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Paraeducator - Special Education - Group 1 (2024-2025 SY)

Employer
Norwalk Public Schools
Location
Norwalk, CT, US
Salary
Competitive
  • Position Type:
    Paraprofessional/Paraeducator


  • Date Posted:
    7/9/2024


  • Location:
    NECC: Norwalk Early Childhood Center


  • Date Available:
    August/2024


  • 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
    SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAEDUCATOR (GROUP 1)
    Norwalk Early Childhood Center

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    Under the direct supervision of a special education, the paraeducator supports students to participate in their educational program.

    Essential Functions

    All Paraeducators
    • Assist in the implementation of the Norwalk Board of Education and administrative policies, rules, regulations and directives
    • Follow Norwalk school policy to ensure student safety
    • Follow teacher's oral or written directions with accuracy
    • Assist the teacher with the implementation of classroom instructional goals and Section 504 plans
    • Assist students with classwork individually or in small groups
    • Assist the teacher in maintaining student records of attendance
    • Assist the teacher with documentation of student progress
    • Assist the teacher with the preparation and distribution of lesson plan materials
    • Encourage students to interact appropriately with peers
    • Assist students during recess, breaks, emergency drills, assemblies, on school buses and field trips
    • Assist and support students to use computers, iPads or other media to access curriculum
    • Maintain respect at all times for confidential information

    Special Education Paraeducators
    • Perform all responsibilities listed above for all paraeducators and
    • Follow teacher's oral or written directions to assist in the implementation of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals
    • Assist the teacher with the implementation of a toilet schedule and program, and/or feeding program
    • Provide escort and mobility assistance to students
    • Assist and support students during community-based activities including, but not limited to job coach activities
    • Assist and support students to develop independent living skills including hygiene, transportation, self-management, food preparation and/or feeding
    • Implement behavioral programs developed by teacher
    • Data collection of student learning activity as developed by the teacher
    • Provide teacher information for progress monitoring and/or daily reports for the teacher to share with parents

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Effective, active listening skills
    • Ability to record data with accuracy
    • Ability to work effectively with others
    • Ability to implement teacher directives related to instructional and behavioral goals effectively
    • Organizational and problem solving skills

    Other Duties and Responsibilities
    • Interact in a positive manner with staff, students, parents, and visitors
    • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude, and conversation
    • Maintain a level of approachability by administration, staff, parents, and visitors
    • Respond to questions and requests in a timely and appropriate manner
    • Attend meetings and professional development activities as recommended by teacher, supervisor, Principal or ELL Instructional Specialist
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by teacher, Principal, Special Education Supervisor or ELL Instructional Specialist

    Qualifications/Certificates
    • High School diploma or equivalency and ParaPro Certificate
    • Bachelor's Degree, Preferred
    • Associate's Degree in education or related field or ParaPro Certificate or two (2) years of college required
    • Two (2) years of experience working with children or young adults in a school setting, preferred
    • For Special Education Paraeducators-specific experience working with students with high management needs is preferred
    • May require fluency in Spanish
    • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Norwalk Board of Education may find appropriate

    Days: Monday - Friday (27.5 hours weekly/schedule determined by Principal)
    Salary: In accordance with collective bargaining agreement
    Group: One
    Bargaining Unit: NFEP
    Work year: August - June (10 Months/40 weeks)
    Benefits: Limited Available
    Apply at
    www.norwalkps.org/applynow
    Click "Employment"

    NORWALK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
    It is the policy of the Norwalk Board of Education to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status or physical and mental disability in the school district's educational program and activities; and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender pregnancy, veteran status, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation or physical and mental disability.

    07.09.2024

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