Paraprofessional Job Description
Position: Paraprofessional (Contract)
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Hours: Full-time, 5 days/week (7 hours per day)
Job Summary: We are seeking a dedicated Paraprofessional to join our team in an ID classroom with students diagnosed with Autism, focusing on supporting academics and behavior. This position is specifically for an elementary classroom setting and requires a Wisconsin assistant license issued by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). As a Paraprofessional, you will work closely with teachers and other staff members to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that fosters the educational and personal development of students with Autism.
- Provide one-on-one and group support to students with Autism in academic tasks, social interactions, and behavioral management.
- Assist in the implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) under the guidance of the classroom teacher and special education team.
- Collaborate with teaching staff to develop and adapt instructional materials and strategies to meet the diverse needs of students with Autism.
- Foster a positive and supportive classroom atmosphere conducive to learning and emotional growth.
- Implement strategies for managing challenging behaviors effectively and proactively.
- Supervise students during transitions, lunch, recess, and other non-academic activities.
- Document student progress, behavior incidents, and other relevant information as directed.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding student information and adhere to professional ethics and standards.
- Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Special Education, or related field preferred.
- Wisconsin assistant license (DPI) required.
- Experience working with individuals with Autism or other developmental disabilities preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians.
- Patience, empathy, and a genuine commitment to supporting the educational and emotional needs of students with special needs.
- Ability to follow directions, work collaboratively in a team setting, and adapt to changing circumstances.
- Must pass background checks and meet all state and district requirements for employment.
- Competitive pay commensurate with experience and qualifications.
- Guaranteed hours and stability in a contract position.
- Opportunity for professional development and growth within a supportive educational environment.
Application Process: For inquiries about this position or to apply, please contact Jaden Dorn at 470-508-2938.