Elementary Part Time Paraprofessional

Detroit, MI


U Prep Paraprofessionals are responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in the educational and social development of all the students.  

If you are dedicated to a pursuit of excellence both in yourself and our students; if you are self-motivated; if you are an innovator and if you want to play a key role in changing young lives --we are looking for U. Our mission: To give students the courage to pursue a future full of possibilities.  

Role Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the School Leader through the teaching staff.   
  • Supervises individuals or small groups of students as directed by the teachers. 
  • Lead small group instruction as directed by lead teacher.   
  • Helps with the planning, preparation, and implementation of projects and activities as directed by the teacher.
  • Supervises students during non-academic times (i.e. lunch, choice time, recess, teacher planning periods, etc.).
  • Chaperones class field studies.    
  • Helps maintain an orderly, organized, attractive classroom environment.
  • Assists with arrival and dismissal, including escorting children to and from cars/buses.
  • Provides clerical assistance as directed by the teachers.
  • Manages student lunchtime. 
  • Participates in all scheduled staff meetings and professional development.
  • Maintains flexible daily routines that accommodate changing responsibilities and schedules.
  • Supports teaching staff in any way that promotes the goals of U Prep.
  • Offer an enrichment class for students on early release days.
  • Assists with the beautification of the school, bulletin boards, etc. 
  • Take a leadership role in the weekly community circle.    
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 60 college credit hours or more and can provide transcripts;
  • Experience working with children in an education setting;   
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and community.  


  • $15.00 an hour 
  • Part-time with a maximum of 29.5 hours a week