Friday, July 12, 2024  
Job Posting: Special ED Parapro (SHS)

Job Description Position:
Special ED Parapro (SHS)

Job Category:
Classified: Special Ed Parapro


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Posting Date:
  Closing Date:
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Safford High School
$15.60/hr 7.19 hrs/day 4 Day Workweek

Job Position Details:


Instructs small groups of students under direction of teacher.  


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

  1. Monitors for appropriate behaviors and provides positive reinforcement for students.

  1. Assists the teacher in maintaining proper classroom control.

  1. Escorts students throughout the school day as needed.

  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. Bus Aides:  To be able to assist students on/off bus and to pass the School Bus AIDE Physical Performance Test.

  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. Assists with daily living skills (e.g. student hygiene, toileting, feeding, wheelchair transfer).

  1. Administers achievement tests, including standardized tests as assigned, with appropriate training.

  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.


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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