Special Education Paraprofessional at NLRSD

Location
North Little Rock, AR, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 11, 2019
Ref
1239
NORTH LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT

Special Education Paraprofessional at NLRSD

Department: Instructional

Job Status: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Supervising Teacher and/or Building administrator

Grade/Level: K-12

Amount of Travel Required: No travel required

Work Schedule: 185-day contract,

Monday - Friday, 8-hours per day

Positions Supervised: None

POSITION SUMMARY:

Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.

Implements, under the supervision of the teacher, instructional programs in accordance with lesson plans for the purpose of assisting the teacher in improving students' academic success through a defined course of study.

Adapts classroom work under the direction of the teacher for the purpose of providing a method to support and/or reinforce lesson plans.

Monitor individual students, classroom, halls, library, playground activities, etc., for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.

Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.

Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.

Confer with the teacher for the purpose of assisting in the evaluation of students' progress and/or implementing students' objectives.

Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.

Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.

Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.

Distribute tests and homework assignments, and collect them when they are completed.

Type, file, and duplicate materials.

Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.

Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.

Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.

Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.

Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.

Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.

Assist in bus loading and unloading.

Take class attendance, and maintain attendance records.

Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.

Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.

Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas, and submit outlines to teachers for review.

Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories, and assist students with hardware and software use.

Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students' progress or problems.

Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.

Conduct demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.

Operate and maintain audiovisual equipment.

Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.

Other Duties as Assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education: Minimum of a High School Diploma, 60-hours of college credit or successfully passing the Paraprofessional Praxis Exam.

Experience: preferred but not required

Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, EXCEL, and other applicable technology

Certificates & Licenses: Minimum as stated in the Education requirements, with preference of teaching or teaching related certificates and licenses

Other Requirements: Successful completion of ASP/FBI and Child Maltreatment background checks

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical Demands

Lift/Carry

Stand

frequently

Walk

frequently)

Sit

frequently

Handling / Fingering

frequently

Reach Outward

frequently

Reach Above Shoulder

occasionally

Climb

occasionally

Crawl

occasionally

Squat or Kneel

occasionally

Bend

occasionally

10 lbs or less

frequently

11-20 lbs

frequently

21-50 lbs

occasionally

51-100 lbs

occasionally

Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

Push/Pull

12 lbs or less

frequently

13-25 lbs

frequently

26-40 lbs

occasionally

41-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements

Vision (Near, Distance, Peripheral)

Sense of Sound (ability to converse with students and parents)

Sense of Touch

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment is generally indoors in a school classroom. Must be able to function in large crowds and student assembly situations. Must be able to supervise students indoors and outdoors.

Paid in accordance with the NLRSD Instructional Assistants Salary Schedule 5PP - Range 01.

The NLRSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.