Jan 13, 2024

General Education Behavior Support Para Educator 7 hrs /day - $1,500 Signing/Retention Bonus for 2023-24

  • TrulyHired
  • Davenport, IA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Current paras use the internal application process to apply.
All other current district employees (not paras), or external applicants apply online by completing the external application.
INTERNAL APPLICANTS: OPEN 1/3/2024 thru 1/9/2024 @ 4pm
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS (if no internal applicants): Open until filled.

WAGES: New Hires: Entry level rate $15.00/hr.; Current employees in the bargaining unit: Please refer to the salary schedule established by the applicable bargaining group

Duties & Responsibilities: (Essential Functions of Position, Major Responsibilities, Summary of Key Duties, Special Assignments, Relationships)
Current employees with seniority in the bargaining unit: please refer to the Salary Schedule established by the applicable bargaining unit.
  • Act as a first responder and assist with de-escalation when students are in crisis; provide redirection using school-wide PBIS Matrix
  • Monitor building climate and culture throughout the day
  • Behavior Support for students removed from class earning major referrals
  • Process students to gain a successful reentry into the classroom
  • Coach students in positive behavior choices, develop strategies, and monitor success
  • Document office referrals in Infinite Campus and in building-wide data collection systems
  • Assist SAM in parent communications and follow up for student behaviors
  • Work with students and staff to monitor behavior plans and interventions
  • Perform student supervisory duties including before and/or after school, cafeteria and indoor/outdoor recess
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative and follow through
  • Meet regularly with counselor, SAM, and principal
  • Work collaboratively with staff supporting students in classrooms as needed
  • Assist with daily activities and routines of students
  • Use positive reinforcement techniques to assist in managing behavior throughout the school routine including transition times and recess
  • Engage in on-going staff development
  • Model flexibility in duties as the needs of students change
  • Model enthusiasm and patience
  • Other duties as assigned by building administrator
  • Successful candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills with a proven record of building rapport with culturally diverse students to ensure each child reaches his/her full potential.
  • Good attendance and punctuality are a must to ensure that the duties and responsibilities of the job are performed successfully.
  • Skilled, understands and utilizes MTSS or willingness to be trained/knowledgeable
  • Skilled, understands and utilizes PBIS or willingness to be trained/knowledgeable
  • CPI certified or willingness to gain CPI certification
Physical Requirements of Position:
  • Hands on position; able to work with children while sitting on the carpet and/or in small work areas
  • Ability to withstand weather for outside activities
  • Must be able to lift, pull and push 50 lbs.
Special Qualification Desired: (Personal Qualities, Education, Skills Needed, Experience, Etc.)
  • Patient, compassionate, and sensitive individual willing to work with diverse population
  • Recognition of the need for confidentiality with respect to children's and parents' right to privacy

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