Summary Responsible for supporting and assisting students with disabilities in various school settings. Specific duties include assisting the Special Education Teacher with preparing, instructing, and reinforcing academic subjects; providing observations and feedback on students; performing typing, filing and copying; tutoring special education student who have been mainstreamed; attending paraprofessional staff meetings, in-service training, and APS job-embedded professional development to become highly qualified; and attending parent conferences as requested. Compensation and Benefits Salary Range: 24 Click hereView the Classified salary scale Click hereto visit our interactive map where you can find out more information on each individual school, such as highlights, school data, demographics and more. Aurora Public Schools Compensation and BenefitsEssential Duties and Responsibilities
55% Assist teacher with supervising students and preparing, instructing and reinforcing academic subjects in a variety of settings.
20% Uses various educational tools for teaching and continued development in communication, problem solving, decision making, personal safety, academics and computer use. Stay abreast of new technical information needed to assist students.
10% Communicate verbally with professional staff to provide observations and feedback on students. May be required to contact parents.
5% Perform various clerical duties including typing, filing, copying, etc.
2% Tutor special education students who have been mainstreamed.
5% Attend paraprofessional staff meetings and in-service trainings as deemed necessary for the position.
1% May attend parent conferences as requested.
1% May lift students in and out of wheel chairs for positioning, diaper changing and toileting. Amount of time will vary based on student needs.
1% Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
High school diploma or equivalent; Associate's degree preferred. Must have completed at least two years (48 credit hours) of study at an institution of higher education or obtain a passing score on the WorkKeys assessment in Math, Reading and Writing.
1 year of experience in a related area or combination of education and experience.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EQUIPMENT, OTHER:
Oral communication; interpersonal; problem solving; basic grammar, spelling, punctuation, and math; and judgment skills. Ability to work with children with special needs. Ability to be patient, flexible and tolerant. Operating knowledge of and experience with standard office equipment. Must be capable of performing a diverse range of functions. Possible examples: assisting a student in creating and writing a resume; assisting a student on how to safely use large equipment and power tools. Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training may be required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
This job is responsible for supervising the behavior and safety of students while in the classroom and lunchroom, on the school grounds and during field trips. Acts as a resource for parents and students by ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for the students and by providing information regarding student well-being, behavior and progress as needed.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk; sit, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving traffic, fumes or airborne particles and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and use interpersonal skills. The employee is frequently required to compare, analyze, copy, coordinate, instruct, compute, evaluate, compile and negotiate. The employee is occasionally required to synthesize.