Substitute - Para Educator

State Of Montana Great Falls , MT 59405

Posted 5 months ago


The purpose of this job is to ensure that students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deafblind continue to receive support within their classrooms when para-educators are absent.

A substitute duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assists the teacher in academic classes such as reading, language, math, science, and social studies by providing academic support to students

  • Works with individual students following teacher plans

  • Participates in activities during gym, motor skill development, swimming, life skills and other hands-on classes

  • Provides support to students in a variety of activities of daily living such as dressing, toileting, feeding (based on individual student needs/age)

  • Assists the teacher in monitoring student progress. Alerts the regular teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student

  • Prepares and utilizes materials for classroom use as well as straightens up and/or prepares for future activities

  • Carry out individual programming for special needs students

  • Supervises students during play activities/recess, cafeteria, assemblies, drills, and/or field trips. Escorts children to and from their cottages, classrooms and vehicles of transportation.

  • Keeps students safe

  • Other duties/tasks as assigned

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: MSDB is a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus: there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given. All successful candidates must submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist for hire shall submit to a finger-print based national criminal history background check conducted by the FBI prior to recommendation for hire. Additionally, an "Applicant Release Form" must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The successful candidate will be required to have or learn basic sign language skills to communicate with students and staff who are deaf and hard of hearing. The successful candidate will also be required to learn about and use accommodations with students who are blind or visually impaired.

High School Graduate or GED. Experience with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deafblind is preferred. Considerable knowledge of child development, classroom procedures, and play activities, first aid techniques and safety precautions preferred.

Must be able to communicate with staff and students. Signing skills are highly preferred. (If the candidate doesn't have signing skills, they must be able and willing to learn.) Must be able to get along with a variety of personalities, be pleasant and courteous. Must have a positive attitude and a serious amount of self discipline. Must be able to work effectively without constant supervision. Must be reliable and dependable at all times.

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Substitute - Para Educator

State Of Montana