Educational Paraprofessional Position - Guadalupe Centers School
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Elementary School Library And Media Paraprofessional
Job Location: Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools
Beginning: Mar 11, 2020
Deadline: May 10, 2020**
District: Guadalupe Centers School
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: 816-421-1015
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Job Description:
Job Description:  Library and Media Paraprofessional
Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools are a free, open enrollment, public charter school currently serving students in grades Pre-K-12. Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools are part of the Guadalupe Educational System, Inc. (GES) under Guadalupe Centers, Inc. It is sponsored by the University of Central Missouri. The vision of GES is to empower students to succeed in college and their chosen professions by providing a rigorous and enriching learning experience that develops highly educated, socially conscious, culturally competent, contributing members of society.

Summary:  The Library and Media Para Professional assists the Library and Media Specialist with instructional and non-instructional activities for students, staff, and parents. Responsibilities include organization and circulation of the collection, helping students and teachers with resource needs, supporting one-to-one device management, troubleshooting and assisting with the overall operation of the library.
 
Reports To: Library and Media Specialist

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Other duties may be assigned.
  • Assists students, staff, and parents with a variety of activities (e.g. researching and finding materials, assisting with classroom assignments, setting up equipment, trouble shoots computer problems, device insurance and claims processes, coordinating the lending of book sets, etc.) for the purpose of providing services to library clients.
  • Consistent interaction with students for the purpose of educating them.
  • Maintains a variety of documents, files, and records for the purpose of documenting activities and providing up-to-date, accurate information.
  • Monitors student activities for the purpose of maintaining a safe, supportive environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Oversees equipment usage for the purpose of providing equipment in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Performs circulation activities (e.g. checks-in and checks-out materials, prepares circulation count, runs and distributes overdues, processes holds and loan requests, follows up overdues through student contact and parent letters, assists clients in locating materials, oversees periodical organization and processing, etc.) for the purpose of controlling the use, location, and availability of items in the collection.
  • Performs a variety of clerical tasks for the purpose of supporting the effective and efficient functioning of thee work unit.
  • Prepares manual and electronic documents and reports for the purpose of providing documentation and information to others.
  • Prepares items for deprocessing for the purpose of maintaining a high quality collection.
  • Processes library books, periodicals, software, equipment, and related media materials for the purpose of providing students and staff with a wide-variety of materials.
  • Provides support for one-to-one computer devices (e.g. communicates with the Library and Media Specialist and building IT regarding damage or other issues, helps manage uninsured device collection, troubleshoots some computer and peripheral problems, assists with log-in issues, creates work orders for unsolved problems, circulates loaner devices for students and substitutes, supports circulation of devices at beginning and end of the school year, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring an efficient, effective, and supportive learning environment.
  • Repairs and cleans books and materials for the purpose of a high quality library collection.
  • Responds to inquiries of student and staff for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as required.
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent, and job related experience.
  • Associates Degree is preferred.
Physical Demands: This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds.  Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  

Apply By:  PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION WHICH MAY BE FOUND AT WWW.GUADALUPECENTERS.ORG UNDER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (CLICK ON GES WORK FOR US). 

Guadalupe Centers, Inc. conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities’ individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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