Paraprofessional - Renaissance Charter School At Summit

Charter Schools USA West Palm Beach , FL 33409

Posted 2 months ago

10 Month Title 1 Position

JOB PURPOSE

Works to assist a teacher throughout their daily classroom activities. Some of the duties include helping schedule and implement programs in accordance with the curriculum as well as general classroom and clerical duties such as maintaining a clean and safe environment or printing and preparing educational material.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Educates individual students (one-on-one or small group) who are on IEP's under the direction of the supervising special education teacher.

  • Assists the special education teacher in the use and adaptation of a wide range of therapy techniques and equipment (when applicable).

  • Participates in the implementation of the individualized rehabilitative plan for a specific student (when applicable).

  • Attends all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences, including in-service training as may be required by the state/parish.

  • Confers and plans with teachers related to IEP objectives and/or modifications, and providing documentation. Works with the teacher to develop classroom schedules.

  • Prepares classroom materials related to IEP's or modifications/accommodations.

  • Provides assistance to students in bathroom and other physical needs, as appropriate and necessary. Assists, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation bus or van.

  • Assists the pupil with various projects, crafts, and curriculum tasks.

Student Management

  • Contributes to the management and modification of a student's behavior within and outside the classrooms as necessary.

  • Participates in restraining disruptive or dangerous physical behavior as requested or assigned.

  • Accompanies the teacher and student on class trips to assist with the supervision of behavior and safety issues.

  • Provides safety and security, as needed, during the transportation of the student to and from school building.

School/Community Relations

  • Handles sensitive and confidential information, documents, communications, incidents, etc., with discretion and in a conscientious manner.

  • Cooperates and shares professionally with other members of the staff.

MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment toward the job and the mission of the company; supports the company's values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance, superior culture, and financial health and growth, as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Has the ability to work and interact with individual at all level of the organization.

  • Has the ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple priorities.

  • Displays good communication and uses common sense and a street-smart approach to student psychology.

  • Has the ability to consistently be at work, be on time, follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.

  • Establishes excellent interpersonal skills between all constituents: being courteous, professional, and helpful; Oral, Written, Interpersonal (active listening), Negotiating and Influencing.

  • Possesses basic computer skills in the following: Windows (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); Student Information System (SIS).

  • Possesses good knowledge of company and school policies and procedures.

  • Has detailed knowledge of Federal, State, and local requirements for K-12 schools and charter school law preferred.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • High School degree, GED, or equivalent experience.

  • Experience in working with children, preferably children with disabilities.

  • Such alternatives to the above requirements as CSUSA may find appropriate and acceptable.

  • Commitment to company values.

  • Such alternatives to the above requirements as CSUSA may find appropriate and acceptable.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the responsibilities of this position, the work environment characteristics listed below are representative of the environment the employee will encounter:

  • Usual office working conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • No physical exertion required.

  • Travel within or outside of state.

  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with CSUSA salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Charter Schools USA.

FLSA OVERTIME CATEGORY

Job is non-exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

EVALUATION

Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Charter Schools USA's policy.

DECLARATION

The Charter Schools USA Human Resources Department retains the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by Human Resources Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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