Paraprofessional

Sage International Network of Schools Southwest / Boise Paraprofessional / IA Primary Full Time Posted 2M ago

About this job

Paraprofessional

Location: Sage Boise
Grade: K-12
Position: Classified
Calendar: 154 calendar days
Hours: M-TH 7:45am-3:45pm + 6 Friday Trainings

Sage International School - Boise- a public school of choice - is seeking applicants to fill a FULL TIME Paraprofessional position for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Description:
Successful candidates will, under the direction of the Teacher, Special Education Teacher, or Building Director achieve the educational goals and objectives of all students through individual, small group, or whole group instruction.

Qualifications:
At least two years of college level coursework, or an Idaho State Paraprofessional Certification or an Associate degree
Previous aide or teaching experience preferred
Knowledge of child growth and development and appropriate classroom practices
Demonstrated ability to assist with instructional activities
Knowledge of subject matter and ability to instruct students at the direction of the teacher
Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
Works well with students, staff, and the public
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work under pressure and deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Major Responsibilities:
Working with Students
Collaborate in designing and implementing behavior intervention plans that are appropriate to individual student needs.
Provide individual and/or small group behavioral support to students with special needs.
Monitor student and personnel response in instructional settings during which student exhibits undesired behaviors for the purpose of tracking behaviors, developing alternate interventions and decreasing undesired behaviors.
Maintain a calm and professional demeanor when interacting with or responding to students who may be highly agitated, frustrated, and/or emotional, with the goal of defusing the situation and minimizing any threat of physical or emotional harm.
Guide students with emotional, behavioral, and/or developmental challenges in processing stressful incidents in the classroom and/or other school settings.
Maintain high academic and behavioral standards and expectations.
Provide immediate feedback on student performance to students and to the supervising teacher.
Identify pupil behavioral and social skills needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs.
Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, specials and field trips.
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
Alert the supervising teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student
Serve as a source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher
Keep the supervising teacher informed of activities and any issues that may arise
Attend meetings with parents as requested
Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes
Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
Help very young students with their clothing and snack time routines

Other
Keep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student
Complete clerical duties as assigned by the supervising teacher
Attend faculty meetings as required
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development through such efforts as reading professional journals and other publications
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned

Required to Apply:
Application
Resume
Cover Letter (optional)

***Sage International Network of Schools is an equal opportunity employer.***

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

Medical/Dental/Vision/PERSI

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.