Job Description

Job Number:2018-3464
Paraeducator-Special Education CBS
CBS-Community Based Services
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Position Type: Continuing
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Salary: $17.86 - $19.53
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Additional Information: Hiring for 5 1:1 Special Education Paraeducators
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Teamsters III - Para Educator LEVEL: 13

: Non-exempt

: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent upon school start date

The job of Special Education Paraeducator in the CBS program provides support to the instructional program, both on-campus and in community settings, for students with significant cognitive disabilities, behavioral issues and functional life skill needs; assists in implementing plans for instruction; monitors student behavior during non-classroom time; and provides information to appropriate school personnel.

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.

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 classroom and community objectives. * Maintains the confidentiality of students, their program and disability information for the purpose of protecting students’ rights. * Advocates for students for the purpose of providing information gathered from observation, communication and interaction with students and job site personnel. * Assists students with physical needs (e.g. lifting from wheel chair, transporting, toileting, catheterization, diaper changing, feeding/tube feeding, dressing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that students’ most basic needs are met with dignity while at school. * Assists students with adaptive equipment for the purpose of maximizing students’ access to learning and achievement. * Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. First Aid, CPR, emergency procedures, CPI training, food handler, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions. * Communicates with supervising instructional staff, and professional support personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.

PARAEDUCATOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (CBS) * Implements under the supervision of assigned teacher, social skills instruction, behavioral plans, and aversive intervention plans designed by IEP team for students with behavioral issues or other special conditions for the purpose of improving academics, adaptive social and/or communication skills. * Maintains instructional materials, files/records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference and meeting mandated requirements. * Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school and/or community based environments (e.g. restrooms, bus loading zones, lunchroom, parking lots, stores, public transportation, work sites, restaurants, 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, school and community daily living skills, metro training, and basic hygiene skills, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing instructional objectives, implementing IEP plans, and ensuring students’ success in school. Other Functions * Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work setting and supporting student learning objectives.


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

One year experience working with special needs students

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 Valid WA State driver’s license and proof of insurance Obtain a Type II Driver’s License

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 functional reading, written language, and math Developmental and physical disabilities Modern office equipment Microcomputers and related software Simple record keeping Knowledge of adult agencies and social services School board policies and procedures

Adapt to changing work priorities Assist in the instruction of special education Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse groups Maintain effective working relationships with administrators, staff, students, parents and community members Highline Public Schools 00P13SECBS Paraeducator-Spec Ed CBS Lv13 Page 2 of 4

PARAEDUCATOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (CBS) Work as part of a team Remain calm in tense situations Work with frequent interruptions Work with students exhibiting aggressive and/or non-compliant behaviors Operate a PC and related software Attend to the physical and hygiene needs of special education students Provide instructional assistance Monitor student behavior Accurately maintain records and prepare worksite reports Maintain confidentiality Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

Principal or Designee

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 and pushing/pulling. The employee is frequently required to stand/walk, squat, kneel, stand 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 of weight of 10 pounds. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two person lift or with a mechanical lift. Employee will need to be able to move quickly and intervene in situations which pose safety issues for students or staff.

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 and outdoor 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.

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 to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.01.24 Updated by Human Resources, 2013/09 Updated pay level per negotiated contract language, 2013/06 Revised by Human Resources with suggested changes from Special Services Department, 2013/05 Revised by Human Resources, 08/2012 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 Created by Human Resources, 2013.12.06 Highline Public Schools 00P13SECBS Paraeducator-Spec Ed CBS Lv13 Page 3 of 4

PARAEDUCATOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (CBS) 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,; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011, Highline Public Schools 00P13SECBS Paraeducator-Spec Ed CBS Lv13 Page 4 of 4

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