Job Description / Essential Elements:
The Paraeducator, Behavior Interventionist, under the direction of the Coordinator of Special
Education, assists a teacher in providing instruction to behaviorally challenged individuals or
small groups of students; monitors, redirects and modifies student progress regarding
inappropriate behaviors and performance; assists in meeting special needs which may include
feeding and toileting students; administers Intensive Behavior Intervention programs to
identified special education students; performs a variety of clerical duties as assigned.
• Assists in providing instruction to behaviorally challenged individuals or small
groups of students. Tutors individuals or small groups of students, reinforcing
instruction as directed by the teacher.
• Administers one-to-one Intensive Behavior Intervention to students in a school or
home setting; participates in Intensive Behavior Intervention in-services.
• Collects data and records anecdotal student progress notes; maintains behavioral
• Monitors and assists special education students in prescribed learning activities.
• Monitors, observes and reports behavior of students according to approved
procedures; reports progress regarding student performance and behavior.
• Assists students and parents by providing proper examples, emotional support, a
friendly attitude and general guidance.
• Communicates with teachers regarding the individual needs of special education
students; provides input regarding student progress.
• Confers with teachers, as needed, concerning programs and materials to meet student
• Assures the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and
• Assists special education students in learning proper personal hygiene and in
developing self-help skills as assigned.
• Assists students with personal hygiene; washes hands and faces; monitors individual
toilet training schedules; toilets students and changes diapers; changes clothing as
• Prepares instructional materials, administers and scores tests and drills; reviews data
and reports concerns.
• Administers First Aid and CPR as needed to students with chronic and acute medical
• Performs a variety of clerical duties according to established guidelines.
• Directs group activities of students as assigned.
• Participates in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.
• Performs related tasks as required.
• Behavior management and techniques used with special needs populations.
• Intensive Behavior Intervention techniques.
• Child guidance principles and practices, especially as they relate to students with
learning disabilities, developmental delays and autistic behavior.
• Basic subjects taught in District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling,
language and reading.
• Appropriate developmental skills.
• Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.
• Basic instructional methods and techniques.
• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
• Appropriate interpersonal relations using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Basic record-keeping skills.
• Health regulations and safe working methods and procedures.
• Proper lifting techniques.
• District policies, rules and regulations.
• Implement behavior management techniques used with special needs populations.
• Implement training techniques and chart behavior.
• Assist with instructional and related activities of a special education learning
• Understanding the exceptional needs of special education students.
• Monitor and observe student behavior according to approved policies and procedures.
• Develop rapport and relate to students with physical, mental or learning disabilities.
• Perform routine clerical duties such as filing, duplicating and maintaining records.
• Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.
• Meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate, through an assessment, the
knowledge and ability to assist in instruction.
• Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Observe health and safety regulations
• Work cooperatively with others.
• High school graduate or equivalent.
• An associate’s degree or higher.
• Completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education.
• Two years experience working with children in an organized setting.
• One year experience observing and collecting student behavioral charting data
• Training in implementing Intensive Behavior Intervention desirable.
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
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger,
handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is
required to walk or sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and
arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Work conditions may include
exposure to fumes, dust, odors, cleaning agents and chemicals. Specific vision abilities required
by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to