8. Identify and implement incentives and motivation enhancement approaches with the students to encourage positive behavior and achievement.
9. Ability to be detail-oriented and organized, for example, to be able to grade papers, track student progress, think ahead to the needs of the students and classroom, etc.
10. Have the computer skills, knowledge, and ability to use technology as a teaching tool.
11. Able to be a self-starter and independent worker while providing and receiving input from the other team members.
12. Assist other staff in field trips, family dinners, or any other school-related events with students and/or their families.
13. Participate in weekly team meetings with all school staff. Report on education issues, providing advocacy and support, and communicating with outside agencies, as appropriate in order to coordinate the educational program and needs of the student.
14. Participate in in-services, trainings and retreats, as applicable.
16. Monitor classroom, enabling teacher to make school contacts and/or do lesson plans.
1. An associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development or the equivalent; or a child
development associate (CDA) credential; or the equivalent as approved by the State Board (120 clock hours).
2. Newly-hired paraprofessionals must have at least one credit-bearing course in an appropriate training program and are allowed two
years from the date of hire to complete the required training. Progress toward completion of the compliance plan shall consist of at
least two courses or 60 clock hours of training per calendar year. For any individual on a compliance plan, educational progress must be noted.
3. Experience working with youth and/or families.
4. Experience working with volunteers and communities is preferred.
5. Ability and willingness to travel as needed and to use personal vehicle to fulfill job responsibilities.