Special Education Paraprofessional

Glenns Ferry School District South Central / Twin Falls Support Staff Primary Part Time Posted 3M ago

About this job

The Glenns Ferry School District is seeking applicants for a Special Education paraprofessional to join our team. This position is 29 hours per week and has no medical/dental/vision benefits attached. Must have strong communication skills, dependable and be able to work effectively with students and staff. Please visit our website at www.glennsferryschools.org for the classified application or call/email Tess Mitchell at tmitchell@glennsferryschools.org/208-366-7436.



Applicants must be able to pass a background check.



JOB 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 Plan (IEP) through individual, small group, or whole group instruction.



MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



Working with Students

1. Maintain high academic standards and expectations

2. Repeat lessons to Title I students who were absent for that lesson

3. 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 staff

4. Provide immediate feedback on student performance

5. Respond to students’ questions and requests for assistance

6. Observe students’ work and study habits

7. Observe and record students’ time on task when needed

8. Assist students in locating prescribed instructional materials and starting their assignments

9. Assist the classroom teacher in the delivery of an effective instructional program



10. Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material and skills introduced by the teacher

11. Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher

12. Provide individualized instruction activities using materials and sequences selected by the special education teacher and other related services personnel

13. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs

14. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in IEPs

15. Administer informal assessments to accommodate students’ specific modifications at the direction of a certified teacher

16. Assist with such large group activities as drill and practice, reading aloud, and storytelling, and participate in other forms of oral communication with students

17. Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work assigned by the teacher

18. Assist students in the library or media center

19. Check notebooks, correct papers, and supervise testing and make up work as assigned by the teacher

20. Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips

21. Administer, score, and record such achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual students

22. Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential

23. Communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior

Education required

High School Diploma

Preferred to have at least two years of college level coursework or an Associate’s Degree in education or related field

Skills required

Keep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student

Excellent organizational skills

Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Physical requirements

Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds

Benefits

PERSI retirement

4 day school week Monday -Thursday

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Glenns Ferry 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.