Educational Paraprofessional Position - Special School District
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Paraprofessional - North Region
Job Location: Ferg/Flor, Hazelwood & Riverview
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019**
District: Special School District
Town & Country, MO 63131
Telephone: 314-989-8211
Job Description:
Special School District is currently seeking full time teacher assistants to work in the North Region of  Hazelwood, Ferguson-Florissant, Riverview Gardens.  Teacher Assistants assist special education teachers in providing students with special needs a program that will enable them to reach their fullest potential.  Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) experience preferred.

Job Responsibilities:
Instruction and Learning – Student achievement/performance and staff growth
  1. Becomes familiar with the teaching procedures used by the teacher, the teacher’s schedule of activities, the continuity of academic progression, and the materials and equipment available.
  2. Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  3. Assists the teacher in devising strategies for reinforcing materials or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
  4. Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by teacher.
  5. Provides escort and assistance to children as necessary throughout a variety of school and community settings.
  6. Checks students’ work, corrects papers, and supervises testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.
  7. Assists with large group activities such as drill work, reading, and storytelling.
  8. Assists teacher in maintaining work and study areas, equipment, materials and facilities.
  9. Assists the student(s) assigned to him/her in such physical tasks as putting on and taking off outerwear, moving from room to room, using the lavatory, etc.
  10. Operates teaching aids, i.e., VCRs, computers, tape recorders, etc.
  11. Substitutes for teacher when needed.
  12. Alerts the teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student.
  13. Assists with the supervision of children during regular play periods.
  14. Assists with clerical responsibilities of the teacher.
  15. Participates in preschool workshops, in-service training, parent conferences when appropriate, IEP conferences, and team meetings.
  16. Assists with lunch, snack, clean up, wash up, and toilet routines.
  17. Assists with health-related procedures such as, but not limited to, feeding, tube feeding, lifting, positioning, carrying, toileting, clean intermittent catheterization and suctioning when trained.
  18. Assists teacher in dealing with students who have challenging behaviors.
  19. Assists with Crisis Prevention Intervention Techniques (CPI) when trained.
  20. Assists the teacher in maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning.
  21. Observes, records and follows the management plan established by the teacher.
  22. Assists in managing pupils in the classroom, cafeteria, on the playground, and all related activities as directed.
  23. Assists in preparing teaching materials during the school day as directed by the teacher.
  24. Assists in prompting pupils to reinforce previously taught materials as prescribed by the teacher.
  25. Within the classroom setting, the assistant reports to the teacher in matters involving the students’ programs and related activities.
Teacher Assistants with SSD have a minimum starting salary of $14.81 an hour and receive a full benefits package.  This is a ten (10) month assignment.
Teacher Assistants must have completed sixty (60) credit hours at an accredited college or university. 
All Teacher Assistants employed by SSD must obtain a substitute certificate from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  This application requires the submission of original college transcripts and payment to DESE of all required fees ($50.00 total).
Interested applicants must apply online:
The District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious preference, marital status, disability, national origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.  Employees of the District are required to comply with the provisions of the Title VII of The Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments.


** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.