Paraeducator (2020-2021 SY)

locationNorwalk - Connecticut (CT), 06851

atNorwalk Public Schools

Estimated salary $22.21 - $26.46 an hour

Job Description:

JobID: 5847

Position Type:
Paraprofessional/Paraeducator - Instructional Aide
Date Posted:
Kendall Elementary School
(High-Needs School)
Date Available:
Closing Date:
02/13/2021-Until Filled

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Kendall Elementary School is a welcoming learning environment where all students are prepared for future college and career.

Under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher, the paraeducator supports students to participate in their educational program. Kendall Elementary School is a welcoming learning environment where all students are prepared for college and career.


All Paraeducators:
  • Assist in the implementation of the Norwalk Board of Education and administrative policies, rules, regulations and directives
  • Follow Norwalk school policy to ensure student safety
  • Follow teacher’s oral or written directions with accuracy
  • Assist the teacher with the implementation of classroom instructional goals and Section 504 plans
  • Assist students with classwork individually or in small groups
  • Assist the teacher in maintaining student records of attendance
  • Assist the teacher with documentation of student progress
  • Assist the teacher with the preparation and distribution of lesson plan materials
  • Encourage students to interact appropriately with peers
  • Assist students during recess, breaks, emergency drills, assemblies, on school buses and field trips
  • Assist and support students to use computers, iPads or other media to access curriculum
  • Maintain respect at all times for confidential information

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Ability to record data with
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to implement teacher directives related to instructional and behavioral goals effectively
  • Organizational and problem solving skills

  • Other Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Interact in a positive manner with staff, students, parents, and visitors
    • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude, and conversation
    • Maintain a level of approachability by administration, staff, parents, and visitors
    • Respond to questions and requests in a timely and appropriate manner
    • Attend meetings and professional development activities as recommended by teacher, supervisor or Principal
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by teacher or Principal

    • High school diploma or equivalency
    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
    • Associate’s Degree in education or related field, or ParaPro Certificate, or two (2) years of college
    • Two (2) years of experience working with children or young adults in a school setting, preferred
    • Fluency in Spanish preferred
    • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Norwalk Board of Education may find appropriate

    Days: Monday – Friday (27.5 hours weekly/schedule determined by Principal)
    Salary: $22.21 - $26.46
    Bargaining Unit: NFEP
    Group: One
    Benefits: Limited Available

    One year position, position to end on last day of school.
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    It is the policy of the Norwalk Board of Education to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or physical and mental disability in the school district's educational program and activities; and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender; gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or physical and mental disability.


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