Special Education Paraprofessional

Caldwell School District Southwest / Boise Paraprofessional / IA Not Applicable Full Time Apply no later than 2/28/2022Posted 19D ago

About this job

ALL CANDIDATES WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION MUST COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION ON THE EMPLOYMENT WEB PAGE AT www.caldwellschools.org.This is a full-time position during the school year with summer break during June and July.Qualifications:1. At least two years of college level coursework or an Associate’s Degree in education or related field or must be able to pass the ParaPro Assessment within 30 days of hire date2. Previous aide or teaching experience preferred3. Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds4. Knowledge of child growth and the diverse needs of children with disabilities5. Knowledge of appropriate special education classroom practices6. The ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities7. Ability to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations, at the direction of the Special Education Teacher8. Knowledgeable about word processing, data bases, spread sheets, and reports9. Ability to track data for the purposes of progress monitoring and Medicaid billing10. Ability to maintain a learning environment11. Works well with students, staff, and the public12. Excellent organizational skills13. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills14. Able to work under pressure and deadlines15. Maintain confidentiality of staff and studentsJob Summary:Assists the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher in achieving the goals and objectives as stated on each child’s current Individual Education Program (IEP) through individual, small group, or whole group instruction and data tracking.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Working with Students:1. 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 performance4. 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 special education teacher and other related services personnel12. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs13. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in IEPs14. Administer informal assessments to accommodate students’ specific modifications at the direction of a certified teacher15. Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips16. Communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior17. Follow behavior plans as specified in IEPsOther Classroom Assistance:1. 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. Engage children in conversation to encourage language development8. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities9. Meet the personal needs of children with disabilities including toileting, feeding, locomotion, and health needs10. Assist, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation buses or vansOther:1. Keep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student2. Become familiar with basic special education knowledge as covered by the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act with an emphasis on due process procedures and confidentiality of information and records3. Complete clerical duties as assigned by the supervising teacher4. Attend faculty meetings and Impact Team meetings as required5. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and problems6. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development through such efforts as reading professional journals and other publications7. Seek assistance should emergencies arise8. Represent the school district in a positive manner9. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command10. Perform other duties as assignedTerms of Employment:This 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.Physical Demands/Work Environment:· Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal conversation and to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;· Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work and assessments, prepare and review documents, and organize documents and materials;· Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform repetitive hand/wrist/arm motions and to operate a computer and office equipment.· Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and balance, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office environment, lifting or moving objects that weigh up to 50 lbs.;· Job tasks require, with or without reasonable accommodation, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, and grasping;· Must have a valid Idaho driver’s license and a vehicle to drive and/or must provide own transportation for job related activities.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.

Education required

Associates Degree or equivalent, orPassing score on ParaPraxis assessment

Benefits

Pay: $10.58 - $15.32 per hour
Medical insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Employee Assistance Program

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Caldwell 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.