Preschool Early Intervention: Paraprofessional At-Large, Woodland Hills
Pittsburgh, PA 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

Job Title: Preschool Early Intervention Paraprofessional, At-Large

A Paraprofessional's role is to increase the quality of instruction to students by performing any instructional or non-instructional tasks required, under the supervision of a certified professional (teacher, therapist, and supervisor).

PEI Paraprofessional At-Large may provide 1:1 support to eligible young children in early childhood settings (e.g., preschool, Head Start, child care), may cover in a PEI classroom, or provide CCAT support. The 189 day calendar is flexible and will be designed based on the needs of the children serving.


  1. Assists children to and from the bus at arrival and departure times when program and types of children warrant.
  1. Assist students in the bathroom (including diapering, toilet training and hand-washing), assists lifting non-ambulatory students (when necessary), assist and/or monitor child with the removal of, and putting on outerwear, and feeding of student, if needed, and perform duties such as locking and unlocking braces in order to facilitate changes in position.
  1. Prepares and operates instructional equipment and materials including, but not limited to: audio/visual equipment, iPAD, Smartboard, Xerox copies, lamination, computer documents/printing, visual aids, artwork, etc., as directed by the teacher and/or therapist.
  1. Assures that all possible measures are taken to assist a child in the event of an emergency until help arrives. This includes notifying the immediate supervisor and/or supervising administrator immediately.
  1. Maintains good housekeeping and follows program health guidelines in the classroom and diaper changing areas. This includes proper storage of materials, supplies and equipment; cleaning chalkboards, tables and chairs as needed; placing desks, tables and chairs in proper order, etc.
  1. Updates attendance records and data collection, as programs require under AIU PA Certified Professional direction, handles and maintains confidentiality as it pertains to special education.
  1. Completes ACCESS billing in a timely manner if required for the child assigned.
  1. Assists students in the use of teaching devices, such as assistive technology devices and computers, and other equipment used for individualized instruction.
  1. Communicate effectively with children, teachers, therapists, and supervisors via verbal, written, and e-mail correspondences.
  1. Interacts and assists in the supervision of students during work-instructed assignments, play activities, and emergency drills according to the standards and policies of the program, in all environments throughout the school day, while under the direct supervision of the AIU PA Certified Professional and/or Administration.
  1. Performs reinforcement instructional services as delegated by the PA Certified Professional, including, (but not limited to), reinforcing activities in the visual, auditory, motor and cognitive areas.
  1. Follows and implements IEPs (including behavioral intervention plans) under the direction of the AIU PA Certified Professional, follows and reinforces the behavioral management system in place and assists the teacher with students who may need physical intervention using accepted procedures (NCI or any other AIU approved procedures).
  1. Attends training as required for performance of job. This may include but is not limited to NCI, CPR, First Aid, Confidentiality, Universal Precautions and various diagnoses.
  1. Travels between assignments as needed using a base location for travel reimbursement.
  1. Performs other educationally related duties assigned by the teacher and/or Administration.
  1. Associates Degree or equivalent number of college credits (60) or a score of 462 or higher on the ParaPro Exam required.
  2. 1-2 years' experience working with children with special needs strongly preferred.
  3. Training in crisis intervention, CPR and First Aid preferred.
  4. Ability to work as part of the educational team.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills.
  6. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly.
  7. Ability to prioritize identified needs of students by following directives of classroom teachers, staff and peers, as well as the goals of the IEP.
  8. Experience working with preschool age children preferred.
  9. Valid PA Driver's license required.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
  2. School Personnel Health Record and TB Test (Form H511.340) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.

Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  2. Be able to sit on preschool-size chairs and floor as necessary
  3. Walk up and down stairs, walk/run to implement services
  4. Be able to lift, carry, push, and pull 35 pounds
  5. Be able to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle teaching materials and supplies and interact and facilitate the learning of the students
  6. Be able to speak clearly and distinctly when communicating
  7. Be able to hear clearly
  8. Adequate vision to perform duties

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the Paraprofessional.

Reports To: Building Principal or Program Supervisor

Department: Special Education

Position Schedule: 189 days, Monday-Friday, August to August

Salary: Per AIUFT Bargaining Unit Agreement Step 1 $20,862.00 (A) $21,272.00 (B)

Benefits: Per the AIUFT Bargaining Unit Agreement

To Apply: Create an on-line application and upload a cover letter, resume and transcripts at .

Please send any questions to:

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or limited English proficiency in its educational programs, services, facilities, activities or employment practices as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, Section 204 Regulations of the 1984 Carl D. Perkins Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any other applicable federal or state statute.

Primary Location: US-PA-Pittsburgh
Work Locations:
Edgewood Elementary - Woodland Hills School District-
241 Maple Avenue
Pittsburgh 15218
Job: Special Education
Organization: Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time
Day Job
Job Posting: Feb 1, 2023, 5:36:01 PM

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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