JobID 4574 : Special Ed Paraprofessional ~ SED (Autism) (#1352402)

Job | Posted 6 months ago

DESCRIPTION:  Provide direct academic and behavioral support for students with social and/or emotional disabilities in the Autism Center-based classroom in order to allow them the greatest opportunity for academic success and access to general education curriculum.
SALARY:  Classified Grade E, $13.08 - $14.70 depending on relevant experience. 4 hours per day, 11:00am - 3:00pm, Tuesday through Friday, temporary position through the end of the school year (May 24, 2109). Position is not eligible for benefits. 

  • Provide direct instruction and/or academic support and supervision for students with social/emotional disabilities in accordance with their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) while in special education and general education classrooms and other areas within the school building.
  • Provide direct instruction; modify academic materials and/or the classroom environment under direction from the Special Education teacher or other Related Service Providers.
  • Identify and facilitate peer relationships and natural supports (assessments).
  • Follow through with prescribed behavior intervention plans throughout the school and community and during extra-curricular activities, including monitoring of the lunchroom, playground, or other school areas to ensure safety and security of students.
  • Maintain required forms and records as requested by the Special Education Teacher and/or Related Service Providers.
  • De-escalate students as needed using approved CPI measures, as well as following the prescribed Behavior Intervention Plan.
  • Communicate observations, concerns, activities and progress with the Special Education Teachers and other Therapists or Specialists.
  • Assist both Special Education and General Education teachers with minor clerical duties as needed.
  • 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 Services Providers.
  • Collaborate with other paraprofessionals and follow direct instruction from special education team.
  • Follow daily routines and schedules for individual students to implement consistency
  • Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as Behavior Intervention Plans, IEPs, and staff and student handbooks.
  • Ability to collect data, write routine reports and simple correspondences.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic math, including algebra and geometry.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • CPR and First Aid certification preferred at time of hire or able to obtain within 2 months of hire.
  • 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.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working with students with social and/or emotional disabilities preferred but not required.
  • Skills in crisis management, flexibility, patience and ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions.
  • Valid driver’s license is required to obtain a small vehicle permit, if required to transport students.

Please Note:  All posted vacancies in the District close at 4:00 p.m. Mouintain 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 SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER AND BUILDING PRINCIPAL ///// SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT ///// DIRECT BANKING REQUIRED ///// AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ///// 27J Schools desires to recruit and retain employees who share our commitment to providing outstanding educational services and opportunities to our diverse student population.  The District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.  The District complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran's readjustment At of 1974, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and all civil rights laws of the State of Colorado.  Accordingly, equal opportunity of employment shall be extended to all persons and the District shall promote equal opportunity and treatment through fair and equitable hiring practices.  The 27J Administration Building is located at 18551 E. 160th Ave., Brighton, CO  80601. ///// Strong bilingual skills, especially in Spanish, are a plus. Experiences working with students from economically diverse backgrounds are sought for many of our positions.  All current employees shall be interviewed and considered first.  If there are no qualified candidates, then non-employees shall be interviewed and considered.

Posted By

Brighton School District No. 27J

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

Amount per Student

$8,412 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



State Average: 415