Internal consideration is given until 3:30pm on January 14, 2022.

Position:  Job Coach – Paraeducator
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00-11:00, 3 hr/day, 5 days/week, student contact days
Start Date: ASAP
Pay: Starting pay is $15.94 – $17.48 per hour dependent on qualifications
Benefits:  Benefits available per the Paraprofessional labor agreement which can be found online at:  https://www.isd622.org/Page/310

Required Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED and one of the following:
    • An AA, AS, AAS (or higher) degree, or
    • Two years of post-secondary coursework (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) from an accredited institution of higher education which are applicable toward a bachelors degree, or
    • Passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment.  (For more information on the ParaPro Assessment, contact Educational Testing Service at 1-800-772-9476 or www.ets.org/parapro)
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds and restrain students in emergency situations
  • Clean driving record and successful completion of District Transportation Training
  • Ability to drive in district vehicle as part of daily schedule
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Must be able to work with all student disability areas in school- and community-based settings
  • Ability to implement behavior intervention plans
  • Ability to use basic technology with minimal supports, including tablets or laptops for off-site data collection
  • Ability to gather and maintain accurate program and student data
  • Completion of any required training necessary for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferably in Education)
  • Experience working as a job coach or employment support worker
  • Education assistant/paraprofessional or teaching experience
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities, specifically teens and young adults
  • Experience and/or training in behavior management

Responsibilties:

  • Independently supervise the learning of students on community-based worksites per direction of the work coordinator
  • Support the learning of students in the area of general workplace skills, including communication
  • Act as liaison between employer and district work coordinator
  • Provide assistance to the work coordinator by performing such duties as:
    • Implementing Work Based Learning Training Plans and assisting with the adaptation/modification of the work environment as directed by the work coordinator
    • Preparing worksite schedules
    • Organizing support materials for assigned students
    • Assisting with classroom activities while in the school setting
    • Evaluating the performance of students on school- and community-based worksites – not sure if we need this here, as it is also down below??
  • Assist educational staff in performing duties to meet the specific needs of students including, but not limited to:
    • Redirecting inappropriate behaviors of students in classrooms and on worksites
    • Assisting in the physical movement of students
    • Assisting students with personal care needs, as needed, including emergency medication administration, toileting
    • Driving students to and from community or district-based worksites
  • Promote a safe and productive learning environment for students, ensuring that student needs are met by communicating with other staff about student needs
  • Monitor and document the educational progress of students by performing evaluations of student progress and needs
  • Record data pertaining to Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding students and the educational setting at all times
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

ISD 622 is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.