Center-based Paraprofessional at MS

Employer
Archuleta County School District No. 50 Jt
Location
Pagosa Springs, CO, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 7, 2022

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Job Category
Support Staff, Paraprofessional
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Archuleta School District 50 Joint TITLE:
Middle School Special Education Teacher Aide

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Excellent communication skills 2. Ability to work effectively with disabled students 3. Ability to handle the behavior and health needs of the students 4. Possess an Associate's (or higher) degree; or have completed at least two years (48 credit hours) of study at an institution of higher education or have passed the Highly Qualified Assessments 5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board may find appropriate and acceptable

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work requires periods of moderate to heavy physical activity and requires long periods of time standing and/or walking. Typically the position requires the employee to work in a classroom environment; lift and carry at least 50 pounds; lift and assist elementary school students, stoop, bend at waist and knees, squat, kneel, sit on floor, twist, reach, hold, grasp, and turn objects; address student hygiene issues; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards.

REPORTS TO:
Middle School Principal or person designated by the Board or the superintendent.

JOB GOAL:
To assist the teacher with students learning the fundamentals of reading, writing, math and living skills as specified in their IEPs by working with individual students or small groups to help them achieve the skill levels of the class as a whole. To provide a well-organized, smoothly functioning class environment in which students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by teacher.
  2. Assist with such large group activities as drill work, reading aloud, and story-telling.
  3. Assist students in the library or media center.
  4. Monitor students for safety on playground and in all inside environments
  5. Pick-up and deliver specified students to and from classes, activities and the
  6. Assist with toileting and hygiene needs of
  7. Assist with lunch, snack, and cleanup
  8. Communicate with special education and/or classroom teacher about specified students' progress and/or needs
  9. Follow recommendations from resource teacher and any other service providers
  10. Administer, score, and record such achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual students
  11. Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and
  12. Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional
  13. Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by the teacher.
  14. Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for
  15. Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field
  16. Keep bulletin board and other classroom learning displays up-to-date.
  17. Check notebooks, correct papers, and supervise testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.
  18. Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed
  19. Participate in in-service training programs, as


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Salary: Based upon District's adopted teacher aide salary schedule. The district honors up to 7 years of experience.

Work Schedule: 173 days per year or as designated by the annual school calendar.

Benefits: Health, dental and life insurance. Discretionary leave

Hours: 7:45 am - 3:45 pm or as set by the building principal

FLSA Status: non-exempt/classified

EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Classified Employees.
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