Position 8195: Paraeducator
Developmental Therapy Program
Posting Dates: 9/20/2018-9/27/2018 (Or until filled)
Hours: 6 hours per day, 180 days per year
This position is based on student/program need. Hours may increase or decrease as necessary
This position will involve working with students with behavior difficulties. The paraeducator will be responsible for assisting the teacher in helping the students develop appropriate self-management skills, interaction skills and academic skills. The paraeducator will be involved in updating and tracking student objectives, making parent contacts, and attending student update meetings. The paraeducator will also supervise recess duty and perform other job-related duties as assigned.
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.
CPI training must be obtained at the next available opportunity. Level I and II required.
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 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 or be willing to acquire first aid training as soon as possible.
Physical ability and willingness to supervise Development Therapy and general education students at recess and during PE and music classes
Evidence of proficiency in word processing and computer use.
Successful working experience with behaviorally disabled students, and with early childhood and elementary level children.
Knowledge of prescribed instructional and behavioral management programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of intervention procedures with students.
Evidence of ability to model appropriate behaviors and to provide consistent intervention procedures with students.
Evidence of patience and warmth in working with students and able to remain calm in crisis.
Evidence of ability to be aware of a number of students involved in varying activities and the ability to respond quickly and with good judgment as appropriate.
Ability to maintain ongoing documentation of student IEPs goals and objectives.
Physically able to lift and/or restrain elementary-aged students as needed.
Positive performance evaluations and recommendations.
Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality, and dependability; evidence of the ability to be self-disciplined and a self-starter.
Successful experience in "team teaching" situations.
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to:
a. Cope with unpredictability
b. Be flexible, diplomatic and cooperative with the varied demands of the position
c. Demonstrate patience, enthusiasm and a positive attitude toward working students with behavior disorders and other disabling conditions
d. Maintain composure in difficult situations
e. Communicate effectively and work with a variety of people.
Specifically, the paraeducator will:
Provide direct support to special education students in the Developmental Therapy program.
Provide support for physical/health needs of students as required.
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.
Assist specialists (P.E., Music, Library) in supervision of special education students as required.
Make parent contacts and attend student update meetings.
Supervise students during recess times within the school day.
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 (email@example.com)
Section 504, Title IX: Jack Anderson- (509) 222-5004 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
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Kennewick, WA 99336
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