Paraeducator-Special Education LRC
Paraeducator-Special Education LRC
Evergreen High School
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Position Type: Continuing
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JOB TITLE: PARAEDUCATOR/SPECIAL EDUCATION LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC)
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 job of Paraeducator-Special Education LRC is done for the purpose of providing support to the instructional program within assigned classrooms with specific responsibility for working with individual and/or small groups of students, assists in improving students’ academic, social and personal care skills, implementing individual plans for instruction and monitoring student behavior across school settings 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 and administers 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. * Assists students with physical needs (e.g. lifting from wheelchair, transporting, accompanying to the restroom, assisting in restroom, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that students’ needs for hygiene and health are met. * Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards. * Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and board policies. * Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
JOB DESCRIPTION: PARAEDUCATOR/SPECIAL EDUCATION LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC) * Records student data as prescribed by the assigned teacher for the purpose of tracking IEP goals, objectives behavior or aversive intervention plans. . * Implements social skills instruction, and behavior plans, designed by IEP team under the supervision of assigned teacher, instructional programs and lesson plans for the purpose of improving academics, adaptive, social and/or communication skills ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe learning environment, and/or meeting mandated requirements. * Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. restrooms, classroom, playground, field trips, library, lunchroom, bus loading/unloading, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment. * Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials and the maintenance and production of instructional materials. 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 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Criminal background clearance Para-educator competencies 1-6, and 7-11 and 13 within 90 days of hire First Aid and CPR Certification within 90 days of hire and maintain certification
KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and practices of paraeducator Principles and practices of student safe behavior Special Education and Early Childhood Positive behavior intervention techniques Assigned subject areas such as reading, English, and math 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 District board policies and procedures
ABILITY TO: Assist in the instruction of basic education, special education Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Maintain effective working relationships with other people Maintain confidentiality of students Ability to remain calm in tense situations Ability to work with frequent interruptions Operate a PC and related software Use multiple communication systems such as electronic mail, document readers, smart boards, etc. Attend to the physical and hygiene needs of special education students Provide instructional assistance Highline Public Schools 00P11SELRC Paraeducator-SE LRC Lv11 Page 2 of 4
JOB DESCRIPTION: PARAEDUCATOR/SPECIAL EDUCATION LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC) Monitor student behavior Accurately maintain records and prepare reports Accurately count money and issue change Comply with school 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, 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 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 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 new format, 2013.12.20 Revised by Human Resources to include district introduction, 2013.09.24 Revised physical demands per instructions from J. Hodson, 2013/07 Revised by Human Resources with suggested changes from Special Services Department, 2013/05 Updated by Human Resources, 2012/10 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 00P11SELRC Paraeducator-SE LRC Lv11 Page 3 of 4
JOB DESCRIPTION: PARAEDUCATOR/SPECIAL EDUCATION LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC) 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 00P11SELRC Paraeducator-SE LRC Lv11 Page 4 of 4