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Wa He Lut Indian School-Temporary Elementary SPED Para-Professional

Capital Region ESD 113
Olympia, WA, US
25+ per hour, prorated over 12 months, adjusted according to start date

Temporary Elementary SPED Para-Professional

This position assists in planning, organizing and providing academic learning experiences for students, including: providing each student with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to lead self-sufficient, well-adjusted, healthy, productive, socially responsible lives to the best of their individual potential.

Essential Functions
  • Participates with other staff to cooperatively plan, develop, and implement a course of instruction designed to achieve required academic learning in all curriculum areas. Prepares students to successfully meet or exceed the standards of the Smarter Balanced Washington State Assessment.
  • Supports and actively participates in Professional Learning Community meetings (PLC TEAMS) on a regular basis.
  • Participates with other staff to cooperatively develop effective, positive techniques for improving student behavior.
  • Provides positive assistance and guidance to a diverse population.
  • Educates special needs students within the regular classroom environment and / or the Resource Room (one on one) (small group) in collaboration with support staff.
  • Communicates and reports student(s) progress to parents regularly.
  • Maintains student records, including daily grades, progress reports, quarterly reports, essential learning's data, weekly AIMSWEB assessments, cumulative records, orders, inventories, & prepares other documents in a timely and competent fashion.
  • Provides instruction to students utilizing approved grade level curriculum, mandated schedules, and a variety of instructional strategies focused at meeting individual student needs, and utilizing appropriate and available resources, including technology.
  • Refers students with special needs to appropriate staff for additional educational assistance and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve social, emotional, and educational challenges.
  • Participates in team and individual instructional planning, which includes assistance in the submission of weekly lesson plans with the supervising teacher.
  • Participates in staff meetings and monthly in-service training sessions.
  • Works cooperatively with total building staff in an atmosphere of cooperation and collegiality.
The essential functions listed above are not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The position may perform a variety of non-essential functions consistent with the scope and intent of the position. This position is contingent upon availability of school funds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques.
  • Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information.
  • Skill in classroom management.
  • Skill in handling student de-escalation and discipline.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate activities.
  • Ability to serve as a role model and treat students as individuals in a professional setting.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on a need to know basis only.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma and preparation to successfully pass the Washington State Para Educators exam in Elementary Education.
  • Have earned an associates degree OR earned 72 quarter credits or 48 semester credits at an institution of higher education.
  • Experience which provides the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work.
Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Washington State (OSPI) Para Professional Certification (Waived)

  • Experience in teaching Native American students or other similar diverse populations.
  • Washington State (OSPI) Para Professional Certification (waived)
  • Knowledge of Common Core Standards, Reading and/or Special Education endorsement(s).
Other Job Type (if applicable) : Temporary Elementary SPED Para-Professional

Salary Rate Range : 25+ per hour, prorated over 12 months, adjusted according to start date

Additional Job Information : Benefits Include:
1. Sick days and personal leave
2. Full medical - medical, vision, dental, life

Qualifications : High School Diploma and one of the following:
1. A score of 461 or higher on the Education Testing Service ParaPro Assessment
2. An associate's degree from accredited college or university
3. 72 quarter credits, or 48 semester credits, at or above 100 level from accredited college or university

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