Job Description

Job Number:2019-7061
Summer School Paraeducator
Chinook Middle School
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Position Type: Non-Continuing
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End Time:
Salary: $17.49 - $19.13
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Additional Information: 5 Support Paraeducators for Chinook Summer School
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Teamsters III LEVEL: 11

: Non-exempt

The job of paraeducator is done for the purpose of providing support to the instructional program within an assigned classroom with specific responsibility for working with individual and/or small groups of students; monitoring students in the classroom, playground, lunchroom, crossing streets, loading/unloading buses, etc. and providing clerical support to teachers and staff.

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. In 2013, parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the district came together to develop a four-year strategic plan that reflects our goals and dreams for our students. We began a process to update the plan in Spring 2017, after reaching the target date set for most goals in the 2013-2017 strategic plan. The new plan will guide our work through 2023. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose. The strategic plan is centered on Our Promise. It includes five big goals for Highline students, supported by Our Foundation. * Equity. We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success. * Instruction. We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction. * Relationships. We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families and community partners. * Support. We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.

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 objectives. * Administers classroom assignments, tests, homework assignments, make-up work for the purpose of supporting teachers in the instructional process. * Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments (e.g. read stories, listen to students read, provide writing assistance, reinforce lessons, facilitate activities, computer learning programs, etc.) for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts, and assisting student in reaching academic goals and grade level standards. * Communicate with teachers and/or parents for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives. * Implements, under the supervision of the assigned teacher, instructional programs and lesson plans for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.

PARAEDUCATOR - SUMMER SCHOOL * Maintains classroom equipment, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe learning environment, and/or meeting mandated requirements. * Monitors student behavior during and between assigned periods (e.g. restrooms, playgrounds, hallways, library, cafeteria, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring student compliance with established guidelines, maintaining a safe and positive learning environment, and secure facility. * 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. * Refers incidents including personal injuries, altercations, suspicious activities, rule violations, etc. to appropriate site personnel for the purpose of ensuring follow-up in accordance with administrative, site security, and student safety guidelines. * Coordinate testing, conduct assessments, manage assessment data, and summarize data for Behavior Support team and teachers. * Responds to a variety of situations (e.g. accidents, health, injuries, vandalism, suspicious activities, etc.) for the purpose of taking the appropriate action to resolve immediate safety and/or security concerns. * Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of curriculum and teaching methodologies. * Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions. * Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

: 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

Experience with students who demonstrate challenging behaviors

Criminal background clearance

Positive behavior interventions such as Check, Connect, & Expect Basic math Writing skills including grammar and punctuation Computer software applications Stages of child development and learning styles Age appropriate activities School board policies and procedures Highline Public Schools Summer School Paraeducator Page 2 of 4


Communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing at all levels Operate a microcomputer and related software Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students and general public Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations Organize activities, collect data, set priorities, and follow instructions Comply with district board policies 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 under pressure at various locations throughout the district Work independently and with minimal supervision Maintain strict confidentiality Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

Summer School 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, 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.

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 is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is exposed to infectious diseases carried by children. While performing crossing guard duties, employee will be exposed to moving vehicles.

Updated Context and Mission, 2018.04.30 Updated by Human Resources, 2017.01.31 Updated by Human Resources, 2015.04.01 Created by Human Resources, 2013.04 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. Highline Public Schools Summer School Paraeducator Page 3 of 4

PARAEDUCATOR - SUMMER SCHOOL 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 Summer School Paraeducator Page 4 of 4

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