Paraprofessional

Garden Valley School District Southwest / Boise Paraprofessional / IA Not Applicable Full Time Apply no later than 7/15/2024Posted 20D ago

About this job

JOB SUMMARY:Special Education Paraprofessionals assist students with special needs under the direction of the Special Services Director. Paraprofessionals generally work in an inclusionary setting (i.e. least restrictive environment). The Special Education Paraprofessional helps special needs students, and cares for their physical, emotional health and safety, affirming their abilities, and striving to promote dignity in all relationships.JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Assist individual students in performing activities initiated by the teachers.2. Assist in monitoring supplementary work and independent study.3. Assist in the effort to successfully maintain students with special needs in an integrated setting, as determined by the IEP / Title I.4. Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by certified staff.5. Assist the certified staff and Special Services Director in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.6. Ability to maintain data.7. Competent in basic computer skills.8. Perform assigned supervision of individual students during lunch periods, play periods, and on field trips.9. Supervision of all students during recess and lunch.10. Demonstrate ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in school environment and community.11. Perform other duties / assignments as directed by the Special Services Director.QUALIFICATIONS:High school diploma (or GED) AND1) Two years of college (32 credit hours) OR2) Associate’s degree OR3) Rigorous standard of quality on formal state or local assessment.Complete a criminal history background check with clearance given by the Department of Education.Aptitude for the work to be performed.Interest in children and education.Desire to assist students with special needs in a learning environment.Emotional maturity and stability necessary for the specialized work involved.EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE INFORMATION:Approximately nine month working periodPaid monthly on or before the 15thWage determined upon experienceEmployee will be paid hourly rate, on a 12 month salary.Employees are eligible for PERSI and additional benefits.60-day probationPosition constitutes an employee at will of the Board, with salary to be established annually.

Education required

High school diploma (or GED) AND1) Two years of college (32 credit hours) OR2) Associate’s degree OR3) Rigorous standard of quality on formal state or local assessment.

Skills required

Aptitude for the work to be performed.Interest in children and education.Desire to assist students with special needs in a learning environment.Emotional maturity and stability necessary for the specialized work involved

Benefits

Wage determined upon experience

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Garden Valley 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.