Professional and Ethical Responsibilities of the Paraeducator
A Paraeducator must:
Ø Maintain confidentiality about all personal information and educational records concerning children and their families; a breach of confidentiality is ground for disciplinary action or dismissal including immediate termination.Ø Engage in positive behaviors at all times, treating students and colleagues with dignity and respect.Ø Dress appropriately and neatly in accordance with the school’s staff dress code.Ø Follow district policies for protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of children.Ø Demonstrate a positive attitude. Take initiative.Ø Follow the directions of teachers and other supervisors. This includes following specific programs, interventions and behavior plansØ Maintain a record of regular attendance, arrive and depart at specified times and notify appropriate personnel when they must be absent.Ø Demonstrate loyalty, dependability, integrity, and other standards of ethical conduct.Ø Demonstrate respect for cultural diversity and individuality of the children.Ø Follow the chain of command for various administrative procedures.Ø Assist student with class work: by modeling, with guided practice, peer tutoring and one on one while adhering to teacher direction.Ø Monitor students/keep on task/handle behavior situation if possible.Ø Provide proper documentation for students on IEPs.Ø Be Flexible.Ø Be a hard-worker – do whatever is necessary to get the job done and provide equal opportunities for all special education children.Ø Complete appropriate in-service activities (including required annual USD 305 presentations and quiz).