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Paraprofessional/Educational Assistant - District Wide

at Ronan School District

Posted: 11/5/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2520
Keywords: clerical, office

Job Description



                               (Educational Support) 7 hour day/5 day week


Reports To:           Appropriate Teacher(s)/Administrators


Evaluated By:        Administrator

JOB GOAL:  Performs a variety of tasks District wide, which may or may not be under supervision of a licensed teacher or administrator; assisting 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. The chosen applicant will be expected to substitute for teachers or other paraprofessionals in the District who are not covered for the day.

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.  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); 

  3.  18 years of age or older;

  4.  Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students and             staff;  

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

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

  7.  Ability to supervise individual or groups of students in an instructional setting without constant teacher oversight; work           in a team situation;

  8.  Ability to deliver instructional programs to students who have learning and physical disabilities and/or social behavior               problems;

  9.  Ability to work effectively in an environment which can be both physically and emotionally fatiguing; perform physically           demanding requirements of the job;          

10.  Possess knowledge of English usage, mathematics, and a basic understanding of the subjects in which this position is to           provide assistance;

11.  Ability to demonstrate standards of moral character and behavior to serve as an effective role model for students;

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

13.  Ability to type accurately; operate standard office equipment such as computer, copier, and word processor; and operate         audio-visual equipment;

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

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

18.  Ability to direct and respond appropriately to students;

19.  Ability to occasionally work with students who may exhibit aggressive behavior, as required of specific job assignment;

20.  Ability to occasionally work with students who require attention to basic feeding and personal hygiene needs, as required         by specific job assignment;

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

22.  In an ESL/migratory position, if specified by the administration, ability to be bilingual in Spanish, English, or other                   languages. (speak, read, and write);

23.  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;

24.  Ability to perform physical activities which may include frequent standing, walking, bending, and/or lifting;

25.  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;

26.  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 and/or substitute for 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 and/or substitute for 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/provide monitoring in 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 and/or provide supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, and play periods;

  7.  Assist with and/or provide 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;

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 required);

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 (IEP);

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 progress;

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.

32.  Other duties as assigned


  1.  Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance; and

  2.  Blood borne Pathogen 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: District Wide

Shift Type: Full-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)