Special Program Para, SCP 11155-2022

Vancouver Public Schools


Date: 1 week ago
City: Vancouver, WA
Salary: $23 - $28 / hour
Contract type: Full time
Vancouver Public Schools
Job Description










Special Program Paraeducator, Supported Communications Program





6.5 hours per day, 9 months per year





This is a one-on-one position





This position will receive an additional $10.00 per day for working with students with significant behaviors.





Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt





We appreciate your interest in employment with Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.





Résumés should include education, relevant experience (including current position), and skills which highlight the qualifications of the position to which a person is applying.





All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.





Failure to submit a full application package will result in disqualification.





Internal applicants must have official transcripts to confirm education on file or included with the application.





External applicants must include official transcripts to confirm education or ETS ParaPro Assessment results with application.





Qualifications:







    Documentation verifying a high school diploma or GED
    AND



    One of the following: official transcripts verifying an Associate’s degree (90 quarter, 60 semester)
    OR
    72 quarter or 48 semester credits from an accredited university, college, community college or business school;
    OR
    ETS ParaPro Assessment result of 461 or higher



    One year of related experience working with children in an educational setting preferred



    Successful experience as part of an educational team preferred



    Experience which demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and skills in working effectively in a team environment, providing support to achieve the desired goal(s) for the classroom and/or program area



    Possess excellent problem solving, analytical, and conflict resolution skills and ability to think quickly



    Experience working with childeren with moderated to severe disabilities preferred






Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:







    Ability to effectively communicate with and appreciate individuals from diverse, socio-economic backgrounds



    Ability to act upon evasive and aggressive behavior of students



    Ability to attend mandatory training on the weekends and successfully pass the district CPI, de-escalation/physical restraint training



    Ability to learn and use a computer monitor, keyboard, and appropriate adaptive technologies



    Ability to successfully implement educational programs and manage student behavior with direction from the classroom and Supported Communication teacher(s)



    Ability to maintain confidentiality



    Ability to be flexible with assigned tasks and schedules



    Ability to develop relationships and supportive roles with children who possess mental or physical disabilities



    Ability to use non-verbal strategies to communicate with, re-direct, and de-escalate student behavior






Other Requirements:







    Ability to lift 50 pounds



    Ability to lift, move, physically restrain a child of the size required by the job



    Ability to independently and safely escort students around the school building and grounds



    Ability to observe the behavior of students, both visually and by listening and to communicate those observations with other appropriate service providers



    Regular attendance to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position to achieve program requirements






Essential Functions:







    Treat co-workers, supervisors, students, parents and others with dignity and respect at all times



    Serve as a positive role model for students, and practices the behaviors that are expected of our students



    Work in a flexible and cooperative manner



    Work as a team member to assist the teacher in implementing and evaluating goals and objectives on individual student IEPs





    Participate in team meetings as appropriate for the purpose of providing observational input or acquiring information pertinent to the position






    Monitor, collect data, as directed by the teacher. Work in concert with Special Ed teacher to ensure students receive academic support, sensory integration, occupational and speech/ language support throughout the day.






    Provide main stream support when appropriate, and have a desire to commit to these students and this program





    Exhibit willingness to learn about the disability of autism and put the information into practice



    Assist students with self regulation during class activities in small groups or individually. Provide instructional assistance as directed by appropriate certificated staff. Subject areas may include academic subjects, basic life skills, social skills, community access, personal hygiene, swimming, communication, physical and /or occupational therapy exercises and job skills training. This will include assisting the teacher with preparing materials for lessons and maintaining data collection records as assigned.





    Carry out behavior management plans for individual students as appropriate





    Produce and assemble teaching materials as directed by appropriate certificated staff.



    Assist with data entry, record keeping, and filing



    Grade/correct papers and homework utilizing a rubric or key





    Observe assigned students as they enter/leave school grounds, in the cafeteria and in the community and intervene as appropriate to ensure the safety of students






    Attend training meetings to broaden expertise in working with students with special needs






    Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned by administrator in alignment with their job classification









Benefits/Compensation:





Salary range: New employees will start at the minimum hourly rate in the salary range. However, employees who have verified prior years of service in a similar occupational status from other Washington School Districts or Education School Districts may receive experience credit towards salary placement.





Benefits: Include health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Detailed information, including eligibility criteria, can be found
here
.










Primary Location


Felida Elementary







Salary Range


$23.17 - $28.19 / Hourly Rate







Shift Type


Day Shift

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