Para Professional in SPECIAL EDUCATION, Extended Resource Environment

Emmett School District Southwest / Boise Paraprofessional / IA Primary Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

Para Professional in SPECIAL EDUCATION, Extended Resource Environment

SUMMARY:                 
Assists the Special Education Teacher in achieving the goals and objectives as stated on each child’s current Individual Education Plan through individual, small group, or whole group instruction in all classrooms  including Self-Contained Special Education and General Education when appropriate with focus  behavioral supports on providing life skills instruction and practice along with Academic and/or Functional Academics 
This position is based on student needs, and as needs change, the position may be phased out..  
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Becomes familiar with basic special education knowledge as covered in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1997, with emphasis on due process procedures and confidentiality of information and records.
Understands and follows school district policy and uses the proper chain of command.
Implements individualized behavior strategies and instructional activities using materials and sequences selected/prescribed by the special education teacher and other related services personnel.
Works with students who may have a cognitive and physical disability and students who have emotional regulation needs and/or may be aggressive or disruptive in class.
Provides Behavior support which includes physical management (training provided upon hire)
Follow the Behavior Intervention Plan for each student, i.e. Supervises and manages student behavior in a variety of school settings. Disciplines students in a manner consistent with school and teacher procedures and as outlined in the BIP.
Provides Personal Care/Meets the personal needs of disabled children including toileting, feeding, locomotion, and health needs, and is physically and emotionally able to handle the rigorous demands of working with all disabled children.
Consultation and collaboration with Special Education and Regular Education Teachers as well as related service staff
Under the direction of the Special Education, helps to maintain a positive classroom environment through the performance of duties such as making attractive bulletin boards, producing interesting instructional materials, using equipment and materials appropriately, keeping the room and work areas clean and orderly, etc.
Interacts with students, parents, and staff in a positive, friendly, and encouraging manner.
Acts ethically and confidentially in all aspects of employment.
Will, with the supervising teacher, develop, maintain and document a professional growth plan in accordance with the State Department of Education Standard Based Principles.
Displays a positive attitude toward school/special education programs and shows respect for leadership and programming decisions made by supervisors.
Performs such duties as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:          
HS/Some college preferred
Experience working with students with disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders preferred
Ability to pass paraprofessional praxis or equivalent college credits
Demonstrated ability to accomplish the major duties and responsibilities listed below.  

STANDARDS and QUALITY ASSURANCE:
Be at least 18 years of age
Have a high school diploma
Be capable of physically assisting students with specials needs as required (positioning, lifting (up to 50 lbs), transferring, restraining, etc.)
Have demonstrated ability to work effectively under the direction of others
Have demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
Have the willingness to assume any responsibilities appropriate for the position
Support the Mission Statement of the district.
Behave and speak in a professional manner at all times.
Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality, and attendance.
Attend staff and team meetings.
Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety.
All other duties as assigned.

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