2022-23 SPED Paraprofessional - Resource Room

Caldwell School District Southwest / Boise Paraprofessional / IA Primary Full Time Posted 3M 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. At least two years of college level coursework or an Associate’s Degree in education or related field or must be able to pass the ParaPro Assessment within 90 days of hire date
2. Previous aide or teaching experience preferred
3. Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds
4. Knowledge of child growth and the diverse needs of children with disabilities
5. Knowledge of appropriate special education classroom practices
6. The ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities
7. Ability to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations, at the direction of the Special Education Teacher
8. Knowledgeable about word processing, data bases, spread sheets, and reports
9. Ability to track data for the purposes of progress monitoring and Medicaid billing
10. Ability to maintain a learning environment
11. Works well with students, staff, and the public
12. Excellent organizational skills
13. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
14. Able to work under pressure and deadlines
15. 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 classroom teacher and/or 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. Maintain high academic standards and expectations
2. Provide tutorial help to students following lessons prescribed by the teacher and reinforce material and skills using a variety of methods as directed by certified staff
3. Provide immediate feedback on student performance
4. Respond to students’ questions and requests for assistance
5. Observe students’ work and study habits
6. Observe and record students’ time on task when needed
7. Assist students in locating prescribed instructional materials and starting their assignments
8. Assist the classroom teacher in the delivery of an effective instructional program

9. Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material and skills introduced by the teacher
10. Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher
11. Provide individualized instruction activities using materials and sequences selected by the special education teacher and other related services personnel
12. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
13. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in IEPs
14. Administer informal assessments to accommodate students’ specific modifications at the direction of a certified teacher
15. Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips
16. Communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
17. Follow behavior plans as specified in IEPs

Other Classroom Assistance:

1. Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities
2. Alert the supervising teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student
3. Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher
4. Keep the supervising teacher informed of activities and any issues that may arise
5. Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes
6. Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction
7. Engage children in conversation to encourage language development
8. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
9. Meet the personal needs of children with disabilities including toileting, feeding, locomotion, and health needs
10. Assist, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation buses or vans

Other:

1. Keep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student
2. Become familiar with basic special education knowledge as covered by the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act with an emphasis on due process procedures and confidentiality of information and records
3. Complete clerical duties as assigned by the supervising teacher
4. Attend faculty meetings and Impact Team meetings as required
5. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and problems
6. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development through such efforts as reading professional journals and other publications
7. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
8. Represent the school district in a positive manner
9. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
10. Perform other duties as assigned


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

$13.65 to $17.66 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.