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Paraprofessional- Special Education

Company: Vertex Education
Location: Peoria
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

Changing Lives Through Education!

Legacy Traditional schools is dedicated to providing motivated students with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in an accelerated, back-to-basics, safe learning environment taught by caring, knowledgeable, and highly effective educators in cooperation with supportive, involved parents.

With multiple locations in Arizona and Nevada, Legacy Traditional Schools offers excellent benefits and compensation packages for staff providing student services for grades K-8.

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Position Overview

To assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students.

Essential Duties & Accountabilities

* Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.

* As assigned, supports students in the general education classroom and/or the pull-out room.

* Assists in data collection related to student performance in academic and behavioral domains.

* Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests and abilities.

* Distributes and collects workbooks, papers and other materials for instruction.

* Assists with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, lunch periods and field trips.

* Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed teachers.

* Participates in in-service training programs as assigned.

* Alerts the regular teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student.

* Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.

* May assist staff and students in use of educational computer programs.

* Assists the teacher in maintaining accurate records required by federal, state and District policies.

* Administers individual and assists in evaluation of daily student assignments.

* Performs other related duties as required by supervisor.


* Ability to positively interact with all students.

* Create a safe learning environment that is conducive to learning.

* Ability to identify individual student needs.

* Good communication skills with, students, coworkers, administration and parents.

* Ability to collaborate with school staff.

* Ability to maintain a professional appearance.

* Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks in a timely manner.

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


* High School Diploma/GED required.

* The incumbent in this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

* Required to have 60 college credits completed . Or the ability to successfully pass the required Paraprofessional Assessment within 21 days of position placement.

* Arizona Employees:
* Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

* Nevada Employees:
* NV Fingerprint Background Check

* The incumbent in this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

* Must possess strong communication and organizational skills.

* Must demonstrate initiative and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Work Environment and 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.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Duties are performed typically in school and/or office settings throughout the division. May include frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting up to approximately 25 pounds and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required.

* Must have the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; and the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Keywords: Vertex Education, Peoria , Paraprofessional- Special Education, Other , Peoria, Arizona

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