Aug 10, 2020

Support-Special Education Paraprofessionals

  • TrulyHired
  • Ponca City, OK, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Ponca City Public Schools

Job Description

Special Education Paraprofessional

Date: July 1, 2016

Reports to: Assigned Teacher, Building Principal, and Director of Special Services

Supervises: N/A

Qualifications: 48 Hours College Credit OR Passing Score on Paraprofessional Test

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Completion of Paraprofessional Training as Required by the OSDE

CPI Certificate

CPR and First Aid Certificate

Job Goal: Provides adult support to a small group of students or one-on-one with an individual student to assist the student in unique educational goals.

Employment Terms: 169 day Contract, 6.75 Hours per Day, Exclusive of a Lunch

FLSA Classification: Nonexempt

Evaluation: Annually by Site Principal

Physical Demands: This is an overview intended for compliance with the ADA - it is not an exhaustive list of the duties to be performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of a specific position.

Regular Requirements: Stand for extended periods; walk; twist at the neck and trunk; bend and reach with hands and arms overhead, above shoulder and horizontally; repetitive use of fingers and hands to grasp and/or operate equipment and demonstrate lessons to students; lift/move up to 50 pounds

Occasional Requirements: L ift/move up to 100 pounds

Visual Requirements: Close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, ability to adjust focus

Hearing/Speaking Requirements: Adequate to exchange information

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Note - these duties vary based upon the individual student needs and individualized education plans. Typical duties may include:

Monitors students on district provided transportation and assists students getting on or off busses and vans.Accompanies students to the cafeteria for meals and assists students with getting and eating meals and cleaning up after meals.Accompanies students to classes or therapy services, monitors behavior (intervening as needed), and assists with classwork.Assists students with motor, balance, social and life skills.Assists students with personal care, including dressing, toileting and diapering.Monitors students during nap times.Cleans and maintains an efficient work area.Assists with instruction, errands and copies related to assigned student(s).Attends IEP and other meetings and trainings as requested. Alerts assigned teacher of concerns related to the student.Maintains confidentiality of student information.Complies with all federal, state and local laws, and board policies and procedures.Utilizes professional behavior in all school-related interactions.Assists teacher in monitoring students' progress toward academic and behavioral IEP goals.Reinforces learning in small groups or with an individual student, while the teacher works with other students.Assists the teacher in observing, recording and charting behavior.Assists the teacher with crisis problems and behavior management.Provides one-on-one tutoring if it is scheduled at a time when a student would not otherwise receive instruction from a teacher.Scores objective tests and papers and maintains appropriate records for teachers.Carries out instructional programs designed by the teacher.Works with the teacher to develop classroom schedules.Operates and maintains classroom equipment.Takes over a class for a short period of time.Supervises children in the hallway, lunchroom, and playground.To ensure continuity of services, remote work may be necessary in the event of a health crisis or disruptive situation that requires the closing of school and/or office buildings. An employee's eligibility for remote work will be determined by the superintendent of schools. Expectations and guidelines for remote work will be distributed by the employee's supervisor, based on his/her role and responsibilities.Performs all other tasks as supervisor may assign.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Special Education > Special Education Assistant
Contact Information
  • Shelley Arrot
  • 613 E. Grand
  • Ponca, Oklahoma 74601

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