In one of ProCare’s paraprofessional jobs, you will work as an essential piece of a classroom, assisting children in need and allowing them to develop among their peers. At ProCare Therapy, we are dedicated to connecting passionate paraprofessionals with schools every day so they can make an immediate impact in a paraprofessional job they love. Our team provides you with the career support you need so you can focus on what’s most important: supporting those students in need.
Paraprofessional Job Duties
Paraprofessional educator jobs take place in the classroom, working in collaboration with a licensed teacher in the educational setting. When teachers present new lessons or materials, paraprofessionals help reinforce what was taught in small group settings or individually to students. Responsibilities of paraprofessional jobs include providing teachers with feedback on the progress of students and assisting in grading students’ coursework. If you are a special education paraprofessional, you may be required to shadow a specific group of students throughout the day and to work with them and their teachers inside the classroom.
Requirements for Paraprofessional Educator Jobs
A majority of school districts require applicants for paraprofessional educator jobs to possess a minimum of two years of education and an associate’s degree. Some states and districts have an assessment certification that is required as well. Generally speaking, paraprofessional jobs require strong communication skills to discuss students’ progress with teachers and parents. Patience and resourcefulness are additional qualities that are important to possess.
Outlook for Paraprofessionals’ Jobs
Like many positions in the education and healthcare industry, paraprofessional jobs have a promising outlook. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 151,000 paraprofessional job openings are projected each year, on average, over the next decade.
ProCare Therapy is looking for dedicated paraprofessionals who are ready to make a difference in students’ lives. Explore our open paraprofessional educator jobs below!