Substitute Paraprofessional Job Description

A substitute paraprofessional is anyone who works under the direct supervision of a certified paraprofessional.

A substitute paraprofessional may be allowed to perform tasks that would be performed by a certified paraprofessional.

However, the substitute paraprofessional is not allowed to perform work that would be performed by a certified paraprofessional.

For example, if a substitute paraprofessional gives speech therapy to a student, a certified paraprofessional is allowed to do speech therapy, but not a licensed speech pathologist.

While substitute paraprofessionals do not have all of the privileges of a certified paraprofessional, they are considered paraprofessionals, as they are working under the direct supervision of a certified paraprofessional.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Substitute Paraprofessional to work with our team in providing support to students with special needs. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and wants to work in a collaborative environment.

Substitute Paraprofessional Duties:

  • Provide instructional support for elementary through high school levels
  • Work with teachers, principals, and other school personnel to assist in improving educational procedures and the learning environment
  • Collaborate with parents and other members of the community to provide at-risk students with educational services and to promote healthy lifestyles
  • Monitor and evaluate student attendance and behavior, and assist with disciplinary action as needed
  • Assist teachers with instructional materials, testing, activities, and grading
  • Provide educational services to special needs students-Provide instructional support as assigned under general supervisio

Substitute Paraprofessional Responsibilities:

  • Attend to students with disabilities in assigned classrooms-Assist with student intervention, behavior management, and instructional activities
  • Assist with special education evaluations and eligibility
  • Provide direct instruction, as needed
  • Perform administrative support

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Requirements And Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer systems and applications
  • Highly proficient typing and computer skills
  • Ability to read, write and understand the English language

We believe in equal opportunity at our company and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, races, religions, nationalities, genders, and expressions, as well as veterans and individuals of all ages.