Elementary and Secondary Paraprofessionals - Multiple Positions

Battle Creek Public Schools
Battle Creek, MI, US

Job Details

  • Position Type:
    Support Staff/ Instructional Parapro

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Battle Creek Public Schools

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  • District:
    Battle Creek Public Schools
  • Position Title: Paraprofessional
    Primary Function: Provide Support for Student(s)
    Location: TBD
    Full time 7.5 Hours Per Day
    Calendar Paraprofessional
    Salary Range $20.00 Per Hour
    Reports To: Building Principal

    Job Description:
    • Instruct and support students with self-control behavior exceptionalities.
    • Provide student feedback with peer and adult social interaction
    • Reinforce student success following highly structured protocols and data documentation methods
    • Participation in a professional learning community and on-going training as a continuous learner
    • Assist in building positive relationships between students, schools and community organizations
    • Assist teacher and in developing student behavior and academic goals
    • Maintain order in the absence of the lead teacher
    • Assist staff during parent conferences and concerns
    • Knowledge of basic research-based classroom management strategies and academic interventions in the areas of literacy and math.
    • Completed at least 60 credit hours at a post-secondary college, or have associate or higher degree, or
    • Meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate, through passage of an approved formal state academic assessment in the following areas: Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, instructing reading, writing, and mathematics; or Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, instructing reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate. The State Board of Education approved the following formal assessments by which a paraprofessional may choose to demonstrate this knowledge: Basic Skills Examination • A passing score on the score Basic Skills Test MTTC • A passing score of at least 480 on the evidence-based reading and writing section of the SAT and 530 on the mathematics section in lieu of the Basic Skills Test or Professional Readiness Exam • Other basic skills examination options ETS Parapro Assessment • A passing score of 460 is required (revised 10/4/2017).
    Ability to work with students and staff in a professional manner.
    • Participate with ongoing formative and summative academic assessments conducted by teachers to determine students' academic progress and continuing need for social work services.
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with teachers, and the principal regarding students' needs, the intervention plans being used, and barriers to progress.
    • May assist family members in understanding the student's needs
    • Understand and participate in the implementation of Positive Behavior Support initiatives in the building
    • Ensure the successful reintegration of students who are returning to school following suspension or other disciplinary action
    • Maintain effective written records for each student receiving services, including:
      • Specific data illuminating the academic deficiencies the student exhibits;
      • Work collaboratively in building and district initiatives which supports continuous improvement

    SCHOOL SAFETY CLEARANCE: The successful candidate will be subject to a fingerprint and background check as a condition of employment. All fees required for this check (estimated $73.00) will be the responsibility of an applicant.

    The Battle Creek Public School District is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, handicap, sex, age, religion, national origin, weight, height, or marital status in its employment practices.


    At Battle Creek Public Schools, transformation is underway and excellence is on the rise! As one of the best-paying districts for teachers in Southwest Michigan, we know that our teachers are the heart and soul of the district, so everything we do for our students begins with teachers. Join the Bearcat family and "Believe in the Change"!

    Company info
    3 W. Van Buren Street
    Battle Creek
    United States

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