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Paraprofessional, SPED SSN

Summary Information:
Employer: Mesa County Valley School District
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Paraprofessional
School / Org: Mesa County Valley School District
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
FTE: see details
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: 3232
Posting Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Details:
Mesa County Valley School District is seeking qualified applicant for the following position(s)

Paraprofessional, SPED SSN (Part-Time 9-12 OR 10-1)

Location: Bookcliff Middle School
(High-Needs School)

Date Available: 2017-18

NOTE: **NOTE: SPED Paraprofessional positions and locations are tentative and subject to the program needs and/or available funding.**

SUMMARY: This position will assist and support the special education teacher, general education teacher, or related service providers who educate students with significant physical or impairment disabilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Responsibility Descriptions
Assist with the delivery of instructional activities as assigned and developed by certified or licensed professional practitioners. Implement communication devices or processes. Assist the teacher in implementing positive behavior plans and systems appropriate to the individual student.
Provide supervision during loading and unloading of buses, outside breaks, passing periods, and other out-of-classroom activities as assigned by the supervising teacher. Maintain line of sight supervision as needed.
Provide personal assistance to students which may include dispensing of medications, meal preparation, feeding or diapering. Assist with mobility and orientation of students.
Assist with informal documentation, prepare instructional materials and other clerical duties as requested. Assist in preparation, production, and maintenance of materials and equipment.
Assists teachers and other building staff in the execution of fire drills, shelter in place drills, lock-down, evacuation, and all other safety drills. Expectations include on-site presence and the ability to provide assistance to assigned students, other students and staff while maintaining order.
Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
Associates degree; or successful completion of 48 credit hours of study at an institution of hiring education; or successful passing of the Work Keys Assessments testing required
Must successfully pass District approved lifting evaluation of 35 pounds upon hire
Minimum one year experience working directly with students who have significant disabilities

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATION:
Successfully pass a criminal background check at hire
Valid Colorado Driverís License
Small Vehicle Permit preferred
Crisis Prevention Intervention certification (CPI) must be obtained within 90 days of hiring
CPR Certification and general first aid training required within 30 days of hire

TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT:
Communication and interpersonal skills
Basic math and writing skills
Organizational and record keeping skills
Desire to work with students with disabilities
Ability to follow universal precautions for the maintenance of good health when working with students
Basic knowledge of effective behavior management techniques
Attend and successfully complete all staff development training as required by state law or as directed by the SPed Teacher and/or building Principal. Training includes but is not limited to how and when to administer medical procedures to students
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and building and department procedures
Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and
educational backgrounds
Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE:
Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals
Operating knowledge of and experience with normal Office software products at hire
Operating knowledge of the employee information and student database software programs within 6 months of hire
Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, E-mail, etc.

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