Job Description

CE Para Educator/Title I Preschool Program, Early Childhood Academy

Location: Larkspur Elementary School

9 months, 6.5 hours/day

Grade 11, $13.38/hour (revised)

Interim Position

Start Date: Pending Start Date of PVUSD Traditional Classroom Teaching

This position requires one of the following:

- Para Pro exam

- AA Degree or higher

- Official transcripts showing 60 college credits 

Purpose Statement

The job of Para Educator - Title I CE Preschool Program is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision, care and instruction of preschool students; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior; and providing information to appropriate school personnel.

This job reports to Preschool Teacher/Site Administrator

Essential Functions

Adapts classroom activities and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.

Assists students with personal and hygienic care (e.g. lifting, feeding, diapering, toilet training, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students' personal hygiene.

Communicates with supervising instructional staff, professional support personnel, and parents for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress.

Escorts students (e.g. bathroom, bus, car, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and safe arrival to and/or from destination.

Implements classroom management, instructional objectives and AZ Department of Health services, Office of Childcare Licensure regulations for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts in a safe and positive learning environment.

Maintains manual and electronic files/records for the purpose of documenting care delivered to students, providing written reference; and/or meeting mandated requirements.

Models conversation, manners, clean up activities, listening, and everyday interactions for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior in a culturally sensitive manner.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures; stages of child development/ behavior.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited to

moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; working with constant interruptions; maintaining a positive rapport with students, employees and community.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 30% walking, and 30% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience:  Job related experience is desired.

Education:   Community college and/or vocational school degree with study                    in job-related area.


Required Testing                           Certificates and Licenses                  

                                                              CPR Certificate

                                                              First Aid Certificate      

                                                              NCLB Certificate                                                 

Continuing Educ./Training               Clearances

CPR Certificate Renewal                            Criminal Background Clearance       

First Aid Certificate Renewal

FLSA Status - Non Exempt 

Primary Location: Community Education

Shift Type: 6.5 hrs/day

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

To apply directly to Paradise Valley Unified School District, please click the link below. Another window will open and allow you to apply online.

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