As a School Paraprofessional you need to know how to:
·Promote the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.
·Communicate professionally and effectively with therapists, agency staff, families and others outside the agency.
·Monitor children’s behaviors, safety and progress, in the milieu/classroom and other settings (lunchroom, playground, bathroom, etc.).
·Work proactively with all agency staff in the implementation and integration of effective programs for children.
·Manage individual children and groups in the event of a crisis and provides direct, immediate, and effective intervention with therapeutic follow-up.
·Provide a structured therapeutic milieu/classroom environment to maximize individual success in regards to service plans and individual education plans.
·Coordinate with Treatment Leaders, Teachers and Therapists regarding therapeutic and milieu planning.
·Complete milieu reports in conjunction with teachers.
·Keep up-to-date records (attendance, logging, progress) which are accurate and informative, assists with evaluation of children’s work.
·Transport and drive children as needed and directed by the director of whatever area you happen to be working in.
·Provide one-to-one assistance to student in the classroom.
·Assist with classroom upkeep, cleanliness and organization.
·Know and implement crisis prevention/intervention techniques (i.e. TCI training, time-out, locked door quiet room) as well as procedures (i.e. runaway, injury, emergency).