Paraprofessional - Edison Music Department

Posted a month ago


Paraprofessional/Classroom Assistant -- Music Department
Lake Station Community Schools
Thomas A. Edison Junior Senior High School 
| 3304 Parkside Avenue, Lake Station  IN 46405-1143

Lake Station Community Schools is seeking a Music Department Paraprofessional/Classroom Assistant to provide instructional and classroom support for its music educational and academic program at Edison Junior Senior High School for the 2020-2021 school year.

Music Paraprofessional:

  1. Provides instructional support to music/band/choir teacher and the following is preferred:
    • Choral background;
    • General music background; and,
    • Accompanist skills.
  2. Provide reinforcement of skills as prescribed by music teacher;
  3. Help students as they complete lessons delivered by music teacher;
  4. Collaborates with music teacher for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues, and providing services;
  5. Reports to music/choral/band director/teacher;
  6. Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions;
  7. Assists in monitoring supplementary work, providing small group instruction for students;
  8. Ability to learn new programs and applications;
  9. Strong organizational skills;
  10. Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel; and Google,
  11. Perform additional duties as assigned.
Paraprofessionals with Lake Station Community Schools must be Highly Qualified upon employment; by meeting at least one (1) of the three (3) following requirements:
  1. Completed at least 2 years (48 credit hours or more) of study in higher education.
  2. Obtained an associate’s degree (or higher).
  3. Meet a rigorous standard of quality by passing the ETS – Praxis ParaPro Assessment exam demonstrating knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, reading readiness, writing and mathematics.  ETS-Praxis ParaPro Assessment exam may be taken at the Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative (NISEC) Eagle Park School in Crown Point with an appointment on Thursdays and Fridays at either 8:00 am or 1:00 pm contact Ms. Kirsten Gilmore at 219-769-4000 x227.  The cost for the test is $55, payable by the applicant.  A Study Guide can be checked-out from the Lake Station Community Schools Administration Center with a $25.00 refundable cash deposit.  Paraprofessionals must also possess a valid Indiana substitute teacher permit.
Job Requirements:
  • Work days – school days as assigned
Persons interested in applying for this position should submit an online application.

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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in a fast paced environment requiring focus, attention and decision making.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance abuse in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the school corporation.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.
It is the policy of Lake Station Community Schools to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all School Corporation-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the School Corporation where appropriate.  As part of the School Corporation’s equal employment opportunity policy, Lake Station Community Schools will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.  Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation or any type of retaliation because they have (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercised any other legal right protected by federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.  The above-mentioned policies shall be periodically brought to the attention of supervisors and shall be appropriately administered. It is the responsibility of each supervisor of the School Corporation to ensure affirmative implementation of these policies to avoid any discrimination in employment. All employees are expected to recognize these policies and cooperate with their implementation. Violation of these policies is a disciplinary offense.  An Affirmative Action Officer has been assigned to direct the establishment and monitor the implementation of personnel procedures to guide our affirmative action program throughout Lake Station Community Schools.  Contact the Administration Center, call 219-962-1159 or email for questions, concerns, complaints or more information.


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Lake Station Community Schools

3304 Parkside Avenue, Lake Station, IN 46405