ESY Special Education Paraprofessionals

School District of Lancaster
Lancaster, PA, US
Ju ne 27th to July 2 7 th - 3 Days a Week Tue-Thurs. (Individual Students may have adjusted services based on programming needs) Time: 8 : 00 - 12:30
JOB GOAL: As an integral team member, provide students with the appropriate level of physical assistance, self-care, social and emotional support as well as academic instruction needed to safely gain full benefits from the District's Special Education Program and services.

Essential and Marginal Functions
1. Assist the student with a variety of tasks that would facilitate full access to educational programs.
2. Assist student in lavatories, playground, lunchroom, and corridor/stairwells.
3. Assist with one-to-one and small group instruction of students as assigned and directed by teacher.
4. Follow and assist in implementing behavior plans.
5. Ensure student safety by exercising ability to identify and alert of potential hazards that may occur.
6. Maintain a safe and orderly environment for students.
7. Required to attend mandatory State annual training(s).
8. Collect data on student activity and progress assigned by teacher.
9. Complete daily logs pertaining to support provided to the student and import daily medical access logs into a software program.
10. Attend to all personal care needs of assigned student(s), which may include toileting, feeding, and changing.
11. Guide safe transitions from activities to movement in hallways.
12. Assist students in various crisis situations.
13. Perform necessary classroom-related clerical work in an accurate and timely fashion.
14. Prepare and supply audio-visual equipment, bulletin boards, and showcases as designated by the teacher.
15. Assist in the preparation of instructional materials as directed
16. Inventory, distribute and collect educational materials from supply areas as requested.
17. Supervise assigned student(s) who require(s) transportation to maintain good conduct in boarding areas and on the bus.
18. Assist assigned students in getting on and off the bus in an orderly fashion.
19. Follow protocol for recording and reporting student conduction violations.
20. Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Make telephone calls to parents as requested by the teacher.
2. Monitor playground during lunch and after school.
3. Occasionally attend IEP meetings to provide input into development of student's educational program.
4. Assist teachers with students while in general education classes, if appropriate.
5. Provide substitute support when student absence impacts current assignment.
6. Assist in maintaining child accounting records as needed.
7. Collect and turn over to the school secretary any student personal items left on the bus.
8. Assist with ambulation on and off the bus (walker, crutches, wheelchair).
9. Must be willing to participate in ongoing professional development.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Associates Degree or High School Diploma/G.E.D. and evidence of education or testing requirements according to PDE guidelines.
2. Valid PA Driver's License required. Must have the ability to report to various locations based on need.
3. Minimum 2 years of experience working with children with disabilities and/or medical experience required.
4. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.
5. Ability to work closely with students with specialized needs.
6. Ability to be flexible and adapt to various and challenging environments.
7. Ability to exercise a high tolerance for frustration and a high degree of patience.
8. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
9. Ability to take initiative to creatively solve problems.
10.Ability to work as an individual and as a team member.
11.Ability to demonstrate a high degree of customer service skills and professionalism.
12.Ability to operate computer and applicable software and devices.
13.Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
14.Ability to support a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
15.Other qualifications to the above that the Board may find acceptable and appropriate.

Supplemental Information
REPORTS TO: Principal/Assistant Principal or designee
SUPERVISES: Not applicable
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: : Personal Care Paraprofessional
EVALUATION: For new employees, evaluations will be performed according to the current collective bargaining agreement. For transferring employees, evaluations will be done at 30 days. All regular employees will be evaluated at least yearly.

The School District of Lancaster offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees which may include health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, personal time, and sick leave.

Part-time employees are eligible for benefits based on hours worked.

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