PARAPROFESSIONAL, ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION - MODERATE NEEDS

Location
Denver, CO, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 13, 2019
Ref
37033
Grade Level
Elementary School
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CENTENNIAL-A SCHOOL FOR EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING

Northwest

Hours Per Day: 7 hours

Salary Range: $15.10 - $15.86 per hour

School Year: 2019-20

Subjects and Grades:

* Grade 05 - Fifth
* Moderate Needs

E ssential Functions and Objectives:

- The Elementary Special Education Paraprofessional supports the educational, behavioral, social-emotional, physical and daily living needs of elementary students with disabilities in integrated, resource, self-contained and community settings. Assists in conducting testing and assessment, multi-media activities, record-keeping, computer operation, discipline, and other activities. May assist with lifting and transporting of students, as well as daily living activities such as toileting, diapering, feeding, and personal hygiene as trained and directed.
- Serves students from all eligibility categories. May need to teach literacy, math, language skills, behavioral skills, daily living skills, and/or adaptive skills, and may also provide physical care needs. Provides instruction at the large group, small group, and individual level. Collaborates with general education staff for successful inclusion of students.

Education Requirements:

Copy of official/unofficial transcript(s) verifying at least 48 semester hours, Associate's, or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. You do not need a course-by-course, just a basic evaluation. Visit www.naces.org for approved service members).

OR

Copy of high school diploma or GED and proof of passing the TABE D Adult Education Test for Reading and Math.

OR

Copy of high school diploma or GED and proof of passing the WorkKeys exam in reading for information and applied mathematics. Score of 4 or higher in both is required.

Testing Information for TABE D:

Testing is available at the Emily Griffith Testing Center for $15.00

- 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203 - 6th Floor

- Testing is available by walk-in during the following hours (offices are closed most holidays - check the hours on their website before visiting)

http://www.emilygriffith.edu/testing-center

- Monday - Wednesday: 8AM - 4PM

- Thursday: 8AM - 1PM

- Friday: 8AM - 10AM

Required Scores are:

- Paraprofessionals working in ECE - 5th grade positions: Reading score of 7.3 or higher and Math score of 6.1 or higher.

- Paraprofessionals working 6th-8th grade positions: Reading and Math Score of 9.0 or higher

- Paraprofessionals working in 9th - 12th grade positions: Reading and Math Score of 12.7 or higher

Other information:

Centennial, A School for Expeditionary Learning is a neighborhood school in Northwest Denver. The EL model challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classroom and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school. At EL schools learning is active, challenging, meaningful public and collaborative. Centennial currently serves approximately 500 students in grades ECE-5 and 7-8. Over the course of the next two years Centennial will phase out the middle years program. By the start of the 2015-16 school year Centennial, A School for Expeditionary Learning will be an ECE-5 school. Centennial's population is 75% Hispanic and 80% Free/Reduced Lunch. Centennial is a Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI) school and provides native language Spanish instruction in one classroom per grade level. Students are grouped in multi-aged classrooms at Centennial to ensure strong relationships are developed between teachers, students and families.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.