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Job Title: Substitute Paraprofessional

Job Summary: The Substitute Paraprofessional will provide support to teachers and students in the absence of the regular paraprofessional. This includes assisting with classroom management, providing one-on-one support to students, and helping with instructional activities as needed.


  • Assist with classroom management, including maintaining a safe and orderly environment
  • Provide one-on-one support to students as needed
  • Help with instructional activities, such as reading, writing, and math
  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of instructional materials
  • Monitor student behavior and report any concerns to the teacher
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development sessions as required


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with children in an educational setting
  • Ability to follow directions and work independently
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times

Physical Demands: The Substitute Paraprofessional may be required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time. They may also need to lift or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions: The Substitute Paraprofessional will work in a classroom setting and may be exposed to noise, dust, and other environmental factors. They may also be required to work outside of normal business hours, including evenings and weekends.

Salary: The salary for this position will be determined based on experience and qualifications.

Benefits: This is a part-time position and does not include benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Substitute Paraprofessional

What is the best way to find and hire a Substitute Paraprofessional near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Substitute Paraprofessional applicants. Employers posting their Substitute Paraprofessional job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Substitute Paraprofessional applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Substitute Paraprofessional are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 10 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Substitute Paraprofessional positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Substitute Paraprofessional role?
SMS has 82% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Substitute Paraprofessional job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Substitute Paraprofessionals are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 119% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Substitute Paraprofessional applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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