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Job Title: Special Education Paraprofessional       Start Date: Immediately 
 
Reports to: Middle School Principal                        Pay Scale: CISD Paraprofessional Scale     
 
School: Clifton Middle School

Primary Purpose: 
  • Assist in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of the campus principal, Special Education Director and Special Education teacher. 

Education/Certification: 
  • High School diploma or GED 
AND 
  • Associate's Degree or two years of study (48 hours) at an institute of higher learning
OR 
  •  Paraprofessional Institute Certificate 
OR
  • Valid Texas Educational Aide Certificate 

Experience: 
  •  Two years successful experience working with children in an educational setting is preferred 
 
Skills and Expectations: 
  • Ability to work with children with disabilities 
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions 
  • Ability to work effectively under the direction of others 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others 
  • Help supervise students throughout the day 
  • Keep the supervising teacher informed of special needs or problems of students 
  • Possess strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capable of physically assisting students with specials needs as required (positioning, lifting, transferring, restraining, etc.)
  • Exhibit patience, flexibility, versatility and a willingness to assume any responsibilities appropriate for the position 

Instructional Support Duties: 
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans for the students and monitor their progress
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Work with other professionals and related services providers
  • Assist classroom teachers with maintaining student records
  • Support students with emotional or behavior concerns and assist them in developing appropriate social skills.
  • All other duties as assigned 

Contact Information:  
Michael Kusler, Middle School Principal 
Karen Schasteen, Clifton ISD Special Education Director 
Phone: 254-675-2827, ext. 1856
Email: michael.kusler@cliftonisd.org          karen.schasteen@cliftonisd.org