PARAPROFESSIONAL, SPECIAL EDUCATION BEHAVIORAL SKILLS PROGRAM (BSP) (#157875)

Masters Elementary ( learn more )

Omaha Public Schools

Omaha, Nebraska ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3434225
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : July 6, 2022

Job Description

Position and pay rate starting August 2022

 

POSITION TITLE: Paraprofessional, Special Education Behavioral Skills Program

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

• An Associate's degree, OR completion of 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours at an institution of higher learning, OR demonstrated proficiency in the ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing and mathematics via state or locally approved competency test.

• Background or experience in working with behaviorally disordered students helpful

• Regular work attendance is essential

• Must be able to lift 50 pounds

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Reports to: Building Principal

Work Schedule: 183 days

Hours to Work: 7.0 hours per day, Monday - Friday

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Ability to work with students on a one-to-one basis or in small group situations.

• Willingness to learn approved de-escalation and physical intervention techniques.

• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, and be able to adapt to the physical demands of this position.

• Ability to perform approved de-escalation and physical intervention techniques as directed by teacher.

• Ability to work as a team member.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

• Follow written and oral directions to carry out educational programs of students.

• Other duties as assigned by supervisory personnel.

 

NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
    Special Education > Special Education Assistant
  • Employer Description

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    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • OPS Human Resources
    • 3215 Cuming Street
    • Omaha, Nebraska 68131-2021

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