Educational Paraprofessional - Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Position: Educational Paraprofessional
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Paraeducator (Part Time)
Job Location: Various CREC Districts
Deadline: Feb 18, 2019**
District: Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: 860-524-4036
Job Description:
Job ID #6845

  Paraeducator (Temporary)
Position Purpose

The CREC Resource Group is seeking multiple part-time paraeducators to provide services to students in CREC districts. Under the supervision of the certified teacher, provide assistance in classroom management, individual and group student instruction, behavioral management and various administrative and clerical tasks. Most positions are Monday - Friday. Hours are to be determined by the district.

Essential Job Functions
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
  • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
  • Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement of IEP objectives, etc.
  • Contributes to the IEP process and serves as resource for the evaluation team as needed.
  • Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
Additional Duties
  • Assist students with common daily tasks such as eating, dressing, toileting, and to include if necessary, diapering.
  • Take actions, or assist in taking action, to restrain students who are at risk of harming themselves or others by following school/program approved procedures.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.
Travel Requirements

Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to lift greater than 25 pounds.
  • Ability to get from kneeling to standing and standing to kneeling with ease and without outside support.
  • Ability to kneel on one knee, both knees.
  • Ability to work in standard office, school building environments, and on buses or vans.
  • Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.
 Qualifications Profile
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • One year experience working with children with disabilities desirable.
  • PMT certification preferred.
Please apply online at M/F, EOE.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.