BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS TITLE: Substitute Paraeducator
REPORTS TO: Classroom Teacher, School Administrator
DEFINITION: In the absence of the regular classroom paraeducator, assists the professional staff by performing instruction-related duties and by giving individual attention and assistance to groups of students.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Assist students individually or in groups to reinforce the learning situation established by the teacher, helping with skills development, reading to younger students and assisting students to effectively use library facilities or assisting in other learning activities. Helps students with self care activities.
- Assists with recreational play and supervision of outdoor activities and field trip experiences.
- Helps maintain an attractive, neat and safe classroom.
- Obtains, catalogs, stores, distributes, collects, and inventories instructional materials.
- May assist in the preparation of instructional materials.
- Maintains bulletin boards, display areas, and interest centers.
- Sets up, adjusts, cleans, operates, and performs minor maintenance on such apparatus as audiovisual equipment.
- May visually inspect equipment for damage.
- Oversees cleanup activities.
- Performs a variety of clerical tasks, including collecting money, taking attendance, collecting assignments, and transcribing future home assignments or discussion-related topics on the chalkboard. May be required to type tests, home assignments, supporting instructional material or correspondence.
- Coverage of classes on a limited basis may occasionally be necessary; may be required to serve as lunch period monitors.
- Performs other duties of similar scope and complexity.
Education, Traiing, and Experience:
- Proof of high school diploma or GED.
Licenses and Certificates:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of school and classroom rules and activities.
- General knowledge of special education.
- Skill in verbal communications.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
- Skill in working closely with individuals.
- Skill in providing assistance and support to students.
- Ability to follow and enforce safety and disciplinary rules.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers, and other school personnel.
- Ability to lift and transfer students as required.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The work of this class entails physical activities such as frequent walking and standing, lifting and carrying, and related physical duties associated with assisting students.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employment in this position is contingent upon successfully passing a background, DSS, and criminal history check. Employees must have submitted an application for employment to the Office of Temporary Services.
SALARY: $11.75 per hour (long term)
This class specification defines the types of duties and level of difficulty of work required of positions in this title. It shall not be held to exclude duties not mentioned nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
- Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
- Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
- Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
- Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
- All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $100.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
- Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
- If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
- Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
- Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
- All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefitssession.
- Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).
Office of Staffing
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204