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Benefited Paraeducator -Special Education High Incidence

Wichita, KS, United States

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Jul 30,2019

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Benefited Paraeducator -Special Education, High Incidence
JobID: 16247
Position Type:
Student Support - Classified/
Para Sped High Incidence
Date Posted:
Buckner Elementary School
Job Title:
Paraeducator -Special Education, High Incidence .75 FTE
Position Function:
Under the supervision of an administrator and direction of a certificated/licensed staff, assist the teacher in the education of students including instructional assistance, organization, record keeping, and management of student behavior, classroom safety, and communication with students, support staff and parents. Students may have cognitive disabilities, communication disabilities and social, behavioral and/or emotional disabilities. Students served are in need of academic and/or adaptive behavior skills instruction.
Essential Performance Responsibilities
Supervises students in class setting as directed by the teacher
Assists in managing classroom routines and procedures
Assists in the interventions to redirect behavior, assesses crisis situations and intervenes to defuse situations, documents any occurrences, provides feedback to develop positive self-esteem of student
Assists the teacher by supervising school activities on or off campus during the course of the instructional day
Assists in the implementing of student behavior plan
Assists students to and from assigned areas within the building to facilitate integration efforts
Assists the teacher in the physical setup of the classroom for group instruction, projects, and activities
Assists in the integration of technology into the classroom
Participates in effective teaming skills, collaboration, conflict resolution and communication
Provides individual and/or group instruction which may include regular education students in academic areas after initial instruction by teacher
Is assigned to a regular classroom program where special education students are assigned
Provides feedback to students and teachers
Assists students through the use of questioning and discussion techniques
Assists with student engagement with the curriculum
Assists students with self-advocacy
Assists students in using technology
Exhibits oral and written communication that is clear and expressive
Assists with child development and language acquisition
Assists students with the integration into regular education classroom
Assists the teacher with the designing of instruction and follow through
Assists the teacher in the development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (IEP)
Demonstrates knowledge of district resources
Assists the teacher with planning and implementation of any type of community based instruction
Maintains high level of confidentiality of information regarding students and staff information and issues
Models appropriate behavior for students
Develops and maintains a professional rapport with classroom teacher and other staff
Demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of students, staff, and parents
Communicates with students, parents, instructional and support staff by letter, phone, e-mail, fax or personal contact as directed by the administrator or classroom teacher
Observes and charts student behavior and assist in discipline of student as instructed by the teacher.
Demonstrates the ability to prioritize and organize
Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness
Attends and participates in staff meetings, PLCs and parent conferences as required
Acquires a minimum of 20 hours of in-service annually. After 3 years a minimum of 10 in-service hours is required. (Paras are encouraged to take advantage of in-services provided by the building or district.)
Assists students to and from buses and assisting the drivers until departure time
Assists in the transportation of students
Accepts the responsibility for travel between buildings and assignments when necessary
Assists in caring for student’s medical needs when under the direct supervision of the school nurse or other appropriate professional
Assists students with basic needs including but not limited to self-care, hygiene, feeding, (may include tube feeding), toileting, diapering, dressing and physical transfers
Additional Duties:
Assists with additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259’s guidelines for equipment use.
Limited travel between schools and central offices may be required.
Physical and Mental Demands
Be able to work in various weather conditions
Be able to react immediately to an emergency situation for the safety and welfare of the students and staff, which may include the use of physical restraint technique
Be able to walk long distances, stand for long periods, bend, twist, balance, stoop, climb steps and reach overhead
Possess the manual dexterity, physical ability and stamina for a full day of physical activity
Be able to see and hear well
Be able to lift and carry up to 100 pounds or more with assistance
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated proficiency in developing and delivering training to meet the targeted needs of the identified audience
Some positions may require knowledge of various sign language modalities, Braille, NCI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention) or other special skills
Ability to communicate both verbally and written in order to communicate with others inside and outside of the organization for the purpose of giving and obtaining information
Ability to communicate effectively with a Supervisor when their discretion is needed
Ability to perform as an effective team player
Ability to plan, organize, make decisions and prioritize work to meet the daily demands of the building
Exhibit a professional manner and a positive attitude
Use good judgment to make decisions on recurring assignments
Display a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality
Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance
Knowledge of company’s mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them
Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors
Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks
Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy
Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues
Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service
Employee Punctuality and Appearance
In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave
Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator
All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position
Qualification Profile
Must pass the Para PD Now Assessment
Some positions may require knowledge of various sign language modalities, Braille, NCI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention) or other special skills
Some positions require in service, training or course work in first aide, symptoms of child abuse, and/or symptoms and signs of illness
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