Aberdeen School District Southeast / Pocatello Paraprofessional / IA Primary Full Time Posted 5D ago

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TITLE: CLASSROOM PARAPROFESSIONALQUALIFICATIONS1. At least two years of college level coursework or an Associate’s Degree in education or related field or achieve a passing score on the State Para-Professional Exam.2. Previous aide or teaching experience preferred3. Knowledge of child growth and development and appropriate classroom practices4. Demonstrated ability to assist with instructional activities5. Knowledge of subject matters and ability to instruct students at the direction of the teacher6. Knowledgeable with word processing, data bases, spread sheets, and reports7. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment8. Works well with students, staff, and the public9. Excellent organizational skills10. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills11. Able to work under pressure and deadlines12. Maintain confidentiality of staff and studentsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TOBuilding Principal and Classroom TeacherJOB SUMMARYTo work under the direction of the K-12 Teacher or Building Principal in achieving the educational goals and objectives of all students through individual, small group, or whole group instruction.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESWorking with Students1. Maintain high academic standards and expectations2. 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 staff3. Provide immediate feedback on student performance to students and to the supervising teacher4. Respond to students’ questions and requests for assistance5. Observe students’ work and study habits6. Observe and record students’ time on task when needed7. Assist students in locating prescribed instructional materials and starting their assignments8. Assist the classroom teacher in the delivery of an effective instructional program9. Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material and skills introduced by the teacher10. Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher11. Provide individualized instruction activities using materials and sequences selected by the supervising teacher12. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs13. 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 students15. Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work assigned by the teacher16. Assist students in the library or media center17. Check notebooks, correct papers, and supervise testing and make up work as assigned by the teacher18. Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips19. Administer, score, and record such achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual students20. Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential21. Communicate classroom rules and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behaviorOther Classroom Assistance1. Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities2. Alert the supervising teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student3. Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher4. Keep the supervising teacher informed of activities and any issues that may arise5. Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes6. Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction7. Help the teacher to plan and maintain bulletin Boards and other classroom learning displays8. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities9. Help very young students with their clothing and snack time routinesOther1. Keep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student2. Complete clerical duties as assigned by the supervising teacher3. Attend faculty meetings as required4. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development through such efforts as reading professional journals and other publications5. Seek assistance should emergencies arise6. Represent the school district in a positive manner7. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command8. Perform other duties as assignedEVALUATIONPerformance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal in conformance with any applicable federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.TERMS OF EMPLOYMENTThis 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.NOTEAll 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.Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-513 Professional PersonnelI.C. § 33-1210 Information on Past Job Performance


Placement on the Districts Salary Schedule. PERSI Benefits available. Please contact the District Office at 208-397-4113 for questions.

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