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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

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
English Wikipedia - 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. Some exceptions to this rule would be some Paramedics in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa which autonomously practice paramedicine and as well Paralegals in the Province of Ontario who are licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada to provide independent legal services to clients and the court. The Greek prefix "para-" indicates beside or side by side (as in "parallel"); hence, a paraprofessional is one who works alongside a professional.

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