Para III - Center Based Resource
POSITION TITLE: Para III - Center Based Resource
STATUS: Classified – Non-Exempt
HOURS OF WORK: 7 hours a day
SALARY: $13.59 - $15.19 hourly (starting salary based on education and experience)
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for assisting in the supervision, care and instruction of students with special needs in the regular classroom, resource room or in a self-contained classroom. This position is expected to assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior; providing information to appropriate school personnel; and performing classroom clerical tasks. This position is part of the special education team and reports to the teacher and building principal. .
- Adapts and provides accommodations of classroom activities; assignments and/or materials under the direction of the teacher for the purpose of providing an opportunity for special education students to actively participate in classroom activities.
- Aids students in and out of classroom (e.g. packing backpacks, note taking, relationship building, field trips, social skills, etc.) for the purpose of providing assistance to students’ needs and social growth.
- Frequently assists students requiring support in addressing personal care needs due to medical condition and/or physical limitations (e.g. diaper changing, toilet training, lifting of students and/or equipment or feeding assistance etc.) for the purpose of allowing students to function in the school environments.
- Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. CPR, education strategies, specific disability education, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to the job functions to meet established annual State requirements.
- Collaborates with staff for the purpose of providing necessary support and information related to the student’s progress as established in their Individual Education Program under the direction of certified staff
- Frequently implements behavioral plans for students as designed by the IEP team for the purpose of assisting in meeting special education students’ needs and providing a consistent environment under the direction of certified staff.
- Frequently assist students with challenging and/or aggressive behaviors.
- Implements education and behavioral programming under the supervision of the classroom certified staff for the purpose of developing new skills for students.
- Instructs students in a variety of activities in individual and group settings (e.g. academic subjects, social skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of meeting Individual Educational Program goals under the direction of certified staff.
- Maintains instructional materials and data sheets for the purpose of ensuring availability of instructional materials and/or providing reliable information regarding student progress under the direction of certified staff.
- Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments and/or community environments (e.g. rest rooms, playgrounds, hallways, bus loading zones, fire drills, assemblies, cafeteria, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive environment conducive to learning. Middle school level paraeducators may be required to assist students in the swimming pool.
- High School diploma or GED
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and using district approved crisis intervention techniques.
- KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read and follow instructions; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include; instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution; and stages of child development/behavior; and safe handling of blood-borne pathogens and crisis de-escalation techniques.
- ABILITY is required to schedule activities, collect data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.
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IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT STATEMENTS:
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. This document describes the position currently available. The District reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.
The Olathe Public Schools prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity in its programs, activities or employment as required by applicable federal and state laws.
CLEARANCES REQUIRED: Criminal Justice Fingerprint, Background Clearance, TB Test