Paraeducator - Special Education (2020-2021 SY)

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2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAEDUCATOR
WOLFPIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL



POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the direct supervision of a special education, the paraeducator supports students to participate in their educational program.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS



 ALL PARAEDUCATORS
 
  • 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 teacher’s oral or written directions with accuracy
  • Assist the teacher with the implementation of classroom instructional goals and Section 504 plans
  • Assist students with classwork individually or in small groups
  • Assist the teacher in maintaining student records of attendance
  • Assist the teacher with documentation of student progress
  • Assist the teacher with the preparation and distribution of lesson plan materials
  • Encourage students to interact appropriately with peers
  • Assist students during recess, breaks, emergency drills, assemblies, on school buses and field trips
  • Assist and support students to use computers, iPads or other media to access curriculum
  • Maintain respect at all times for confidential information
 


SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAEDUCATORS
 
  • Perform all responsibilities listed above for all paraeducators and
  • Follow teacher’s oral or written directions to assist in the implementation of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals
  • Assist the teacher with the implementation of a toilet schedule and program, and/or feeding program
  • Provide escort and mobility assistance to students
  • Assist and support students during community-based activities including, but not limited to job coach activities
  • Assist and support students to develop independent living skills including hygiene, transportation, self-management, food preparation and/or feeding
  • Implement behavioral programs developed by teacher
  • Data collection of student learning activity as developed by the teacher
  • Provide teacher information for progress monitoring and/or daily reports for the teacher to share with parents

 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


 
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Ability to record data with accuracy
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to implement teacher directives related to instructional and behavioral goals effectively
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
 


OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Interact in a positive manner with staff, students, parents, and visitors
  • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude, and conversation
  • Maintain a level of approachability by administration, staff, parents, and visitors
  • Respond to questions and requests in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Attend meetings and professional development activities as recommended by teacher, supervisor, Principal or ELL Instructional Specialist
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by teacher, Principal, Special Education Supervisor or ELL Instructional Specialist
 


QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS
 
  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Preferred
  • Associate’s Degree in education or related field or ParaPro Certificate or two (2) years of college required
  • Two (2) years of experience working with children or young adults in a school setting, preferred
  • For Special Education Paraeducators—specific experience working with students with high management needs is preferred
  • May require fluency in Spanish
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Norwalk Board of Education may find appropriate
 
Days:                     Monday – Friday (27.5 hours weekly/schedule determined by Principal)
Salary:                   $22.21 - $26.46
Group:                   One
Bargaining Unit:    NFEP
Work year:             August - June  (10 Months/40 weeks)
Benefits:                Limited Available 


Apply at
www.norwalkpublicschools.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.
 

3-22-2021

Posted By

Norwalk Public Schools

125 East Avenue P.O. Box 6001, Norwalk, CT 06852
 

At the following locations

Wolfpit Elementary School

Starlight Drive , Norwalk, CT 06851