Middle School Special Education Paraprofessional

Location
Farmington, CT, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 19, 2020
Ref
1654
Grade Level
Middle School
Position is 6.5 hours per day, school year. E xperience working with adolescents with emotional/psychiatric issues preferred. Includes medical, dental, vision insurance, pension, $30,000 life insurance, 8 paid holidays, 12 sick days annually and 3 personal days.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

B. Candidate should hold an Associate's degree or 2 years of college diploma or its equivalent (i.e. Para Professional Assessment).

C. Candidate should demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain a good rapport with students and possess a personable relationship with teachers.

D. Consideration will be given to the following:

1. ability to carry out directions in both oral and written form.

2. various life/work experiences that contribute to the candidate's overall preparedness. Prior experience working with school age children is a plus.

REPORTS TO: Classroom Teacher and School Principal

SUPERVISES: None

SALARY: $21.66 per hour

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Special Service Paraprofessional will provide personal care/hygiene (i.e. lifting up to 50 pounds and toileting) and assists with medicine regimen. The paraprofessional also may provide a variety of instructional services and classroom support to staff and students. This includes carrying out teacher prepared lesson plans and supervising teacher-planned activities, assisting in the preparation of materials for instruction, and recording individual progress of students. This position exhibits a cooperative working relationship with teachers. Experience working with adolescents with emotional/psychiatric issues preferred.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Supporting Instruction
Tutoring/One-on-one instruction
Circulating in class
Helping group instruction
Modifying instructional materials
Assisting students with technology
Assisting students with tests and assessments

B. Documentation and Data
Observing and collecting data on students
Organizing - data, graphs
Recording student progress - including data
Taking classroom notes - contents, etc.
Taking attendance

C. Student Management
Provides personal care/hygiene (i.e. lifting and toileting)
Assists with medicine regimen
Monitor hallways, study halls
Maintain on-task behavior
Corrects minor behavioral problems
Escort students to other classes

D. Clerical
Scheduling activities
Copying, stapling, etc.
Operate media
Maintain equipment
Run errands

E. Other
Handling records in a confidential manner
Performs related duties as assigned

WORK SCHEDULE: School Year

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