Educational Paraprofessional - Danbury Public Schools
Position: Educational Paraprofessional
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Tutor
Job Location: Districtwide
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Danbury Public Schools
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: 203-797-4713
Job Description:
Purpose Statement
The job of Special Education Tutor was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within assigned school with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision and instruction of special needs students, severely special needs students; observing and documenting student progress; implementing plans for instruction; and assisting students by providing for special health care needs.

  • Work with individual students or small groups of students under the supervision of a certified teacher to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Collect data on student progress.
  • Evidence of the ability to work cooperatively with staff.
  • Assist the teacher in the handling, operation and care of equipment, used in the classroom, including media, and instructional materials.
  • Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, field trips and in other non-classroom activities.
  • Check notebooks, correct papers and supervise testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher with non-instructional duties, such as snack, toilet and clothing routines.
  • Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
  • Assist the teacher in drill work, large group reading or storytelling.
  • Alert the regular teacher regarding any problem or special information related to an individual student.
  • Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher.
  • Guide independent study, enrichment work and remedial work set and assigned by the teacher.
  • Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction.
  • Assist in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning school environment.
  • Help students complete research and learning projects.
  • Talks to and attempts to calm student(s) who are distressed.
  • Attend inclusion classes with special education students and assist in implementing alternative instructional strategies.
  • Assist with implementation of inclusion plans for students.
  • Assist in maintaining an environment conducive to learning as requested by the teacher. 
  • Assist with discipline and other classroom duties as requested by the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher in supervising students on arrival to or departure from school and all transitional times.
  • Assist in monitoring students during eating periods.
  • Assist with playground supervision, as needed.
  • Assist in hall and stairway supervision.
  • Escort students to other rooms/locations as required.
  • Willingness to serve as a bus monitor.
  • Maintain the same high level of ethnical behavior and sensitivity of information about students as is expected of a certified teacher or assistant teacher.
  • Attend staff development workshops to enhance instructional delivery to children.
  • Participate in in-service training programs, as assigned.
  • May work with special needs student(s) to assist with daily living needs, such as feeding and bathroom accommodations.
  • Assist in other related duties that may be assigned by the teacher.
  • Assist in one or more of the following services required for assigned students as directed:
    • Therapeutic feeding
    • Diaper changing
    • Toileting
    • Self-help skills
    • Muscle tone exercises
    • Positioning
    • Colostomy care
    • Embarkation/debarkation of buses including lifting of students when necessary.
  • Perform related duties as appropriate for the position as assigned by the appropriate administrator/supervisor.
  • High School Diploma is required
  • Must meet NCLB Para compliance requirements, as applicable.
  • Must possess or be willing to acquire the skills necessary to support needs associated with autism, ABA, behavioral needs, as well as activities of daily living such as feeding.
  • Experience/training in working with children.
  • Such additions and alternatives to the above qualifications as may be appropriate and acceptable.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions effectively.
  • Exhibits good judgment, patience, tact and courtesy.
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of, at a minimum, the essential function of the position.
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