Special education paraeducators act as assistants for the special education teacher, helping them achieve educational goals and helping maintain supervision and care for special needs students. The special education paraeducator acts in a subordinate role to the teacher and is responsible for carrying out curriculum plans according to guidelines constructed and implemented by the teacher. Additionally, they also help the teacher in clerical duties such as grading papers. Other tasks may include assisting with the safety, mentoring, and transportation of special needs students.
Special Education Paraprofessional Tasks
Tutor students directly and document useful information for assessment.
Coordinate with teachers to enhance instruction and lesson planning.
Support the education and environment of students with special needs.
Create and implement games and social events for enriching student development.