Substitute Preschool Instructional Paraprofessional
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Mapleton Public Schools, Adams County District #1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities. Inquiries may be referred to the Deputy Superintendent of Talent Management, 7350 N. Broadway, Denver, CO 80221. (303) 853-1000, or the US Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80204.
JOB TITLE: Substitute Preschool Instructional Paraprofessional
LOCATION: District wide
PAY RANGE: Substitute paraprofessional pay rate
REPORTS TO: School Director or Designee
Assist teacher with supervising and instructing students age 1-5 years as needed, reinforcing positive behavior and life skills, implementing curriculum, maintaining documentation, managing student health and/or special needs, requiring experience and education in one of the following specialties: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Elementary Education.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- May assist teacher with implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum; engage students in activities, utilizing educational materials and equipment; reinforcing positive life skills and socialization. May also support parents by interpreting at school functions and/or by providing student progress information (if applicable)
- May assist teacher with student health care, including one or more of the following: administering first aid to ill or injured children; caring for bathroom needs; dispensing medication; assisting with medical needs; executing health care directives related to tube feeding, monitoring diabetes, and other situations; maintaining health records, logs, reports, and evaluations.
- May assist teacher with the supervision and overall health and well-being of students in the classroom.
- May attend appropriate in-services, building meetings, training, and/or school functions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
EXPERIENCE: 0-2 years of experience working with children in a school setting. May require experience in health care; working with children with various learning and physical disabilities.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT: May require one or more of the following skills: basic English, grammar, spelling, writing, word processing, keyboarding, basic computer skills, communication, and/or foreign language. May require operating knowledge of general Health care procedures. Operating knowledge of general office equipment preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: ECT or Group Leader qualified; First Aid and CPR certifications, Standard Precautions and Medication Administration may be required.
SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING:
Work is assigned by supervising Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal, Program Director and Asst. Director. Requires independent judgment to manage students and assist in their education, make quick decisions, treat students equitably and fairly, evaluate students' abilities and progress, direct class/students in the absence of the teacher, provide a positive role model for the students, care for ill or injured students. Also requires ability to follow directions and follow school and District guidelines, policies, and procedures. Decision making is guided by District, school, and state policies, procedures, and behavioral standards; Infectious Disease Handbook; District Technology Plans; and/or Building Instructional Plans. Decision making is made in collaboration with the supervising Teacher, staff, Principal, Assistant Principal, parents, counselors, administrators, and/or supervisor. Errors in decision making could impact students' safety, health, education, and/or progress. Supervisor is always involved in decision making.
DIVERSITY OF DUTIES:
Duties may require cross training in one or more of the following: basic health care, student management, special education, bilingual skills, and/or basic instructional skills. Duties and actions impact individuals within the immediate work unit or assigned building.
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 may be frequently required to talk or hear; stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and/or stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to lift/carry up to 50 pounds without assistance, and push/pull 50 pounds while assisting students in wheelchairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, use interpersonal skills, instruct, and analyze. May be frequently required to compare, copy, coordinate, compute, evaluate, and compile.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Substitute, On-call position
Performance of this job will be evaluated with the Board’s policy on the District Classified Performance Evaluation System.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Out of District applicants must fill out a District application at: www.mapleton.us. Current employees may e-mail a letter of interest and resume to: Erica Branscum, Deputy Superintendent of Talent Management at HR@mapleton.us