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Instruction Paraprofessional 1

Education, Georgia Department of - GADOE

Description of Duties:

Under close supervision, based on specific guidelines and lesson plans developed by teacher, provides direct instruction to students who are visually impaired, and students are visually impaired with other disabilities.  Assists teacher in maintaining an effective learning environment.  Assists students with individual physical needs, which includes daily living/functional training activities including self-care, feeding, and leisure.  Obtains and/or prepares instructional materials/aids in appropriate formats for students.  Completes documentation of student progress. Attends seminars, conferences, required job-related training and other staff development training programs.  May serve on committees.    Must be able to deliver ABA therapy or comparable skill set to meet the needs of the EBD program required by IEP. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Paraprofessional Certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, or able to obtain.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

  • Experience as a paraprofessional
  • Experience working with visually impaired, blind, hard of hearing, deaf, deaf-blind, or multi-disabled students
  • Knowledge and/or basic skills in Braille.
  • Knowledge of assistive technology devices

EBD or ABA certification or experience working with EBD students


Pay grade E –$24,500 (min) to $34,500 ( max) This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees’ Retirement.

High school diploma or GED AND combination of training and experience which would enable the applicant to obtain the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to assist instructor/teacher with providing instruction to students.

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