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Para Pro PreK Gen Ed SY24-25

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Nashville, TN, United States
Job Summary: Works directly with a classroom teacher to assist with the implementation of supports and services provided. Collaborate with teachers and students in a variety of tasks related to academics, behavior and physical logistics. Coaches and encourage students to actively engage in the process of learning and becoming more independent.

Incumbents may be assigned to work with 1 to 2 specific students. If that student/s move to a different school, the Para-Pro will be offered the opportunity to move with that student/s. Should the opportunity be declined, continued employment at the current school will be based on business need.

Reports to: Classroom Teacher and School Building Administrator

Department Name: Teaching and Learning

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities : List, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position. This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required. Regular and reliable attendance is an expectation of the job.

Job Duty/Resp. 1:

Provides small group instruction under the guidance and supervision of certificated personnel.
Job Duty/Resp. 2:

Facilitates and models appropriate social interactions and behaviors among students.
Job Duty/Resp. 3:

Assists in the personal care of students such as feeding, diapering, lifting, etc.
Job Duty/Resp. 4:

Monitors, collects and records students' behavioral and/or academic performance as directed by the teacher.
Job Duty/Resp. 5:

Actively engages with and consistently supervises all students throughout the day, e.g. playground, field trip, school and classroom settings.
Job Duty/Resp. 6:

Supervises and engages with students during arrival, dismissal, lunch, and/or other activities designated by the teacher or administrator. May assist and facilitate classroom and lesson preparation.
Job Duty/Resp. 7:

Implements students IEPs, functional behavioral assessments, safety plans, and/or behavior intervention plans.
Job Duty/Resp. 8:

Attends and actively participates in professional development opportunities to enhance skills and understanding of special populations, may include training for proper restraint procedures, social and emotional learning best practices and literacy.
Job Duty/Resp. 9:

Maintains professionalism and confidentiality. Models respectful behavior towards students, peers and supervisors.

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Education and Experience Requirements

Education (training/degree): Required minimum: Associate's Degree in applicable field of study or 48 hours of college credit hours from an accredited college or university or successful completion of Praxis certification.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: see above

Experience: Per TN State requirements. Prior experience working with children is preferred.

Skills Required: Proficient in basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite. Demonstrates professionalism and a positive attitude. Able to maintain confidentiality. Able to operate a mechanic lift.

General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts

Data Responsibility:

Level 2: Collects, classifies, and formats data or information.

People Responsibility:

Level 3: Attends to the needs or requests of people and exchanges information with them.

Assets Responsibility:

Level 1: Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.

Mathematical Requirements:

Level 2: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

Communications Requirements:

Level 2: Reads routine sentences or instructions; writes routine sentences and completes routine work forms; speaks routine sentences using standard grammar.

Complexity of Work:

Level 5: Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:

Level 4: Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

Equipment Usage (if applicable):

Level 1: Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving little or no latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.

Safety of Others:

Level 3: Requires responsibility for the safety and health of others and for occasional enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

ADA Requirements/Compliance

Physical Demands :

Level 4: Requires light to medium work involving standing or walking most of the time, (exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular basis.)

Additional requirements : Unlimited reaching to shoulder height; frequently climbs stairs, exposure to temperature extremes

Unavoidable Hazards:

Level 8: The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, intense noise levels, traffic, disease/pathogens, and violence.

Sensory Requirements:

Level 2: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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