Special Education Paraeducators, Elementary - #440139

Fargo Public Schools


Date: 09/15/2021 12:30 PM

City: Fargo, North Dakota

Salary: $1,504 - $1,929 / hour

Contract type: Part Time

Work schedule: Full Day

  • JobID: 4279


  • Position Type:


    Support Staff/Special Education Paraeducator


    Date Posted:


    9/15/2021


    Location:


    Lewis and Clark Elementary School


    Closing Date:


    Until Filled

    Full/Part Time 0.9 FTE, 33.75 hours per week


    Regular/Temporary Regular


    Schedule 9-months Monday - Friday


    Salary Range Paraeducator I: Group 2 from $15.04 to $19.29 per hour

    Paraeducator II: Group 3 from $15.41 to $19.65 per hour




    All building principals have access to this job posting and will call selected candidates for interviews. Additional education and/or experience may be required for specific aide positions. Some positions are supported by Title I funds and require additional levels of education or certification. If hired for a Title I position, Title I Paraprofessional Certification will be required prior to hire or work with students.



    There are two classifications of Paraeducators: I and II. The schools will hire depending on the needs of the students/school.



    Paraeducator I



    Position Purpose: A Paraeducator I provides instructional support and delivers other direct services to students under the direction of a certified teacher or other licensed employee. This classification is generally assigned to work with students and may involve instruction in a traditional setting and/or the physical care and emotional support of students with disabilities.



    Responsibilities

    1. Instructional Support: to provide instructional support to students under the direction of a certified teacher or other licensed employee. This includes teaching and learning based support, as well as instructional support in relation to student social, emotional, and behavioral development


    Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 75%


    Examples of this work include:

      Assists teacher in routine classroom operation, including modeling activities for students in the regular education classroom
      Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards
      Assists in the collection of teacher requests, comments and test information
      Maintains classroom supplies and materials, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe and sanitary learning environment, and/or meeting mandated requirements
      Observes, monitors and records student performance and behavior; assists in assessing a student's learning needs based on their performance in individual or group tutoring sessions



    2. Physical Support for Students: to provide physical care for students for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution, includes providing self-care to students who are medically fragile


    Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 15%


    Examples of this work include:

      Administers first aid, as instructed by a health care professional for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs
      Responds to emergency situations including but not limited to an injured student, fights, or school drills
      Assists students with hygiene tasks (feeding, toileting, dressing, etc.) as necessary
      Loads/unloads wheelchair bound students on bus, and/or waits with students for transportation



    3. Statement of Responsibility: Enter Description


    Priority: Secondary | Percent of Time: 10%


    Examples of this work include:

      Performs routine clerical duties and maintain records, copies and files paperwork
      General student supervision as needed. This includes but is not limited to locations indoors and outdoors, such as lunchroom, bus stops, playground, classroom, field trips, public transportation, assemblies, and kitchen
      Attends conferences and workshops toward present and future career development. Participates in general staff meetings





    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Minimum Qualifications
      High School Diploma or GED
      Ability to communicate with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians
      Basic academic and computer skills
    Preferred Qualifications
      Experience working or volunteering in a school setting
      Experience working with individualized education plans (IEPs)


    Paraeducator II



    Position Purpose: A Paraeducator II provides instructional support and delivers other direct services to students under the direction of a certified teacher or other licensed employee. This classification is generally assigned to work with students having significantly disabling conditions, including cognitive, behavioral and/or significant medical impairments.



    Responsibilities

    1. Instructional Support: to provide instructional support to students under the direction of a certified teacher or other licensed employee. This includes teaching and learning based support, as well as instructional support in relation to student social, emotional, and behavioral development


    Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 75%


    Examples of this work include:

      Assists teacher in routine classroom operation, including modeling activities for students in the regular education classroom. Assists in the collection of teacher requests, comments and test information
      Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards
      Maintains classroom supplies and materials, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe and sanitary learning environment, and/or meeting mandated requirements
      Observes, monitors and records student performance and behavior; assists in assessing a student's learning needs based on their performance in individual or group tutoring sessions; implementing plans for instruction; making recommendations for improved care and instruction
      Assists in managing and improving appropriate behavior of students, including crisis intervention, for the purpose of supporting, implementing, and reinforcing student learning



    2. Physical Support for Students: to provide physical care for students for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution, includes providing self-care to students who are medically fragile


    Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 15%


    Examples of this work include:

      Administers first aid, as instructed by a health care professional for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs
      Responds to emergency situations including but not limited to an injured student, fights, or school drills
      Assists students with hygiene tasks (feeding, toileting, dressing, etc.) as necessary; provides multiple and diverse special health care needs for assigned students
      Loads/unloads wheelchair bound students on bus, and/or waits with students for transportation



    3. General Support: other duties as assigned


    Priority: Secondary | Percent of Time: 10%


    Examples of this work include:

      Performs routine clerical duties and maintain records, copies and files paperwork
      General student supervision as needed. This includes but is not limited to locations indoors and outdoors, such as lunchroom, bus stops, playground, classroom, field trips, public transportation, assemblies, and kitchen
      Attends conferences and workshops toward present and future career development. Participates in general staff meetings





    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Minimum Qualifications
      High School Diploma or GED
      Ability to communicate with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians
      Experience working or volunteering in a school setting
      Experience working with individualized education plans (IEPs)
    Preferred Qualifications
      Associates degree in Education, Child Development, Psychology, or a similar field
      Experience working as direct support professional, personal care aid, CNA, or similar position


    Application Procedures

    All applications for open Fargo Public Schools positions must be made via www.applitrack.com/fargo/onlineapp. Paper submissions will not be accepted. Application materials must clearly explain how experience and education are related to the minimum qualifications and job duties. Job postings will be closed for applications at 8:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) on the closing date listed in the posting.



    Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must upload a Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veterans Affairs Office.



    For more information or questions please call 701-446-1000 or email humanresources@fargo.k12.nd.us


    The Fargo Public School District is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law.

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