Instructional Paraprofessional assists the instructor in creating a positive
learning environment to facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual
development of students. To accomplish
these tasks, the Instructional Paraprofessional works closely with the staff
and administration of USD 260.
Responsible to: Principal
Salary: Range F
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
to continue career improvement.
3. Valid Kansas
4. If assigned to a Title I school must
have at least 48 college hours or pass a para assessment test.
1. Assist in facilitating the personal,
social and intellectual development of students.
2. Assist in establishing a positive
learning environment and respond to the individual needs of students.
3. Ensure that all activities conform to
district and cooperative guidelines.
4. Communicate effectively with all
members of the school district, cooperative and community.
5. React to change productively and handle
other tasks as assigned.
6. Appropriately operate all classroom
7. Support the value of education.
8. Support the philosophy and mission of
the cooperative and school district.
1. Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
2. Occasionally requires physical exertion
to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
3. Occasional stooping, bending and
4. Requires some travel.
5. Must work indoors and outdoors year-round.
6. Must work in noisy and crowded
1. Assist in the instruction and
supervision of students.
2. Observe, record and report student
students with remedial work.
4. Tutor students as directed.
with small group instruction.
7. Assist students in games and in the
proper use of playground equipment.
8. Use appropriate behavior management
techniques to maintain a positive climate for learning.
9. Motivate students through effective
communication and evaluative feedback.
10. Set high expectations for student
achievement and behavior.
11. Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships
12. Assist in providing for the special
physical needs of students.
13. Escort/transport students to and from
various school facilities and areas.
mealtime supervision as needed.
15. Grades papers and assist with record keeping.
16. Take attendance and record absences.
17. Prepare instructional materials and
supplies for use.
18. Assist in the maintenance and inventory
19. Work effectively with students, teachers,
parents, community agencies and other groups.
20. Assist in
safeguarding confidential information.
21. Immediately report
accidents, assaults, and destruction of property and abusive behavior to the
instructor and principal.
22. Adhere to required
program guidelines as defined by the Kansas Plan for Special Education.
23. See that district policies are observed
during all activities.
24. Keep abreast of new information,
innovative ideas and techniques.
25. Adhere to all district and cooperative
health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne
Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
26. Other duties as assigned by the principal
which are consistent with the general requirements and qualifications of the