PARAPROFESSIONAL 23-24 SCHOOL YEAR OCSU: ALBANY, BARTON, BROWNINGTON, IRASBURG, GLOVER, BROWNINGTON
Orleans Central Supervisory Union
June 30, 2023
April 11, 2023
Starting Base Pay for Paraprofessionals: $18.00 per Hour
The Orleans Central Supervisory Union is comprised of two school districts (Lake Region Union Elementary-Middle School and Lake Region Union High School) supporting six K-8 elementary schools, the Orleans Central Early Childhood Program, and Lake Region Union High School.
Orleans Central Supervisory Union is located in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom which is known for scenic and rugged area of hills, sugarbushes, farmland and lakes. While our communities are small, they are truly that, a community that people are proud to be a part of. While we are rural, scenic drives will land you at Burke Mountain, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, and Jay Peak for skiing, opportunities, mountain biking at Kingdom Trails, fishing at the local lakes, and other outdoor activities. Our area is known for its sugar houses, which features Sugar on Snow in early spring, offering enjoyment for all ages.
Our mission is to provide an environment that celebrates diversity and creativity, promotes inclusion and integrity, and partners with parents and community members to give students access to a 21st century education.
Associates degree or the equivalent college courses or successfully meeting the VT cut score on ParaPro
Implement IEPs, 504 plans, EST plans, and/or Behavior plans. Motivates and supports students in learning and personal growth, according to each student's ability, in order to develop skills, knowledge, and a disposition for learning needed for continued education and/or work. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with students, parents/guardians, staff members, and other professionals to meet student development needs. Demonstrates appropriate decision-making skills, anticipate and/or respond to any given crisis situation.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Ensure students are supported in the classroom given direction from the Special Educator or School Principal in areas such as academics, behavior, and personal care needs.
- Able to be on time for job duration
- Transition easily within a variety of grades, classroom teaching styles, and children with a variety of disabilities
- Follow lesson plans from the classroom teacher, special educator, or nurse
- Maintain confidentiality
- Use time wisely and plan accordingly
- Assist children in academic instruction
- Able to effectively manage behaviors within a classroom and in a one-on-one situation
- Record keeping: work samples, Medicaid as required, etc.
- Trained to handle personal care issues when necessary
The information contained in this job description 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.
Job Category :
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Equal Opportunity Employer
Orleans Central 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.
Applications must include
- Certifications or proof of being able to obtain certifications (if needed);
- 3 current letters of recommendation (3 years or less);
- Job application (www.schoolspring.com or a paper application);
- Official transcripts (unofficial will be accepted for application process only, official are required for hiring).
- Pass the ParaPro Praxis exam, or willing to take it and pass the exam.
-Criminal Record Check Required
Visit our website ocsu.org or more information about our schools.
At least 2 years
of relevant experience preferred
High School/Trade School degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work visa required
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