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Thursday, December 02, 2021  
Job Posting: ECE Support Staff (SHS)

Job Description Position:
ECE Support Staff (SHS)

Job Category:
Classified: ECE Support Staff


Reference ID

Posting Date:
  Closing Date:
Until Filled
  Starting Date:
As Soon As Possible

Safford High School
$12.15 per hour - 5.95 hrs/day

Job Position Details:

JOB TITLE: Parapro

REPORTS TO: Principal/Assigned Teacher


Works in classroom with students under direct supervision of teacher.


  1. Assists in tutoring small groups of students under the direction of the teacher.

  1. Provides positive reinforcement for students.

  1. Assists the teacher in maintaining proper classroom control.

  1. Escorts students to the office upon request.

  1. Supervises students during lunch and recesses.

  1. Remains punctual and works assigned schedule.

  1. Assists in special class presentations, field trips, and activities as requested.

  1. Demonstrates confidential, professional, and personable demeanor.

  1. Handles routine clerical work as assigned.

  1. Prepares instructional materials as requested by the teacher.

  1. Follows and enforces school and District regulations and policies.

  1. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Application Details:
To be considered for this position, individuals should Apply Online.  Please upload a copy of any certificates or endorsements held.

Job Requirements:
According to federal requirements, ALL K-12 paraprofessionals working with students in any capacity must meet the following requirements:
  • High school diploma OR GED AND

  • An Associate’s degree or higher OR

  • 60 or more credit hours from an accredited institution of higher education OR

  • Obtain a passing score on one of the ADE approved online assessments below:

           *Parapro, ACT Workkeys, or The Master Teacher Para Educator PD Now!

The Parapro online assessment costs $55 using a personal credit card.

In addition to the job requirements listed above, all ECE Support Staff must also have a CDA credential or state awarded certificate in the area of Early Childhood Education, must be CPR/First Aid Certified, have a high school diploma, AND have a minimum of six (6) months experience in a preschool classroom setting. 
District Hiring Policies:
Successful candidates must be fingerprinted and are responsible for the cost of the background checks.

The Safford Unified School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, creed, color, sex, age, marital status, or handicapping condition in its educational or employment opportunities.
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