Special Education Paraprofessional

Peace Valley Charter School Southwest / Boise Special Education Primary Part Time Posted 1Y ago

About this job

About Us -

Peace Valley is a young K-8 charter school located in the growing, bustling small city of Boise, Idaho. As the first Waldorf school in our area, we have the privilege to grow alongside our community and bring this wonderful form of education to families who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Our school culture is collaborative, vibrant, and growing to fill the needs of our unique community in Boise. We are strongly led by the Waldorf principles, and by our shared experiences and intuitions as educators. We are lucky to have an active parent body of dedicated folks who regularly volunteer at our school and are passionate about being involved in their children's education in a real way.

As a school, we at Peace Valley aim to bring forth healthy, confident, free-thinking, and self-directed children who are passionately engaged with education. We want to empower all of our students to contribute responsibly to the world and to appreciate the importance of peace, respect, and compassion.

About the Position -

To work under the direction of the Special Education teacher and the classroom teachers in achieving the educational goals and objectives of all qualifying students through individual, small group, or whole group instruction.


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.


At least two years of college level coursework or an Associate’s Degree in education or related field
Previous aide or teaching experience preferred
Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds
Knowledge of child growth and the diverse needs of children with disabilities
Knowledge of appropriate special education classroom practices
The ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities
Ability to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations, at the direction of the Special Education Teacher
Strong background in teaching methods and developmentally appropriate classroom activities
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
Knowledgeable about word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and reports
Ability to maintain a learning environment
Works well with students, staff, and the public
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work under pressure and deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Working with Students

Provide academic and behavioral support to a students following lessons prescribed by the teacher and reinforce material and skills using a variety of methods as directed by certified staff
Provide immediate feedback on student performance
Respond to students’ questions and requests for assistance
Observe students’ work and study habits
Observe and record students’ time on task when needed
Work with small groups to reinforce positive behavioral skills introduced by the teacher
Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Assist students in general education school sponsored activities
Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work assigned by the teacher
Check notebooks, correct papers, and supervise testing and makeup work as assigned by the teacher
Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
Communicate classroom rules and encourage student to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior

Other Classroom Assistance

Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities
Alert the supervising teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student
Keep the supervising teacher informed of activities and any issues that may arise
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities


Keep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student
Attend faculty meetings as required
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned

How to Apply -

Please complete the online application at peacevalleycharter.org/jobs. Have digital copies of your cover letter and resume prepared to upload.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Peace Valley Charter School 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.