Special Ed Paraprofessional
Blaine County School District No. 61 •South Central / Twin Falls •Special Education •Primary •Full Time •Posted 1M ago
About this job
TITLE: Special Education Paraprofessional
PAY GRADE: Classified Salary Schedule
SUPERVISOR: Building Principal
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Work days will be designated by the Board approved School Calendar. The first day of work will commence during the week before the first day of school and the last day of work will coincide with the last day of school. Works on-site according to Principal's designated schedule. School Principal will designate or approve all additional days beyond the currently scheduled days needed throughout the school year.
Assists the Special Education Classroom Teacher in general daily classroom activities and student supervision inside and outside of the classroom. Provides individual, one-on-one educational instruction and assistance to various students with special needs in order to support the supervising teacher and other team members in providing a quality educational benefit and consistent special education services. May assist office staff in their duties.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Must meet the requirements established in Federal Regulations, currently, two years of college coursework, or pass the Paraprofessional Assessment. Will be required to meet Level I Paraprofessional Standards prior to first day of employment. Spanish language skills or bilingualism preferred but not required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list of essential duties is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
* Assists with instruction of students one-on-one.
* Assists in small group student instruction; tutors students at teacher's request.
* Assists various students with physical care (clothing, grooming, feeding, lifting, moving, health, safety, toileting) and other functional daily routines.
* Assists various students in moving from one activity to another using techniques and strategies presented by the school-based team.
* Assists in playground or classroom supervision of students.
* Carries out activities with various students planned by the teacher.
* Observes and utilizes techniques and strategies used by special education teacher(s) and therapist(s).
* Participates in training/planning meetings with students' school-based team.
* Assists in data collection as prescribed the school-based team based upon IEP goals.
* Maintains calm, quiet, and consistent manner when working with students.
* Attentive to nuances of student behavior to determine next steps in regulation.
* Assists teacher in maintaining discipline.
* Builds trust and confidence with students.
* Assists with set up of classroom and prepares materials for specialized instructional units.
* Assists teacher with clerical functions and recordkeeping.
* Assists in assembling/hanging materials on bulletin boards and keeping displays current.
* Operates standard school equipment such as laminator, copier, audiovisual, etc.
* May escort children to and from various rooms and provide lunchroom, playground, and bus loading area supervision.
* May assist in the administration of basic first aid.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively communicate in one-on-one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the District. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, and applicable State and Federal laws.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 35% sitting, 30% walking, and 35% standing. While most duties are performed indoors, the employee may be required to perform duties outdoors in various types of weather, including inclement weather with temperatures at or below freezing for extended periods of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee frequently interacts with students and staff.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
Blaine County School District No. 61 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.