Job Description


Job Number:2017-2701

Para-educator-Special Educ ILC
Bow Lake Elementary

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 6.50
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $17.28 - $18.90

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information: This is a one on one Special Ed ILC paraeducator position.

JOB TITLE: PARAEDUCATOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION - Integrated Learning Center (ILC)

GROUP: Teamsters III - Paraeducator LEVEL: 13

FLSA STATUS
: Non-exempt



WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR
: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent on school start date

SUMMARY: The job of Para Educator-Special Education- ILC provides support to the instructional program for
students with significant cognitive disabilities, behavioral issues and functional life skill needs. The ILC
Paraeducator assists in implementing plans for instruction; monitors student behavior across school settings;
provides information to teachers(s) or administrators and attends team meetings.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of
Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. Starting in
the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the
community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public
Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and
organizational practices:

* Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.
* Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune

their craft and grow in their profession.
* Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,

families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.
* A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,

excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

* Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher
for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing individual student objectives.

* Maintains the confidentiality of students, their program and disability information for the purpose of
protecting students’ rights.

* Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g., first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, CPI, professional
development time, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job
functions.

* Communicates with students using defined team-prescribed vocabulary for the purpose of reinforcing
appropriate social skills language, behavior and skills generalization.

* Assists students with physical needs (e.g. lifting from wheelchair, transporting, toileting, catheterization,
diaper changing, feeding/tube feeding, dressing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that students' most basic
needs are met while at school.

* Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, etc.) for the
purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.

JOB DESCRIPTION: PARAEDUCATOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION - Integrated Learning Center (ILC

* Communicates with supervising instructional staff, and professional support personnel, for the purpose of
assisting certificated staff in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP goals.

* Implements social skills instruction, behavior plans and aversive intervention plans, designed by the IEP
team and under the supervision of assigned teacher, for students with behavior disorders or other special
conditions for the purpose of improving academics, adaptive, social and/or communication skills.

* Assists with maintenance and production of instructional materials under the supervision of assigned
teacher for the purpose of ensuring availability of materials.

* Records student data as prescribed by the assigned teacher for the purpose of tracking student progress
on IEP goals, objectives, behavior plans or aversive intervention plans.

* Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. rest rooms,
playgrounds, hallways, bus loading zones, cafeteria, parking lots, general education settings and
community, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.

* Provides, under the supervision of assigned teacher, instruction to students in a variety of individual and
group activities (e.g. academic subjects, social skills, daily living skills, use of assistive technology and
adaptive equipment, etc.) for the purpose of implementing IEP plans and maximizing access to their least
restrictive learning environment.

Other Functions
* Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning

of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
AA degree or
High school diploma (or equivalent) and 72 college credits or
High school diploma (or equivalent) and successful completion of an approved paraeducator assessment test

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS::
One year of experience working with Special Education students

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment test
Criminal background clearance
Paraeducator competencies 1-6; 7-11 & 13; 12 & 14 within 90 days of hire
First Aid and CPR Certification within 90 days of hire and maintain certification
Crisis Prevention Intervention certification; annual renewal of CPI certification required

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Principles and practices of Para-education
Principles and practices of special education
Principles and practices of student safe behavior
Safe lifting techniques; individual and team
Positive behavior intervention techniques
Assigned subject areas such as reading, written language, and math
Developmental and physical disabilities
Modern office equipment
Microcomputers and related software
Simple record keeping
School board policies and procedures

JOB DESCRIPTION: PARAEDUCATOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION - Integrated Learning Center (ILC

ABILITY TO:
Principles and practices of para-education
Principles and practices of special education
Principles and practices of student safe behavior
Safe lifting techniques; individual and team
Positive behavior intervention techniques
Assigned subject areas such as reading, written language, and math
Developmental and physical disabilities
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion
Organize work, problem solve and select action plans
Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community
Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations
Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software
Simple record keeping
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Building Principal or designee

EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the Principal or designee based on performance of duties and
responsibilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will constantly stand and walk, bend neck and back, use
hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee is frequently required to squat, kneel, use hands
for fine manipulation, knee stand and push/pull. The employee will occasionally be required to sit, climb
stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, crawl, and lift/carry. The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 10
pounds and must frequently lift /carry up to 20 pounds. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of
50 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 10 pounds. Anything over the
weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works
near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to
properly wear any personal protection equipment supplied by the District.

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include,
and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY
Updated to add EEOC statement, 2017.03.07
Updated Superintendent’s statement, 2014.10.14
Revised education requirement language per suggestion of union business representative and agreement of district, 2014.02.03
Transferred job description to newest format, 2013.12.26
Revised by Human Resources to add the district introduction, 2013.09.24
Revised by Human Resources with suggested changes from Special Services Department, 2013/05
Revised by Human Resources, 2012/12
Revised by Human Resources, 04/2009
Nash & Company, Para Educator - Special Education, 09/2004
Revised by Human Resources, changed from Special Education Paraprofessional to Special Education Para-Educator, 12/1995
Revised by E.A. Walsh and Company, 06/1991

JOB DESCRIPTION: PARAEDUCATOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION - Integrated Learning Center (ILC
prepared by E.A. Walsh and Company, 04/1989

Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in
admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race,
creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital
status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical
disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all
students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person
having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil
Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121, titleixofficer@highlineschools.org; Civil
Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,
civilrightscoordinator@highlineschools.org; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social
Services, 206.631.3011, 504coordinator@highlineschools.org

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