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SPED Life Skills Paraprofessional

at Marble Falls Independent School District

Posted: 5/2/2019
Job Reference #: 973
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Openings as of 5/22/2019
Support Staff/Paraprofessionals

  • SPED Life Skills Paraprofessional JobID: 973
  • Position Type:
    Support Staff/Paraprofessionals/LIfe Skills Paraprofessional

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Marble Falls Middle School

  • Date Available:

  •   187 Days

    Salary Minimum: $12.62

    Primary Purpose:

    Help meet physical and instructional needs of individual students with disabilities inside and outside classroom. Assist with the implementation of classroom programs, Individual Education Plans (IEP), including self-help, behavior management, and instruction programs. Work under general supervision of principal and immediate direction of certified teacher.


    Preferred: Associate’s degree, two years of study at an institution of higher learning, or have met formal academic assessment as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
    Valid Texas educational aide certificate

    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    Ability to work with children with disabilities
    Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
    Ability to communicate effectively

    Preferred: Two years experience working with children

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:

    Instructional Support

    1. Help teacher prepare instructional materials and classroom displays.
    2. Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom.
    3. Help with inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment.
    4. Help teacher keep administrative documentation, records, and prepare required reports.
    5. Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.
    6. Assist with instructional support to meet the students’ IEP goals.

    Student Management

    7Help meet the individual needs of student(s) including transferring to and from wheelchairs; lifting and positioning; interpreting instructions; and assisting with physical needs and personal care such as feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene.
    8.Help manage the behavior of assigned student(s). This includes intervening in crisis situations and restraining disruptive or dangerous student as needed.
    9.Recognize differences in student’s special medical, physical, communicative, and emotional needs and adapt methods and interaction accordingly.
    10.Work with assigned student(s) or small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by teacher.
    11.Assist assigned students throughout school day, inside and outside classroom. This includes lunchroom, bus, and playground duty, and field trips.
    12.Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of assigned student(s).


    13.Maintain confidentiality.
    14.Participate in professional development programs, faculty meetings, and special events as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:


    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

    Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment; other specialized and adaptive equipment used by students
    Posture: Frequent standing; kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
    Motion: Frequent walking and reaching
    Lifting: Frequent light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); Occasional heavy lifting (45 pounds or over) and positioning or students with physical disabilities, controlling behavior through physical restraint, assisting nonambulatory students, and lifting and moving adaptive and other classroom equipment
    Environment: Work inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather); exposure to noise; exposure to biological hazards (bacteria, communicable diseases)
    Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress