Educational Autism Academy Paraeducators – Fargo Public Schools – Fargo, ND

Position Type:
Support Staff/Paraeducator


Date Posted:

9/15/2020


Location:

Eagles Elementary School


Closing Date:

09/29/2020


This vacancy will be used to fill six (6) vacancies

Schedule

9-months Monday – Friday
Start and end times will vary by school building

Salary Range

Paraeducator I: Group 2 from $15.01 to $19.09 per hour
Paraeducator II: Group 3 from $15.38 to $19.45 per hour

Location(s)

Educational Autism Academy at Eagles Elementary

Additional education and/or experience may be required for specific aide positions. Some positions are supported by Title I funds and require additional levels of education or certification. If hired for a Title I position, Title I Paraprofessional Certification will be required prior to hire or work with students.

There are two classifications of Paraeducators: I and II. The schools will hire depending on the needs of the students/school.

Paraeducator I

Position Purpose: A Paraeducator I provides instructional support and delivers other direct services to students under the direction of a certified teacher or other licensed employee. This classification is generally assigned to work with students and may involve instruction in a traditional setting and/or the physical care and emotional support of students with disabilities.

Responsibilities

1. Instructional Support: to provide instructional support to students under the direction of a certified teacher or other licensed employee. This includes teaching and learning based support, as well as instructional support in relation to student social, emotional, and behavioral development.

Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 75%

Examples of this work include:

  • Assists teacher in routine classroom operation, including modeling activities for students in the regular education classroom.
  • Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards.
  • Assists in the collection of teacher requests, comments and test information.
  • Maintains classroom supplies and materials, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe and sanitary learning environment, and/or meeting mandated requirements.
  • Observes, monitors and records student performance and behavior; assists in assessing a student’s learning needs based on their performance in individual or group tutoring sessions.

2. Physical Support for Students: to provide physical care for students for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution, includes providing self-care to students who are medically fragile.

Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 15%

Examples of this work include:

  • Administers first aid, as instructed by a health care professional for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs.
  • Responds to emergency situations including but not limited to an injured student, fights, or school drills.
  • Assists students with hygiene tasks (feeding, toileting, dressing, etc.) as necessary.
  • Loads/unloads wheelchair bound students on bus, and/or waits with students for transportation.

3. General Support: other duties as assigned.

Priority: Secondary | Percent of Time: 10%

Examples of this work include:

  • Performs routine clerical duties and maintain records, copies and files paperwork.
  • General student supervision as needed. This includes but is not limited to locations indoors and outdoors, such as lunchroom, bus stops, playground, classroom, field trips, public transportation, assemblies, and kitchen.
  • Attends conferences and workshops toward present and future career development. Participates in general staff meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to communicate with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians
  • Basic academic and computer skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working or volunteering in a school setting
  • Experience working with individualized education plans (IEPs)

Paraeducator II

Position Purpose: A Paraeducator II provides instructional support and delivers other direct services to students under the direction of a certified teacher or other licensed employee. This classification is generally assigned to work with students having significantly disabling conditions, including cognitive, behavioral and/or significant medical impairments.

Responsibilities

1. Instructional Support: to provide instructional support to students under the direction of a certified teacher or other licensed employee. This includes teaching and learning based support, as well as instructional support in relation to student social, emotional, and behavioral development.

Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 75%

Examples of this work include:

  • Assists teacher in routine classroom operation, including modeling activities for students in the regular education classroom. Assists in the collection of teacher requests, comments and test information.
  • Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards.
  • Maintains classroom supplies and materials, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe and sanitary learning environment, and/or meeting mandated requirements.
  • Observes, monitors and records student performance and behavior; assists in assessing a student’s learning needs based on their performance in individual or group tutoring sessions; implementing plans for instruction; making recommendations for improved care and instruction.
  • Assists in managing and improving appropriate behavior of students, including crisis intervention, for the purpose of supporting, implementing, and reinforcing student learning.

2. Physical Support for Students: to provide physical care for students for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution, includes providing self-care to students who are medically fragile.

Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 15%

Examples of this work include:

  • Administers first aid, as instructed by a health care professional for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs.
  • Responds to emergency situations including but not limited to an injured student, fights, or school drills.
  • Assists students with hygiene tasks (feeding, toileting, dressing, etc.) as necessary; provides multiple and diverse special health care needs for assigned students.
  • Loads/unloads wheelchair bound students on bus, and/or waits with students for transportation.

3. General Support: other duties as assigned.

Priority: Secondary | Percent of Time: 10%

Examples of this work include:

  • Performs routine clerical duties and maintain records, copies and files paperwork.
  • General student supervision as needed. This includes but is not limited to locations indoors and outdoors, such as lunchroom, bus stops, playground, classroom, field trips, public transportation, assemblies, and kitchen.
  • Attends conferences and workshops toward present and future career development. Participates in general staff meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to communicate with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians
  • Experience working or volunteering in a school setting
  • Experience working with individualized education plans (IEPs)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Education, Child Development, Psychology, or a similar field
  • Experience working as direct support professional, personal care aid, CNA, or similar position

Application Procedures
All applications for open Fargo Public Schools positions must be made via www.applitrack.com/fargo/onlineapp. Paper submissions will not be accepted. Application materials must clearly explain how experience and education are related to the minimum qualifications and job duties.

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must upload a Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran’s Affairs Office.

For more information or questions please call 701-446-1050 or email at [email protected]

The Fargo Public School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, marital status, public assistance status, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity, or participation in lawful activity off the employer’s premises during non-working hours which is not in direct conflict with the essential business-related interests of the employer in its education/activities and employment practices. The Fargo Public Schools seek to provide access to all its programs for those interested persons who might have differing levels of ability. This includes those with impaired vision and hearing loss.

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