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Grand Isle Supervisory Union

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3206700
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 16, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Position Objectives
The job of One-on-One Special Education Paraprofessional is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision, care, and instruction of students with special needs in the general education setting or in a self-contained classroom; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior; and providing information to appropriate school personnel. To assist and supervise assigned special education students instructionally, behaviorally, and physically in the regular mainstreamed classroom. To work with individual students and/or small groups; to play a supportive role in assessing the progress and needs of assigned students and participate in developing and modifying individualized instructional programs. Assigned students may include students on the autism spectrum, multi-handicapped students, emotional and behaviorally challenged students, students with cognitive disabilities and/or speech and language disabilities, as well as other students on 504 plans and Education Support Team (EST) plans (no more than 20% of work week).
Student Assignment
Students, who as outlined in their Individual Education Plans (IEP), need academic, behavioral, or physical support within the mainstreamed classroom environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
? Including but not limited to the following. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on student’s needs and IEPs, EST Plans, or 504 plans.
? Adapt general classroom materials/methods as appropriate to meet the needs of students, in consultation with classroom and/or special education teacher.
? Participate in various community activities and field trips with students.
? Assist in the administration of informal assessments to determine student progress and/or level of achievement.
? Assist in compiling and organizing instructional materials under the direction of the special education/classroom teacher and/or speech and language pathologist.
? Play a supportive role in evaluating student progress, problems, and needs. Participate in developing formats for student instruction and teaching strategies and other activities assigned.
? Conduct task analysis and data collection on student performance.
? Assist students, as required, with toileting, self-care, eating, wheelchair transport and transfer.
? Participate in team meetings upon request to assist in developing student plans and assessing and evaluating student needs and progress.
? Confer with classroom teachers, special educators, speech and language pathologist, and administration concerning various matters pertaining to the students.
? Assist students physically as needed.
? Attend and participate in all relevant training sessions, meetings, and professional growth activities as requested and/or required.
? Implement instructional and behavioral programs for students, under the direct supervision of the Behavioral Specialist-ABA, special education teacher, classroom teacher and administration.
? Responsibilities include outcomes for ALL students.
Supervision Received
Direct to moderate technical supervision is received from classroom teacher, special education teacher, and behavioral specialist. General supervision is received from the school principal or director of student support services.
Educational and Experience: a) Completed at least 2 years of study (defined as a minimum of 48 credit hours) at an institution of higher education; OR b) Obtained an associate's (or higher) degree; OR c) Met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate through a formal State or local academic assessment: a)Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, mathematics b )Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness
? Good working knowledge of children with disabilities and special education teaching methods preferred.
? Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively. Demonstrated broad knowledge of academic subject matter being taught to students desired.
? Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry may be required.
? Computer Skills and Experience: Good basic computer skills and experience with word processing programs required. Experience with Microsoft Office preferred.
? Reasoning Ability/Mental Requirements: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
? Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Ability to communicate courteously, efficiently and effectively with a variety of individuals, including student, faculty, administrations, parents, and representatives of outside organizations. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with peers, subordinate, supervisors, parents, and outside agencies. Ability to show patience, respect and compassion in working with students. Ability to effectively resolve conflicts and handle stress.
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Grand Isle Supervisory Union is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Michele Weaver , Director of Student Support Services
    • 5038 US Route 2
    • North Hero, Vermont 05474
    • Phone: 802-372-6921
    • Fax: 802-372-4898
    • Email: click here

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