Fernley High EL Paraprofessional 06.23.22

Lyon County School District
Yerington, NV, US

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Job Category
Support Staff, Paraprofessional
Grade Level
High School
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Job Details

Position Type:
Support Staff/Paraprofessional

Date Posted:

Fernley High

Date Available:

Closing Date:

Range $16.18-$22.78 hourly with Employee/Employer retirement, dependent upon previous experience
Range $13.93-$19.55 hourly with Employer-paid retirement, dependent upon previous experience

Job Group: English Learner Paraprofessional
Terms of Employment: Pay Grade 4 on the Classified Wage Structure (9 months or 185/187 Days)

This is a salaried position assigned to the Classified Employee Salary Schedule.

POSITION SUMMARY: The EL paraprofessional will perform duties under the direct supervision of the EL Teacher(s). The EL paraprofessional may work with students on a one-to-one basis or with small groups of students, assist with the development and maintenance of student records and materials, assist the EL teacher(s) in completing ELPA language testing (as appropriate), and assist students in the use of instructional technology and other such equipment. The primary role of the EL paraprofessional is to assist EL and classroom teachers in with teaching related activities—the activities that have been planned by the EL or classroom teacher. Additional responsibilities will include non-instructional activities. This person reports directly to the school site administrator.


This list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented. The EL paraprofessional:
  1. Assists English Language Learners (ELLs) in working in general education and EL classrooms as requested.

  2. Has knowledge of basic content area skills.

  3. Works cooperatively in an instructional team.

  4. Demonstrates the ability and commitment to learn instructional techniques to meet individual student needs.

  5. Assists the teacher in: maintaining records of every student for accurate documentation; preparing, processing and receiving orders and materials; administer assessments (as applicable and permissible) and managing student behavior.

  6. Keeps the EL teacher informed of any difficulties individual students are experiencing.

  7. Accompanies students to other locations within the school; general education classroom, lunch room, etc.

  8. Participate in EL professional development activities as necessary and as appropriate.

POSITION EXPECTATIONS: Ability to work under the direction of the EL and general education teacher(s).
  1. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of staff, teachers, and parents.

  2. Ability to support the EL teacher by helping set-up work areas, displays and exhibits, operating instructional technology, distributing and collecting paper and supplies.

  3. Ability to complete routine records timely and accurate student records.

  4. Ability to learn and apply school rules, regulations, and procedures.

  5. Ability to complete other duties as assigned, e.g., assisting with playground, bus, or field trip).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education and Training:
  1. Meet highly qualified standards cited under the ESEA, which are:
    1. AA degree or higher; OR

    2. 48 post-secondary credits; OR

    3. Successful passing score on state required paraprofessional assessment.

  2. High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  3. Valid driver's license and DMV clearance.

  4. Is fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English

Licenses and Certifications: Must have:

1. First Aid, CPR Training

Experience working with the educational setting in an area of English as a second language preferred; proficiency in Spanish preferred.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use keyboard and video display terminal for prolonged periods. Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time. Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper; occasional lifting of files, stacks of paper or reports, references, student work, and other materials. Some reaching for items above and below waist and head level. Some reaching, bending, squatting, and stooping to assist students access files, student work, and other items is necessary. The manual dexterity and cognitive ability to operate a personal computer and other educational technology (LCD projector, SmartBoard, iPads/Tablets, augmentative communication devices, etc.) to enhance student learning. Involves hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds or 1/3 body weight, whichever is greater, to waist height, perform a 2 to 3 person lift, and the ability to restrain student(s) as needed and in accordance with state regulations.

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations. Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed under the following conditions:

Exposure to climate controlled classroom settings to outside weather with temperatures ranging from mild/moderate to extreme cold/heat. May involve exposure to noise levels ranging from moderate to very loud on occasional to frequent time periods. May involve work in crowded environments. May involve frequent to moderate lifting and other physical demands.

Hazards: Stress, anxiety, verbal and physical aggression. Classroom furniture, playground/office equipment, blood borne pathogens, communicable diseases, chemicals (as related to specific assignment), and power/hand operated equipment and machinery (as related to specific assignment).

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lyon County School District is an equal opportunity employer and will not knowingly discriminate in any area of employment. Those include discriminatory recruiting and hiring practices against any United States citizen or legal alien on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, disability, or any other protected class and shall extend to working conditions, training, promotion, and terms and conditions of employment. Individuals with a disability who require reasonable accommodation(s) during any step of the screening process or who have questions about qualifications should notify a representative in Human Resources. Notification may be made in person, in writing, or by calling: (775) 463-6800.


We are Lyon County School District located in Northern Nevada.
Our vision... Graduate all students to be successful in college and career.
Our Mission... Provide relevant learning opportunities that develop adaptable, persistent, and self-directed learners capable of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking necessary to overcome complex challenges.

Lyon County School District, with over 8,500 students and 1,100 staff members is the fourth largest school district in Nevada. LCSD is comprised of 18 schools located in five unique attendance areas including Dayton, Fernley, Silver Springs, Smith Valley and Yerington. Each school boasts highly qualified instructional leaders accompanied by caring and dedicated staff, who work tirelessly to ensure the learning needs of each student are realized. The district motto of “Every Student…Every Classroom…Every Day” comes to life when you step into the classroom and see students engaged in rigorous learning opportunities. 

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