Paraprofessional AM shift
Are you ready and willing to make a difference in the lives of students with multiple needs? If so, read on!
To assist the classroom teachers and leaders in providing a continuous concentrated individualized education program for each deaf-blind child in a warm caring environment. Also, to provide opportunities for maximum growth
and development of each child according to his/her abilities.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The Paraprofessional shall be a member of the instructional staff. He/she shall demonstrate an ability to work well with staff and students, follow directions, work within a team, and follow through on all established procedures (educational and facility) and any behavior management programs.
The Paraprofessional will report directly to the classroom teacher/leader in whose room they are assigned and/or the shift supervisor.
1. A strong desire to provide opportunities for growth for students with disabilities
2. Paraprofessional license or will to obtain license.
3. Experience with children/students with disabilities
4. Valid driver’s license with good driving record
5. Demonstrate ability and willingness to actively participate in physical activities, with students, especially swimming and horseback riding
6. Successful completion of probationary period
7. The ability to lift up to 70 lbs. is a requirement
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Supervision of students
2. Directly implements specific tasks, activities of programs for each student as designated by teachers or therapists in accordance with the student’s Individualized Education Plan including the following:
a. Recording accurate data in a timely manner/charting student progress
b. Accurately reporting results to teachers and supervisors in oral or written form
c. Behavior management programs as instructed by teacher/supervisor/behaviorist.
3. Demonstrate ability to maintain high levels of student care without direct supervision.
4. Participate in team or any other staff meetings pertaining to assigned students.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of all safety and evacuation procedures including:
a. Fire drills
b. Hearing Aids/Auditory Training Equipment
c. Classroom materials
d. Orthopedic equipment
e. Audio-visual equipment
6. Assumes responsibility for orderliness of student’s room when the student cannot, including:
a. Making beds, changing linens
b. Reporting anything in need of repair or of cleanliness needs
c. Working with teacher to pick up classrooms after instructional periods
7. Responsible for the basic care of students in addition to specific programs as delineated on the child’s I.E.P. including:
a. Bathing (children and youth)
b. Toileting and diapering
c. Oral hygiene
d. Personal hygiene/hair care
8. Interacts appropriately with children using manual communication methods or other methods as delineated on child’s I.E.P.
9. Correctly and consistently perform positioning and standing of students after receiving instruction from certified staff. Tasks include:
a. Assist physically disabled children with activities such as swimming, equine therapy, and bowling.
b. Repeated lifts and transfers of non-ambulatory children to and from wheelchair, bed, showers, standers, toilet, changing table, floor.
b. Load and lock down wheelchairs to and from paratransit vehicles.
c. Perform daily duties necessary to ensure a safe and stimulating environment for all students such as:
i. Cleaning wheelchairs
ii. Performing nightly chores
iii. Packing school bags
iv. Obtaining supplies for activities
10. Attend professional development and staff in-service meetings
11. Adheres to all official policies and procedures of the Philip J. Rock Center and School.
12. All other duties as assigned by administration