Special Education Paraprofessional for Student with Visual Impairment
Enhance the effectiveness of learning opportunities for students with visual impairments. Responsible for braille production, materials modification, clerical tasks, and working directly with students. This person works under the direction of the special education teacher, school administrator and Tooele County School District Related Services Specialist.
Essential Job Functions
- Work with and under the immediate direction of Special Education teacher and with VI professionals
- Use braille translation software
- Use word processing programs on Apple, Macintosh, or PC computers
- Assist the VI with modifications and supplemental services necessary for the education of students with visual impairments
- Participate in training on any new VI technology (e.g. software, computers, adaptive assisted devices)
- Planning, production, and organization of instructional material
- Individual and/or group instruction activities
- Promote and maintain educational team goals.
- Maintaining and taking educational IEP Goal Data
- Operate in accordance with district and school regulations
- Braille, record, or enlarge textbooks, workbooks, worksheets, and diagnostic tests that are not available through state agencies
- Assist the VI and teachers in promoting student independence
- Assist the VI and teacher with modifications and supplemental services necessary for the education of students with visual impairment
• Assist guidance, pupil services staff, or building administration, as needed.
• Perform any other related duties as assigned.
Note: NOTE The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
- Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.
- Braille translation program
- Computer keyboard
- Braille printer (Embosser)
- Tactual and braille production equipment (Braille writer)
- Assistive technology (such as electronic braillenote, abacus,).
• Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Typing and keyboarding skills
- Experienced with technology
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience with children with disabilities is strongly preferred.
- Willingness to learn and transcribe Braille
• Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
• 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 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.\
• Works in standard office and school building environments.
• Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt