JobID 578 : Special Ed Para 29.5 hrs/wk- Jr. High (#1963405)
Concord Community Schools
Job Title: Paraprofessional - Special Ed
Position Type: Classified
Reports to: Classroom Teacher
POSITION PURPOSE: The paraprofessional will be a member of the trans-disciplinary team of individuals serving students in the instructional program. The role of the paraprofessional is to work under the supervision/director of classroom teachers or related service personnel and to assist them in personal, social, behavioral and instructional needs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The duties assigned to the paraprofessional will include but not be limited to:
1) assisting and caring for personal needs of students, including, but not limited to hygiene, restroom and personal care procedures in the restroom and cafeteria
2) implementing activities/skill practice developed by the teacher from the IEP
3) provide instruction in school
4) maintain confidentiality of all information regarding the student
5) collect and summarize student progress data as directed by the classroom teacher
6) provide general supervision to students under the teacher’s direction
7) monitor student’s social/behavioral abilities through written documentation & observation
8) participate, if appropriate, in IEP conferences
9) display flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of the students and school environment
10) know and implement emergency procedures, including CPI techniques, when necessary
QUALIFICATIONS: Paraprofessionals will be employed based on the following qualifications and criteria. The applicant must:
1) be at least 18 years of age
2) possess a high school diploma or equivalent
3) pass the Para Pro-Test or possess 60 hours of college credit
4) possess an ability to follow directions
5) possess an ability to adapt and be flexible to formats within the educational setting (community-based instruction and inclusive teaching models)
6) be prompt and assertive
7) demonstrate the ability to organize
8) demonstrate the ability to cooperate with administration and faculty
9) be able to perform job duties without supervision
10) be able to accept constructive criticism and make improvements
11) be able to establish rapport with staff and children; ability to maintain discipline
12) possess tact; courtesy; good judgment
13) dress appropriately in accordance with building policy/expectations
14) be eligible to work in the United States
15) be in good physical health
16) wear footwear that provides protection and support in the event a staff member may need to move quickly (i.e. no open toe shoes)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hand or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee may also have to lift up to 50 – 100 pounds frequently.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
There are no environmental hazards indicated for this positions.
TERMS: Length of year and hourly wage to be determined by the Governing Council.
EVALUATION: Evaluation of performance on this job will be annually and in accordance with the provisions in the policy handbook.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NECESSARY TO CLARIFY JOB DUTIES:
Paraprofessionals are evaluated annually.
Other duties as assigned
Candidates for position will be interviewed by special education program coordinator or designee.
Paraprofessionals will be given inservice training, at least annually on the topics stated under policy.
Paraprofessionals will be given written statement of job duties from classroom teacher.
Paraprofessionals will be evaluated annually by supervising teacher.
Information from evaluations will be kept at ECSEC office in personnel files.