Special Education Paraprofessional 

Salary: Entry range $21.61 - $23.82, depending on experience.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Steamboat, CO
Publish Date: Posted January 23, 2023

Steamboat Springs School District
is seeking a Special Education Paraprofessional
for the 2022-2023 school year (full or part time schedule available).

Pay Range
Entry range $21.61 – $23.82, depending on experience. Based on a maximum of 7 years’ experience.  This is a full-time position or part time, with 173 work days, based on school schedule. Generally, Monday-Friday work days and part-time schedule can be discussed at interview.

Job Summary
Paraprofessionals provide supports for students as directed by Special Education teachers and educational guidelines needed.

Instructional Support
• Assist students with classroom activities and adaptations to allow each student to participate in the educational process under supervision of licensed teacher
• Assist teacher in implementing instructional plans in academics with individual IEP goals under the supervision of licensed teacher
• Follow directions and guidelines from professional teaching staff regarding each student’s IEP
• Observe and record student progress in academic areas
• Help students with/without IEPS with daily journal, books, and computer activities
• Read to all students
• Help plan daily activities
• Modify written or oral directed activities
• Assist with self-help skills (changing shoes, putting on extra clothes, going to the bathroom, eating, cleaning up, blowing noses, etc.
• Assist in planning behavioral objectives
• Help students with/without IEPS select library books
• Help all students work on classroom activities
• Attend informal meetings with resource teacher or classroom teacher re: specific student needs
• Communicate with teachers on a daily basis
• Help with listening activities
• Go to specials with Special Needs Student(s)
• Provide multi-disciplinary training and carrying out of objectives (OT, PT, SP/L, and Severe Needs)
• Work one-on-one with Special Needs Student(s) when necessary
• Take initiative when modifying or working one-on-one
• Maintain confidentiality

Behavioral Support
• Supervise Time-Out
• Make certain student does not hurt self or others in all situations
• Observe and chart student behavior
• Give positive reinforcement and support
• Manage conflicts between students
• Help with establishing friendships and relationships
• Provide close supervision of behavioral problems
• Make certain class and school rules are followed
• Help students develop organizational skills

Resource & Teacher Support
• Perform clerical work, including IEP paperwork organization, and notification of parents regarding meetings
• Complete daily and/or weekly communication for supervising teachers regarding educational issues/concerns and behavioral needs/concerns
• Help develop and find materials needed for teaching
• Help develop and manage learning centers
• Help with student paperwork
• Prepare materials for activities
• Help prepare and clean up snacks and lunch
• Help students clean up after an activity
• Help prepare and arrange room for teacher
• Attend appropriate workshops and in-services when requested

Classroom & Student Support
• Assist students with health needs
• Supervise students on arrival or departure, during lunch, recess, etc.
• Toilet students when necessary
• Work with teachers and students to include special education students
• Help support student behavior
• Escort and assist students with field trips
• Plan with classroom teachers and Special Education teacher
• Recess duty and may be ask to ride with students on the bus to and from school
• Adapt technology to fit student’s needs
• Learn and be able to use a variety of adaptive equipment for different student needs
• Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Ability to adapt to different teacher styles and needs for full inclusion and willing to learn
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Computer skills
• Ability to maintain discipline
• High School diploma
• Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
• Ability to work with many different people
• Willingness to toilet students when necessary
• Ability to withstand exposure to the outdoor elements including extreme cold, extreme hot, rain, snow, and other mountain climatic conditions
• Adequate mobility to perform the following tasks: restrain students, catch running students, and lift moving objects, push, pull wheelchairs as needed.
• Trained in or willing to be trained in techniques for the proper use of physical restraint
• Willingness to use physical restraint when appropriate and in accordance with school district policy
• Willingness to follow directions from teaching professional staff

Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, or hear. The employee is also required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in education. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to copy, coordinate, instruct, evaluate and negotiate. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Ability to discipline students consistent with district procedures. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Benefits Opportunities
Medical, dental and vision insurance with significant district contribution towards premiums.
Sick and Personal Days
Flexible spending account
Voluntary retirement savings options(401K, 403B, 457B)
Term Life insurance
Professional Development reimbursement opportunities
District Wellness Clinic
Colorado PERA retirement program.

 

EOE. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a physical and background checks by FBI/CBI.

Application Procedure:  Apply Online

Job Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement

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