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Student Support Paraprofessional for Maize USD#266. Immediate start date. Current TB Test required.

at Maize School District

Posted: 11/12/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3809
Categories: Customer Service
Keywords: support

Job Description

Student Support Paraprofessional for Maize USD#266

Purpose Statement

The job of Student Support Paraprofessional is to assist teachers in providing support for students who have social-emotional/behavioral needs during instructional and non-instructional activities, in order to ensure personal, social, and academic success and a safe learning environment for all students.

Use the following ratings to evaluate each function:

1 = Meets Expectations 2 = Does Not Meet Expectations N/A = Not Applicable

Essential Functions

___1. Re-teaches and helps students review social-emotional lessons and/or instruction from other academic areas as needed.

___2. Utilizes positive behavior supports to assist in the prevention of and response to acute student behaviors.

___3. Utilizes appropriate strategies to assist in de-escalating student behaviors as needed.

___4. Utilizes Emergency Safety Interventions (seclusion and/or restraints) if there is an immediate danger of physical harm to a student or adult.

___5. Assists substitute teachers with classroom arrangement, procedures, and routines in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.

___6. Administers appropriate assessments for the purpose of evaluating students’


___7. Provides one-on-one and/or small-group support to students, at least 70% of the

work day.

___8. Assists in preparing materials for students as requested by supervisors.

___9. Grades student work for the purpose of assessing students’ progress.

___10. Assists with the continuation of learning during times when the teacher is unavailable, providing appropriate support and instructional guidance. (Not licensed, can’t serve as teacher)

___11. Supervises groups of students during non-instructional times in order to ensure

their safety.

___12. Maintains confidentiality as appropriate in order to comply with district, state and

federal laws.

___13. Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the safe, effective, and efficient functioning of the school.

Other Functions

___1. Assists with supervision of students during emergency drills in order to ensure

student safety.

___2. Participates in professional development activities in order to be competent when

supporting students.

___3. Assists with special projects as requested by the classroom teacher and/or


Minimum Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Patience to work with a diverse group of students.

Ability to understand and follow directions/requests.

Basic technology skills.

Basic academic skills.

Education, Certification

High school diploma

Passing score on ParaPro Assessment OR 48 successful completion of college credits


Previous work with children recommended.

Physical Demands, Working Environment

Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 20% standing, 15% walking, and 5%

kneeling, stooping, crouching, lifting, and carrying.

Exposed to a variety of weather conditions while supervising recess.

Attendance Requirements:

Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance/punctuality as required by the

Board of Education policies and regulations.

Must be regularly available and willing to work 40 hours per week, or such other

hours as the district determines are necessary or desired.

Reports To: Assistant Building Principal        Clearances:    Cleared Background Check

                                                                                     Current TB Test

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Overtime is not permitted unless approved by employee’s supervisor. Otherwise, the

employee may be subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal.

Terms of Employment: At Will

Nothing in this job description alters the at-will nature of the employment or is to be interpreted as a contract. It is further understood and agreed to by and between parties that this employment is at will and employment may be terminated at any time, by either party for any reason, or no reason at all, with or without cause. No oral statements or statements in any employee handbook or board policy are intended to create a right to continuing employment.

Primary Location: District Wide

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Eric Nachtigal
Title Student Support Specialist

Applications will be accepted
Monday, August 31, 2020 12:00 AM  -
Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:59 PM
(Central Standard Time)