Paraprofessional (Overload/Montessori) - This is a pool

Location
Cincinnati, OH, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 10, 2019
Ref
5355
Grade Level
Elementary School
ZZ Historical: TBD

  • Date Available:
    tbd

  • Closing Date:
    12/31/2019

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    June 10, 2019

    PARAPROFESSIONAL - This is a pool position

    The Cincinnati Public Schools invites applications for the position of Paraprofessional (Overload/Montessori). This position reports to the building principal and provides day-to-day support of students. Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties.

    QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

    Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.

    Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
    • Associate's Degree or higher.
    • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Successful completion of college level coursework or passing of the Parapro Assessment examination as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
    • Prior experience working with children desirable.

    The successful candidate shall have the training, skills and ability necessary to:
    • Must be able to communicate effectively, problem solve and work independently.
    • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills.
    • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
    • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
    • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
    • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
    • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
    • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
    • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
    • Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.
    • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
    • Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
    • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

    Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

    Equipment
    • Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
    • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
    • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
    • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
    • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.

    Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
    • Works in standard office and school building environments.
    • Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.

    EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS

    Starting Salary Range: $15.43 per hr.
    Service Period: School year only - 7 hours daily
    Deadline: This is a pool

    The intent of this job description is to provide a representation and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

    Certain jobs at Cincinnati Public Schools may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation are available upon request from Human Resources.

    All interested applicants are invited to submit an online application at www.cps-k12.org / Apply online.

    Cincinnati Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. The district has a continuing non-discrimination policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

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