May 11, 2020

Special Education Paraprofessional

  • TrulyHired
  • Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Aspen School District seeks a special education paraprofessional to begin duties immediately.

Reports to: Building Principal & Special Education Director

Terms of employment: 9-month classified, non-exempt, at will employee.

Work Schedule: As per individual, part-time assignment in keeping with assigned 9 month work calendar.

Position Summary: The Special Education Paraprofessional supports students with special needs academically, socially, and physically in a variety of environments. This position requires the ability to support educational programming as well as advanced communication and collaboration skills.

Principle Responsibilities :
  • Collaborates and consults with regular and special education teachers and related service personnel to plan, organize, and implement specific assignments and activities in accordance with IEP goals and providing and/or modifying instruction/curriculum
  • Follows daily schedule and school procedures, as well as implements student programming, as directed by cooperating special education teacher and administrators. Daily supervision provided by special education teacher(s)
  • Monitors student behavior, intervening when appropriate and supporting the student while working individually or in small groups
  • Performs toileting duties, personal care, and feeding that may be required for students
  • Maintains accurate documentation of activities, student progress, and behavior modification plans
  • Helps design and implement communication tools that allow for good information exchange
  • Participates in professional development/continuing education programs as required/recommended by the Special Education Director and/or school administrator
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested
Position Requirements:

Minimum Education or Formal Training: Minimum of a High School Diploma

Minimal Experience: No Experience Required

Skill Requirements:
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in English both orally and in writing
  • Working knowledge of computers, including software and databases
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment

General Expectations:
  • Demonstrate responsibility and consistency of attendance required for work with students
  • Work with efficiency with attention to detail
  • Demonstrate flexibility for environment that may require change of schedule and/or student activities
  • Maintain confidentiality of information
  • Work cooperatively with administrators and staff
  • Observe all district policies and procedures
  • Observe all general safety rules, carefully observing correct lifting procedures
Licenses or Certification :
  • Current CPR/First Aid certificate
  • Crisis intervention training annually
  • Successful completion of Project Para (or comparable course) within first year of employment.
Essential Environmental Demands:
  • Mostly clean and comfortable with exposure to noise
  • May be exposed to body fluids
Essential Physical Requirements:
  • Frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs and may be required to lift over 50 lbs based upon the assignment
  • Frequent sitting, walking, kneeling, stooping
  • Occasional climbing and crawling
  • Constant standing
  • Repetitive motion
Supervisory Duties: May be asked to supervise students

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Special Education > Special Education Assistant
Equal Opportunity Employer
Aspen School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Ginny Haberman
  • 0235 High School Road
  • Aspen, Colorado 81611

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