Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Tucson, Arizona, United States

ParaEducator-Toltecalli HS

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Job Description

Tucson, AZ

CPLC Community Schools, a non-profit charter holder for two charter high schools in the Tucson Area, seeks a dedicated and compassionate Paraeducator to join our team. Our community schools provide a culturally-relevant learning environment for high school students in low-income communities, focusing on meeting the unique needs of each student. As a Paraeducator, you will support our student's educational achievement, graduation rates, and overall development.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • One Year of Classroom Experience
  • A strong comfort level and experience working with high school students in underserved communities, particularly those homeless or in high-needs situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to establish rapport with diverse student populations and work effectively in a team setting.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting students' educational and personal growth.
  • Familiarity with instructional strategies, learning accommodations, and behavior management techniques.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations, multitask, and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Flexible working hours and the willingness to contribute to after-school programs, events, or initiatives, as required.
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred.

  • Student Support: Work closely with high school students, providing academic and emotional support in alignment with their individual needs. Assist students in understanding and completing assignments, clarifying concepts, and reinforcing learning objectives. Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes student engagement and participation.
  • Personalized Assistance: Collaborate with teachers to implement individualized education plans (IEPs) and accommodations for students with diverse learning abilities. Provide one-on-one or small group instruction to students who require additional assistance. Adapt instructional materials and strategies to ensure inclusivity and accessibility for all students.
  • Behavioral and Emotional Support: To create a safe and trusting environment, build positive relationships with students, particularly those homeless or in high-needs situations. Address behavioral challenges and conflicts proactively and constructively. Implement strategies to support students' social-emotional development and well-being.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Work closely with teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals to coordinate instructional activities and student support services. Communicate regularly with team members to share observations, concerns, and progress related to students. Collaborate in developing and implementing intervention plans as needed. Foster effective communication with parents/families, maintaining regular contact for scheduling Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, conducting attendance check-ins, and sending progress reports.
  • Record Keeping and Documentation: Maintain accurate student progress, behavior, and intervention records. Complete required documentation, such as incident reports, attendance records, and student evaluations. Adhere to confidentiality guidelines when handling sensitive student information.

  • Paraprofessional

    Education support

    Classroom assistance

    Student support

    Instructional support

    Special education


    Individualized education plans (IEPs)

    Behavior management

    Academic support

    Learning assistance

    Small group instruction

    Student engagement

    Classroom management

    Student supervision

    Lesson planning

    Data collection

    Progress monitoring

    Collaborative teaching

    Communication skills


    Student assessment


    Positive reinforcement

    Differentiated instruction

    Adapted materials

    Classroom organization

    Assistive technology

    Emotional support

    Social skills development

    Special needs

    Inclusive education

    Behavior intervention

    Supportive interventions

    Individualized attention

    Literacy support

    Numeracy support

    Specialized instruction

    Learning disabilities

    Autism spectrum disorders

    Cognitive impairments

    Sensory impairments

    Speech and language impairments

    Classroom routines

    Classroom transitions

    Positive behavior support

    Student motivation

    IEP implementation

    Student progress tracking

    Student documentation

    Instructional materials preparation

    Parent communication

    Student safety