PARAEDUCATOR - SPECIAL EDUCATION (ELEMENTARY) SCHOOL YEAR 2021/2022

Colchester School District ( learn more )

Colchester, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3702557
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : October 19, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Paraeducator

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Paraeducators support students and teachers working one-to-one and/or with small groups of students with special needs. Responsibilities will vary depending on the assignment, but typically include keeping eyes on supervision during class, transition times, and lunch; offering students redirection as needed; data collection; consulting communications with teachers and case managers; and one-to-one student support and/or small group support.

The Colchester School District educates approximately 2,200 students across five schools. CSD offers employees a generous benefits package includes a competitive wage and an excellent BCBS healthcare plan. In addition, the benefits include dental insurance, long-term disability, retirement plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.
Candidates must have a high school degree/GED.

WAGE CATEGORY: Grades 1-5, depending on education. Non-Exempt (hourly)

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per School Board and Support Staff Agreement if position exceeds 20 hours per week; otherwise, per current Handbook for Non-Union Support Staff Personnel.

REPORTS TO: Building Principal or Designee

EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated annually, in person and in writing, by the Building Principal or Designee in consultation with classroom teachers and/or instructional support service teachers, coordinators and/or administrators. This evaluation process will be consistent with that described in the School Board/Support Staff Agreement.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience and/or demonstrated ability working with students.
  • Skill in curriculum adaptation, behavior management techniques, and record keeping.
  • Title 1 Paraeducators will be required to have a Bachelor’s Degree.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Implement lesson plans (prepared by classroom teachers) for students individually, in small groups, or within classrooms, as assigned.
  • Assist instructional support service teachers and/or classroom teachers as planned and requested.
  • Supervise and manage students, as assigned.
  • Correct student work; assist with routine clerical functions.
  • Assist in organizing special events and/or student activities.
  • Implement curriculum adaptations; follow behavioral management plans, and collect/maintain data files.
  • Participate in training prior to working with students on confidentiality and other necessary instructional strategies as determined by Building Administrators and Special Education staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the principal, other administrators, and/or designated teachers.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Noise Level in the work environment is moderate
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, or handle
  • Regularly required to talk and hear
  • Occasionally required to stand and walk
  • Regularly required to reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Colchester 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

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Carolyn Millham
    • PO Box 32
    • 409 Porters Point Road
    • Colchester, Vermont 05446

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