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Benefited Para Educator -Special Education High Incidence 19-20 SY

Company name
Wichita Public Schools

Wichita, KS, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Mar 07,2019

Valid Through
Jun 20,2019

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Benefited Para Educator -Special Education, High Incidence (19-20 SY)

JobID: 15137

Position Type:

Student Support - Classified/

Para Sped High Incidence

Date Posted:



Cleaveland Traditional Elementary Magnet


Job Title:

Paraeducator -Special Education, High Incidence

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

FLSA Status:


Company info

Wichita Public Schools
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Company Profile
Inspiring future leaders and empowering each student with the 21st century skills and knowledge necessary for success drive "Team 259" toward greatness every day. Wichita Public Schools provides unparalleled opportunities for students - in the classroom; by participation in service and extra-curricular activities; because of extraordinary and safe school facilities; regardless of ability, language needs, background. WPS is the largest school district in Kansas, educating approximately 11 percent of all public school students in the state of Kansas, and more than half of all school-aged children in Sedgwick County. The district's 2015-16 enrollment of 51,133 students, and our traditional PreK-12 student enrollment is at its highest level in more than 10 years. We are proud of our award-winning schools, outstanding teachers and staff, accomplished students, and committed parents and volunteers. WPS serves students in 94 schools and special program locations, employing nearly 10,000 dedicated professionals. Thank you for your interest in the Wichita Public Schools. The links on this page are an excellent starting point to learn more about us and the community we serve!

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