Educational Paraprofessional Position - Wright City R-II
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Paraprofessional
Job Location: Wright City R-II School District
Beginning: Feb 17, 2020
Deadline: Mar 10, 2020**
District: Wright City R-II
Wright City, MO 63390
Telephone: 636-745-7200 EXT 14902
Job Description:
Wright City R-II School District has an opening for a special education paraprofessional starting February 17, 2020.  This position will only work 4 mornings on Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.  To apply or view the entire job description visit our website HERE.
Position Title:      Special Education Paraprofessional
Reports To:          Teacher/Process Coordinator/Director of Special Education
Salary Range:       $15.44 - $ 29.23
Summary:  Assist the teacher in providing each student with a program that will enable the student to reach his/her fullest potential.
Job Responsibilities:
1.  The length of day and calendar shall be determined by the district.
2.  Become familiar with the teaching procedures used by the teacher, the teacher’s schedule of activities, the continuity of academic progression, and the material and equipment available.
3.  Assist the teacher in devising strategies for reinforcing materials or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
4. Provides escort and assistance to children as necessary throughout a variety of school and community settings.
5.  Checks students’ work, corrects papers, and supervises testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.
6. Assists the students assigned to him/her in such physical tasks as putting on and taking off outerwear, moving from room to room, using the restroom, etc.
7.  Operate teaching aides, i.e. VCR, DVD Player, computer, individual assistive technology.
8.  Alerts the teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student.
9.  Assists with clerical responsibilities of the classroom teacher and Special Education Teacher (including goal data).
10.  Participate in workshops, in-service training, IEP meetings, etc.
11.  Assist with lunch, snack, clean-up, wash up, and toilet routines.
12.  Assist with health-related procedures such as, but not limited to, feeding, tube feeding, lifting, positioning, carrying, toileting, clean intermittent catheterization and suctioning when trained.
13.  Assists teacher in dealing with students who have challenging behaviors.
14.  Participates and implements Safe Crisis Management (when trained).
15.  Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
16.  Assists the teacher in maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning.
17.  Monitor classroom when there are IEP meetings and staffings.
18.  Observes, records and follows the management plan established by the teacher.
19.  Assists in managing students in the classroom, cafeteria, on the playground, and all related activities as directed.
20.  Assists in preparing teaching materials during the school day as directed by the teacher.
21.  Within the classroom setting, the assistant reports to the classroom teacher/case manager in matters involving the students’ programs and related activities
22.  Perform any additional duties as assigned by administration.

Education and/or Experience:
  1. Must possess good communication skills and have the ability to work with the students and parents.
  2. A minimum of 60 college courses hours from an accredited higher educational institution.
  3. DESE sub certificate
  4. Experience working with children preferred. 
Terms of Employment:
Each paraprofessional will be provided a work schedule.  The work calendar may be modified by the Board of Education/Director of Special Education/Principal at any time, as needs dictate. Terms covering compensation, benefits, and working conditions are specified by the Board of Education’s policies, agreements and approvals. This is a 9-month position.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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