Early Childhood Paraeducator
- Grade Level
- Early Childhood
Support Staff/Early Childhood Paraeducator
Geary County USD 475
Division/Department Special Education Department
Job Category Instructional Paraeducator
Title Early Childhood Paraeducator
*48 College Credit Hours or the ability to pass a State Approved Assessment within 90 days of employment.
*High School Diploma or equivalent
*Must be able to lift 50lbs.
*Must have good attendance
Reports To Supervising Teacher & Building Prinicipal
The instructional paraeducator is a team member who works in special education classes only under the supervision of the classroom teacher. The paraeducator frees the professional from routine daily tasks and also serves as a part of the instructional team. The paraeducator carries out the educational program developed by the classroom teacher and support personnel. The instructional paraeducator must receive a minimum of required hours of service training per year.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach. The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people. The employee is responsible for the work output of others. The employee occasionally works extended hours. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
- Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
- Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
- Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
- Ability to access, input, and retrieves information from a computer.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.
- Assist students in performing activities/lessons that have been initiated by the teacher.
- Provide special help such as drilling with flash cards and spelling.
- Assist in preparing instructional materials.
- Reinforce learning instructional materials.
- Assist children in learning their names, addresses, telephone numbers, birthdays, and parent's names.
- Supervise free play activities in classroom.
- Prepare instructional materials for students as instructed.
- Hear requests for help, observe learning difficulties from pupils, and report such matters to teacher.
- Assist in educational demonstration for the class or small groups.
- Assist in setting up learning centers.
- Provide assistance with individualized programmed materials.
- Work with individual students or small groups on instruction as planned by the classroom teacher.
- Escort students to other classes as needed.
- Support the teacher or other professional staff in various activities.
- Assist with supplementary work for advanced students.
- Escort children on educational trips outside the classroom with the teacher.
- Attend in-service meetings provided by the district.
- Perform other duties or accept responsibilities determined by the supervising teacher or building principal.
- Will be required to complete Professional Development hours each year.
- Assist with redirecting students
- Reinforce the school and classroom rules, policies, and procedures.
- Assist in supervision of students during recess and lunch periods and accompany students on community experiences.
- Strictly adhere to confidentiality requirements regarding all matters pertaining to students, parents, parent communications, and/or classroom activities. (Note: Unless instructed otherwise by supervising teacher, all parent communication must come directly from certified personnel.)
- Assist with activities of prescribed programs including those written by related service personnel such as PT, OT and Speech.
- Implement behavior management techniques in accordance with the directions given by the supervising teacher (reinforcing appropriate behaviors in accordance with the teacher's plan, supervising timeout, etc.)
- Attend professional development meetings provided by the district or supervisor scheduled meetings.
Terms of Employment 9 Months
Salary Range $12.29 to $13.29 per hour
Evaluation Frequency Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 times per year .
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000
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