EL Paraprofessional

New Plymouth School District Not Applicable Paraprofessional / IA Primary Full Time Posted 4M ago

About this job

EL PARAPROFESSIONAL
PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS
1. High School Diploma or equivalent
2. Previous aide or teaching experience preferred
3. Knowledge of child growth and development and appropriate classroom practices
4. Demonstrated ability to assist with instructional activities
5. Knowledge of subject matters and ability to instruct students at the direction of the
teacher
6. Knowledgeable with word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and reports
7. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
8. Works well with students, staff, and the public
9. Excellent organizational skills
10. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
11. Able to work under pressure and deadlines
12. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO
Federal Programs Director: Whitney Pieper
JOB SUMMARY
To work under the direction of the Federal Programs Director in achieving the educational goals
and objectives of all students through individual, small group, or whole group instruction.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Working with Students
● Maintain high academic standards and expectations
● 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
● Provide immediate feedback on student performance to students and to the supervising
teacher
● Respond to students’ questions and requests for assistance
● Observe students’ work and study habitsObserve and record students’ time on task when needed
● Assist students in locating prescribed instructional materials and starting their
assignments
● Assist the classroom teacher in the delivery of an effective instructional program
● Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material
and skills introduced by the teacher
● Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher
● Provide individualized instruction activities using materials and sequences selected by
the supervising teacher
● Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
● Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans
(IEPs) and ELPs
● Assist with such large group activities as drill and practice, reading aloud, and
storytelling, and participate in other forms of oral communication with students
● Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work assigned by the teacher
● Assist students in the library or media center
● Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods,
and field trips
● Administer, score, and record such achievement and diagnostic tests as the Federal
Programs Director recommends for individual students
● Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
● Communicate classroom rules and encourage students to set and maintain standards of
classroom behavior
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. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials,
and facilities
8. Help very young students with their clothing and snack time routinesOther
1. Keep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student
2. Complete clerical duties as assigned by the supervising teacher
3. Attend faculty meetings as required
4. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development
through such efforts as reading professional journals and other publications
5. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
6. Represent the school district in a positive manner
7. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
8. Perform other duties as assigned
EVALUATION
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal 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.
NOTE
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. § 33-513 Professional Personnel
I.C. § 33-1210

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

New Plymouth 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.