Job Description

  • Position Type:
    School Support Staff/Instructional Assistant

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Sun Valley Elementary - Peoria, AZ

  •   Additional Information:
    Position Title: Title I Paraprofessional

    Department: Related Services
    Supervisor: Director of Related Services

    Term of Employment: 9 months
    Salary Classification: 8

    Job Summary: Provides a variety of instructional assistance and support services associated with both general and specialized educational programs and student needs.

    Essential Functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following:
    • Prepares and distributes instructional materials according to teacher direction.
    • Monitors and assists students to complete tasks. Assists student to stay focused and not disturb others.
    • Escorts students to and from classes, activities and transportation buses.
    • Provides one-on-one or small group activities under the teachers direction.
    • Provides support in monitoring, intervening and redirecting student behaviors.
    • Supervises students in social situations in the cafeteria and playground environment.
    • Maintains documentation and records for student files; maintains and updates computer files.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
    • Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances and PUSD policies and procedures
    • Skill in following oral and written directions
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers,students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district
    • Skill in operating a personal computer.
    • Have obtained an associate (or higher) degree OR
    • Have at least two years of post-secondary education that is equivalent to at least 48 semester hours from an accredited higher education institution OR
    • Have met a rigorous standard of quality by demonstrating knowledge on a Paraprofessional Assessment, available at the Peoria Unified School District Office

    • Must possess or obtain an Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.
    • Must be able to pass a background clearence check.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona driver's license.
    • May be required to demonstrate fluency in English: written and oral communications.
    • May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
    • May be required to work outside normal working hours.
    • May be required to travel to perform work functions.

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