Summary

Paraprofessionals | Student Support Assistant | Lincoln Center Elementary School | Available: 2023-24 School Year

Description

Effective immediately, the Human Resources Department will accept online applications for the position of Student Support  Assistant at Lincoln Center Elementary School for the 2023-24 school year.  This position will work 6.5 hours per day plus half hour duty-free lunch, Monday – Friday, school days only.  Salary is $19.68 per hour based on the 2021-2023 Master Agreement between SSP #6 and Educational Support Professionals Local No. 7312.   Position reports to the Building Administrator.  

Application Procedure:
To be considered for this position, submit an online application at www.sspps.org.  Posting will remain open until filled.

Job Summary
Under the direction of the building/department administration and/or guidance from the Student Support Specialist, supervise students in various settings and assist with managing student behaviors under established rules, policies and procedures.
 
Job Functions

  • Assist proactively with implementing individual student behavior plans.
  • Support managing student conflicts and behavior issues pre-emptively.
  • Record and manage student behavioral data.
  • Respond to unexpected situations as needed. 
  • Provide overall supervision to groups or individual students.
  • Utilize positive behavior strategies and de-escalation techniques with students.
  • Be a positive role model for respectful behavior and problem solving strategies.
  • Communicate with students and staff in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Help to create and maintain positive, safe environments throughout the school building and school grounds (i.e. gym, lunchroom, classroom, hallways, playground).
  • Cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with all students, staff, families and community members.
  • Adhere to staff and program guidelines and district procedures and policies.
  • Demonstrated prompt, regular and reliable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associates Degree or equivalent preferred
  • Experience working with students in a school setting
  • Trained in Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS), behavior support, crisis prevention intervention preferred
  • Trained in restorative justice practices preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to create and maintain positive relationships and collaborate well with others
  • Ability to de-escalate situations and solve problems
  • Ability to understand and follow data privacy rules and regulations related to students and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to perform computer functions, including the use of Google apps, email, Internet navigation and Microsoft Office 

 
Physical Requirements
The physical demands and working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
 
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  The employee is occasionally required to kneel, reach, stand, walk and climb stairs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.