Elementary Media Center Paraprofessional

Bonneville School District East Central / Idaho Falls Reading/Literacy Primary Full Time Posted 13D ago

About this job

MEDIA CENTER PARAPROFESSIONAL
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, skill and/or
ability required.
1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
2. Applicant must have 32 college credits OR ETS Para Assessment Test with a passing
score of 460 or higher.
3. Ability to work with students, staff, parents, and the public.
4. Experience working in Media Center with students preferred.
5. Physically capable of performing assigned tasks.
6. Demonstrated knowledge and appreciation of books.
7. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and
acceptable.
Reports to: Building Administrator
Supervises: N/A
Job Goals:
To support/implement the smooth operation of the Media Center, providing books, periodicals,
and other media services to students for reading, study, and recreation, and assisting students
to acquire the skills needed to take full advantage of media center resources. Provide the audiovisual services needed by teachers to enhance and expand teaching capabilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assists in operating and supervising the media center.
2. Evaluates, selects, reviews, and requisitions new media center materials.
3. Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials and makes
media center materials available to supplement the instructional program.
4. Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all media center materials
and instructs teachers and students on use of the system.
5. Promotes appropriate conduct of students using media center facilities.
6. Instructs and/or assists students in developing habits of independent research work and
skills in the use of reference materials and computer resources in relation to planned
assignments.
7. Bar codes, catalogs, and maintains inventory on textbooks in library circulation system.
8. Assists in preparing and administering the media center budget.
9. Removes obsolete and worn materials from the collections.
10. Assists in supervising the clerical routines necessary for the smooth operation of the
media center.
11. Maintains high standards of ethical behavior and confidentiality of student information.
12. Has regular and predictable attendance.
13. Evaluates, selects, and recommends appropriate technology as it relates to the media
center.
PARAPROFESSIONALS/AIDES
FLSA Status – Non-exempt
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Equal Opportunity Employer
Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 Media Center Paraprofessional
14. Maintains records and inventory of technology equipment and accessories.
15. Assists students to understand what plagiarism is and to avoid plagiarizing materials in
their research.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Terms of Employment:
This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will” and the employee
is subject to discharge by the District at any time without cause. The “employment
period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create
a property right in the employee, and such are set forth only to advise the employee of
when and what type of services will be required by the District so long as employment
continues.
An employee working in this position shall, at all times, be subject to the direction of the persons
to whom said employee has primary responsibility or said person’s designee(s), and at all times
shall be subject to the rules, regulations and policies of the District as promulgated by the Board
of Trustees. Each employee shall be held responsible for having knowledge of said School
District rules, regulations and policies.
This position will be up to 8 hours per day and up to one hundred eighty-two (182) days per
year. Work hours to be established by the school administrator. Salary placement to be
determined by the Paraprofessional & Aide Salary Schedule, as adopted by the Board of
Trustees. All terms of employment may be subject to change, as recommended by
administrative staff or as directed by the Board of Trustees.
Evaluation:
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Building Administrator in
accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on the evaluation of classified personnel.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk;
have sufficient hand, arm and finger dexterity; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance;
stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outside
weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PARAPROFESSIONALS/AIDES
FLSA Status – Non-exempt
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Equal Opportunity Employer
Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 Media Center Paraprofessional
Reviewed Revised 02/08
05/15
06/18
All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individual 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

Education required

All paraprofessionals must have a high school diploma or equivalent AND (a) completed 32 credits at an institution of higher education (verified by college transcript); OR (b) obtained an associate's or higher degree (verified by college transcript; OR (c) received a passing score on the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment (460 or higher) prior to beginning employment.

Benefits

5.5 hours per day; Partial Benefits Offered

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Bonneville 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.