Educational Paraprofessional Position - Republic R-III
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Paraprofessional
Job Location: Republic R-III School District
Deadline: Dec 31, 2022**
District: Republic R-III
Republic, MO 65738
Telephone: 417-732-3605 EXT 6017
Job Description:
For the full job description and salary schedule, please visit and apply using our online application system located on our website. We have paraprofessional openings at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

Job Description - Paraprofessional Qualifications

The paraprofessional must have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with children, faculty and the general public in a diplomatic, friendly and efficient manner.

Supervisor: Paraprofessional will be supervised by the Building Principal and Lead Teacher. In addition, the Building Principal may collaborate with Director of Special Education as needed.

Position Summary: The role of the paraprofessional is to provide additional support in the classrooms and during school activities where students with diagnosed moderate to severe educational disabilities are served. The paraprofessional’s goal is to assist in providing a well-organized, smooth functioning, positive classroom environment in which all students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials. The paraprofessional will possess good people skills, flexibility, be a self-starter, and have the ability to adjust to change.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with and assist the Lead Teacher in instruction and supervision across all settings including implementation of special strategies for reinforcing skills based on the special needs and abilities of each student with respect to individual differences and maintenance of supportive and inclusive environments.
  • Assist with the preparation of instructional resources and strategies designed to support the individual needs of each student .
  • Carry out work responsibilities effectively under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and emergency situations. Perform routine instructional and non-instructional support tasks including classroom transition times, meal times, use of adaptive/assistive equipment and toileting/self-care.
  • Assist the teacher in administering appropriate screenings and assessments, collecting work samples, maintaining and documenting student performance through anecdotal notes, and other data collecting and reporting as instructed by the Lead Teacher
  • Model positive behavior and a calm demeanor by utilizing appropriate language, interactions, and positive discipline.
  • Continuously monitor students to ensure safety at all times, and report child abuse and neglect.
  • Maintain all confidentiality requirements regarding all matters pertaining to students, parents, parent communications, and/or classroom activities, and direct any questions or concerns from the parent to the Lead Teacher.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal, Assistant Principal, classroom teachers, Process Coordinators and other service providers and/or specialists.
  • Actively participate in required trainings and in-service hours each year to facilitate continued professional growth.
  • Appropriately supervise students before, during, and after school as needed. 

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