Instructional Assistant Exceptional Education BLISS - Adams ES

Henrico, VA, US
Jun 11, 2021
Job Title:
Instructional Assistant Exceptional Education BLISS - Adams ES

Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name:
HCPS - Adams Elementary School - 2021-22

About Us:
Henrico County Public Schools is one of the six largest county public school divisions in Virginia with a nationally recognized educational program. Henrico County is a suburban community surrounding the city of Richmond, VA. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 94 miles from the scenic Sky Line Drive to the west; 106 miles from Washington, D.C. to the north; and 75 miles from the North Carolina border to the south.
Our Mission:
Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.

General Statement of Duties:
This vacancy is open until filled and is for the 2021-2022 school year. To assist the critical response teacher (CRT) in implementing the Behavior Learning and Intervention and Support Services (BLISS) program.

Essential Duties:
Under the guidance of the critical response teacher (CRT), this individual assists with all aspects of instructional programming including helping to produce instructional materials, maintain the smooth functioning of the classroom, prepare the classroom for instruction, and work with individual students or small groups when assigned.
  • Monitors students as designated by the teacher/CRT.
  • Provide de-escalation and behavior support as needs arrive.
  • Provides one on one instruction with students when directed by the teacher/CRT.
  • Assists with field trips and other activities.
  • Assists with instruction as supervised by the teacher/CRT.
  • Collects data on student performance and progress directed by the teacher/CRT.
  • Assists with collecting and distributing materials as directed by teacher/CRT.
  • Assist with implementation of behavior management plans as directed by teacher/CRT.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school graduate or equivalent,
  • Passing score - 455 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment (HCPS website for testing information), or 60 credit hours from an accredited college/university, or a Bachelor's Degree or higher - required.
  • Paraprofessional autism certification - required.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions and be able to control a student group independent of an immediate supervisor.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of computers; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Desire to help teachers and students.

Additional Information:
This vacancy is open until filled and is for the 2021-2022 SY. The start date of this position is September 1, 2021.

Minimum salary - $14.91/hour. The contract length is 204 days (5 days less than a teacher), 7.25 hours per day.

How To Apply:
To be considered for the listed vacancy, you must submit an online application, upload your resume, three (3) signed written references college transcripts or Parapro Assessment scores and autism training certificate.

Henrico County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
EOE/Accommodations Upon Request

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