Paraprofessional - General Education for 2022-2023 SY Classroom Reduction

Employer
Union Elementary School District
Location
Tolleson, AZ, US
Salary
Competitive

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  • Position Type:
    Support Staff/Paraprofessional


  • Date Posted:
    9/23/2022


  • Location:
    Hurley Ranch Elementary School


  • Date Available:
    ASAP


  • TEMPORARY: 1 YEAR ONLY

    Paraprofessional

    Purpose Statement
    The job of Paraprofessional is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with
    specific responsibilities for the instructional program within assigned classroom with specific responsibility
    for working with individual and/or small groups of students; and providing clerical support to teacher/s and
    staff.
    This job reports to Assigned Administrator
    Essential Functions
    Adapts classroom activities, assignments, and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher
    for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.
    Administers classroom assignments, tests, homework assignments, make-up work, etc. for the purpose
    of supporting teachers in the instructional process.
    Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments (e.g. read stories, listen to
    students read, providing writing assistance, reinforce English lessons, provide spelling practice, facilitate
    activities, computer learning programs, etc.) for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning
    concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards.
    Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information
    relative to job functions.
    Implements, under the supervision of assigned teacher, instructional programs and lesson plans for the
    purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
    Maintains classroom equipment, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose
    of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe learning environment, and/or
    meeting mandated requirements.
    Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, field
    trips, library, lunchroom, bus loading/unloading, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive
    learning environment.
    Reports observations and incidents relating to specific students (e.g. accidents, fights, inappropriate
    social behavior, violations of rules, safety conditions, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to
    appropriate instructional and/or administrative personnel.
    Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injured student, fights, etc.) for the purpose of resolving
    immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
    Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel for the purpose of assisting them in the
    implementation of curriculum and teaching methodologies.
    Other Functions
    Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
    functioning of the work unit.
    Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
    SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job
    conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
    operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
    KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a
    variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and
    understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to
    satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: concepts of grammar and punctuation; stages of child
    development and learning styles; and age appropriate activities.
    ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-
    related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing
    defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a
    wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required
    to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of
    guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to
    satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality;
    setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.
    Responsibility
    Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; leading, guiding, and/or
    coordinating others; operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be
    required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization's
    services.
    Work Environment
    The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
    occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, and significant fine finger dexterity.
    Generally the job requires 25% sitting, 40% walking, and 35% standing. The job is performed in a generally hazard
    free environment.
    Experience: Job related experience is desired.
    Education: Associates degree or equivalent.
    Equivalency: 60 college units or passing score on Paraprofessional Praxis Exam.

    FLSA Status Salary Grade
    Non Exempt 4
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