SpEd Paraprofessional - Autism #1 (20.21 SY ONLY)
Location:EAC (Education and Administration Center)
Recruiting Start Date:05/04/2020
Estimated Start Date:08/12/2020Performs the day-to-day activities of teaching students in the autism spectrum while under the supervision of a teacher. The paraprofessional does not make diagnostic or long-term education decisions regarding special education students. This includes individuals who may or may not be licensed. Assists the licensed special education teachers, the autism specialist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, and other evaluative staff in the implementation of goals of students in the autism spectrum.
Note: This position addresses current student needs at the specified school. If the current program/school should experience a change in student needs, the individual filling this position may be required to change locations to another school where needs are demonstrated. This could occur at any time during the school year.
Initial placement at The da Vinci Academy.
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
- Carries out instructional programs and lessons in various learning environments as designated in the lesson plan
- Implements programming specific to children in the autism spectrum (i.e. Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior Training, etc.)
- Works one-on-one with students to implement specific programming (Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior Training, etc.)
- Monitors behavior programs and reward systems for student(s)
- Collects data for assessment and monitoring purposes
- Prepares data collection sheets as needed
- Trained and able to perform behavior management through Nonviolent Crisis Intervention techniques when appropriate
- Removes disruptive, defiant student(s)
- Assists the student(s) in recitation, reading, and other curriculum tasks
- Accompanies and assists the student(s) while in the classroom setting
- Assists individual student in performing activities instructed by a teacher
- Tutors students in various subject areas
- Works one-on-one and with small groups
- Works with confidential special education student information
- Performs tasks for student(s) such as meal preparation, feeding, and lunch clean-up
- Accompanies student(s) to whom assigned when trips to the office or to the school nurse are necessary
- Accompanies student(s) on field trips when needed
- Helps to resolve student disciplinary issues
- Keeps up-to-date on behavior management techniques
- Provides initial first aid/emergency care
- Assists the student(s) with physical tasks such as putting on and taking off outerwear, moving from room to room, using lavatory, etc.
- Assists with non-standardized testing of students
- Develops and implements games and teaching aids
- Assists in preparation, production, and maintenance of materials and equipment as assigned
- Coordinates completion of assignments and/or job tasks with classroom teachers and /or employers
- Monitors student(s) during recess, hall duty, passing periods, and loading of buses
- Assists students in finding materials and books in library
- Supervises student(s) in the use of various programs on the computer
- Supervises student use of swimming pool, weight room, and therapy pool
- Maintains student files, updating information as appropriate
- Keeps up-to-date in curriculum standards and instructional practices
- Completes daily paperwork (i.e. attendance reports, detention slips, student referral slips, various student passes, etc.)
- Attends pre-job training, ongoing training, and meetings as required during the school year in order to remain up-to-date on job procedures
- Attends meetings and conferences as required
- Maintains, orders, and organizes inventory of materials and equipment for effective operation of program
- Sanitizes equipment/materials
- Performs miscellaneous clerical duties and assists other staff members
- Laminates materials as needed
- Prepares bulletin boards for parents and program
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 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
- 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 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
- Willing to receive on-the-job training specific to student needs (i.e. Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior Training, signing, etc.)
- Willing to attend CO-TOP opportunities and other professional learning related to job
- Willing to be trained to carry out delegated nursing practices
- 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 school setting and on occasion may include some visits to homes, job sites, offices, etc.
- The incumbent may experience exposure to high noise levels associated with a classroom environment
- The incumbent may experience the threat of direct or indirect personal harm or conflict 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
- Ability to meet the physical and self-help needs of students (toileting, feeding, dressing, and transfers)
- Ability to physically restrain, following the guidelines of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, an acting out student
- Ability to physically escort a student to various locations (i.e., time-out area)
- Ability to perform visual and auditory monitoring of student while in time-out/various locations
- Typical demands require staff to lift/push/pull or carry up to 50 lbs.; may have to lift students when assistance is required; able to safely lift 50 lbs. each in a two person lift, 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; and physically restrain students when necessary.
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.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:37.5
Hours per Day:7.5 hour(s) per day
Number of Days per Year:176 days M-F
FLSA Status:United States of America (Non-Exempt)
How to Apply:
New applicants (including current district staff members) must use the Workday application portal. Documents emailed directly to a supervisor will not be considered for application purposes and will not receive a response. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents in PDF format:
- A current resume
Please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school/location. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting
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