Paraeducator Preschool Special Education

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Description

Preschool Paraprofessional  
 

Position Purpose:  The job of Preschool Para educator was established for the purpose/s of organizing and directing developmentally appropriate activities for three to five year old participants; preparing and serving snacks; providing assistance with homework; assisting in the implementation of student Individualized Education Plans; and assisting in maintaining a clean and safe learning environment for students. 
 
Essential Functions: 

  • Assists participants (e.g. diapering, toilet training, feeding, etc.) for the purpose of addressing personal care needs. 

  • Assists the site supervisor and/or teacher with lesson planning and/or developmentally appropriate activities by workings with individual or small groups of children (e.g. social skills, art, music, science, language, nutrition, playground, washing hands, etc.) for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts. 

  • Communicates with school staff (e.g. teacher, principal, office personnel, maintenance, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information required to perform job functions. 

  • Distributes instructional and/or play materials for the purpose of providing required supplies. 

  • Maintains classroom equipment, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items; proving written reference; providing a safe learning environment; and/or meeting mandated requirements. 

  • Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. snack time, group or individual centers, playground activities, quiet time, transitions, classroom, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment. 

  • Organizes quiet or active, developmentally appropriate indoor and/or outdoor activities for the purpose of actively participating in learning activities with children. 

  • Prepares nutritional snacks, etc. for the purpose of complying with established guidelines. 

  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information to other sources. 

  • Transfers children directly from/to parents or designee (e.g. buses, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring safety of children and meeting District requirements. 

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. 

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. 

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals. 

  • Ability to 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. 

  • Ability to maintain accurate records; operate standard office equipment including pertinent software applications. 

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds. 

Work Environment: 

  • 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 Graduate 

  • Must be 21 years or older 

Application Procedure: Apply online 
 
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt 
 
Contract: 
*24 hrs per week, 131 Days, Equal Pay, 
Support Professional Employee's Salary Schedule level B1 
Not Benefit eligible 
 
 

Posted By

Tooele County School District

92 So. Lodestone , Tooele, UT 84074
 

At the following locations

Early Learning Center

555 East Vine Street , Tooele, UT 84074