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Paraprofessional - Ronan Middle School

at Ronan School District

Posted: 11/7/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2521
Categories: Other/General

Job Description


Position is Monday - Friday, 7 hrs/day (35 hrs/week) 2020-2021 School Year



Reports To:           Appropriate Teacher(s)/Administrators


Evaluated By:        Administrator

JOB GOAL:  Under direct supervision of a licensed teacher or administrator, performs a variety of tasks; assisting the teacher in the development of an instructional program by working with students individually or in small/large groups, preparing instructional materials, assisting in implementation of classroom discipline, and conducting planned activities using teacher- designated methods and materials.  Some positions may require aptitude and skill in working with the particular disabilities or learning needs of students.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to execute each requirement satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for the position.

  1.  High School Diploma or equivalent;

  2.  Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance;

  3.  Must meet District requirements of being "Highly Qualified," (AA degree or 2 years

       of college, or pass the district test for academic knowledge and pedagogy); 

  4.  18 years of age or older;

  5.  Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and

       in writing) with students and staff;  

  6.  Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions;    

  7.  Ability to maintain confidentiality of students and their records;

  8.  Ability to supervise individual or groups of students in an instructional setting without

       constant teacher oversight; work in a team situation;

  9.  Ability to deliver instructional programs to students who have learning and physical 

       disabilities and/or social behavior problems;

10.  Ability to work effectively in an environment which can be both physically and emotionally

       fatiguing; perform physically demanding requirements of the job;          

11.  Possess knowledge of English usage, mathematics, and a basic understanding of the

       subjects in which this position is to provide assistance;

12.  Ability to demonstrate standards of moral character and behavior to serve as an effective

       role model for students;

13.  Demonstrate a positive attitude in working with children with special needs;

14.  Ability to type accurately; operate standard office equipment such as computer, copier, and

       word processor; and operate audio-visual equipment;

15. Understand basic provisions of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA);

16. Understand basic elements of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP);

17.  Ability to direct and respond appropriately to students;

18.  Ability to occasionally work with students who may exhibit aggressive behavior, as required

       of specific job assignment;

19.  Ability to occasionally work with students who require attention to basic feeding and  

       personal hygiene needs, as required by specific job assignment;

20.  Ability to occasionally support students with medical or health needs;

21.  In an ESL/migratory position, if specified by the administration, ability to be bilingual

        in Spanish, English, or other languages. (speak, read, and write);

22.  Ability to occasionally perform physical activities which may include: moving and/or lifting 

       of students with physical disabilities; moving, lifting, and/or physically restraining of 

       students with emotional and/or behavioral disabilities;

23.  Ability to perform physical activities which may include frequent standing, 

       walking, bending, and/or lifting;

24.  Ability to occasionally assist students with personal hygiene tasks, assist students with injury  

       and/or illness that could result and possible exposure to bodily fluids;

25.  Such alternative to the above requirements as the School Board or the Administration may

       deem appropriate and acceptable.            

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following.  Other duties may also be assigned.

  1.  Assist teachers in the planning and implementation of learning experiences of students 

       enrolled in programs; confer with teacher to provide feedback on student performance,

       progress, and testing activities; 

  2.  Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a

       sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities;

  3.  Assist in monitoring classroom management in accordance with the district's discipline

       procedures, which may include the physical restraint, physical movement, lifting and

       carrying of students;

  4.  Supervise students in and outside of the classroom with an understanding of and provision

       for a safe environment;

  5.  Perform various clerical functions in student record keeping, monitor assignments, maintain

       accurate files, and other related functions; 

  6.  Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, and play periods;

  7.  Assist with large group activities as drill work, reading aloud, and storytelling;

  8.  Read to students, listen to students read, and participate in other forms of oral communication

       with students; 

  9.  Check notebooks, corrects papers, and supervises testing and make up work as assigned by

       the teacher; 

10.  Handle discipline problems in accordance with the district's discipline procedures;

11.  Alert the teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student;

12.  Serve as a source of information and support to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence

      of the regular teacher;

13.  Assist with record keeping to monitor students' daily and monthly data on instructional and

       behavioral progress;

14.  Assist classroom teacher in diagnostic testing and reporting;

15.  Provide remedial instruction as requested;

16.  Prepare and teach a unit of instruction under the supervision of a teacher;

17.  Perform clerical duties such as typing, computer entry, duplicating and record keeping;

18.  Provide supervision of student in buildings or other school areas and school related activities

       (i.e., hall duty, at assemblies, in lunch and playground areas, or with school buses as


19.  Assist the classroom teacher in maintaining class and student records;

20.  Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students

       and staff;

21.  Act as a friendly ambassador for the School District #30;

22.  Perform such other tasks (which may require knowledge of other job descriptions) as may

       seem to be appropriate to the Board or Administration;

23.  Participate in in-service programs as assigned;

24.  Maintains satisfactory attendance, as defined in District policy and regulations;

25.  Assist education teaching staff with implementing individualized education plan


26.  Assist education teaching staff responsible for preparation, implementation, and evaluation of  

       individual and group behavioral programs;

27.  Assist education teaching staff in communicating with teachers and parents of student's


28.  Assist teaching staff responsible for writing, reviewing, updating, implementing, and

       evaluating instructional programs; 

29.  Occasionally assist students who may exhibit aggressive behavior, which may include 

       physical restraint, as required by specific job assignment;

30.  Occasionally assist with physical management of student, including lifting, moving, and

       positioning of disabled students, as required by specific job assignment; and

31.  Occasionally assist students with medical issues by completing medical and/or health procedures, as  

       required by specific job assignment.



  1.  Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance (prior to hire)

  2.  Blood borne Pathogen Training/Suicide Prevention Training/Training as designated by the

       District (these can be administered after hire and in house)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Days and hours to be arranged, with salary according to current schedule.

EVALUATION:  Following the probationary period, performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of classified personnel.

Primary Location: Ronan Middle School

Shift Type: Part-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Camille Delaurenti
Title Secretary to the Superintendent
Phone 406-676-3390 ext. 7200

Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)