JobID 1611 : Moderate Academic Support Paraprofessional (#1740542)
EFFECTIVE: 2019-2020 school year
Position Type: Non-Exempt
This position supports teachers with small group and one on one instruction, clerical duties, supervision, student feedback, and redirection. The learning support position is designed to provide support for special needs students with cognitive challenges utilizing a functional academic approach. Support students with cognitive, perceptual, motor and/or speech/language delay. Students require assistance with academic skills, development of compensatory strategies, social skills improvement and exploration of prevocational skills. Develop and promote good community relations among stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Facilitate and support small groups and/or one on one instruction to reinforce skills, concepts and strategies.
Elicit responses from every member of the group.
Ensure understanding of material by all students.
Lead multi-level students to work together effectively.
Promote a learning environment that respects the dignity of the child and is perceived by students as fair and consistent.
Support a learning environment that establishes routines and provides for student engagement through questioning, speculation, and originality.
Encourage a learning environment that is safe for responding and questioning, even for the shyest student.
Collaborate with team members regarding activities, planning and resources for special education students.
Provide assistance to and supervision of students to and from buses.
Prepare materials for various types of interventions.
Assist with test administration, scoring, data entry, and report generation.
Actively participate in PLCs and other required training.
Apply and implement knowledge, skills and new understandings to support instructional programming.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
BUDGET AND/OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
The education/training/experience, license/certification, general expectations, physical demands, and work environment factors described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Meet NCLB (No Child Left Behind) qualifications for Paraprofessionals.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Bachelor of Arts (preferred).
English fluency will be determined through the interview process.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Current CPR and First Aid (or willing to obtain within first six months of employment).
Has computer/technology skills.
Has the ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision.
Has the ability to effectively communicate with the School District community.
Has the ability to analyze, instruct, negotiate, coordinate, communicate, problem solve and use interpersonal skills.
Has the ability to compare, compute, synthesize and evaluate.
Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions.
Maintain a positive attitude.
Observe all District policies and procedures.
Adhere to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequent lifting 5 (five) to 10 (ten) pounds.
Occasional lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds.
Frequent sitting, bending, walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
May encounter noise, odors and bodily fluids.
Mostly clean and comfortable.
Principal or designee.
Englewood Middle School.
$12.97 - $20.99 per hour depending on comparable experience and qualifications.
New hires or rehires will be responsible for the $49.50 fingerprint processing fee required for background checks through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Open Until Filled
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Englewood Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Phil Bedford, Chief Human Resources and Operations Officer, 4101 S. Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110, (303) 806-2029, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204.