In a state agency, this class is accountable for providing instructional assistance in the implementation of special educational programs.
Receives supervision from school administrators or instructors.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Provides instructional support services to students working under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher; assists in implementing Individualized Education Plans; provides one-on-one tutoring for eligible students; assists with classroom management, such as organizing instructional and other materials; assists students in participating in general school activities and is responsible for safety and personal conduct of students; supervises students in groups or individually when teacher is temporarily absent from classroom during school day (e.g. lunch, rest break, meetings); assists teacher in routine, necessary, school related duties (e.g. taking attendance, ordering supplies, reporting lunch count); provides assistance in a computer laboratory; conducts parental involvement activities; provides support in a library or media center; collects data, attends meetings and prepares reports; may assist students in areas such as self help, feeding, toileting, language, gross and fine motor development as defined by the Individualized Education Plan designed by an interdisciplinary team; may act as a translator; may supervise students during field trips; may be required to lift students and respond to incidents concerning students; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to provide instructional support; ability to maintain records and charts; ability to prepare reports.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
A high school diploma or General Educational Development test (GED Certification) and two (2) years of college credit.
An associate's (or higher) degree may be substituted for the two (2) years of college credit.
Passing a State Board of Education adopted Paraprofessional Assessment which assesses content knowledge in mathematics, reading and writing and an understanding of how to assist in the instruction of these topics may be subsituted for the two (2) years of college credit.
Incumbents in the class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.
Incumbents in this class may be required to pass a physical examination.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift light to medium weights and be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive or abusive students.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group CL 16 approved effective March 18, 2006. (2009 SCOPE Review)