The Ray-Pec School District employs about 50 paraprofessionals each year. This year, the district is looking for 4 more individuals to fill these positions!
Q: What do paraprofessionals do?
A: Special education and regular education paraprofessionals help classroom teachers by performing a variety of tasks related to the physical and instructional needs of students. Paraprofessionals help with instructional programs, as well as self-help and behavior skills.
Q: Why are paraprofessionals important?
A: Paraprofessionals have a key role as team members as they support and assist in the education of a child. Paraprofessionals promote the success of special programming outlined for students with disabilities.
Q: Are paraprofessionals considered full-time?
A: Paraprofessionals qualify as full-time employees and are eligible for medical, life, and dental insurance after 60 days of employment.
Q: What are the qualifications to become a paraprofessional?
A: There are two ways someone can qualify to become a paraprofessional. The first is to have 60 college hours, which makes an individual eligible for a substitute certification. This link provides information about obtaining a substitute certification.
The second way to qualify for the position is to take the ParaPro Assessment. This can be done after an individual secures a position with the district. This link provides information about the ParaPro Assessment.
If you are interested and meet the above criteria, you can submit an application to become a paraprofessional. If you have questions about becoming a paraprofessional please email Marlena.Walley@raypec.org.