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Specialized Paraeducator

QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent
Associate degree or 60 college credit hours or pass the ETS (Educational Testing Service) ParaPRO Assessment Test
Educator License with Stipulations (ELS) with a Paraprofessional Endorsement
Experience and training to work effectively with students in an educational setting
Knowledge of computers or ability and willingness to learn
Evidence of emotional stability and maturity
Able to lift 35 pounds
SUPERVISOR: SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
REPORTS TO: CLASSROOM TEACHER AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
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JOB GOAL: Responsible for working with special education students on a daily basis, providing physical, emotional, and academic support. Assists students in accessing the district's special education program.
Performance Responsibilities:
Models examples set by experienced staff
Works with individual students or small groups in the reinforcement of skills
Assists with achievement and diagnostic tests as assigned by the teacher
Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing materials or skills based on individual needs, interests and abilities
Assists in the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods and field trips;
Serves as a resource person to the classroom teacher, substitute teacher; and principal
Guides students in independent study, enrichment work and remedial work assigned by the teacher
Alerts the teacher to any special information or concerns about individual students
Offers guidance and encouragement as students learn new skills
Transports students to and from the bus or other locations as needed
Assists with feeding as needed
Helps document and maintain relevant student information
Assists in adapting and developing materials to facilitate individual learning
Supports teaching methods as described on the student's Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.)
Assists with personal hygiene as needed
Establishes positive relationships with students, staff, and parents in accordance with district policy
Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information
Participates in in-service training programs as assigned
Performs other related duties as assigned
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TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 174 day Classified position with salary and hours to be established by the Board of Education.
EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions established by the Board of Education.
SALARY RANGE: In accordance with the USW (United Steelworkers) Negotiated Agreement
This job description has been reviewed and is in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.



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