ESY Pre-K Center Program Para Educator

Golden, CO, US
Mar 02, 2019
Grade Level
Early Childhood

Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!


Extended School Year (ESY) is a summer school program, approximately four weeks in duration, for Special Education students who have been determined eligible for additional supports by their IEP team. ESY staff includes, but is not limited to teachers, paraeducators, SERS providers and campus supervisors.


The Extended School Year (ESY) Preschool Center Para-Educator positions will be filled through this job posting for the following ESY Pre-K location:
  • Stevens Pre-K/Elementary
Hiring preference will be given to current Jeffco Public Schools employees.
ESY will run Monday - Thursday, July 8 - August 1, 2019.


Summer Sch ParaED Center Prog
Hourly Position
FLSA: Nonexempt
FTE: .43750, Hours/Day: 3.500, Days/Year: 260
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: MIS - Miscellaneous (Hourly), S99, 99
Hourly Rate: $1.00, Annual Rate: $2,080.00


SUMMARY: Perform a full range of educational/non-educational duties in an SSN (Significant Support Needs II or III), SED (Serious Emotional Disability), ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) or a Multiple Disability Center Program. Provide support as needed including instructional support, clerical, lunch/recess, and student personal needs.


Provide instructional support in all academic areas to students in the center program, as directed by the teacher.

Provide support to special education teacher such as preparing materials, assisting in the preparation of IEP (Individualized Education Plan), providing input into the IEP when appropriate, developing or adapt instructional materials for individual students, keeping attendance and activity records, collecting data for progress monitoring, and implementing behavior management plans.

Provide support outside of the center program as directed.

Perform assigned lunch/recess/bus duties which include supervision in the cafeteria, playground and pre/post boarding of buses.

Perform personal need duties including bathroom assistance, feeding and lifting students.

Perform restraints, if required or applicable, after attending District approved trainings.

Discuss and articulate confidential information, such as student records, with appropriate individuals including teachers, parents and other professionals.

Attend district-provided trainings and professional development.

Support the teacher with coordinating, planning and supervising community outings/field trips.

Flexibility to be reassigned to other center programs on a regular basis.

Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: High school diploma/GED required and at least 48 semester credit hours of college, an Associate's Degree or higher, or passing the WorkKeys Test required.

EXPERIENCE: No experience required. Prefer one year of related work experience in K-12 school setting.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT: Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with medically fragile children.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: CPI, CPR and First Aid certificates highly recommended.

SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY: This job has no staff supervisory responsibilities.

CONTACTS: Daily contact with students to provide support and with persons in the same building regarding routine internal matters. Contact with parents and persons in other buildings or departments to provide or obtain information.

SAFETY TO SELF AND OTHER: Potential exposure to bruises, bites, cuts, spitting, kicking, hitting and scratches. Gloves are provided to prevent exposure to bodily fluids.

The physical requirements, work environment characteristics, and mental functions 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may occasionally be required to run a short distance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with assistance. The employee must be able to push/pull 150 pounds for 30 feet. After being offered a position, candidates must pass a physical exam prior to starting work.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, instruct, and use interpersonal skills. Frequently required to compare, analyze, copy, coordinate, compute, synthesize, evaluate, compile, and negotiate.

JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING: Work is assigned by teacher, administration or self-directed. This position requires judgment to determine an appropriate course of action for a problem. Errors in decision making could adversely impact care or safety of students. Decision making requires collaboration with paraprofessionals, para educators, classroom teacher, school nurse, service providers and school administrators. Work is guided by Health Action Plan/Medical Protocol, IEPs, district curriculum, Behavior Intervention Plans, District policies, school procedures and professional judgment. Confidentiality is paramount.

DIVERSITY OF DUTIES: Duties require cross training in student electronic augmentative/assistive technology and using computers with students.


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The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

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