ParaProfessional - Forge International School Middleton

Sage International Network of Schools Southwest / Boise Paraprofessional / IA Primary Full Time Apply no later than 8/1/2022Posted 1M ago

About this job

CLASSROOM PARAPROFESSIONAL - M-TH 7.5 hours per day
JOB SUMMARY
To work under the direction of the K-12 Teacher, Special Education Teacher or Building
Director in achieving the educational goals and objectives of all students through
individual, small group, or whole group instruction.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO
Head of School

QUALIFICATIONS
1. At least two years of college level coursework, an Idaho State Paraprofessional
Certification or an associate degree in Education
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 matter and ability to instruct students at the direction of the
teacher
6. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
7. Works well with students, staff, and the public
8. Excellent organizational skills
9. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
10.Able to work under pressure and deadlines
11.Maintain confidentiality of staff and students
MAJOR 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 to students and to the
supervising teacher
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
CLASSROOM PARAPROFESSIONAL
2
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 supervising teacher
12.Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
13.Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education
Plans (IEPs)
14.Assist with such large group activities as drill and practice, reading aloud, and
storytelling, and participate in other forms of oral communication with students
15.Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work assigned by the
teacher
16.Assist students in the library or media center
17.Check notebooks, correct papers, and supervise testing and make-up work as
assigned by the teacher
18.Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play
periods, specials and field trips
19.Administer, score, and record such achievement and diagnostic tests as the
teacher recommends for individual students
20.Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
21.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. Attend meetings with parents as requested
6. Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes
7. Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction
8. Help the teacher to plan and maintain bulletin Boards and other classroom
learning displays
9. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment,
materials, and facilities
10.Help very young students with their clothing and snack time routines
Other
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
CLASSROOM PARAPROFESSIONAL
3
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
9. Regular attendance is an essential function of the job
EVALUATION
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Building Director 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.

Benefits

Health benefits, PERSI retirement, 148 day calendar

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Sage International Network of Schools 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.