Orchard School Support Staff ( learn more )

South Burlington School District

South Burlington, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3429089
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 15, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

South Burlington School District
Position Description
Job Title: Para Educator
Location: District Assigned School
Job Group: Union Support Staff
Pay Level: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Principal/Director of Educational Support Systems/Supervising Teacher
Summary: Delivers instructional, behavioral, and/or personal support services to students in a variety of settings.
Provides assistance in assessing student needs and progress and contributes to the development and/or
modification of an assigned student’s individual education plan (IEP).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: other duties may be assigned as needed.
1. Follows the student’s established IEP or other support plan under the direct supervision of certified
educator. Supports students in accessing the academic standards instructed at the student’s grade level.
Tutors and assist students individually or in small groups to help the student master language, reading,
assignments, and/or reinforce learning concepts.
2. Follows district policies and procedures to include, but not limited to: instructional techniques,
communication plans, and behavior management.
3. Implements student program objectives in various settings such as, but not limited to: classrooms,
playgrounds, individual settings, job sites, community forums, and educational trips outside the classroom.
4. Provides routine, personal care and assistance such as ambulation, dressing, and toileting. Effectively
administers CPR, first aid, or less intensive medical procedures, if appropriately trained and as needed.
5. Monitors all aspects of IEP. Conducts reasonable level data collection, such as short-term intensive data
(e.g.: ABC sheets) or long-term less intensive (e.g.: weekly probes, class check-out). Maintains records
and data sheets for assigned students as required. Actively assists in planning instruction, interventions,
and lessons using data collection system.
6. Actively participates in department, student planning, and committee meetings as requested by supervising
educator. Proactively models positive, constructive behavior to others.
7. Cooperates with teachers, co-workers, parents, healthcare workers, and others to ensure an appropriate
learning experience for all students. Collaborates with team members to determine an appropriate
sequence of events leading towards increased independence and greater inclusion in various settings.
8. May assist the teacher in the learning environment by:
a. Preparing instructional materials for assigned students.
b. Organizing classrooms and setting up learning centers prior to and after activities.
c. Helping to supervise students while they are in the lunchroom, library, music, P.E., assemblies,
free play activities, and halls.
d. Observing learning activities, acknowledging student requests for help, and referring student needs
to teacher as appropriate.
e. Assisting in educational demonstrations for the class or small groups.
9. Remains current on district programs and best practices in the profession; may be required to attend
General Responsibilities: Oversees the needs of assigned student(s) under the direction of a certified educator
and under general coordinated supervision by the Principal and the Director of Educational Support Systems.
Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate a high degree of
interpersonal and communication skills, an acute attention to detail, and demonstrated flexibility and adaptability.
Education and/or Experience: Associate’s Degree or sixty (60) or more college-level credits is required. One or
more years of successful experience in a school setting and work with special needs students is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of disabilities, laws, teaching principles and methods, and instructional programming is
Certifications: Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and First Aid
certification is required.
Language Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of English: meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and
grammar. The ability to read and interpret documents such as: safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, procedure manuals, and policies is required. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and groups is required.
Mathematical Skills: The ability to understand basic math concepts and applications. Must be able to calculate
figures and amounts such as percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to assess situations, define problems, draw valid conclusions or solutions and implement
decisions. Ability to interpret instructions in various formats.
Other Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge in instructional strategies, developmental learning,
communication strategies, use of age-appropriate materials, and specialized instructional techniques (vocational
skills, social skills, speech-language skills.) Knowledge of learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, autism
spectrum disorders, and communication impairments. Knowledge of special education teaching methods, theories,
and laws. Good understanding of standard classroom operations and teaching methods; good ability to establish
and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral
and written form and demonstrated active listening and advocacy skills. Ability to plan, organize, and manage time
effectively. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies. Knowledgeable
of Microsoft Office products, internet and email systems, and mastery of the subject matter being taught.
Demonstrated ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability, and delivering exceptional customer
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are typical of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, kneel, bend, crouch, stoop,
walk, run, climb stairs in multi-level school environment, and transverse school grounds. Ability to reach with
hands, grasp objects, and finger keyboards and equipment is required. The employee is required to talk, see, and
hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near, far and peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust
focus. The position requires meeting deadlines and interacting with others. The employee is responsible for
assisting others in the safety, well-being, and monitoring work output of students. The incumbent is expected to lift
40 pounds or more while assisting students. Possess the physical strength and stamina to safely restrain, move, or
carry a student or transport items. Possess strength and stamina to be able to remain in a seated or stationary
position for up to 90 minutes at a time throughout the workday.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are typical of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment varies, but is usually moderate. Outside the classroom and during some
activities, the noise level will be moderate to loud. Occasionally there will be exposure to outside weather
Terms of Employment: Per the SBEA, ESP Master Agreement
Evaluation: According to the established evaluation cycle
Date Approved: 5/18/16 JG
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive
list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional
duties may be assigned. The Board reserves the right to waive the essential requirements contained in this job description.
Job Description Acknowledgement
I have received, reviewed and fully understand the job description. I further understand that I am responsible for the
satisfactory execution of the essential functions described therein, under any and all conditions as described.
Employee Name____________________________________________________________________________
Employee Signature____________________________________________________ Date_________________
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    South Burlington School District 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

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Associate degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

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    Contact Information

    • Mark Trifilio , Orchard Principal
    • 2 Baldwin Avenue
    • South Burlington, Vermont 05403
    • Phone: 802-652-7300
    • Fax: 802-658-9037
    • Email: click here

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