Educational Paraprofessional - Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Position: Educational Paraprofessional
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Paraeducator (19-20 Academic School Year)
Job Location: CREC Resource Group
Deadline: Apr 30, 2020**
District: Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: 860-524-4036
Job Description:
Job ID # 7432

Position Purpose

Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with helping students to meet instructional goals and objectives or to assist with other duties in the school which add to the overall quality of the school or the educational experience of the students. Experience working with students with aggressive behavior utilizing behavior management techniques is a must.  PMT certified preferred.

Position Locations
  • Willington School District
  • Farmington School District
Essential Job Functions
  • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills.
  • 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 teacher in controlling behavioral and emotional outbursts by employing techniques such as systems of rewards, behavior checklists and time-outs.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
  • Constructs, copies, distributes, and uses educational materials as needed.
  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
  • 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, as appropriate, and serves as resource for the evaluation team as needed.
  • Assists 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.
  • May assist in the training of other Paraeducators.
  • Experience working with students with aggressive behavior utilizing behavior management techniques is a must.
  • PMT certified is preferred.
Additional Duties
  • Assist students with common daily tasks such as eating, dressing, toileting, to include if necessary, diapering.
  • Upon completion of required training, take actions, or assist in taking action, to restrain students who are risk of immediate or imminent harm to themselves or others by following school/program approved procedures.
  • Assist in implementing physical and occupational therapy plans by working with students to increase range of motion, mobility, and positioning. 
  • Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and responsibility. 

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.
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.