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Rapides Parish Schools
Alex, Louisiana
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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Job Role

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet one of the following eligibility requirements
  • Associate degree;
  • At least 48 college credit hours; OR
  • Pass the Para-Pro Assessment


Principal of School




To assist teachers with both teaching-related activities and non-teaching assignments


Nine (9) months or Ten (10) months


Paraprofessional Salary Schedule


The assignment of duties of teacher aides is the responsibility of the principal of the school; consistent with Title I, Special Education, and parish guidelines.

The paraprofessional's schedule MUST be written, definite, and flexible
  • Aides are to report to work as assigned by the principal
  • The school day is consistent with that of the They take the same breaks as the teachers
  • Any scheduled in-service training activities which concern aides are to be considered a part of the work day
  • Aides are to work with assigned teachers according to their plans and under direct supervision of the teacher(s)
  • Assist with classroom management such as:
  • Reading instructions to pupils
  • Supervising lessons
  • Reading stories
  • Listening to oral reading
  • Checking seat work
  • Relieving teachers for conferences or emergencies
  • Assist with the classroom instructions such as:
  • Helping children who have been absent
  • Supervising individualized programs
  • Dictating directions such as spelling

Only the teacher diagnoses and prescribes-the aides assist in the treatment prescribed by:
  • Working on a one to one basis with children
  • Working with groups of children
  • Assisting teachers with responsibilities as they work with activities
  • Teachers Aides are to be involved in activities such as:
  • Checking objective tests
  • Studying and becoming familiar with all materials to be used in activities to insure their effective use
  • Learning use and care of audio-visual equipment and materials
  • Reproducing materials provided by teacher coordinators and supervisors for the use of activities
  • Organizing and filing all pertinent materials according to skills
  • Aides are to assist with routine classroom behavior but are not to be responsible for discipline of students
  • If duties are assigned for the supervision of children outside the classroom, these must be under the direction of a teacher or professional staff member. Examples: hall, breakfast, bus, etc.
  • Understands the principles of child growth and development
  • Perform any other duties assigned by evaluator

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