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Paraprofessional, Kindergarten (August Rate Starts at: $18.48 per hour)

Employer
Omaha Public Schools
Location
Omaha, NE, US
Salary
Competitive

Job Details

POSITION/JOB TITLE: Instructional/Educational Kindergarten Paraprofessional

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Instructional Paraprofessional's primary responsibilities include assisting the classroom teacher(s) and other support personnel with instruction. The Paraprofessional also helps monitor student progress and performance by collecting data and maintaining records.

MINIMUM JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS
  • An Associate's degree, OR completion of 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours at an institution of higher learning, OR demonstrated proficiency in the ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing and mathematics via state or locally approved competency test.
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality regarding student and staff information.
  • Ability to walk, stand, bend, twist, balance, stoop, climb steps and reach overhead

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Committed to helping all children learn - assist students and reinforce learning concepts for individual or small groups
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and in-service trainings
  • Regular daily attendance is essential
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and handle situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly and professional manner
  • Possess the manual dexterity, physical ability and stamina for a full day of various physical activity

OTHER INFORMATION:

Reports to: Building Principal

Work Schedule: 7 hours per day, Monday through Friday, 10 Month, Non-Exempt

Salary: Wages are administered consistent with negotiated agreement or board adopted salary schedule.

JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by certified staff.
  • Model appropriate behaviors for students.
  • Develop and maintain a professional rapport with classroom teacher and other staff.
  • Assist students at arrival and dismissal of school.
  • Assist in the supervision of students during lunch and recess periods.
  • Assist with grading and reviewing homework as instructed by the classroom teacher.
  • Assist teachers in monitoring, collecting data and maintaining records regarding student performance and progress.
  • Ability to perform routine classroom management and maintenance duties.
  • Performs assigned supervision of students during lunch periods and recess periods.
  • Ability to organize and retrieve materials and organize schedules according to guidelines.
  • Knowledge of computers with the ability to assist students with educational technology to include software.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

* NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Aligned with the mission of the Omaha Public Schools is the commitment to educational equity for all students, staff and patrons of the school system. In all places and in all activities of the Omaha Public Schools, it is expected that every individual will be treated in a fair and equitable manner. All conduct will reflect a belief in the dignity and value of each person regardless of the individual's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizenship status, or economic status.

Company

Omaha Public Schools: where every child is known, loved, and inspired!

As a large urban public school district, our mission is to prepare all students to excel in college, career and life. Our programs are just as diverse as the students we serve. Our district consists of 65 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, 9 high schools, 1 virtual school, and 13 alternative programs. We enroll 52,000 students from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. We serve more than 18,000 English Language Learners. Our student population speaks 108 different languages. We meet all students where they are. We work with our gifted and talented students by providing a wide array of enrichment programs. Students have opportunities for advanced studies in essentially every subject area, including all core curriculum, music, art and physical education. Students across all grade levels have optimal educational opportunities.

Omaha families value education and expect a great deal from their children and their schools. Our test scores exceed the national average for large school districts. Students have consistently improved test scores on their Nebraska State Assessment (NeSA) tests throughout the past six years.

Omaha Public Schools is the third largest employer in the state, with more than 9,000 full-time employees who are involved in the daily operation of our schools. Our teaching staff has an average of 10 years of experience and nearly 65 percent hold advanced degrees.

Company info
Website
Telephone
5312990240
Location
2585 Vane St
Omaha
Nebraska
68131
US

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