• 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 plans
    Ø  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).
    Remember a paraeducator’s  job is to help students with special needs help themselves, not do the task for them. 
Last Modified on January 30, 2015