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Paraprofessional - Instructional - Counselor Support - Part-time

Montrose County School District RE-1J
Montrose, CO, US
Position Type:
Support Staff - Non Exempt/Paraprofessional

Date Posted:

Johnson Elementary School

Date Available:

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Position Title: Paraprofessional - Counselor Support - Part-time (.66FTE)
Johnson Elementary School
Direct Supervisor : Building Principal
Contracted Length Term : Para: SpecEd, Comp, Class: 180 Days
Salary Schedule: Building Level Support - Para (range $18.00 - $22.40 based on the 24/25 salary schedules and related experience)
Start Date : August 12, 2024

School Summary:
We are Johnson Elementary - six houses, one family! Johnson staff and students work together to create an environment where mutual respect, leadership, relationship building, diversity, achievement, and joy are valued. Staff and students belong to one of six houses, focused on six specific traits that we instill in all of our students in a positive and engaging way. Please see our school website to see all the amazing things happening at JES

Summary of Position:
A paraprofessional will be asked to perform a variety of instructional activities. They will need to assist in the conduct of intensified learning experiences. Additionally, this position will be asked to perform routine clerical and supportive tasks for teachers/staff. The paraprofessional will be required to do other related work as required. This position requires working with the building Counselor and within classrooms. Additionally, the person in this position should be comfortable with technology and basic technology problem solving.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Learn and use the Resorative Justice program and implement with students.
  • May assist within the classroom with disruptive students.
  • Collaboration with specials team and technology group.
  • Assist instructional personnel with the presentation of learning materials and in the conduct of instructional exercises.
  • Assist individual students and small groups of students to reinforce and follow up learning activities.
  • Monitor and assist students in drill, practice, and study activities as a follow-up to the presentation of instructional concepts by instructional personnel.
  • Direct students into safe learning activities and functions and assist in the shaping of appropriate social behaviors.
  • Assist in the management of student behavior through the use of positive strategies and techniques.
  • Prepare and assist in the preparation of a variety of instructional materials and learning aids for use with individual or small groups of students.
  • Maintain a variety of records and files, including confidential student records and information.
  • Operate and assist students in the operation of a variety of instructional equipment.
  • May administer and score a variety of criterion referenced and general aptitude tests and record the test results.
  • Store and maintain an appropriate inventory of equipment, instructional materials and supplies.
  • Administer routine first aid and request assistance for non-routine injury or illness.
  • Assist in maintaining an orderly, attractive, and positive learning environment.
  • May participate in parent conferences and other student progress report activities.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Education :
High School Diploma
Desirable: Equivalent of 48 credit hours from an accredited college/university, an Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university.

Prefer One year of paid or volunteer experience working with groups of children.
Prefer One year of experience in Physical Education.

Knowledge of and Abilities:
Knowledge of :
  • Basic concepts of child growth and development, and developmental behavior characteristics.
  • Student behavior management strategies and techniques.
  • Appropriate English usage, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
  • Basic arithmetic concepts.
  • Routine record management, storage, and retrieval systems and procedures.
Ability to :
  • Demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude toward students of varied age groups.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Perform routine clerical tasks and operate a variety of educational and office related machines and equipment.
  • Learn to utilize a variety of appropriate instructional materials and procedures in the enhancement of a positive educational environment.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with children and adults.
Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.
  • Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 5 to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • This type of work involves sitting, walking, and/or standing.
  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather may occasionally be experienced.
  • Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handling and working with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Additional Requirements: The position classification performs decision analysis processes and makes decisions of considerable consequence, requiring the application and interpretation of data, facts, procedures, and policies.

Condition of Employment:
Criminal Background Check required for hire
Clean driving record
Insurability by the District's liability insurance carrier

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

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