Job Details



Archway Programs






Atco, New Jersey, United States






The general function of the department:

To service children with special needs during the regular ten month school year, and during the extended school year in July & August.

The primary purpose of this position:

The paraprofessional is a non-certified staff member who does not hold the position of teacher, but assists the classroom teacher under the guidance of a teacher and the building principal. Sometimes paraprofessionals serve as teacher assistants, one-to-one aides (assigned to individual students), or they perform school-related clerical duties.

The paraprofessional provides appropriate and consistent service to students, helping to implement educational activities, as well as offering emotional, social, and behavioral development.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Assists teacher in monitoring of students’ academic work and behavioral performance
  • Contributes input during parent conferences
  • Performs classroom and school-related clerical duties as needed
  • Maintains accurate records; attendance, behavior modification points, lunch counts
  • Cleans and decorates classroom; designs monthly bulletin boards
  • Assists students during arrival and dismissal from school
  • Supervises students while moving throughout the building, around campus and during assigned school activities
  • Attends all staff meetings, in-services and orientations
  • Attends annual “Handle with Care” and “Crisis Prevention Institute” trainings
  • Responsible for all miscellaneous duties as assigned by the teacher or principal
  • Develops an annual Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) approved by the principal
  • Earns annual certification in CPR/AED

Minimum educational requirements:

  • high school diploma or GED required
  • associates degree -Preferred
  • other – 60 college credits - Preferred

Minimum experience required:

  • zero

Other knowledge, skills, and certifications required:

Prior experience in a child-centered environment preferred

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