Instruction Paraprofessional- Innovative Learning Space
The mission of Academy District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.
Support the principal and classroom teachers in implementing a school program and encouraging a positive learning environment. May supervise study periods including assisting in academic assignments, problem-solving with discipline students, and providing a work conducive environment.
The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.
- Reports consistently for work as scheduled
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
- Assists in preparation, production, and maintenance of materials and equipment as assigned
- Assists individual students in performing activities instructed by a teacher
- Assists students in finding materials and books in library or on the internet
- Assists the student(s) in recitation, reading, and other curriculum tasks
- Attends meetings and conferences as required
- Attends pre-job training, ongoing training, and meetings as required during the school year in order to remain up-to-date of job procedures
- Carries out instructional programs and lessons in various learning environments as designated in the lesson plan
- Collects data for assessment and monitoring purposes
- Completes daily paper work (i.e., attendance reports, detention slips, student referral slips, various student passes, etc.)
- Conducts library skills sessions for students
- Coordinates completion of assignments with regular classroom teachers
- Develops and implements games and teaching aids
- Maintains accurate textbook records
- Maintains student files updating information as appropriate
- Maintains, orders, and organizes inventory of materials in an effective manner
- Monitors behavior contracts and reward systems for students
- Monitors student(s) during access and during hall duty
- Performs miscellaneous clerical duties and assists other staff members
- Proctors test-taking when requested by teachers
- Provides reference assistance to students and staff
- Purchases supplies and materials
- Resolves discipline problems within the study hall
- Serves as a resource person to the student personnel evaluation team concerning an assigned student
- Supervises students assigned to in-school suspension/detention
- Supervises, resolves disciplinary student issues, and ensures the utilization of study hall by students
- Tutors students in various subject areas
- Under supervision of a teacher, works with small groups of students to reinforce material initially introduced by the teacher
- Works with administration and teachers to ensure students are improving skills
- Works with students in one-to-one/group situations
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to adapt to changing technologies and to learn functionality of new equipment and systems
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems
- Ability to establish and maintain accurate record keeping, document management, and filing systems
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from many diverse backgrounds and professions including supervisors, administrators, coworkers, staff, students, parents, and the general public
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
- Ability to perform routine bookkeeping and clerical accounting tasks effectively and efficiently
- Ability to work days, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities
- Ability to work independently without direct supervision
- Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
- Communicates effectively with students and adults in a wide variety of settings
- Computer proficiency including office productivity applications
- Considerable knowledge of policies, procedures, and overall district functions
- Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
- Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team setting
- Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
- Demonstrates effective organizational and time management skills
- Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible
- Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of office methods and procedures including appropriate telephone etiquette
- Knowledge of Special Education, other educational programming, and associated legal requirements as related to the needs of the students assigned to the teacher
- Promotes a positive climate, culture, and community
- Strong mathematical and analytical skills
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
- Student-centered and relationship-focused
- Understanding of data privacy laws and their implications for the educational community
- Willingness to participate in ongoing training as required
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.
- The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
- The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
- The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
- The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.
- Work is generally performed in a classroom setting.
- The incumbent may experience exposure to stressful or confrontational situations.
Physical Demands: The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions
- Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
- Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
- Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils
- Typical demands require staff to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, and may be higher for some assignments depending on position and student need; climb stairs, ladders, and/or stools; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer keyboards; feel the shape, size and temperature of objects
Cognitive Functions: The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.
Hours per Week:
New Applicants: Please note that if you are hired by District 20, fingerprinting is required. You will be responsible for the cost of fingerprinting.
All custodial positions require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to push/pull burdens up to 100 pounds.
All special education positions require the ability to safely lift 50 pounds each in a two person lift.
|Current District 20 Staff:|
|Current District 20 staff members should complete a transfer request form and return it to the Human Resources Office. The transfer request form and important transfer information can be found on the District 20 Intranet site: Click on Resources and Forms, click on Forms and Documents, click on 20Net Human Resources Documents, click on HR_Other_Forms_Miscellaneous, and click on the document name HIRING - Transfer Request Form.|
|New applicants must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete the online application.|
|Please identify your interest in specific positions on the Preferences page of the online application.|
|Since school administrators will be able to access your completed online application, please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.|