JobID 3795 : Special Education Paraeducator (#1996302)

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Description

 

Special Education Paraeducator

 
 

                                                                                   2/6/20 - 2/12/20
or until filled
In the Fort Dodge Community School District, we are professional, high-performing team players focused on delivering the best possible learning experience for each one of our 3700 students. We respect diversity, value integrity, reward competitively, celebrate success and support employee growth and development. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people as part of our Dodger family.   

Position Purpose

Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties such as proctoring study halls to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development.

Qualifications Profile
  • Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
  • AA degree or 60 college credits or Para Certification Level I and Level II Early Childhood required
  • Successful completion of college level coursework or passing of examination as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.
Compensation
  • $12.40 - $13.10 / hour
Hours
  • 7:30am - 2:15pm, working lunch
Essential Job Functions
  • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills. 
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
  • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
  • Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.
  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
  • Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.
  • Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
  • Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
Additional Duties:
  • Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment

Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

Travel Requirements

Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.
  • Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.

Note:   Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Amount of Time
Physical Activity Occasionally
(1%-32%)
Frequently
(33%-65%)
Constantly
(66%-100%)
Mobility X - -
Bend X - -
Talk - X -
Hear - X -
Operate Computer - X -
Stationary Position - X -
Balance X - -
Lift Up to 15 pounds X - -

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Amount of Time
Working Conditions Occasionally
(1%-32%)
Frequently
(33%-65%)
Constantly
(66%-100%)
District Office Hours - - -
Indoors - X -
Evenings X - -
Weekends X - -

Qualified applicants should upload the following materials:  Letter of application, application, updated resume including references, transcripts, and copy of license if applicable. Click the Employment link for the application located on the lower left of the District’s homepage www.fdschools.org.
 
Human Resources Office
Fort Dodge Community Schools
104 South 17th Street
Fort Dodge, IA  50501  
FAX:  515-574-5717
personnel@fdschools.org
 
It is the policy of the Fort Dodge Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ancestry, age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, physical attributes, religion, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, veteran’s status, actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, services, and employment practices. If you have questions or grievances related to this policy, please contact Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, Central Administration Office, 104 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, 574-5678, or contact the Civil Rights Midwestern Division for U. S. Department of Education Office, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544. (Alternate for Section 504 is Lynnae Harvey, Director of Special Needs, 574-5675). The District’s Compliance Coordinator for Affirmative Action is Lisa Negus, who can be reached at 574-5657 or 104 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Designated Investigators of Physical/Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education.  They can be reached at 576-1161 or 104 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.  The alternate is Lynnae Harvey.  She can be reached at 574-5675 or 104 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.The District’s Officers for Harassment Complaints and Allegations are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education.  They can be reached at 576-1161 or 104 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.  
11/19
Fort Dodge Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.