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Definition of Paraprofessional

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of an assistant; of a person trained to help a professional
assistant, aide, one who possesses only partial professional skills
Paraprofessional Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
(hypernym) assistant, helper, help, supporter
(hyponym) paralegal, legal assistant
Paraprofessional Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Social Work in Canada
One who works alongside a professional but does not possess an advanced (graduate) academic degree.
Paraprofessional Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Paraprofessional is a job title given to persons in various occupational fields, such as education, healthcare, engineering and law, who are trained to assist professionals but do not themselves have professional licensure. The Greek prefix "para" as used here indicates beside or side by side (as in "parallel"); hence, a paraprofessional is one who works alongside a professional.

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