This position is 3 hours/9 months.
Kent-Meridian High School is a 9-12 high school of over 2000 students located within the city of Kent. KM is the most diverse high school in the state of Washington. It serves a richly diverse student population (81% students of color, 33% of students served in either ELL or SE, 71 different languages spoken); ethnically, racially, and socio-economically (70+% free/reduced lunch). There is a strong commitment by the staff and administration at KM to successfully prepare all students to be successful when they graduate. To ensure this commitment, KM has converted to a full Standards-based Instruction and grading system. Our transparent Standards-based grading system ensures students are assessed on specific standards and skills tied to scales that are meaningful and frequently measured. Our School Improvement plan is based on rigor, relevance, and relationships. In addition, Kent-Meridian offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for students in grades 11 and 12 as well as rigorous AP and Honors programs in the 9 th and 10 th grade. Kent-Meridian also offers AVID, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), a Technology Academy as well as a variety of co-curricular programs including sports, music, theater, and special interest activities. ASSIGNMENT:
This position is 3 hours per day, 9 months per year assisting in the student store. The student store paraeducator involves supervising high school students as they operate the student store.
All KAP applicants are required to show proof of 72 college level credits, an AA degree (or higher), or passed the Para Professional Assessment. If an applicant is in need of testing, they can still apply, and if they are the finalist candidate they will need to pass the Para Professional before being hired into the role.
Upon hire, new paraeducators will be required to complete state required training offered through our KSD Professional Development Team. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This position is part of the KAP bargaining unit working with elementary students in the Title and LAP programs. Candidate must have paraeducator skills in monitoring achievement progress in small group settings; KSD trained to provide varied reading and math interventions; and a commitment to communicating collaboratively with teacher colleagues and with paraeducator peers. REQUIRED QUALIFICATION:
- AA degree or 72 quarter-hour college credits. Transcripts must on file to be considered for an interview. Completion of the ETS ParaPro Assessment test with a score of 461 or higher will be accepted in lieu of college credits. Proof of score must be submitted as part of your application.
- Completion of state required training upon hire.
- Previous experience with student programs
- Ability to exhibit multicultural and ethnic understanding and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the school community.
- Experience working with a diverse student population and the specific school demographics.
- Previous experience in working with students.
- Candidate that is a team player, positive, with good communication skills.
- Must have strong interpersonal skills working with a team of adults
- Candidate needs to be highly flexible and able to establish rapport with staff and elementary children of all ages