Duties & Responsibilities: (Essential Functions of Position, Major
Responsibilities, Summary of Key Duties, Special Assignments, Relationships)
· New Hires:
Entry Level Rate $9.69/hr. Current employees with seniority in the bargaining
unit; please refer to the Salary Schedule established by the applicable
· PROVIDE SERVICES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATIONSTUDENTS AS NEEDED IN THE
SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTING.
· Work with mild, moderate and
severe Learning Disabilities and with mild behavior disabilities; including
students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
· UNDER DIRECTION OF SPECIAL
EDUCATION TEACHER, PROVIDE ACADEMIC
ASSISTANCE, BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS, AND INSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL SKILLS.
· ATTEND FIELD TRIPS WITH
STUDENT AS NECESSARY.
· ASSIST WITH DATA COLLECTION, MONITORING
BEHAVIOR, AND PROVIDING BEHAVIORAL PROMPTING .
· Ability to analyze given
situation and respond appropriately
· Must be able to interact
appropriately with all students as a potpourri of assistance is required
· Must be a team player to
assist in all aspects needed within the classroom, cafeteria, hallway, as
· Must have good
"people" skills to work with students, others in the classroom and
· Position will include working
with students who have significant academic delays, social skills deficits,
and/or behavior difficulties.
· Assignments will be changed
on a daily basis to meet the needs of the program and students.
· Must be able to follow
multiple behavior plans for students at the same time.
· Must be able to implement
changes to those plans when directed and follow through for each student.
· Ability to remain calm and
respectful when students are in crisis
· Engage in collaborative work
and contribute to team planning.
· Ability to follow specific
procedures in teaching new skills as directed by the teacher
· Ability to do accurate data
collection and graphing as guided by the teacher
· Ability to complete necessary
paperwork accurately and timely, as guided by the teacher.
· Attend professional
in-service activities and training workshops provided by the District
· Position may require lifting.
· Position may require extended
standing or sitting.
· Position may include riding
bus with students.
· Ability to participate in and
direct extensive physical activities
· Supervise special education students
in out of classroom activities during the assigned work day
· Must have excellent
· Must accept direction from
· Must maintain confidentiality
· OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED BY
· Must meet Title I
Requirements: Must have High School Diploma, AND two years of study in
post-secondary institution. OR obtained an Associate or higher degree OR
successfully complete the following scores on the Compass Test: Reading-80,
Writing -70, Math-43 OR successfully completed the Iowa Paraprofessional
classes and obtained the Iowa Paraprofessional Certification.
Physical Requirements of Position: (HBV Yes No)
· Lifting and toileting
· Must be able to walk up
stairs and for extensive periods of time
· Must be able to lift at least
· Must be able to stand for
extensive periods of time
· Noise level is quiet to
loud. Work may be indoors and/or
outdoors. Work may be in non-air
conditioned rooms. Tobacco and
alcohol-free environment. Fast-paced
atmosphere with constant contact with students, staff, or the public. Direct responsibility for the safety,
well-being, and work output of student.
Special Qualification Desired: (Personal Qualities, Education, Skills Needed,
· ABILILITY TO WORK WITH
STUDENTs with SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC, BEHAVIOR, and SOCIAL SKILLS DIFFICULTIES.
· Have a genuine care and
concern for all students and a willingness to help them succeed.
· DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO
FOLLOW DIRECTIVES OF CERTIFIED STAFF..