POSITION: ESY Special Ed Paraeducator – Multiple Positions
LOCATION: The Next Step Transition Program
Staff Planning Dates are TBD
Session Dates: July 10-13, July 17-20, July 24-27
HOURS: 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
WORK YEAR: Summer 2023
HOURLY RATE: $21.50 per hour. Internal candidates: In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding, paraprofessionals covered by the paraeducators contract during the school year will receive a pay rate according to their 2022-2023 step placement.
FRINGE BENEFITS: This position is not benefits eligible.
A high school diploma or GED and one of the following:
An AA, AS, AAS (or higher) degree, or
Two years of post-secondary coursework (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) from an accredited institution of higher education which are applicable toward a bachelors degree, or
Passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment. (For more information on the ParaPro Assessment, contact Educational Testing Service at 1-800-772-9476 or www.ets.org/parapro)
Ability to lift up to 70 pounds and restrain students in emergency situations
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Completion of any required training necessary for the position.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferably in Education)
Education assistant/paraprofessional or teaching experience
Experience working with individuals with disabilities
Experience and/or training in behavior management
Assist in the instruction of students by providing support and practical training to students in various subject matters
Provide assistance to the teacher by performing such duties as:
Implementing instructional plans and assisting with the adaptation/modification of the curriculum as directed by the teacher
Preparing class schedules
Organizing learning materials
Assisting with classroom activities
Assist educational staff in performing duties to meet the specific needs of students including, but not limited to:
Redirecting inappropriate behaviors of students in classrooms
Preparing food for and/or feeding students
Assisting in the physical movement of students
Diapering and toileting students
Escorting students to vocational training jobs
Chaperoning student community outings
Supervising students during bus loading and unloading
Promote a safe and productive learning environment for students, ensuring that student needs are met by communicating with other staff about student needs
Monitor and document the educational progress of students by performing evaluations of student progress and needs
Record data pertaining to Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
Maintain confidentiality regarding students and the educational setting at all times
Other related duties as assigned
ISD 622 is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.