Start Date:    ASAP

Hours of Work:   Early Childhood – several positions 2.5 hrs/wk to 27.5 hrs/wk;  Elementary – 30 hrs/wk to 31.25 hrs/wk;  Secondary – 30 hrs/wk to 32.50 hrs/wk; 

Salary:
$17.33 or above depending on qualifications.

Job Summary:

The elementary paraprofessional provides one-on-one or small group support to special education students in various school environments. This includes instructional support, behavior management, health and medical support, assisting students with activities of daily living, and communicating student academic and behavioral successes and/or concerns. Percentage of time spent on essential duties and responsibilities will be dependent on individual student’s needs and abilities. Job requires being mobile and on your feet a majority of time.

The secondary paraprofessional provides direct support to students with educational disabilities in a center based classroom. The role includes providing direct support related to addressing the academic needs of students, as well as the students social, emotional, behavioral and daily living skills.  Assist students in various school environments; assist students and implement strategies for learning academic and behavioral skills, such as reading, math and self regulation; assist students with learning skills needed to transition to greater independence; participate in team planning meetings and other duties assigned by staff. Job requires being mobile and on your feet a majority of time.

 

Qualifications:

Candidates are required to have at least two years post-secondary training and previous experience working in a school setting with children with disabilities; comfort level in working with students with significant challenges; good communication skills.  Alternative to the two years post-secondary training is achieving a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment.  Having the ability: to work with students having emotional, physical and mental special needs; to take initiative in responding to students’ needs in a manner which is accepting and comfortable; to provide opportunities for students to complete task independently, when appropriate; flexibility in responding to students needs; to maintain student confidentiality; to work with students individually, in groups, in a resource room, or through computer use; to respond to health care needs such as toileting, catheterization, lifting and physical restraint. Knowledge of or prior experience with learning and behavior management techniques preferred.
 

Application Procedures:
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