ParaProfessional - Safe School - Secondary
ParaProfessionals must meet one of the following qualifications:
Have 32 college credits or
Have a college degree or
Pass the ParaPro Assessment with a score of 460 or higher.
ParaPro Praxis testing dates are offered at the school district throughout the year to West Ada ParaProfessional applicants. Test should be passed within 90 days of hire. Once the Praxis test is passed, reimbursement of the cost of the test is available through the district.
- ParaPro Praxis Guide and other information can be found here:
Please upload transcript and/or PRAXIS scores.
Provides disciplinary supervision to secondary school students; performs related work as required.
The primary function of an employee in this class is to assist teachers and administrators by providing disciplinary supervision and supervising a disciplinary program for designated secondary school students. The position provides tutoring and supplemental instruction for students. The position is differentiated from the Elementary Safe School Assistant position by the maturity in age and size of the subject students and subsequent more serious nature and consequences of aggression and behavior interventions. The position is supervised by the building Principal or a Vice-Principal. The primary duties of the position are performed in a classroom and detention room environment, including exposure the physical hazards of disruptive and aggressive students.
- Monitors designated students requiring disciplinary supervision;
- Supervises an in-school disciplinary classroom, study hall, or other designated suspension or detention facility, including coordinating assignments with teachers;
- Assists teachers, administrators, parents, and students in preparing and implementing a disciplinary or behavior modification plan;
- Assists teachers in removing disruptive students from a classroom, cafeteria, school grounds, or other building area, as required;
- Prepares and maintains documents, reports, records, files, and related documentation of student activities, violations, progress, and behaviors;
- Initiates and maintains contact with parents on student activities, incidents, behaviors, and violations and subsequent school actions;
- May assist students with classroom and homework assignments, tutoring, or other supplemental instruction;
- Assists students with behavior modification, conflict management and resolution, making correct choices, recognizing consequences, and other related social skills;
- Assists teachers with reports and documentation;
- Performs school grounds, lunchroom, hallway, parking lot, and other monitoring and safety duties, as assigned;
- Maintains student and District confidentiality;
- Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with District policies, procedures and safety practices.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- May supervise a classroom in the absence of a teacher;
- Performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- School and District rules, codes, standards, and expected student behaviors;
- School and District policies on discipline, behavior modification, and punishment, including suspension;
- Disciplinary and behavior modification methods, techniques, and objectives;
- Conflict resolution and mediation techniques, methods, and objectives;
- Basic educational procedures and objectives, including classroom instruction and presentation, preparation of teaching materials and aids, classroom management, testing and grading, tutoring, and student-teacher relations and interactions;
- Operation of classroom instructional equipment;
- Operation of standard office equipment, including a personal computer.
- Follow written and oral instructions and observe District policies and procedures;
- Monitor and handle or remove students presenting disruptive, aggressive, or other disciplinary or safety problems;
- Investigate and resolve student conflicts;
- Prepare, implement, and document behavior modification plans and programs;
- Monitor and supervise students in suspension, detention, study hall, or related separation facilities;
- Prepare, maintain, and present required student and program reports, records, and documentation;
- Maintain student and District confidentiality;
- Operate classroom instructional equipment, standard office equipment, and a personal computer using programs appropriate to assigned duties;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers and staff members, and other District personnel;
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent required; and
- Classroom or other instructional experience is preferred; or
- Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES
- Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, communicate effectively in person, and to hear sounds within the normal range of conversation;
- Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and comprehend, review, and prepare a variety of written and text documents and materials;
- Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate classroom instruction equipment and office equipment, including a personal computer;
- Sufficient personal mobility, agility, strength, and reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to stand or sit for long periods of time, be able to lift up to 20 pounds, physically restrain a student, and work in a detention and classroom environment.
Yearly by supervisor
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
To be determined by calendar year.
Regular attendance is an essential function of this job
- If you are chosen for this position your employment with the District would be "at will". Employment at Will means that the employee or the District may terminate the employment relationship with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time.
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