Paraprofessional – West Atlanta Campus

Amana Academy West Atlanta

  • Reports To: Principal or Appointed Designee
  • Location: West Atlanta Campus
  • Work Schedule: 190 Days, Full Time Exempt
  • Date Posted: February 15, 2021
  • Date to Remove: Until Filled

Job Description

Position: Paraprofessional


 Amana Academy is a thriving Expeditionary Learning School with 2 campuses in the Atlanta, Georgia area.Going into our 15th year, Amana Academy’s Alpharetta Campus serves a diverse group of 700+ students in grades K-8. Our new West Atlanta Campus, opening August 2021, will serve grades KG-3.

With over one hundred staff members, Amana has an excellent team culture that actively facilitates teacher leadership. Teachers at Amana are dynamic leaders in their profession who instill a passion for lifelong learning and independent critical thinking through a holistic curriculum driven by research, innovative practices and a collaborative, international culture.

About Amana West:

  • High academic achievement delivered using the Expeditionary Learning Schools methodology
  • Focus science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • Research-proven curricula
  • Instruction in Foreign Language (Arabic) at all grade levels using the FLES model
  • Instruction in Media Technology and Computer Science
  • Adventure PE
  • Instruction in Visual Arts
  • State Commissioned Charter School


 Paraprofessionals may serve in a classroom or media center. Incumbents in the Paraprofessional position are responsible for providing assistance to students and staff as indicated in the duties below related the individual’s assignment

Instructional Paraprofessional


  • Assists the teacher in the preparation of educational materials for students
  • Works individually with students and/or in small groups to help reinforce learning objectives
  • Assists with all aspects of the daily routine, including distributing and collecting supplies, keeping attendance records, and grading quizzes as assigned
  • Participates in lunchroom, recess, hall-monitoring, and bus duties
  • Assists with preparing and maintaining bulletin boards and other learning centers areas for instruction


    • Education: High School Diploma or GED required; Must pass the GACE Paraprofessional Assessment with a minimum score of 250 within 1 year from Date of Hire, In lieu of the GACE, two (2) years (60 semester hours) of college coursework above the remedial level with a grade of “C” or better at a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution is acceptable
    • Certification/Licensure: Must be able to attain a Georgia PSC Paraprofessional Certificate within one year of hire
    • Experience: 0-1 year experience required
    • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
      • Proven communication and instructional strategies
      • Classroom management skills
      • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
      • Excellent organizational skills
    • Working Conditions: Classroom environment
    • Physical Demands:
      • Ability to lift and carry 30-50 pounds with assistance
      • Ability to push or pull a maximum of 50 pounds
      • May require stooping or crouching


    Amana offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full time employees including:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
    • Life and AD&D insurance
    • Access to additional group term life insurance
    • Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Flexible Spending Account
    • Access to Voluntary Critical Illness, Short Term Disability, and Accident Insurance
    • Access to the Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System (Pension Plan)

    This document provides descriptive information about the above Amana Academy position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion. Amana Academy reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.