Topeka Public Schools USD 501Substitute Special Education Paraprofessional (2019-20)

Topeka Public Schools USD 501

Substitute Special Education Paraprofessional (2019-20) (7295)

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TitleSubstitute Special Education Paraprofessional (2019-20)
Posting ID7295

NOTE: In an effort to keep applications current, this posting will close in 90 days. If you are still interested in the position after the 90 days, you may reapply.  E-mail addresses are necessary for your references




Reports to:Certified Classroom Teacher/Administrator

Position Purpose:To continue the successful learning of exceptional students by providing and facilitating quality support to the program while the full time para is absent.

Applicant needs to be honest, a self-starter, and a hard worker. Paraprofessional Substitutes may work with gifted, moderately and/or severely disabled, learning disabled, behavioral disabled, physically impaired, autistic, hearing impaired, visually impaired, speech impaired students.

High school diploma or GED plus 48 hours of college hours; skills in the use of computers; good interpersonal skills including the ability to work with minimal supervision; good organizational skills; ability to successfully complete the Substitute Orientation; conscientiously accept and follow directions; adaptability to a variety of situations; fundamental understanding of special education students; ability to lift; in good health; adaptability to variety of situations.

Physical/Emotional Requirements:
The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day;
Speaking, hearing, manual dexterity (coordination of eye/hand for such activities as typing, calculation, word processing, and other similar activities), bending/stooping, sitting, lifting (up to 50 lbs.). Depending on classroom assignment, some positions will require the ability to provide physical assistance and personal care for students with a variety of disabilities.

Performance Responsibilities:
Assignments vary by location, program, and individuals being supported. Each Substitute Para will work with students and/or assist others who are working with the exceptional student(s).

Assist teachers with daily instruction; assist students in achieving their individual objectives; assist students to and from the school building and classrooms; provide assistance and care in such activities as dressing, eating, drinking, toileting and grooming; assist in restraining students; tutor students individually and in groups; monitor classroom when teacher is otherwise occupied; clerical functions; under the teacher’s direction may evaluate students work; communicate effectively with patrons and students; other duties as assigned.

Shift TypePart-Time
Salary Range$10.50 / Per Hour
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date06/01/2019