Special Education Paraprofessional
Do you like working with amazing students? Have you ever experienced when a student has their "a-ha" moment? Have you hear about Spectrum Academy?!
We are the premier charter school in Utah serving students on the autism spectrum and all others who benefit from small class sizes and student to staff ratios. We are looking for paraprofessionals to assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students. Paraprofessionals serve a critical support in the progress of student development. Please visit our website to learn about the range of programs we offer for students in our North Salt Lake campuses.
At Spectrum Academy there is a high emphasis on Personalized and Blended Learning. Each of our educators is excited to implement a Personalized and Blended model to meet our students where they are and help them achieve learning objectives and personal goals. Students learn 21st Century skills to help them succeed in the adult world that waits for them, including critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. What Spectrum does . . .
Spectrum petitioned the state and will be formally moving to a 4-day instructional week with an alternate Friday next year. This will allow staff to engage in planning, collaboration for personalization, and complete special education documentation. Further, we have significantly increased our teacher pay scales to reflect the unique impact and commitment Spectrum teachers have on their students.
STARTING PAY: $14.00-$15.51 or more depending on experience and education.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by certified staff. 2. Assists the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities. 3. Monitors work, corrects papers, and supervises curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff. 4. Serves as the chief source of information and help to any guest teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff. 5. Performs clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff. 6. Alerts the certified staff to any problem or special information about an individual student. 7. Performs assigned supervision of students during lunch periods, play periods, and on field trips. 8. Performs assigned non-instructional classroom duties, such as snack time, toileting, and clothing routines. 9. When requested, serves as a resource person to the General Education Intervention Team and/or IEP / Title 1 / ESL Team(s).
Position is for 37.5 hours per week with weekly opportunities to take on additional hours. Insurance available for full time employees.