Company: Substitute Teacher Service
Posted on: May 14, 2022
The following openings pertain to these school districts:
Baldwin-Whitehall, CAIU-15, Camp Hill, Cocalico, Colonial, Ephrata
Area School District, Highlands, Huntingdon, Juniata County, SD of
Jenkintown, SD of Lancaster , Lower Dauphin, Lower Moreland Twp.,
Manheim Township, Methacton, Middletown Area, Mifflin County,
Newport, South Park, Southern York, Spring-Ford, TIU-11,
Unionville-Chadds Ford, Upper Darby, Upper Merion,
Wallingford-Swarthmore, Warwick, and William Penn.
An instructional assistant/paraprofessional is an individual who is
non-certified in the area in which they are assisting (even though
he/she may be licensed or certified in a profession or a technical
field) who aids a certified professional in a team approach, to the
performance of the certified professional s assigned program
Day-to-day job duties of an instructional
assistant/paraprofessional are determined by the classroom teacher
or his/her designee, as they may vary depending upon the changing
needs of the classroom(s), student(s), and/or school district.
Instructional assistants/paraprofessionals of any capacity are
subject to daily reassignment, depending on the needs of the day.
The instructional assistant/paraprofessional must comply with the
duties outlined by their superior.
Qualifications and Required Documents
- Proof of a high school diploma or higher education
- A Pennsylvania Criminal Records check (Act 34) that is clean
and less than 5 years old **
- A Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance History (Act 151) that is
clean and less than 5 years old **
- NEW! Effective 1/1/2015, you can now obtain this clearance
- A FBI Criminal History Record that is clean and less than 5
years old **
- We recommend that you use our web links posted on our website to
be sure to get the correct clearances.
You can find those at the bottom of the Open Positions Page
- Proof of a TB test or chest x-ray that is less than two years
- 3 professional references (contact information) and/or
- A Resume
- Routing number and account number for direct deposit setup
- 2 Valid forms of Identification for I-9. Click here for
- A valid, working email address __ not a college or university
address for those will expire! If you do not have a valid email
address, it is recommended that you set up for example a Hotmail or
GMail email account. This is how all future communications from STS
will reach you.
- Effective 12/22/2014: In accordance with PA Act 168 of 2014, a
list of all current and past employers, including contact
information, for all jobs held where you have or had direct contact
** Please note: clearances cannot be older than 5 years however,
some districts may require new clearances that are less than 1 year
If you have taken any mandated training for Act 126 (Mandated
Reporting) and/or Act 71 (Suicide Prevention), please provide proof
of training-preferably a certificate of completion. Please include
any additional certificates for specialized training (i.e. Crisis
The instructional assistant/paraprofessional is responsible for
providing assistance to instructional programs by assisting the
teacher in achieving educational objectives by working with
individual students or small groups to help them achieve the skill
levels of the class as a whole. The paraprofessional assists the
teacher in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning class
environment in which students can take full advantage of the
instructional program and available resource materials.
Essential duties and responsibilities of this position may vary in
nature due to changes in schedule, student or district need, and
include but are not limited to:
Executes instructional activities with individual students or small
groups of students following teacher direction and demonstration.
Provides review and reinforcement in assigned academic subject
area; tutors in general education classroom subjects; assists with
homework assignments. Provides assistance to students during
special classes (art, music, etc.).
Assists students in special education and general education
classes. Assists in preparation of materials for class, classroom
activities, assignments, location of supplementary materials from
school library and other resources areas. Orally administers and
transcribes tests if appropriate.
Guides independent study, enrichment work, and review material set
up and assigned by the teacher.
Implements behavior management programs designed by teachers and/or
school psychologist. Counts and records specific student behaviors;
administers procedures in the positive behavior support plan.
Monitors student use of instructional equipment. Provides general
maintenance of equipment including cleaning and disinfecting.
Serves as a source of information and help to any substitute
teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher, while
maintaining a consistent level of respect and professionalism.
Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and
confidentiality of information about students as is expected in the
Assists with student supervision in regards to:
- Leaving and entering transportation vehicles (when directed),
and accompanies students to and from classroom.
- Emergency drills.
- Use of equipment
- Activities of daily living (when directed)
- Observes and intervenes to redirect inappropriate behavior
- Monitors and guides student(s) to pay attention, participate in
activities and complete tasks.
Must practice in accordance with the Substitute Teacher Service,
Inc. Paraprofessional Handbook policies, and school district
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential function outlined above. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform these essential functions.
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.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
Ability to quickly trail any student that elopes
Moderate lifting from 15-35 pounds
Moving of various items - up to 30 pounds
Manual dexterity to use office equipment
Other Physical Requirements
Ability to write legibly
Vision (Near, Color, Depth Perception)
Sense of Sound (Ability to hear fire alarms, bells, and PA
Sense of Touch
Ability to speak clearly and distinctly
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Work is performed in all areas of district buildings, grounds,
vehicles, and/or any area in which a district activity or function
is taking place.
Exposed to varying degrees of temperature relative to the
conditions occurring in nature outside.
The ability to work with students and adults displaying a variety
of emotions including, but not limited to, joy, happiness, sorrow,
fear, anger and aggression in controlled, uncontrolled and
At your interview, we will take a photo of you for an ID badge.
Please dress appropriately.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: You must bring all official, original documents
to your interview. Original, official documents that have been
altered in any way will not be accepted.
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