Classroom Paraprofessional (Part-time)
Job | Posted 2 months ago
|Job Title: Paraprofessional, Classroom|
|Pay Program: Support Staff||FLSA Status: Non-Exempt|
|Reports to: Assigned Building Leader||Pay Range: CH 4
Range starts at $12.47/hour
|Review/Revised Date: Jan 2009 / Apr 2014 / Feb 2018||Work Year: 174Days/4 hours|
VISION: To Engage, Equip, and Empower our learning community today for a limitless tomorrow.
SUMMARY: Operating under the general supervision of the school's Principal and assigned Teacher, the employee will perform a variety of instructional support and clerical duties. Employee acts as a teacher resource working directly with students and reinforcing the D51 Learning Model preparing and assisting with core lessons, participating in students' reading or math programs, and other curriculum based instruction. The paraprofessional is an integral part of the District's social emotional learning programs leading students through example. This position is also often a point of contact for the staff, students, and parents entering the classroom environment and the employee must work cooperatively to facilitate these interactions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
|Job Responsibility Descriptions|
EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or equivalent required and*;
Successful passing of the Work Keys Assessments testing;
- Minimum two years of experience working with children and/or students;
- Preference given for credit hours in early-childhood education, education, or healthcare and/or prior school district experience;
- Bilingual oral and written skills, English/Spanish, are desirable;
- *Acceptable demonstration of education and/or experience is at the sole discretion of the district.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
- Valid Colorado driver’s license or form of official identification required;
- Must successfully complete a criminal background check required for hire;
- Attend and successfully complete all staff development training as required by state law or as directed by supervisor.
TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
- Well-developed oral communication and phone etiquette skills in English;
- Well-developed knowledge of and interest in literature, language, linguistic units, and literacy;
- Well-developed interpersonal relationship building skills, especially as it relates to students and the school environment;
- Strong ability to use de-escalation techniques and to defuse stressful and possibly volatile situations;
- Strong working knowledge of laws and statutes as outlined in the:
- Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, 2015),
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA, 1996),
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990).
- Strong ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job, especially as related to student issues;
- Ability to work independently as needed with minimal direction and/or supervision;
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and frequent interruptions in a timely manner;
- Ability to be adaptable and flexible with critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities;
- Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, building, and department procedures;
- Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and cooperatively with people and students from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds;
- Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment, and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE:
- Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals;
- Operating knowledge of and experience with office software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and email;
- Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, etc.
Mesa County Valley School District 51
830 Gunnison Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Compare with State
Amount per Student
State Average: $10,278
% ELL Students
State Average: 12%
Student Teacher Ratio
State Average: 17.36
% IEP Students
State Average: 11%
State Average: 415