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Paraeducator Assist. I Early Learning Bilingual Preferred(30hrs.,Ends June 2025)

Employer
Washoe County School District
Location
Reno, NV, US
Salary
Competitive
PARAEDUCATOR ASSISTANT I

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision, assists teaching staff in providing individual and group instruction, including developing and maintaining records and instructional materials. Incumbent performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Paraeducator Assistant I & II class differs from the Paraeducator Aide class in that the Paraeducator Assistant class is regularly required to perform academic instructional assistance for a significant portion of the assignment.

The Paraeducator Assistant II class requires additional intensive training beyond what is necessary for a Paraeducator Aide - Special Education class in the areas of student data collection, communication strategies, severe behaviors, and positive behavior management for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Additionally, the Paraeducator Assistant - Special Education class independently prepares materials; implements behaviorally based instructions; develops lesson outlines and detailed computer generated instructional materials; conducts screenings; independently provides vocational training in the community on a daily basis; independently prepares graphs, charts, and behavioral analysis data; actively participates in student IEP 's; possesses in-depth knowledge in communication; and extensively modifies and adapts the general education curriculum.

The Paraeducator Assistant I & II class differs from the Paraeducator Assistant (Severely Mentally and Physically Challenged) class in that the primary emphasis of the latter is providing functional skills, life skills and living skills training and attendant services instead of academic instructional assistance.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists teaching staff in a variety of classroom and related areas; assists in preparing lesson outlines and plans in assigned areas; assists in planning, preparing and developing various teaching aids; presents subject matter to students utilizing a variety of teaching methods and techniques within traditional and/or non-traditional educational settings; assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments; presents or reinforces learning concepts; prepares, administers and grades examinations and homework assignments; observes progress and problem areas of students for referral to the classroom teacher; confers with classroom teacher and parent on progress of students; prepares classrooms and audio-visual equipment for use; orders supplies and equipment; maintains classroom bulletin boards; distributes and collects teaching materials; assists in maintaining student discipline and order on the playgrounds, in lunchroom, school halls, library and study halls; operates standard office equipment.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience: Any experience equivalent to education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
  1. Education: Completion of 48 semester or 60 quarter units, from an accredited college or university, desirably in child development, education, special education, or a related field.

AND
  1. Experience: One (1) year of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the class, such as student instructional activities or personal guidance of students within an organized program.

OR
  1. A high school diploma;

AND
  1. Two (2) years of experience as a Paraeducator aide or two (2) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the class, such as student instructional activities or personal guidance of students within an organized program.

Paraeducator Assistant I & II /Special Education:

For applicants applying for Special Education Paraeducator Assistant I positions, the following qualifications are desirable:

Thirty (30) hours of classroom work and class observation as follows: 12 class hours in class (orientation, ABA Principles I, Data Collection I; 8 class hours CPI training; 8 class hours ABA Principles II and Data Collection II; 2 hours in-class observation by PC or BCBA, or Assistant BA; must meet requirements for highly qualified and other WCSD requirements for assistant position.

Knowledge of: Education principles and techniques; students physical, emotional and academic requirements, habits and characteristics; basic discipline and behavior modification techniques; correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic mathematics; current office methods and procedures including files and records management; common office equipment and its usage.

Skill at: Instructing students in a variety of academic and self-care skills areas; preparing realistic lesson plans and teaching aids; securing and maintaining the confidence and cooperation of students; dealing tactfully with parents and school personnel; evaluating situations accurately and taking effective action; typing with speed and accuracy; spelling correctly; reading, writing and speaking English at a level required for successful job performance; preparing and maintaining accurate and complete records, files and summaries; developing instructional materials; making mathematical computations; operating various office equipment; operating and maintaining audio-visual equipment, understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors.? The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

Site(s):Mount Rose K-8 Academy of Languages

Internal Job Number:2024-25-E244312

Salary:

Grade 17 FY25

Sch A: $15.30 (entry step)
Sch B: $18.11 (entry step)

Salaries are subject to adjustment and may increase and decrease each fiscal year. New employees hired by Washoe County School District are normally placed on the entry step of the grade of the position. View the salary schedules here.

Additional Job Information:

This position is a 30 hour a week, One Year Only position ending June 2025. This position is grant-funded and is contingent upon continued funding. The hiring administrator may retain incumbent for the duration of the grant without re-advertising.

Benefit packages are available for all employees, eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work 27.5 hours per week or more receive full benefits of the District which include but are not limited to;
  • No waiting period on Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
    • Employees may select an insurance plan wherein WCSD contributes 100% of insurance premiums.
  • Sick Leave, Holiday Pay and Vacation Pay
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
    • Contribution options will be explained in detail during the New Employee Orientation.
  • Salary Increases
  • Longevity Bonuses
  • Guidance Resources
  • And More - Visit our Benefits page for more information.

Temporary employees working less than 6 months do not receive benefits.

New employees will be fingerprinted upon hire and every five years thereafter and will have $58.50 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting. Non-licensed employees will have $58.50 deduction when their fingerprints are completed every five years. Fingerprint fees are subject to change.

Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact Human Resources at (775) 348-0321.

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