Special Education Paraeducator Substitute

Saugus Union School District
Saugus Union School District 24930 Avenue Stanford
Valencia, CA 91355
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
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$16.26 per hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description
Under the general supervision of a certificated administrator and direction of a teacher, to instruct pupils individually or in groups in accordance with prescribed learning objectives; to act as a paraprofessional assistant to a teacher in performing assigned tasks.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: May include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provides individualized instruction by matching instruction to needs of each pupil
  • Confers on a regular basis with teacher in regard to planning and scheduling activities, instructional goals and objectives, pupil progress, and pertinent health or behavior problems 
  • Assists with supervision of classroom, outdoor playground, and field trip activities to direct pupils into safe activities and relationships 
  • Assists teachers with implementation of pupil’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) through instruction in a wide variety of activities, such as nature study, paying games, singing, dancing, and sports 
  • Assists teachers in implementing the division course of study through individual and group instruction 
  • Helps pupils learn normal speech patterns by helping them produce sounds, words, and sentences 
  • Helps pupils learn to be aware of their personal appearance and to learn how to take care of personal needs 
  • May participate as a member of the appropriate team or committee to assist staff with developing and implementing individual or site crisis management plans 
  • Guides pupils or provides an example in a variety of areas: physical development and fitness, communication, personal hygiene, academic learning, vocational skills, and is often assigned to do more in-depth work in one of these areas 
  • Assists teacher in establishing and maintaining a clean, safe and pleasant classroom and learning environment 
  • Assists teachers with the modification and maintenance of appropriate standards of behavior for pupils 
  • Assists lifting of pupils in and out of wheelchairs, braces, and other orthopedic equipment 
  • Assists staff member in positioning pupils and in rendering various forms of personal care such as toileting and diapering, when necessary; assists pupils in dressing, undressing, bathing and grooming as needed 
  • Assists pupils to learn through the use of computers and other teaching aids 
  • Helps pupils to be self-reliant, relate to individuals and groups who are not handicapped, and to learn how to sequence tasks 
  • Works with pupils individually or in small groups to tutor reinforce, or follow-up on learning activities 
  • Provides assistance to pupils learning vocational skills 
  • May administer first aid 
  • Under the direction of the school administrator, and the procedure observed by a certificated school staff member, assists pupils with taking medication 
  • Accompanies or assists pupils to and from school bus or other transportation and in moving to and from activities on school site or campus 
  • Accompanies and assists certificated personnel during the transporting and instructing of pupils in off- campus or community-based settings 
  • Rides with pupils on the bus which transports the pupils to and from school 
  • May pick up breakfast and/or lunches from a nearby area school lunch room 
  • Prepares lunch trays and, under direction of certificated staff, feeds pupils unable to feed themselves 
  • Attends inservice and staff meetings as required 
  • Perform routine clerical tasks, operates duplicating machines, assembles material for classroom projects, prepare material and master, perform incidental typing tasks
  • Maintains confidentiality of pupil records in accordance with legal requirements and policies 
  • Performs related duties as required

Job Requirements
Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One year of paid experience working with children,


•Graduation from high school or equivalent. Completion of 30 college semester units, which includes course work directly related to the job, such as child psychology
•Early Child Care or Child Growth and Development may substitute for six (6) months of the required experience.
•Completion of District-approved training program for Paraeducators may substitute for the one year of experience or six (6) of the college semester units.
Saugus Union School District
Luz Blanco
Saugus Union School District 24930 Avenue Stanford
Valencia CA 91355
United States
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