JobID 4571 : Special Education Paraprofessional - SSN (#1352401)

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DESCRIPTION:  Provide support and supervision for students with moderate to severe disabilities in special education and/or general education classes, including modifications of materials, consultation with teachers, direct instruction, life skills training as well as provide personal care / medical assistance as delegated by the School Nurse. Collect data and maintain student records.  Must be able to work with difficult and sometimes physical students.

SALARY:  Classified Grade E, $13.08 - $14.70 based on previous job experience, 6.5 hours per day, Tuesday – Friday, 9 month work schedule, 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Modify materials and academic environment for inclusion of special education students in general education classroom participation with guidance from the general education and special education teachers.
  • Assist students with their personal care needs including, toileting, diapering, self care (e.g., brushing teeth, washing face and hands, changing clothes, etc.), eating and tube feeding, transportation and communication.
  • Assist students with their physical and/or occupational therapy needs, including positioning, stretching, transitioning and using specialized adaptive equipment.
  • Provide direct instruction to students under the direction from the Special Education Teacher or other Related Service Providers in accordance with their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Follow through with prescribed behavior support plans throughout the school, community and during extra-curricular activities, including the monitoring of the playground to ensure safety and security of students.
  • Maintain required forms and records as requested by the Special Education Teacher and/or Related Services Providers.
  • De-escalate students as needed using approved CPI measures as well as following the prescribed Behavior Intervention Plan.
  • Identify and facilitate peer relationships and natural supports (assessments).
  • Communicate observations, concerns, activities, and progress with the Special Education Teacher and other therapists and specialists.
  • Sanitize classroom and equipment using approved materials.
  • Attend trainings as required by Building Principal, Special Education Teacher and/or Director of Special Education.
  • Attend student staffings as requested by Special Education Teacher and/or Related Service Providers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as Behavior Plans, IEP, staff and student handbooks.
  • Ability to collect data, write routine reports and simple correspondences.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from general or special education teachers and related services providers.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with disabled students requiring various academic personal care needs.
  • Able to work independently, yet able to take directives and follow through.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills helpful.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
  • Must be able to pass a post offer, pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to pass a Colorado and Federal Bureau of Investigation background check.
  EXPERIENCE:
  • 6 months to 2 years of experience working with students with disabilities preferred but not required.
  • CPR and First Aid certification preferred at time of hire or able to obtain within 2 months of hire date.
  • Skills in crisis management, flexibility, patience and ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions.
  • Valid Colorado driver's license may be required within one month after hire. Training for Small Vehicle required by CDE for transporting students. 

 Please Note:  All posted vacancies in the District close at 4:00 p.m. Mountian Time.
 
All future correspondence regarding this position will be handled via the email address that you provide on your online application. Please regularly check both your In-Box and SPAM folder for these email messages.
 
REPORTS TO BUILDING PRINCIPAL  ///// SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT ///// DIRECT BANKING REQUIRED ///// AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER /////27J SCHOOLS NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION. No otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any district program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age and genetic information is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Any person having inquiries concerning the District’s non-discrimination policies should contact: General Counsel, School District 27J, 18551 E. 160th Avenue, Brighton, Colorado 80601, (303) 655-2900 for inquiries regarding Section 504 and the ADA. Contact Chief Human Resources Officer, School District 27J, 18551 E. 160th Avenue, Brighton, Colorado 80601.

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Brighton School District No. 27J

18551 EAST 160TH AVENUE, BRIGHTON, CO 80601-3295
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,412 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students

10%

State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio

20.70

State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%

FTE

1,583

State Average: 415