The Special Education Exchange, Since 1996

Job 3166

Teacher Aid (Para-Educator)

Foundation for Blind Children

Phoenix, AZ


Duties: The role of a special education para-educator is to provide assistance in implementing plans and programs related to the academic or functional skill attainment for students with visual, language, social, cognitive, physical, and/or emotional learning challenges. Works directly with students, individually or in small groups, and performs clerical tasks as assigned.


Qualifications: Assists classroom teacher in teaching a variety of skills to students who are visually impaired and/or multiple handicapped. Works directly with students individually and / or in groups under the direction of the teacher. Ability to lift and carry non-ambulatory students. Prepare materials and equipment to be used by the students in the classroom. Follow through on teacher’s lesson plans, classroom routine, assigned tasks and direction from therapists. Provide assistance to classroom teacher in daily routines with students such as eating, toileting, positioning and handling (lifting), data documentation and other clerical tasks. Adhere to agency policy and protocol. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Be flexible to assist where there is a need. Attend scheduled staff development training and meetings. Complete Medicaid documentation. Ability to move body in many different ways in order to interact with and position students such as: standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, pushing and pulling consistently throughout the day and in a daily basis. Required to routinely lift a minimum of 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required: Genuine interest to work with children. Ability to follow direction and adapt to new and/or unique situations. Ability to establish rapport and appropriate relationships with students and their families. Demonstrate a progression in knowledge and skills through job performance. Able to maintain confidentiality. Personal Characteristics: Accountable. Trustworthy. Critical thinker. Collaborative. Belief that all children can learn. Celebrates progress. Strong awareness of self Licenses/Special Requirements: High school education or equivalent. Current Level 1 IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card. Current certification in CPR, AED and First Aid. Article 9. Basic computer and keyboard skills. Helpful if able to read, write and speak Spanish


Closing Date: Until filled


For further information, contact:

Stephanie Aleman

1234 E Northern Avenue

Phone: (602) 337-8271

Email: saleman@seeitourway.org



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