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Lead Teacher Assistant Kindergaten through 12th Grade

Job Specifications:  (Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required)

The Paraprofessional assists the Teacher in ensuring all students are achieving at high levels academically, socially, and emotionally. The Paraprofessional must believe all children can learn. They must also have a strong understanding of evidence-based age-appropriate curriculum and instructional strategies, enthusiasm for innovative practices, willingness to participate as an active member of a multi-disciplinary team, and possess the ability to adapt activities in order to incorporate the diverse strengths of students.

Education and Training:  (or equivalent)

  • Associate’s Degree (or equivalent college credits) in education or a related field.   If related field – minimum of 6 Education credit
  • OR
  • Score of 464 or higher on the ETS Parapro test 
  • First Aid/CPR Certification  

Minimum Experience:

  • 2 years experience working in a K-12th  grade classroom 
  • Prefer experience working with students with and without special needs in a multi-disciplinary education setting

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist teacher in creating a climate of acceptance for all students.
  • Perform teacher duties in absence of the teacher, including, but not limited to developing/following lesson plans, and leading other staff in the classroom.
  • Implement lesson plans and individual student goals and objectives pursuant to Teacher direction.
  • Assist with tracking student progress of individual goals.
  • Develop and lead the physical education program for respective classroom based on the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
  • If applicable (after care/summer/camp day staff):  Develop and supervise after care, camp, and summer classroom including developing and implementing weekly lesson plans utilizing developmentally appropriate practices and enriching activities for specific age levels, ensuring all documentation is complete (i.e. attendance sheets), and all safety procedures are followed.
  • Utilize and ensure consistent implementation of behavior techniques and classroom management techniques.
  • Utilize and adapt developmentally appropriate and engaging curricula and instructional materials in order to ensure access for all students per the teacher instruction.
  • Ensure and provide basic care giving duties (utilizing universal health and safety precautions) for children, including, but not limited to changing diapers, feeding children, and cleaning children’s hands, faces, etc.
  • Ensure and carry out daily/weekly housekeeping chores for the classrooms, including, but not limited to sweeping floors after meals and activities, wiping tables and counters, cleaning changing tables,  placing trash in appropriate containers, and washing, sterilizing and putting away equipment (toys, laundry and dishes).
  • Ensure timely completion of incident reports to appropriate supervisor.
  • Assist in the communication with therapists and other special service agencies, and incorporate therapy and other special requirements into class activities.
  • Maintain positive staff and parent interactions and communication.
  • Assist in providing weekly progress notes for each child.
  • Ensure School Administrator, Teacher and/or Enrichment Program Coordinator is informed of all parent and individual student concerns and complaints.
  • Participate in required meetings and trainings.
  • Ensure compliance with procedures, requirements and guidelines set forth by UCP, HIPAA, NAEYC, Department of Education, 4C, Department of Children and Families, and other State and Federal agencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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