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Paraprofessional (Guaynabo, PR)

Gersh Autism
Guaynabo, PR
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Paraprofessionals (Student Aides) will provide support Gersh Academy’s Educational Team by facilitating the delivery of physical and digital materials to and from the students and monitoring student behavior at the receiving site (school, home, therapy center, etc). Student Aides act as an educator surrogate by facilitating lesson plans, monitoring student behavior, and completing administrative paperwork (i.e., attendance, excessive absence forms, discipline referrals, textbook inventory, monthly reports). These tasks will be done both via online services as well as in person at the student’s location.


Assist Gersh Academy in performing specific duties as assigned or undertaking specialized tasks such as:

  • Arrive on time to the workplace
  • Actively monitor students throughout instructional period.
  • Alert Gersh to the special needs of individual students.
  • Assist in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct.
  • Monitor students to ensure time on task.
  • Ability to communicate with Educational Team and or Coordinators using e-mail, Microsoft Teams, and phone.
  • Report technical problems.
  • Record and report attendance issues (i.e., excessive absenteeism, tardiness, unavailability to perform class at the student’s location).
  • Prepare physical and digital folders.
  • Facilitate behavior referrals.
  • Maintain a log of facilitated materials and assignments sent/received, each dated.
  • Schedule alternative communication methods.
  • Complete and return monthly statistics report to Distance Learning Teacher and Coordinator.
  • Perform related work as required.
  • Clean materials and equipment before and after use.


  • General knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in classroom teaching
  • Ability to maintain confidential files and information to compile reports based on HIPAA and ADA standards
  • Ability to deal effectively with students and teachers
  • Candidates need to have the proper Distance Learning equipment as suggested by Microsoft Teams
  • Ability to use Distance Learning instructional equipment
  • Ability to operate standard Microsoft Office 365, TEAMS and data processing equipment
  • Basic computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office, word processing, database, and spreadsheet documents, email, and web pages
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the rest of Gersh’s workforce, students, and associates.
  • Reliable transportation to get to and from worksite or student’s location


Significant sitting, some walking, moving to demonstrate activities virtually, good vision, and hearing via an earpiece. Able to sustain PPE gear for prolonged periods of time while working in the tropics and Puerto Rico weather, sometimes without the privilege of working in A/C rooms.


  • High School Diploma or GED. Associates Degree completed in Education, Psychology or related field (Preferred).
  • Experience in working with Special Education students. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
  • Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm, Wednesday 8am to 4pm.
  • CPI procedures: Basic knowledge (preferred)
  • Must be 18 years or older


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Training & Development


Gersh Autism

Guaynabo, PR



Posted date

Over a month ago
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