Tyee High School
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Regular
Salary: $17.49 - $19.13
08/25/2019 - 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 split position: 6hr Office Assistant III and 2hr Para-PBIS. If interested,
please also apply to the Office Assistant position (#7513).
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JOB TITLE: PARAEDUCATOR - Positive Behavior Intervention and Instructional Support - High School
GROUP: Teamsters III - Paraeducator LEVEL: 11
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent on school start date
SUMMARY: The position is done for the purpose of providing support to the instructional program at the high school level and to support district priority initiatives in both PBIS implementation and increasing graduation rates. The position will require a positive approach, patience, flexibility, communication skills, and commitment to assist students who require additional support with basic social and behavioral skills as well as academic skills in reading and math. The employee will receive supervision, training and ongoing support from instructional staff including school counselor, teaching staff, district personnel and the building administrator.
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. * Assists certificated staff in student instruction and keeping track of assignments. . * Assists in the creation of school-wide communication materials such as posters and bulletin boards. * Tutors students, individually or in small groups, in assigned subject area. * Communicate with families as necessary to promote effectiveness of interventions. . * Promotes student understanding of materials presented. * Records daily activities and individual student progress either in writing or on a computer. * Maintains records and prepares reports. Monitors student behavior and assist students in staying on task. * Promotes student safety. * Participates in delivering incentive programs to students to promote positive behavior. * Offers individualized behavior support to students participating in targeted interventions such as Check In/Check Out.
JOB DESCRIPTION: PARAEDUCATOR - Positive Behavior Intervention and Instructional Support - High School * Supports and staffs school-wide discipline interventions. May provide general office assistance. * Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions. 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.
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:: Basic knowledge of PBIS framework and Tier 2 Interventions such as Check In/Check Out. Conversational competency in a second language
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Criminal background clearance Must attend PBIS training First Aid and CPR certification within 90 days of hire and maintain certification
KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and practices of a paraeducator. Principles and practices of student safe behavior. Behavioral interventions and strategies that align with PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Support) framework. General educational support practices in core academic subjects. Modern office equipment including computers and Microsoft Office Suite software. Simple record keeping, data entry, and report preparation. Working with families/family systems. School board policies and procedures
ABILITY TO: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with coworkers, students, and families in a linguistically and culturally diverse school community. Operate a variety of modern office equipment including a microcomputer and related software Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community Provide instructional assistance. Monitor student behavior in individual and group settings. Accurately maintain records and prepare reports. Maintain excellent attendance record and work the assigned hours Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations Work cooperatively with staff, students and parents in a school environment Make sound decisions and resolve staff conflicts tactfully and diplomatically Use basic job-related equipment Problem solve; interpret guidelines, identify issues and create action plans Attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion Work independently and with minimal supervision Maintain strict confidentiality Comply with district board policies and follow administrative procedures
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Building Principal or designee Highline Public Schools 00P11PBIS Paraeducator-PBIS Lv11 Page 2 of 3
JOB DESCRIPTION: PARAEDUCATOR - Positive Behavior Intervention and Instructional Support - High School
EVALUATION: The paraeducator 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 bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping, squat and kneel. The employee is frequently required to stand/walk, sit, use hands for fine manipulation, and pushing/pulling. The employee will occasionally be required to climb stairs, lift and/or reach overhead, knee stand, and lift/carry and push/pull. 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 35 pounds and occasionally lift over the shoulder a maximum of 15 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 25 pounds.
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. The employee may occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions. The indoor flooring is both carpeted and linoleum. The employee regularly works near a video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud. The employee is exposed to infectious diseases carried by children. The employee must adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule. 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 include EEOC statement, 2017.03.07 Sent to union for approval on 2/9/2015 and district responded to a request from union for additional job description the same day. No response from union by Feb. 20, so resent email with a second request for approval. Union requested red-lined document which is what was already sent on Feb. 9 and Feb. 20. No response from union, so assumed no concerns on Feb. 25. Created by Human Resources as outlined by Secondary Principal, 2015.02.09 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, email@example.com; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100, firstname.lastname@example.org; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011, email@example.com Highline Public Schools 00P11PBIS Paraeducator-PBIS Lv11 Page 3 of 3