POSITION #8147: PARA/SPECIAL SERVICES/RESOURCE ROOM/Private School
POSTING DATES: 9/5/2018 - 9/12/2018 (or until filled)
LOCATION: Private Schools in Kennewick
HOURS: 4 hrs/day ( 5 days per week), 180 days/year
This position is based on student/program need. Hours may increase or decrease as necessary.
The paraeducator will work with students individually and in groups to provide academic services in the private school setting under the supervision of the certificated staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must have an AA degree OR 72 quarter college credits OR 48 semester college credits OR a passing score on the ETS test.
Must attach transcript of highest level of education to application. Official transcripts of all levels of education, including high school, required within 30 days of hire.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Must be able to meet the Physical Demands of the position.
Must pass a basic skills test.
Completion of Safe Schools Web Based Training within 30 days of hire and yearly thereafter.
Must pass a background check, which includes employee paid fingerprinting.
Must attend Core Competency and other Special Services trainings as offered. Core Competency Training must be started within ninety days of hire and be completed in the first three years of employment.
Must be able to travel between different locations throughout the school day to provide support.
Must uphold board policies and follow administrative procedures.
Must take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
Must attend in-service trainings or other meetings as required, as well as attend any training as directed by management.
Evidence of ability to assess and correct issues involving safety.
Evidence of ability to establish and maintain a tactful, cooperative and effective relationship with students, parents, staff, fellow employees and management.
Evidence of ability to approach assigned work in a professional manner, working toward the common goal of teamwork, pride in service delivery and continuous improvement
Must demonstrate sufficient command of the English language to communicate verbally and in writing with students, parents, district staff members and other concerned people regarding all aspects of their job related activities.
Must be able to use basic computer programs to maintain records, enter timecard information and read and respond to email.
Must be first-aid certified if required.
Evidence of strong academic background in grade level content areas of reading, writing, and math. (Candidates may be tested to meet minimum qualifications.)
Previous experience supporting special education students in regular education programs
Experience as a special education paraeducator or similar successful experience
Previous experience working with disabled children.
Able to take initiative and carry out tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
Able to maintain confidentiality.
Able to work with students who have learning disabilities in reading, writing, and math; as well as students with behavior challenges such as impulsivity, inattentive, and distractibility.
Create a warm positive learning environment by encouraging students.
Flexible and able to work in a team situation.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
Able to work closely and cooperate with teacher supervisors.
Training and/or experience in using computers, able to use Microsoft Office and other technology applications.
Positive recommendations and performance evaluations.
Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality, and dependability; evidence of able to be self-disciplined and a self-starter.
Provide direct support to special education students in need of remediation accommodations in regular education and special services classrooms.
Assist teachers with needed clerical or instructional tasks.
Assist in supervision and control of students in order to promote a safe, orderly positive learning climate.
Complete required paperwork with accuracy and efficiency to maintain compliance with state and school district regulations.
Perform outside/recess supervision as assigned.
Perform all duties of the position within the scope of Kennewick School District policies and procedures, including regular attendance and punctuality.
Perform other job related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here represent 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.
Mobility: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time, push or pull up to 50 lbs, sit, kneel and crouch, twist and bend, use hands to type, finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arm. The employee may be required to physically move quickly in an emergency or while performing student supervision duties.
Sense: The employee is required to talk/hear conversations and other sounds. The employee must be able to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. The employee is required to taste and smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, far vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Lifting: The employee must be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs and up to 100 lbs with help; must also be able to lift overhead.
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.
Kennewick School District's Non-Discrimination Policy
The Kennewick School District provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or use of trained dog, guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights & Equity: Douglas Christensen- (509) 222-5010 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Section 504, Title IX: Jack Anderson- (509) 222-5004 (email@example.com)
This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in all education programs and/or extra-curricular school activities in the Kennewick School District.
Applicants: Inquiries regarding compliance procedures or requests for reasonable accommodation may be directed to the School District's Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources or the Classified Human Resources Manager.
Doug Christensen, Asst. Supt of Human Resources
Betsy Dickinson, Classified Human Resources Manager
Kennewick School District
1000 W 4th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
Kennewick School District