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Paraeducator

at Madison Country Schools

Posted: 3/7/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1224
Categories: Other/General
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Job Description

To be eligible for the position applicants must provide transcripts showing at least 48 college credit hours or provide proof that you have taken and passed the Paraeducators exam.

CLASS TITLE:  PARAEDUCATOR

REPORTS TO:  School Principal or Designee

EXEMPT STATUS:  Non-Exempt                          

APPROVED:  January 14, 2016- Order #2016-1720

BASIC FUNCTION: 

Assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to individual or small groups; monitors and report student progress.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Paraeducator incumbents assist a certificated teacher by performing a variety of support functions in a regular classroom setting and work within a complex program typically requiring additional skills and characterized by increased independence of action.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Tutor individuals or small groups of students, reinforcing and implementing instruction as directed by the teacher; maintain records of student progress.
  • Participate as member of an instructional team including remediation teams.
  • Prepare and organize lessons as directed by the teacher; administer and score a variety of tests according to established guidelines; assist in determining English proficiency of identified students.
  • Assist in administering diagnostic and other tests; score and record test information.
  • Monitor and report behavior of students according to approved procedures; report progress regarding student performance and behavior; check and assist students with lab work as necessary.
  • Perform routine clerical duties such as preparation of instructional and classroom materials; operate copy machines; maintain classroom records; maintain attendance records.
  • Provide support to the teacher by setting up work areas, displays and exhibits, operating audio-visual equipment, operating educational training equipment and distributing and collecting paper and supplies.
  • Assist in overseeing students while in labs; provide for supplies inventory as necessary.
  • Assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support, a friendly attitude and general guidance.
  • Confer, as needed, with teachers concerning programs and materials to meet student needs.
  • Contact parents of students who are absent; make home visits as necessary.
  • Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and regulations.
  • Direct group activities of students as assigned; assist in monitoring lunchroom and playground activities as assigned; assist in emergency drills, assemblies, play periods and field trips.
  • Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

      KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Basic subjects taught in the District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.
  • Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.

 

      ABILITY TO:

  • Learn child guidance principles and practices.
  • Communicate and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, staff and the public including members of ethnic communities.
  • Perform routine clerical duties in support of classroom activities.
  • Print and write legibly.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Learn procedures, functions and limitations of assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Learn to apply and explain policies and procedures related to school and program activities.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Monitor, observe and report students behavior according to approved policies and procedures.
  • Operate instructional and office equipment.

           

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing

  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations

  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching

  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination equivalent to:  high school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate as required by Kentucky law and some experience in working with children in an organized setting.  Applicants must have at least 48 college hours or provide proof that you have taken and passed the Paraeducator Exam.



Primary Location: Foley Middle School

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, February 14, 2020 12:00 AM
(Eastern Standard Time)