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Duval County Substitute Teacher


Substitute Paraprofessional

Duval County Public Schools, Duval County, FL

Substitute Paraprofessional

An ESS substitute paraprofessional assists the classroom teacher to provide extra support to students with special needs, promoting maximum academic and personal growth. The substitute paraprofessional job responsibilities range from supplementing regular classroom curriculum to helping individual students.

Substitute paraprofessionals are also known as school aides, teacher assistants, instructional aides, one-to-one aides, and personal care assistants.  


  • Provide instructional reinforcement for individual students or small groups of students
  • Assist teacher with classroom management and general supervision of the class
  • Assist with administrative duties such as setting up equipment and preparing materials
  • Supervise students in the cafeteria, schoolyard, specials, hallways, on field trips, and/or during before and after school programs
  • Attend to students' physical, personal, academic, and emotional needs
  • Support students with special needs by following provisions specified in their IEPs/504 Plans
  • Perform other duties as directed by the classroom teacher and school administration

For a complete job description of a substitute paraprofessional, click here.


  • High School Diploma/GED and the passing of a ParaPro Assessment Exam
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history check, Level 2

* If you are currently working in Duval County Public Schools, you may already meet the qualifications.

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