Paraeducator - JOB ID# 10222
Location RSS – Windsor, Connecticut
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Full time paraeducators are needed to work under the direct supervision of a special education teacher at the River Street School in Windsor, CT.
This is a 10-month position with opportunities for extended day hours and a 6-week summer program.
The student population at River Street School ranges in age from 5 years old to 21 years old. The majority of students have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Therefore, the paraeducator will be responsible for utilizing the Applied Behavior Analysis methodology to provide instructional support in small and large group settings, teach daily living skills, and collect data on all IEP objectives.
In addition, the paraeducator is responsible for the following duties outlined below.
Assist the teacher in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
Implementation of the behavior support plans and ensure a safe and orderly classroom.
Utilize activities such as mealtimes and transitions as teaching opportunities.
Accompany students on community outings providing supervision and instruction.
Ensure on-task behavior throughout the school day.
Follow all applicable safety rules, procedures and policies as outlined in the handbook.
Utilize emergency interventions as prescribed by the Safety Care Curriculum and Connecticut State Regulations.
Implement therapy plans in the areas of behavior, speech, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Utilize communication devices and techniques.
Communicate effectively and appropriately with verbal and non-verbal students, colleagues, and administration.
Work effectively within a multidisciplinary team approach.
Perform any other related duties as assigned.
Use of standard office equipment, including computers, faxes and photocopiers.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Ability to lift greater than 25 pounds.
Get from kneeling to standing and standing to kneeling with ease and without outside support.
Kneel on one knee, both knees.
Get up and down from the floor without assistance.
Bend from the legs with ease.
Shuffle quickly on your feet front to back, back to front, side to side.
Work in standard office, school building environments, and on buses or vans.
Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.
Demonstrate proficiency in de-escalation and restraint training (Safety Care)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to carry out instructions provided in written or oral form.
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 parents and staff
Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma. In addition, you must meet one of the following qualifications:
Possess a 4-year-degree with a strong interest in learning about working with students with disabilities, pursuing a 4-year-degree in a related field such as psychology, education, speech pathology, etc.
2-years experience working with a wide variety of people with disabilities.
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