Canaan Schools

Canaan School District (Essex North)

Canaan, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3204362
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 3, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Essex North Supervisory Union is seeking a long-term substitute for a Special Education paraeducator position. This position would be for the current school year starting end of Dec/beginning of January through April, this includes training period. Not eligible for benefits. Temporary employment, full school days - up to 7 hours, subject to change.

The application/screening process will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

JOB TITLE: Special Education Paraeducator - Long Term Substitute (Temporary)

POSITION OBJECTIVE(S): Under the direction of the Special Educator, delivers and implements student Individual Education Plans, and consults and collaborates with special education teachers to meet the needs of assigned students, and effectively integrate students into the least restrictive environment.

STUDENT ASSIGNMENT: Assigned students may include students on the spectrum of autism, multi-handicapped students, and emotionally and behaviorally challenged students, physically disabled and learning disabled students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Integrates current best practices, research, and special education laws into the education of the disabled, to assure compliance with state and federal laws, and to provide the most effective educational program for assigned students.
• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of assigned students including: intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of age group; students' varied approaches to learning; student skills and knowledge; student interests and cultural heritage; economic and cultural influences; student's family, school and community context.
• Supported by available school and community resources and outside agencies to ensure proper delivery of students' IEP under the direction of the Special Educator. (SLP, OT/PT, internal and external professionals and agencies, etc).
• Under the direction of the Special Educator, works to select, design/modify classroom services (including learning activities, instructional groupings, lesson plans, educational materials, curricula, assessments, teaching strategies, and the like) for assigned students designed to promote the academic, vocational, physical and social development needs of students, adhering to accommodations as appropriate.
• Assists the Special Educator with the documentation of progress which may include academic, personal needs, language, behavior, visual motor, gross and fine motor, and mobility skills.

• Helps to create and maintains an environment of respect and rapport.
• Assists with the integration of assigned students into regular classroom settings using the concepts of normalization and least restrictive environment.
• Implements appropriate affective and social behavior, identifies children's competencies in their daily living skills, and develops and implements student behavior support plan under the direction of the Special Educator.
• Implements appropriate assistive technology devices and other adaptive or augmentative systems that will enhance student communication and accessibility to learning as directed by the Special Educator.

• Effectively provides academic instruction, social skills training and other direct services to assigned students individually, and in small/large groups (both outside and within the regular classroom) as decided by team members, using the recommendations of the most current written Evaluation Report under the direction of the Special Educator.
• Implements appropriate classroom activities/educational materials to effectively engage students in learning and to maximize student comprehension of the lesson; including implementation of individual educational plans, instructional groupings, behavioral management techniques, peer support and the like under the direction of the Special Educator.
• Implements behavioral management/modification plans and programs for assigned students under the direction of the Special Educator/Classroom Teacher.
• Under the direction of the Special Educator, providing effective, timely, and quality feedback on student progress.
• Supervises assigned students and delivers lesson plans as created and directed by the Special Educator.
• Participates in various community activities and field trips as directed by the Special Educator.

• Assists students as required with toileting, self-care, eating, wheel chair transport and transfer. Check and adjust hearing aids and so forth.
• Assists the Special Educator in planning and evaluating program effectiveness and identifying program needs.
• Assists with maintaining accurate, complete, timely, effective and confidential student records and related reports as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations: record a variety of data related to student performance, progress and behavior; and the like as directed by the Special Educator.
• Works effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with supervisors and colleagues.
• Attends and actively participates in all relevant training sessions and professional growth activities as requested and/or required.
• Keeps abreast of current best practices, research, and special education laws.
• Shows professionalism and considers "What's best for students" in serving and advocating for students, and in decision making.
• Follows and assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and procedures, policies of the ENSU, and corresponding school district policies.

Reports to and receives daily technical direction from the Special Educator. Receives general administrative direction from the ENSU Director of Special Services. Evaluated by the ENSU Director of Special Services with input from the Special Educator and Classroom Teacher(s).

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, in addition to the following:
• Education and Experience. High School Diploma, prior para educator or school setting experiences preferred.
• Certifications and Licenses. Not required
• Language Skills. Ability to effectively instruct students in the subjects of reading and writing. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common educational and technical journals, periodicals, procedure manuals, and special education regulations. Ability to respond to common inquiries from faculty and peers. Ability to effectively present information to students, supervisor, faculty and peers.
• Mathematical Skills. Ability to effectively instruct students in the subject of mathematics.
• Reasoning Skills/Mental Requirements. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Computer Skills and Experience. Good basic computer skills and experience with word processing programs required.
• Communication & Interpersonal Skills. Ability to effectively, efficiently and regularly communicate and work cooperatively with a variety of individuals, including students, supervisors, and representatives of outside organizations. Ability to effectively resolve conflicts and handle stress.

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND STRESS. Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above, in addition to the following:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and sit. The employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb steps; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, move and/or restrain school-aged students. Employee is regularly required to handle stressful situations and resolve conflicts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Any offer of employment contingent upon Child Abuse/Neglect Registry Check and Criminal Background Check results.

Equal Opportunity Employer

This general outline illustrates the type of work, which characterizes the Job Classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Substitute: Paraprofessional
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    Contact Information

    • Karen Conroy , Superintendent
    • 318 Christian Hill Road
    • PO Box 100
    • Canaan, Vermont 05903

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