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Paraprofessional Tampa, FL (On-Site)

Florida Virtual School

Florida Virtual School

Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
PLEASE NOTE: Your application will expire one year from the time of submission. Please feel free to apply to any other positions for which you may qualify.

Our team members enjoy competitive salaries, a well-rounded benefits package, generous paid time off (including 12 holidays, vacation, and sick leave), and an array of professional development opportunities. We’re always looking to add to our team of more than 3,000 dedicated professionals who are leading online education worldwide with transformative digital solutions – personalized to every student.

Job Posting End Date:

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on


Job Title:

Paraprofessional Tampa, FL (On-Site)

Contract Type:


Annual Salary:

$32,760.00 - $65,520.00



Job Description Summary:

Our Mission is to equip students for success by developing and delivering highly effective digital learning through an intuitive online platform.

FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.

The Position:

Position General Summary:

The Paraprofessional, Florida Scholars Academy is a valued member of the educational team, providing essential support to instructors, instructional leaders, and students within the juvenile justice system. This role involves working closely with instructors to create a positive and inclusive learning environment, assisting in classroom management, and providing individualized support to students.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Deliver feedback which contributes to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.

  • Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures.

  • Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents/guardians, and other professionals on a regular basis.

  • Collaborate with peers to enhance the overall quality of feedback.

  • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents/guardians, peers, and the community.

  • Assume responsibility for meeting their grading assignments as set forth by the Instructional Leader.

  • Maintain a thorough understanding in the curriculum of course that is being supported and the school-wide student performance goals.

  • Provide services in person at the assigned facility to meet the needs of students under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

  • Serve as an instructional facilitator or substitute at the discretion of the Instructional Leader.

  • Support other academic related topics established at the discretion of the Superintendent of Schools, Florida Scholars Academy, Regional Director, Florida Scholars Academy, or Instructional Leader, Florida Scholars Academy.

  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrating respect for others.

  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established

(These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.)

Minimum Requirements:


  • Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college, two years of education from an accredited college or passing of any of the following examinations: CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test), ETS Praxis Parapro, or another state-approved test, or equivalent years of experience


  • One year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's):

  • Operational knowledge of the Internet and Web-related technologies

  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and effectively manage time

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions

  • Demonstrative skill in attention to detail

  • Ability to function effectively in a high demand environment

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Working knowledge of general office practices, methods, and equipment, including computer skills in Microsoft Office suite of products.

  • Ability to compile, review, categorize, prioritize, analyze, and interpret data and/or information



Clearly and effectively conveys and/or presents information verbally; summarizes what was heard to mitigate miscommunication; Shares ideas and perspectives and encourages others to do the same; Informs others involved in a project of new developments; Disseminates information to other employees, as appropriate; Effectively uses multiple channels to communicate important messages; Keeps supervisor well informed about progress and/or problems in a timely manner; Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing way for a variety of target audiences; The written message is consistently error-free; The written message has the desired effect on the target audience


Prioritizes customers (internal and external) and their needs as primary and is dedicated to meeting their expectations; Develops and maintains customer relationships; builds credibility and trust; Quickly and effectively solves customer problems; Provides prompt, attentive service in a cheerful manner; adapts to changing information, conditions or challenges with a positive attitude; Incorporates customer feedback into delivery of service to provide the best experience possible for the customer; Actively promotes our organization in the community by serving as an ambassador or volunteer


Relates well with others; Treats others with respect; Shares views in a tactful way; Demonstrates diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in non-threatening ways; Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; Fosters an environment conducive to open, transparent communication among all levels and positions; Takes the initiative to get to know internal and external customers


Has the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience to be successful in functional area of expertise; Dedicates time and energy to keeping abreast of the latest information related to area of expertise and technology; Picks up on technology quickly; Does well in technical courses and seminars; Produces high quality work in organized and timely fashion



Finds common ground and solves problems for the good of all; Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; Solves problems with peers with minimal “noise”; Is seen as a team player and is cooperative; Easily gains trust and support peers; Encourages collaboration; Is candid with peers


Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; Easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; Tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming sessions; Takes calculated risks; Is not afraid to try new things and potentially “fail fast”


Seeks feedback; Gains insight from mistakes; Is open to constructive criticism; isn’t defensive; Proactively seeks to understand his/her strengths and areas for growth; applies information to best serve organization; Recognizes how his/her behavior impacts others and incorporates insight into future interactions


Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; Sets objectives and goals; Breaks down work into the process steps; Develops schedules and task/people assignments; Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; Measures performance against goals; Evaluates results


Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; Concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; Can attend to a broader range of activities as a result of organizing time efficiently; Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; Arranges information and files in a useful manner


Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; Probes all fruitful sources for answers; Can see hidden problems; Is excellent at honest analysis; Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers


Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; Very bottom-line oriented; Steadfastly pushes self and others for results; Is full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; Consistently seizes opportunities; Consistently exceeds goals

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:

  • Frequency of travel: Daily travel is required to the assigned residential facility. Frequent travel is required for meetings, training, and conferences; location may vary and may require overnight stays.

  • Light physical activities and efforts required working in an office environment

(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)