Information for Job: Instructional Paraprofessional

Job Title: Instructional Paraprofessional
Job Description:
INSTRUCTIONAL PARAPROFESSIONAL
JOB DESCRIPTION
Purpose: The Instructional Paraprofessional assists the instructor in creating a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development of students. To accomplish these tasks, the Instructional Paraprofessional works closely with the staff and administration of the cooperative and school district.
 
Responsible To: Principal and Director of Special Services
 
Payment Rate: According to Classified Salary Schedule
 
Benefits:
•Fringe Benefit as scheduled by the Board of Education.
•Sick Leave: One (1) day for each full month of employment accumulative to
a total of sixty (60) days.
•Personal Leave: One (1) day per year, non-accumulative. One (1) other personal
day may be taken and deducted from sick leave.
•Bereavement Leave: Two (2) days per year, non-accumulative. One (1) other
bereavement day may be taken and deducted from sick leave.
 
Qualifications:
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Experience in using various computers and computer programs.
3. Have a valid driver's license, be able to drive, and qualify under the district’s insurance carrier when
driving a district vehicle.
4. Earn a minimum of 20 clock hours of inservice within the first year of employment.
5. Desire to continue career improvement.
 
Essential Functions:
1. Assist in facilitating the personal, social, and intellectual development of students.
2. Assist in establishing a positive learning environment, and respond to the individual needs of students.
3. Ensure that all activities conform to district and cooperative guidelines.
4. Communicate effectively with all members of the school district, cooperative, and community.
5. React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
6. Appropriately operate all classroom equipment.
7. Support the value of an education.
8. Support the philosophy and vision of the school district.
 
Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:
1. Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
2. Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
3. Must be able to drive a mechanical vehicle.
4. Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.
5. Requires some travel.
6. Must work indoors and outdoors year-round.
7. Must work in noisy and crowded environments.
8. Must be able to climb stairs and use small stepladder.
 
General Responsibilities:
1. Assist in the instruction and supervision of students.2. Observe, record, and report student behavior.
3. Assist students with remedial work.
4. Tutor students as directed.
5. Assist with small group instruction.
6. Monitor student progress.
7. Assist students in games and in the proper use of playground equipment.
8. Use appropriate behavior management techniques to maintain a positive climate for learning.
9. Motivate students through effective communication and evaluative feedback.
10. Set high expectations for student achievement and behavior.
11. Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with others.
12. Assist in providing for the special physical needs of students.
13. Escort/transport students to and from various school facilities and areas.
14. Provide daily feeding and/or mealtime supervision, toileting and hygiene care as needed.
15. Grade papers and assist with record keeping.
16. Take attendance and record absences.
17. Prepare instructional materials and supplies for use.
18. Attend staffings and general staff meetings.
19. Assist in the maintenance and inventory of materials.
20. Work effectively with students, teachers, parents, community agencies, and other groups.
21. Assist in safeguarding confidential information.
22. Immediately report accidents, assaults, destruction of property, and abusive behavior to the Instructor and Principal.
23. Adhere to required program guidelines as defined by the Kansas Plan for Special Education.
24. See that district and cooperative policies are observed during all activities.
25. Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.
26. Adhere to all district and cooperative health and safety policies, including all precautions of the
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
27. Other duties as assigned by the Instructor, Principal, or Director of Special Education.
 



Spring Hill USD 230

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Job Start Date: August-13-2014
Applications Due By: September-1-2014
Job Categories:
  • Classified
Job Regions:
  • Statewide

Job Contact Information

Contact First Name: Brad
Contact Last Name: Willson
Contact Email: willsonb@usd230.org
Contact Phone: (913) 592-7200


Employer Information

Employer Name & Website: Spring Hill USD 230 - www.usd230.org
Employer Description:

Welcome to the Spring Hill School District! With more than 3,000 students in six schools, our district has a reputation for providing excellent educational opportunities to its students. In addition, students may participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities and community service projects. With support from parents and the community, work continues each day by dedicated staff members to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities.

From our start in the late 1800s, the Spring Hill School District has grown to encompass 71 square miles of land, including three municipalities and parts of two counties. Currently, the district has three elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools, including a traditional four-year high school and an online school that offers educational opportunities to students across the state of Kansas.

As the district moves forward, our schools and communities will continue to share a proud heritage as well as a progressive attitude toward education for all children.

 



Employer Address: 101 East South Street

Spring Hill, Kansas



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