Albany Area Schools
Albany High School
Paraprofessional 
Starting ASAP 

 

Position Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist students in the classroom and during the school day to meet instructional goals and objectives.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills. 
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists with reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
  • Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.
  • Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.
  • Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.

 

Additional Duties:

  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

 

Equipment:
Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers/ipads and software applications
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.

 

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:

Works in standard office and school building environments.

 

Qualifications Profile:

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  
Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.

Wage:
$14.71 – $17.41 per hour

Application Deadline: Open Until FIlled

Direct questions about the position to Eric Bubna at ebubna@district745.org
Questions about the online program can be directed to Amy Rausch at arausch@district745.org