Special Education Para Professional

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Non-Instructional Support

Description

Position Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the Autism Unit to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program.
  
 Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills.
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
  • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
  • Constructs, copies, distributes and uses educational materials as needed.
  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
  • Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement of IEP objectives, etc.
  • Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
  • Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.


 Additional Duties:

  • Assist guidance, pupil services staff, or building administration, as needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

    Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
  
 Equipment:

  • Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

  Travel Requirements

  • Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Must Be Able to lift up to 40 lbs.

   Work Environment:

  • Works in standard office and school building environments.
  • Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.

 Qualifications Profile:
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Prior experience working with special needs children desirable

  
 FLSA Status:             Non-exempt
  
 Contract:
 For the remainder of the 20-21 school year - Part time permanent for the 21-22 school year.
 Support Professional Employees Salary Schedule:  A1
 29.5 hours - Not Benefit eligible

Posted By

Tooele County School District

92 So. Lodestone , Tooele, UT 84074
 

At the following locations

Tooele High School

301 W. Vine St. , Tooele, UT 84074