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At Salt Lake City School District educating children is our primary business. Salt Lake City School District proudly employs four of the past seven Utah Teachers of the Year and the 2021 Utah School Nurse of the Year, and many of our schools have been recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools. At Salt Lake City School District, our strength is in our diversity. Our 20,000 students include students from across the globe who speak over 80 different languages. Most of our students come to our District from historically underserved populations. We invite you to join our world-class learning organization as we prepare our students for life, learning and citizenship.
The ASCEND program is for students in the Salt Lake City School District who have a special education classification and require higher levels of behavioral support and/or mental health needs than a neighborhood school can typically provide. We accept kids from any elementary school in the SLC School District. This is an in-person job. In our program, we provide behavior supports through individualized behavior plans; and mental health supports through our partnership with the University of Utah Psych Ed department. We have three separate classrooms of students, grouped by age and/or ability. We are able to offer up to 29.5 hours of work per week with some flexibility. This position does not include any insurance/benefits.
A person in this important position helps students learn to be successful behaviorally, socially and academically at school. Job responsibilities would include teaching academic small groups of students under teacher direction, implementing behavior interventions, constant supervision of students and supporting other staff when a student becomes escalated and potentially physically aggressive (for which we provide thorough training). This job can be intense but very rewarding. A successful Para-Professional in the ASCEND program demonstrates the following skills: relationship building, resilience, persistence, reliability, good communication skills, flexibility, and a sense of humor. Positive relationships with adults are very important to our students as you will be a role model and advocate for them. If this sounds like a job that interests you, please apply and we will contact you to schedule an interview as soon as possible.
FTE: .7375 (29.5/hrs. per week)
Anticipated Start: 08/23/2022
Open Until Filled
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
This position is not benefits eligible
Starting wage: $17.50 per hour (86-MM)
The Paraprofessional II – Special Education provides assistance to teaching personnel in the supervision and instruction of special education students; performs classroom clerical tasks; and assists students by meeting special health care needs and developing students’ daily living and behavioral skills.
This position reports to the Principal.
Per Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), interested applicants must be Highly Qualified to be considered for the position. This includes having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent, along with one of the following three items: 1) completed at least two years at an accredited higher education institution (minimum 48 semester hours), or 2) obtained an associates (or higher) degree from an accredited higher education institution, or 3) satisfied a rigorous state or local assessment (Parapro Assessment/PRAXIS ETS) with a score of 460 or higher. The higher education institution official transcripts or diploma, or a copy of the Paraprofessional Assessment must be provided with your application or upon a contingent offer of employment.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 40% sitting, 30% walking, and 30% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
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