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Paraprofessional - Instructional (FLEX - MI)

Job Details

North Flint - Flint, MI
Regular Full-Time
$16.48 Hourly





The Paraprofessional – Instructional assists certificated staff in educating and instructing students in the assigned area of responsibility for students with disabilities. The Paraprofessional – Instructional may be assigned to one classroom, to assist with home visits, or as one-on-one assistant to a student or to a variety of assignments depending on the needs of the students. This position reports to the Principal or Designee.


RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: This list is illustrative only and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of tasks performed by this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Assist in the development of instructional and related materials, performance or clerical tasks. 
  • Complement instructional activities, such as assisting the teacher during the lesson by helping students who may need additional support with instruction. 
  • Supplement instruction by assisting the teacher with individuals or small groups of pupils on follow-up activities as specified. 
  • Reinforce instruction by assisting the teacher in administering drill activities for individuals or small groups. 
  • Provide program support in instructional and related activities in the assigned area of responsibility for students with disabilities under the direction of certificated, licensed, and School Administrator. 
  • Prepare tasks or projects that complement and support the teacher's lesson plans or instructional programs or activities. 
  • Score tests or assignments and tracks and submits student performance to the teacher. 
  • Provide hands-on assistance to struggling students. 
  • Supervise students in classes or on school grounds, or on field trips. 
  • Participate in the Individualized Education Program Team/Individualized Family Service Plan (IEPT/IFSP) meetings when requested. 
  • Assist with the implementation of instructional activities based on the student goals and objectives as written in the Individualized Education Program (IEP/IFSP). 
  • Complete paperwork, performs data entry, completes organizational tasks, and provides tutoring support to students in the specialized program. 
  • Assist in monitoring and proctoring student assignment and tests. 
  • Alert the educator to student behavior issues or other program challenges. 
  • Participate in departmental, school, or district training programs. 
  • Perform administrative duties, responsibilities, and activities as assigned. These may be changed or modified from time to time.




  • Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, instructing reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, instructing reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate
  • Organizational skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse youth populations
  • Ability to collaborate with various people to support student learning and development
  • Ability to handle multiple competing projects and assignments


  • High school diploma or the equivalent, or:
  • Completion of 60 college credits, or:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution, or:
  • Eligibility to pass a local assessment of knowledge and skills in assisting in instruction issued by an approved Local education agency.
  • Skilled in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Education and Student Information Systems.
  • Ability to travel in the performance of the job, duties are required. Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

TRAVEL: Ability and willingness to travel in performance of job duties is required



  • Mental Demands: high workflow management, high project coordination, high people engagement
  • Finger Dexterity: using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together
  • Talking: especially where one must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Average Hearing: able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information
  • Average Visual Abilities: ordinary acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or operate machinery
  • Physical Strength: sedentary work. Sitting most of the time, and occasionally exerts up to 10 lbs. of force (almost all office jobs)
  • Frequent multi-tasking, changing of task priorities, repetitious exacting work required
  • Working in a noisy, distracting environment with frequent deadline pressures