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To Apply, please click on Description of Basic Function and Responsibilities: Assists teacher(s) and/or other certificated personnel by performing a variety of instructional support duties to individual or small groups of Special Education pupils in a classroom or resource environment encompassing a range of physical, emotional, intellectual, and communication disabilities. The ParaEducator also assists in the establishment and maintenance of appropriate classroom and site behavior; and performs routine clerical tasks as assigned. Essential/Typical Duties: Works with students in small groups or in prescribed one-to-one assignments to tutor, reinforce, or follow up on learning activities in basic academic, language, and/or specialized subject areas related to the level of achievement. Under direction of teacher, provides individualized instruction by matching instruction to the needs of each learner. Assists in the implementation of assigned sections of the students Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) and behavior intervention plans, which may involve use of approved behavior modification, physical management techniques or other skills or knowledge to establish and maintain appropriate behaviors. Assists teachers in implementing the course of study through one-to-one and group instruction; Assists in the supervision and monitoring of students during lunch, recess, bus loading/unloading etc.; accompanies and assists students in "mainstream classroom activities", computer lab, library, etc. Performs routine clerical tasks as assigned (e.g. using copy machine, fax, computer system, etc); assembles materials for classroom projects; prepares material and masters; files classroom, student, instructional and program materials; and may perform incidental typing tasks Assists students in becoming self-reliant; fosters student independence in classroom and learning environments Assists team members with the development and implementation of academic and behavioral support plans; reinforce positive behaviors and academic performance; reinforce social and behavioral skills as directed by assigned supervisor. Reinforces instruction to students with learning disabilities and language, communication and behavioral problems; Assists team members with the development and implementation of academic and behavioral support plans; reinforce positive behaviors and academic performance; reinforce social and behavioral skills as directed by assigned supervisor. Reads books to students and observe their reading abilities as assigned; assist students with letter and word pronunciation and recognition as assigned by the position. Provides support to the teacher by distributing and collecting paper, necessary for the IEP to the students. Confers on a regular basis with a teacher in regard to planning and scheduling activities, progress in instructional goals and objectives, pupil progress, and pertinent health or behavior problems Attends in-service and staff meetings as required Maintains confidentiality of student records and classroom information in accordance with legal requirements and policies Administers first aid in accordance with established procedures and policies?Performs related duties as assigned Requirements: Proficiency in usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation of standard English Knowledge of basic concepts of child development and behavior Effective record-keeping practices and procedures Knowledge of academic content in all subject areas grades 6-8. Knowledge of behavior intervention techniques and strategies Ability to establish positive and healthy relationships among youth Ability to learn methods and procedures to be followed in assigned special education classroom/program Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions Can effectively supervise assigned special education students in a variety of situations and maintain emotional control under difficult and emergency situations Maintain a variety of records related to the activities and operations of assigned special education classroom/program in a confidential manner as appropriate Ability to recognize and report safety hazards; learn, understand and adhere to laws, rules, practices, and procedures related to public education for pupils and those related to the specific program Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, and good judgment in dealing with special education students Ability to effectively and tactfully communicate in both oral and written forms Ability to maintain confidentiality of records or discussions? Ability to assist teachers and administrators in dealing with behavior Can provide own transportation Can meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective work relationships Fluency in Spanish highly preferred. Educational Requirements: Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent and at least 48 college semester units earned at an institution of higher learning; OR Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent and possession of a degree earned at an institution of higher learning; Travel: This job class requires minimal routine travel within close proximity to the regular assigned work location. FLSA: Non-Exempt Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of all duties, skills and responsibilities required in this position.

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