PARAPRO - SPED BUILDING SUPPORT

Jeffco Public Schools

GOLDEN , Colorado

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SUMMARY: Provide students with disabilities instructional support as directed by special education teacher or building administrator as needed. Work individually or with a small group of students with disabilities using a variety of techniques, and help students with their daily school work or life skills instruction. Assist with implementing lesson plans, keeping classroom organized and performing clerical work. The continuance of this position each school year will depend on funding and school needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Provide instructional and behavioral support in all academic and related areas to students, as directed by the teacher.

Provide support to special education teacher such as preparing materials, assist in the implementation of IEP (Individualized Education Plan), provide input into the IEP when appropriate, deliver instructional materials for individual students, keep attendance and activity records, collect data for progress monitoring, and implement behavior intervention plans.

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

Assist the teacher with preparation of classroom materials such as copying, laminating, filing and computer work.

Manage classroom behavior effectively as directed by the teacher.

Interact accordingly with parents and other staff as directed by the teacher.

Assist students on field trips.

Attend district-provided trainings and professional development as directed.

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. Jeffco paraprofessional training will be offered upon acceptance of a position and must be completed at first available training opportunity.

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 students who have a variety of disabilities. Requires basic language, math and writing skills. Knowledge of general office equipment preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: CPR/First Aid highly recommended. Training provided by the district.

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

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

SAFETY TO SELF AND OTHERS: 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 to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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 usually moderate to loud.

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

JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING: Work is assigned by licensed staff, administration or self-directed. This position requires ability to make decisions regarding student behavior, and to follow instructions of the teacher and school guidelines. Errors in decision making could lead to improper instructions for students or improper behavior management of students. Decision making requires collaboration with the special education teacher, regular classroom teacher, and school administrator. Work is guided by student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), daily lesson plans, district policies, school procedures and professional judgment. Confidentiality is paramount.

DIVERSITY OF DUTIES: Duties require cross training in student behavior management and office equipment.
  • Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
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