Preschool Paraprofessional Program Aide

Reports to: Early Learning Center Director

Job Objective: Monitor students at different school times including student riders on bus routes

Minimum Qualification: High school diploma or GED

Position Summary:

The Preschool Paraprofessional Program Aide is responsible for assisting all staff with student safety. Paraprofessionals are familiar with safety standards and common safety practices in schools. Working as a member of the Guadalupe School agency, paraprofessionals follow the mission, goal, and objectives of the agency when interacting with students, parents, staff, and the community.

Qualifications:

  • A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit school employment
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies
  • Self-directed, congenial disposition, and strong diplomacy skills
  • Successful completion child care training as provided by the center director is required as a condition of employment

Essential Functions:

The following are typical work responsibilities. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

Bus:

  • Ride on the school bus with the bus driver during student pick-up and/or drop-off
  • Assist students while boarding and unloading the bus, including help with safety harnesses and other procedures
  • Monitor students during the duration of the bus route to ensure student safety
  • Take appropriate precautions to ensure safety
  • Communicate to center director any persistent concerns with student transportation

Recess:

  • Monitor students during lunch and recess periods to ensure student safety. Promotes safe play and monitors child interactions to ensure all students are appropriately supervised and cared for
  • Communicate with classroom teachers and center director student needs, concerns, injuries or other important information requiring attention. Documents all incidents as required by program policies and law

Other:

  • Participate in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed
  • Wear work attire appropriate for student interactions and season of the year
  • Able to sit/stand/navigate stairs as needed while assisting students
  • Perform other specific job-related duties as directed
  • Bilingual English and Spanish preferred

Abilities Required:

The following personal characteristics and skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.

  • Acknowledge personal accountability for decisions and conduct
  • Demonstrate professionalism and contribute to a positive work environment
  • Effectively use listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills
  • Adhere to appropriate confidentiality practices and professional ethics
  • Maintain an acceptable attendance record and is punctual
  • Perform duties efficiently with limited supervision

Pay: $11.50-$12.00 / hour DOE

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Colleen Baum at colleen.baum@guadschool.org to apply.

Call 801-531-6100 (ext. 316) to learn more about current job openings.