JobID 5150 : ABA Paraeducator (#1978922)

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JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direct supervision of the special education teacher and clinical supervision of the Board Certified Behavior Analyst ( BCBA), the ABA Paraeducator works with students individually or in a small group to implement individually designed interventions and behavior protocols to assist students to master Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
  • Assist in the implementation of  the Norwalk Board of Education and administrative policies, rules, regulations and directives
  • Follow Norwalk school policy to ensure student safety
  • Follow Department of Specialized Learning's oral or written directions to assist in the implementation of IEP goals
  • Applies ABA principles consistently in interactions with students
  • Assist students with disabilities to participate in general education and/or special education classrooms
  • May assist in providing interventions, across settings, school, community, home, vocationally-related job site, etc. as written in student's IEP
  • Collect and record data as per the schedule of the student's Behavior intervention plan, IEP or independence plan for the specific student(s)
  • Enter data into electronic data collection system required by the Department of Specialized Learning
  • Assist in review data for progress monitoring and assist with reporting trends to Department of Specialized Learning
  • Assist in review and share data reports and student progress monitoring data for instruction and behavior in a format provided by the Department of Specialized Learning
  • Implement toilet schedules or feeding programs as written in student's IEP
  • Assist and facilitate student interaction with peers during classroom instruction, recess, co-curricular and non-­ instructional activities as written in student's IEP
  • Document the level of prompting to ensure the student's access to curriculum and instruction
  • Implement the following in consultation with Department of Specialized Learning: discrete trial training, behavioral contracts, plans for generalization, response cost procedures, select reinforcers, use of contingent or non-contingent breaks, design token economy and point systems, use planned ignoring or extinction tactics, use systematic attention and approval tactics, provide opportunities for practice of social skill individually and with typical peer models, use positive practice and self-correction tactics, provide opportunities to maintain self-­ directed behavior, use and selects prompt levels, use group contingencies, implement plans to decrease externalizing, self-injurious, stereotypy or escape behaviors
  • Record student progress using observational data collection and standardized assessments under the direction of the Department of Specialized Learning with training provided by department
  • May participate in related service sessions to assist in the generalization of the skills throughout the school day as written in student's IEP or at the direction of the special education supervisor
  • May implement the student(s) Behavior intervention plan, IEP or independence plan  across settings including during recess, breaks, emergency drills, assemblies, on school buses or public transportation for field trips by facilitating and encouraging interaction with peers as written in student's IEP
  • May participate in Planning and Placement Team meetings as requested by the team or parent
  • Assist and support students to use computers, iPads or other media to access curriculum
  • Assist and support students to develop independent living skills including hygiene, transportation, self-­ management, food preparation and/or feeding
  • Maintain respect at all times for confidential information and report any concerns or requests directly to the Department of Specialized Learning and/or Principal

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills and ability to follow directions with accuracy
  • Ability to enter and record data with accuracy on the format prescribed by the district
  • Ability to review data trends
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to implement behavior intervention plans, independence plans and discrete trial training with fidelity
  • Organizational and problem solving skills

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred) or
  • Associate's Degree (60 college credits), or
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) and successful completion of Para-Pro.
  • Registered Behavior Analysis Certification or
  • Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or
  • Two (2) plus years' successful experience under the direct documented clinical supervision of a BCBA and has completed or is willing to complete Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) competency and complete RBT examination requirements within a timely manner but not more than one school year after hire
  • Specific experience working with students with high management needs
  • Participate in required crisis prevention strategies and restraint procedures training arranged and provided by the School District
  • Willingness to participate in District offered professional development, continuing education and/or training
  • Background check and current fingerprinting

Days:                      Monday – Friday (37.5 hours weekly)
Salary:                    $25.42 - $30.35
Group:                    Two
Bargaining Unit:     NFEP
Work Year:             August - June  (10 Months/40 weeks)
Benefits:                 Medical, Dental, Vision
Apply at 
www.norwalkps.org
Click “Employment”

NORWALK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of the Norwalk Board of Education to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or physical and mental disability in the school district's educational program and activities; and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender; gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or physical and mental disability.

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Norwalk Public Schools

125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06852
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$20,455 (USD)

State Average: $20,481 (USD)

% ELL Students

14%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.15

State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students

14%

State Average: 14%

FTE

2,383

State Average: 479