Part Time Preschool Special Education Paraprofessional - Three Peaks Preschool

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ICSD Human Resource Services

Certified Employee Job Description

 

 

 


 

Department:  Preschool             Date Prepared: 1/27/2021

 

Job Title: Preschool Special Education Paraprofessional 

 

Lane/Salary Grade: Grade 3

 

Location: Three Peaks Preschool

 

 


 

General Function:

Works under the direction of the Special Education Teacher to provide education and related services to students with disabilities. The position requires the incumbent to lift and support students, change protective clothing, implement behavior management plans, operate adaptive equipment (wheelchairs, etc.), and communicate effectively with students and staff.

 

Organizational Structure:

 

Job Title: Preschool Special Education Paraprofessional

 

Supervisor’s Title: Preschool Coordinator

 

Jobs Reporting to this Title: None

 

Summary and Overall Objective:

Works under the direction of the Special Education Teacher to provide education and related services to students with disabilities. The position requires the incumbent to lift and support students, change protective clothing, implement behavior management plans, operate adaptive equipment (wheelchairs, etc.), and communicate effectively with students and staff.

 

Essential Functions Duties and Responsibilities:

 
  • Provides instructional support assistance to students and student groups to reinforce and follow up learning activity. (i.e., one-on-one help, directs small group, playing with students, positive interaction.)

  • Assists in observing and recording behavior patterns and follows appropriate techniques to reinforce acceptable behavior. 

  • Assists certified educators with the presentation of learning materials and instructional exercise. 

  • Assists in responsibility for procedures related to physical and medical need. 

  • Assists students as needed in learning self-care techniques, including toilet training, bathing and personal cleanliness; may assist in diapering, toilet training, feeding, and other self help skills as needed. 

  • Participates in the development, maintenance, and carrying out of systems for classroom management. 

  • Guides students in working and interacting harmoniously with other students. 

  • Supervises students in all areas of the school. 

 

Competencies (Knowledge, skills, abilities):

 
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals with disabilities. 

  • Ability to learn tasks quickly and work with a minimum of supervision. 

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 

  • Ability to write simple correspondence. 

  • Ability to maintain discipline among students. 

  • Ability to conduct learning activities with small groups of students. 

  • Ability to meet and interact with teachers and students with tact, courtesy, and discretion. 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

  • Ability to learn special needs of particular individuals. 

  • Ability to learn and follow rules and regulations as they apply to job assignments. 

  • Ability to learn emergency procedures. 

  • Ability to follow directions.

 

This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; and any licenses or certifications required. 

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Associates degree or 48 college semester hours (72 quarter credits) from a college or university; 720 hours on a certified transcript from a technical school or passing results (460) on the ETS ParaProfessional Assessment

  • If none of the above requirements have been met, the applicant must be willing to take and pass the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment within 2 months of hire (Cost of Assessment is $80 and is the responsibility of applicant).

 

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Previous experience working with individuals with and without disabilities preferred.

 

Job Related Experience:

  • Previous experience working with individuals with and without disabilities preferred.

  • Previous experience working with young children.

 

Required Licenses and Certifications: 

  • This position does not require any certifications or licenses

 

Character

  • Iron County School District expects all employees to practice high standards of moral and ethical conduct which are consistent with the values taught in our schools. 

  • All employees are expected to be law abiding, ethical and honest; and demonstrate respect for the dignity of all students, colleagues, parents and members of the community. 

  • All employees are expected to adhere to all district policies while employed. 

 

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Work Environment: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Employees working under this position description are considered to have regular contact with students who may place the incumbent at risk to bodily fluids. 

 

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to lift 55 lbs, spend long periods of time on the floor (kneeling or sitting), and move about to various parts of school buildings. 

  • Ability to assist in the personal management needs of individuals with disabilities as needed (e.g., feeding, dressing, toileting, grooming, lifting, positioning, etc.). 

  • Ability to escort and assist children as necessary. 

  • The employee is regularly required to use fingers and hands; talk and hear. 

  • The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 

  • Specific vision abilities for this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

 

Machines, Tools, Equipment Used: 

  • Copy machines and high speed duplicators. 

  • Computer technology. 

  • Video equipment including VCR, camcorders and TV equipment. 

  • Classroom Technology (i.e., projectors, document Cameras, SMART Boards, etc.)

 

Possible Hazards: 

  • Contact with dissatisfied individuals

  • Contact with bodily fluids.

 

Expected Work Hours:

  • 10-20  hrs/week

  • During regular school hours

  • Monthly 1-hr professional development outside of school hours.

 

Travel Requirements: 

  • Personal transportation to and from school building is required

 

Terms of Employment: 

 

Job Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on Evaluation of Classified  Personnel.

 

This will be considered an "at will" position.  For further information regarding "at will" employment, refer to Iron County School District policy GCD Hiring Procedures.

 

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

Iron County School District is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law. 

 

 

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Iron County School District

2077 W Royal Hunte Dr , Cedar City, UT 84720
 

At the following locations

Three Peaks PreSchool

1521 W MIDVALLEY RD , CEDAR CITY, UT 84721