Works with students to facilitate learning and improve skills in the classroom to assist teaching staff. Tutors small group or individual students as needed. Maintains record of students serviced as well as the students' academic progress.
Associate's degree or 60 semester hours of college credit or successful completion of ParaPro Assessment test required. Prior work experience of three to six months with young people in a school or child care setting and previous IPS experience is helpful. Incumbent will have organizational skills to be able to compile and maintain documentation, have basic computer skills, and basic office skills of typing and answering phone calls. Must be able to work under the instruction of a certified teacher but without constant direct supervision.
Provides instructional intervention under direction of licensed teacher. Reinforces instruction of the classroom teacher. Uses existing exercises, games, quizzes or other devices on own. May utilize a computer for instruction.
Based on teacher's lesson plans, prepares activities for all assigned students and assists in preparing progress reports for parents.
Maintains records of student served and their progress. Helps students prepare for ISTEP testing.
Helps teacher maintain cleanliness and order in the classroom. May assist in supervision of students during lunch or recess periods.
Promotes positive attitudes among students and encourages them to develop their academic skills as well as self-discipline. Assists classroom teachers with the implementation of instruction plan. Helps create and maintain an appropriate and positive learning environment.
Assists in the collection and compilation of student, parent, teacher and community data.