Paraprofessional/Severe Disabilities

Ukiah Unified Ukiah , CA 95482

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Paraprofessional/Severe Disabilities

Employer:

Ukiah Unified

Date Posted:
4/11/2019

Contact:

Lori Klee
707-472-5040

Number Openings: (At time of posting)
2

Length of Work Year:
10 Months; 202 Days (Including Holidays & Basic Vacation Days)

Employment Type:

Full Time

Application Deadline:
4/23/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

Salary:

Contracted Positions: $13.92/hr - $27.52 + Benefits. Starting salary may qualify for advanced placement up to step 5 ($16.93/hr.) depending on experience.

Date Posted: 4/11/2019 Application Deadline: 4/23/2019 5:00 PM Pacific Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 10 Months; 202 Days (Including Holidays & Basic Vacation Days) Salary:

Contracted Positions: $13.92/hr - $27.52 + Benefits. Starting salary may qualify for advanced placement up to step 5 ($16.93/hr.) depending on experience. Number Openings: (At time of posting) 2 Contact: Lori Klee Email: lklee@uusd.net Phone: 707-472-5040

Job Description / Essential Elements: Print

Under the supervision of the school principal and direction of a special education or general education teacher, the Paraprofessional/Severe Disabilities assists identified students or adults who have moderate to severe disabilities and/or emotional disabilites. Positions may be located at District school sites or community or vocational education training sites in the community.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (Note: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The examples of work performed are neither restricted to or all encompassing of the duties to be performed under this job title.) *Assists with the instruction of identified students individually and in small groups as assigned by the teacher.

*Assists with the assessment of student progress and behavior under teacher direction.

*Monitors, supports and assists with positive behavior support plans as directed by certificated staff.

*Monitors and assists with student activities on the playground, in the cafeteria and in the bus area.

*After training by the appropriate professional, may also be assigned to assist with physical care responsibilities such as eating, administering oxygen or medications, CPR, tube feeding, toileting, catheterization, lifting students who are non-ambulatory, positioning students with physical disabilities in equipment, and assisting in gross, fine and oral motor skills training as necessary.

*Follows district guidelines to protect student health, safety, and well-being.

*May transport students and make home and community visits with students, sometimes independently.

*Operates and instructs others in the use of appliances and equipment used in vocational education programs.

*Performs routine clerical and record-keeping tasks such as taking roll, collecting monies, completing forms, correcting papers, recording grades, duplicating and distributing instructional materials, etc.

*Operates equipment such as computers, copiers, laminators, audio-visual aids, etc.

*Participates in conferences and planning sessions with the teacher; attends required inservice training.

Prepares meals, sets up dining area, serves meals and cleans dishes as necessary. Other related duties as assigned. (Additional examples of work apply for bilingual paraprofessionals.) NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (At time of application) Knowledge of mathematics, reading, and writing sufficient to pass a proficiency test equivalent to that of high school graduates.

Knowledge of basic child development characteristics. Knowledge of appropriate behaviors in interacting with students. Knowledge of the basic needs of persons with disabilities.

Knowledge of basic safety procedures. Ability to assist in the instruction of math, reading and writing. Ability to work with students with disabilities.

Ability to maintain confidence and trust of students. Ability to learn and implement teacher-directed educational techniques. Ability to learn and implement teacher-directed positive behavior support plans that increase student independence, motivation and self-esteem.

Ability to assess and explain student needs and progress. Ability to work independently. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with co-workers. Ability to learn to operate computers, special needs, audio-visual, and other school equipment. Ability to maintain confidentiality about student records and personal information.

Ability to work, communicate effectively and to interact positively with students, teachers, staff and parents. Ability and willingness to learn and perform required physical care procedures. Ability to lift, stoop, climb, push, pull, stand for long periods of time and perform physical labor; physical mobility and stamina to participate in activities which may be strenuous.

Possession of or ability to obtain CPR certification within 6 months of hire. Special Requirements for some assignments: Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a good driving record verified by a DMV printout. (For the bilingual paraprofessional, proficiency in the primary language of students who are learning English.) QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM:

High school diploma or equivalent; a passing score on an exam that tests for the knowledge of, and the ability to assist in the teaching of, math, reading and writing. DESIRED: Some experience working with students, preferably those with disabilities; an A.A. degree or two years of college, or any combination of training and experience that would indicate possession of the above skills and abilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (May be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.) Speak, read and understand sufficiently to successfully receive/provide information to/from students, supervisors, co-workers, the public, etc.

Operate basic equipment such as the telephone, copier, computer, calculator, etc., except where incidental to the position. Sufficient skills to be licensed by the State of California to operate a motor vehicle. Sufficient strength and agility to perform physical tasks required by the position such as lifting immobile students and assisting with physical needs. Perform all duties listed on the job description which are marked by an asterisk (
).

Requirements for Applying

Please submit: Resume Cover Letter Three recently written, dated and signed letter of recommendation

Requirements for Applying

Please submit: Resume Cover Letter Three recently written, dated and signed letter of recommendation

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