JobID 2243 : Paraprofessional - Special Education ASD (#1985603)

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Position:  ParaProfessional - Special Education ASD

Postion Purpose:
Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the special education classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties such as proctoring study halls to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development.

Schedule:  7 hours/day, 5 days/week, 38 weeks/year  -Full time

Essential Job Functions:
• Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills. 
• Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
• Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
• Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
• Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
• Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
• Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
• Assist in the medical, grooming and self-care needs of students which could include assisting students with eating, tooth brushing, toileting, and diapering as needed.

• Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
• Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.
• Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
• Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.
• Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
• Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
• Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
• Able to work as a team to support the needs of students in the ASD program.

Additional Duties:
• Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
• Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility
Equipment:  Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

Travel Requirements:  Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
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Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
• Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
• Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
• Ability to work with and 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 students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
• Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
• Effective writing and verbal communication skills.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
• Works in standard office and school building environments.
• Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.

Qualifications:
• Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
• High School diploma or equivalent.
• Postsecondary Education Preferred
• Prior experience working with ASD or EI students
• Knowledge and training in proper classroom management techniques as physical interventions may be required.
• CPI Training or willingness to obtain
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Willingness to participate in professional development as identified by principal or special education office.

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt

APPLICATIONS:   SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, INDIVIDUAL COVER LETTER AND RESUME THROUGH THE ONLINE  APPLITRACK APPLICANT CENTER, NO HARD COPY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA MAIL OR HAND DELIVERY.
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Kentwood Public Schools

5820 EASTERN AVE SE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508-6213
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,320 (USD)

State Average: $12,292 (USD)

% ELL Students

18%

State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio

19.30

State Average: 18.25

% IEP Students

14%

State Average: 13%

FTE

1,159

State Average: 199