Paraprofessional (1:1 Support Teacher)
Reports to, and receives assistance, from: Homeroom Lead Teacher and Relevant Subject Department Coordinators
Essential Responsibilities Include:
Supporting one appointed child at a time, using specific strategies (pedagogical, behavioral, etc.)to help him/her process group (small or large) instruction and stay on task and achieve success.
To pull-out and conduct 1:1 academic sessions with the child, as per IEP needs.
Communicating and consulting with parents, in consultation with the homeroom team.
Developing, in consultation with the homeroom team, specific strategies (pedagogical,behavioral) that would help the child function independently in his school activities.
Periodic reviews done in consultation with the homeroom team and parents, to ensure that thechild is on a track to move towards receiving instruction in group settings and working independently in group settings.
Attending meetings and workshops, as required.
Attending parent-teacher conferences, as requested by homeroom team.
Supporting the homeroom team with designing and setting up of classroom space – teaching materials, furniture arrangements,and overall learning environment – as conducive to the student’s needs.
Supporting the homeroom team with designing the student’s IEP
Supporting the homeroom team with monitoring student progress.
Supporting the homeroom team with communicating and consulting with the parents of the student being shadowed, if/when required
Supporting the homeroom team with proactively communicating with parents, and responding to their queries promptly (as perinternal homeroom communication protocols).
Participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.
Collaborating with therapists and other members of the child’s team as required.
Organizing and/or helping the school organize various functions including but not limited toannual events by teaching the students different activities.
In addition to the above, performing all those functions that might be necessary in order to ensure that the school’s services are of the nature and quality that will help fulfill its founding vision.