SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATE

West Burlington Elementary ( learn more )

West Burlington Ind School District

West Burlington, IA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4050603
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : November 18, 2022

Job Description

Description:
The West Burlington Independent School District has an opening for a Para-eductor in the special education department for the 2022-2023 school year. Full-time position. Pay starts at $12.92/hr. with considerations for individuals with experience. Interested applicants should apply online. Persons applying must have the desire to work with students and be flexible in duties assigned while collaborating with staff members. Previous experience is preferred, but not required.
 
Required Information:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Completed Application
  • 3 Reference Letters

Application Procedure:
  Apply Online


Position Purpose

-  Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties such as proctoring study halls to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development.


Essential Job Functions

-  Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills. 

-  Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.

-  Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.

-  Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.

-  Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.

-  Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.

-  Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.

-  Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.

-  Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.

-  Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.

-  Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.

-  Participates in IEP process and serves as a resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.

-  Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.

-  Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.


Additional Duties:

-  Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.

-  Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.


Equipment

-  Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.


Travel Requirements

-  Travel between schools and/or central offices, may be required for certain positions.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

-  Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.

-  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.

-  Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).

-  Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.

-  Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.

-  Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.

-  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.

-  Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.

-  Effective writing and verbal communication skills.


Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

-  Works in standard office and school building environments.

-  Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.



Qualifications Profile

-  Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

-  High School diploma or equivalent.

-  Prior experience working with special needs children desirable, but not required.

FLSA Status:             Non-exempt
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Contact Information

    • Lisa Elaine Beames
    • 607 Ramsey St.
    • West Burlington, Iowa 52655

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