2022-23 SPED Paraprofessional - Extended Resource Room Positions

Caldwell School District Southwest / Boise Paraprofessional / IA Primary Full Time Posted 9D ago

About this job

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

1. High school diploma or GED equivalent required
2. At least two years of college level coursework or an Associate’s Degree or must be able to pass the ParaPro Assessment within 90 days of hire date
3. Classroom or other instructional experience is preferred; and
4. Experience with special needs children is preferred; or
5. Any equivalent combination of experience and training providing knowledge and abilities to perform the work
6. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Reports to: Special Education Teacher and/or school principal and/or Director of Special Education

Job Summary:

Assists the special education teacher in achieving the goals and objectives as stated on each child’s current Individual Education Program (IEP) through individual, small group, or whole group instruction and data tracking.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with Students:

1. Assists students with classroom and homework assignments, tutoring, or other supplemental instruction;
2. Assists students with socialization, personal hygiene, medications and physical therapy, nutritional, and related personal tasks as needed;
3. Assists students individually and/or in a group setting, both in a separate classroom learning facility or by facilitating inclusion into regular classrooms;
4. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in IEPs;
5. Assists with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips;
6. Communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior;
7. Follow behavior plans as specified in IEPs

Other Classroom Assistance:

1. Provides assistance to special education teachers in the special education program;
2. Assists teachers in implementing students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs);
3. Assists teachers by preparing lesson plans and preparing, modifying, and adapting materials and presentations used in the classroom;
4. Assists teachers in administering diagnostic, skills, and level testing;
5. Assists regular classroom teachers by preparing, modifying, and adapting classroom presentations and materials to assigned students;
6. Assists teachers with classroom activities, classroom management, lesson plans, grading papers, clerical and record-keeping duties, creating and updating reports and files, and other documentation, as directed;
7. Performs substitute teacher duties in the absence of the teacher;
8. Assists teachers with clerical duties including, but not limited to, copying, inputting records and data into a computer, faxing, text and document preparation, and related duties;
9. Assists in maintaining the classroom in a clean, neat, and orderly status, prepares bulletin boards and displays, and maintains classroom supply levels

Other:

1. Keep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student ;
2. Performs school grounds, bus, noon, and other monitoring and safety duties, as assigned;
3. Participates in appropriate training, workshop, and in-service programs;
4. Performs other related duties as required;
5. Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with District policies, procedures and safety practices;
6. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and problems;
7. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development; through such efforts as reading professional journals and other publications;
8. Seek assistance should emergencies arise;
9. Represent the school district in a positive manner


Evaluation:

Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher and/or the Director of Special Education in conformance with any applicable federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.

Terms of Employment:

This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

• Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal conversation and to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;
• Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work and assessments, prepare and review documents, and organize documents and materials;
• Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform repetitive hand/wrist/arm motions and to operate a computer and office equipment, and to occasionally physically restrain a student to keep him/her from harming self or others;
• Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and balance, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office environment, lifting or moving objects that weigh up to 20 lbs.;
• Job tasks require, with or without reasonable accommodation, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, and grasping;
• Must have a valid Idaho driver’s license and a vehicle to drive and/or must provide own transportation for job-related activities.

NOTES:
All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.


Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512 Governance of Schools
I.C. § 33-1210 Information on Past Job Performance

Benefits

$14.33 to 18.54 per hour, insurance, and retirement.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Caldwell School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.