Substitute - Paraprofessional - Special Education $61 per day
Job DescriptionLicense and Certification Qualifications: Satisfactory completion of GCPS Substitute Paraprofessional Training Program required.
Education Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required.
Experience Qualifications: Experience in a licensed child care environment with special needs students preferred.
Skills Qualifications: Knowledge of child development; computer skills; effective interpersonal skills; and knowledge of office and media equipment.
Primary Responsibilities: Provide support to the instructional program in the absence of the Special Education Paraprofessional.
1. Adapt classroom activities, assignments, and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher (i.e. reinforcement of Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives, etc.) for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives as well as providing an opportunity for all special education students to participate in classroom activities.
2. Administer tests, homework, and make-up work for the purpose of supporting teachers in the classroom.
3. Assist medically fragile or physically disabled students for the purpose of maintaining students' personal hygiene.
4. Assist physically and mentally challenged students with grooming, community accessibility, and other appropriate areas as assigned by teacher (i.e. feed, brush teeth, toileting, diapering, transferring to bus from wheelchairs, etc.) for the purpose of assisting students with their daily needs.
5. Attend meetings/training as required for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
6. Confer with teachers (special education and/or regular education teacher) on a regular basis for the purpose of assisting in evaluating special education student progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
7. Implement under the supervision of assigned teacher, behavioral plans designed by IEP teams for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
8. Monitor special education students (i.e. classroom, field trips, community skills, lunchroom, playground, during life enrichment activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
9. Perform record keeping and support functions (i.e. data collection, student files, checking papers, attendance, daily logs, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher in providing necessary records/materials.
10. Provide under the supervision of assigned teacher, instruction to students in a variety of individual and group activities (i.e. math groups, science experiments, reading, behavioral skills, daily living skills, writing, verbal skills, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing instructional objectives, implementing IEP plans and ensuring student success in school.
11. Respond to emergency situations (i.e. injured students, fights, behavior problems, abusive students, etc.) for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
12. Provide effective principles and procedures of crisis intervention including physical restraint as specified with the necessary training.
13. Assist with monitoring duties which may include hallways, lunchroom, restrooms, and/or bus duty as assigned.
a. Ensure appropriate student conduct during these periods.
b. Escort students to designated activity areas.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. Employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, have significant finger dexterity and/or reach. Employee is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. Employee is frequently required to use the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Associated topics: aide, behavior health, behavior specialist, deaf, exacerbate, handicapped, hard, special education, special education nurse, substance abuse
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