Job Description


Job Number:2018-3402
Paraeducator-Preschool
Valley View Early Learning Center
0.000
FTE:
6.50
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Continuing
Start Time:
End Time:
Salary: $16.82 - $18.39
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Closing Date:
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Additional Information: Paraeducator serving in our ECEAP classroom assisting the teacher.
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JOB TITLE:
PARAEDUCATOR/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE): ECEAP and Head Start

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 of Early Childhood Education Paraeducator assists a preschool instructor as the assistant teacher in providing educational experiences for preschool age children participating in Head Start or ECEAP Early Childhood Education Programs.

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. * Instructs students and assists in keeping track of assignments. * Records daily activities and individual student progress. * Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, library, lunchroom, bus loading/unloading, etc.) for the purpose of a safe and positive learning environment. * Types, duplicates, collates and distributes teaching materials. * Assists in the creation of ancillary material such as posters and bulletin boards. * Maintains records and prepares reports. * Promote student safety. * Meets students at buses. Assists students with entering and exiting buses. * Transports students in wheelchairs. Lifts students from wheelchairs. Assists students in positioning adaptive equipment. * Provides physical assistance to students as needed. Assists students with toileting, feeding, dressing, and related activities; attends to student’s personal hygiene needs.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
PARAEDUCATOR/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE): ECEAP and Head Start * Monitors, evaluates, and documents medical problems of students. * Assist instructor in the development and implementation of daily classroom program. * Assist in enrollment and recordkeeping of new students. * Assist with parent orientation and training. 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:
6 months work experience in early childhood education and High School Diploma or equivalent and One of the following four options: 1. Current Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate AND meet No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirement by having a minimum of 72 college level credits or by successful completion of an approved paraeducator assessment test. 2. Early childhood education (ECE) certificate that meets or exceeds the CDA requirements AND meet No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirement by having a minimum of 72 college level credits or by successful completion of an approved paraeducator assessment test. 3. Associate degree in any field PLUS 12 ECE credits. 4. Associate degree in any field PLUS a CDA.



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
:
Current or former parent of a student in Head Start or ECEAP program One year experience with preschoolers Bilingual in Spanish/English or Vietnamese/English

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance Post Hire, Pre-employment physical assessment First Aid/CPR certification obtained within 90 days of hire and maintain certification Paraeducator competencies 1-6; 7-11 & 13; 12 & 14 completed within 90 days of hire Initial Health Exam completed within 30 days of hire Food Handler’s Permit obtained within 90 days of hire Tuberculosis clearance obtained within 30 days of hire

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Principles and practices of paraeducator Principles and practices of student safe behavior Special Education and Early Childhood Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS) Developmental and physical handicaps Modern office equipment Microcomputers and related software Simple record keeping and report preparation General health care and social services Working with families School board policies and procedures Highline Public Schools 00P11ECE Paraeducator ECE Lv11 Page 2 of 4

JOB DESCRIPTION:
PARAEDUCATOR/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE): ECEAP and Head Start

ABILITY TO:
Assist in the instruction of basic education, special education, and/or preschool age students Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Maintain effective working relationships with other people Operate a PC and related software Attend to the physical and hygiene needs of preschool students Provide instructional assistance Monitor student behavior both indoors and outdoors Accurately maintain records and prepare reports Comply with district board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
Principal or Designee

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, lie down, crawl, 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 50 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 10 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 in a controlled space with artificial lighting and some natural lighting. The employee may be required to go outside for recess. The indoor flooring is both carpeted and linoleum. The employee may go outside for recess. The employee regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud. 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 Revised minimum qualifications to include meeting NCLB requirements. Union accepted changes on 11/24/2015. Met with union on 5/22/2015 and agreement on changes was reached, 2015.05.22 Revised by Human Resources as outlined by the Director of Early Learning, 2015.03.17 Updated Superintendent’s statement, 2014.10.14 Revised by Human Resources to include bilingual preference and add ECEAP to summary, 2014.08.20; union agreement, 2014.08.25 Revised education requirement language per suggestion of union business representative and agreement of district, 2014.02.03 Transferred job description to new format, 2013.12.12 Revised to include district introduction, 2013.09.24 Updated format by Human Resources, 2013/07 Updated by Human Resources, 07/2010 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 prepared by E.A. Walsh and Company, 04/1989 Highline Public Schools 00P11ECE Paraeducator ECE Lv11 Page 3 of 4

JOB DESCRIPTION:
PARAEDUCATOR/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE): ECEAP and Head Start 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 Highline Public Schools 00P11ECE Paraeducator ECE Lv11 Page 4 of 4

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