Special Education Paraprofessional
Job Details
Middle School - Kansas City, MO
Full Time
Graduate Degree

Job Description: Special Education Paraprofessional

Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools are a free, open enrollment, public charter school currently serving students in grades Pre-K-12. Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools are part of the Guadalupe Education System (GES) under Guadalupe Centers, Inc. (GCI). It is sponsored by the University of Central Missouri. The vision of GES is to empower students to succeed in college and their chosen professions in order to become productive members of society.

Summary: To work with classroom teachers to effectively plan, coordinate and carry out instructional activities. Work with teacher to instruct children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for persistence towards graduation by performing the following duties.

Reports To: Building Principal and Director of Special Education

Essential duties and responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work with teachers in team teaching, team planning, and daily routines.
  • Provide group instruction to assigned children.
  • Understand, support and be able to assist in implementing and communicating the curriculum with the children and their parents.
  • Assist in preparing and setting up daily materials.
  • Work cooperatively with parents and other classroom/ school volunteers and staff.
  • Participate on program planning committees and parent involvement activities.
  • Attend Professional Development sessions.
  • Implement individual and group activities to stimulate growth as outlined in the IEP.
  • Instruct children in practice of daily living skills as appropriate.
  • Remain with student for support during all times outside of the Special Education classroom as assigned.
  • Provide short-term classroom coverage when teacher must leave the room but remains within the building.
  • Must provide personal care for student (i.e. diaper changing, toileting, feeding,) as appropriate
  • Lift and transfer students as needed.
  • Implement the use of technology to enhance student achievement.
  • Use of American Sign Language skills required for Deaf Hard of Hearing assignments.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching and instruction
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the Spanish language
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; different learning styles.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job requires that the employee be able to sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least 50 pounds; visual ability requires mono and color vision.

Application Process:
Please complete an application which may be found awww.guadalupecenters.org/workforges/If a position requires a degree, please upload a copy of transcripts and/or degree certification to your application. Other attachments such as a cover letter or resume can also be uploaded and attached to the application.

Guadalupe Centers, Inc. conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family &Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.


Qualification Requirements:

  • 60 College hours (Bachelors degree from an accredited educational institution, preferred)
  • Certified by the state of Missouri (http://dese.mo.gov/eq/cert/)
  • Pass Criminal Background Check
  • Committed to working with under-served students
  • Experience in urban school setting (preferred)
  • Skills in working with children and their parents.
  • Desire to work with children ages 3 21
GES Charter Schools