THORP SCHOOL DISTRICT #400 P.O. BOX 150 THORP, WA 98946 POSITION OPEN ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: Para Educator HOURS PER DAY: M-Th: 6.5 hrs/day Fri: 5 hrs OPEN TO DISTRICT EMPLOYEE: 10/1/2019 OPEN TO PUBLIC: 10/8/2019 In-district employees will be given first consideration. CONTACT PERSON: Mel Blair, SpEd Director PHONE: 509-964-2107 E-MAIL: FAX: 509-964-2313 POSITION DESCRIPTION Classified PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Para Educator assists the classroom teacher in all areas of academic and social skills instruction. The Para Educator may also provide small group or one on one instruction to students, and assist with lunch, playground and transportation duties. The Para Educator is a positive role model for students and is professional in all interactions with students, parents, and other team members. The Para Educator is professional and dedicated to helping students improve their academic, social and behavioral skills. The Para Educator works with students with IEPs and struggle in the traditional educational settings with significant emotional/behavioral challenges. The Para Educator works with students by implementing strategies and interventions designed to decrease challenging behaviors and promote new skills. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Assists the teacher in preparing classroom materials and equipment 2. Assists in the daily and weekly planning for students. 3. Provides small group and/or one-on-one instruction. 4. Assists with the implementation of the student*s Behavior Intervention Plan/IEP. 5. Facilitates appropriate peer interactions and social skills. 6. Assists students in time of emotional withdrawal and/or outbursts. 7. Accompanies students during times of transition to other school areas/activities/to and from buses/to a safe quiet environment, etc. 8. Takes data on student academic and social/emotional progress. 9. Maintains confidentiality. 10. Remain flexible, adjusting to changes in routines and schedules. 11. Consider and accept new ideas and suggestions. 12. Attends team meetings. 13. Communicates effectively with other team members. 14. Participates in staff development. 15. Assists with physical restraint of the student in times of harm or safety to student or others. 16. Assists in the implementation of a Positive Behavior Intervention Plan. Other Job Functions: 1. Perform other related duties as assigned. 2 Rev 10/1/19 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Required Education and Experience 1. High school graduate. 2. A minimum of three years of working in a classroom as an Para Educator. Preferred Education and Experience 1. B.A. in education 2. Experience working with students with significant behavior/emotional needs. Required Skills, Knowledge and or Abilities 1. Knowledge of child development and behavior management techniques. 2. Ability to implement strategies taught during professional development sessions. 3. Dependability 4. Punctuality 5. Physically capable of performing de-escalation/restraint techniques 6. Ability to take and analyze data or ability to learn. Physical Demands The usual and customary methods of performing the job*s functions require the following conditions: ? Significant: (i.e. sitting, talking, hearing, walking, vision, color vision, peripheral/depth perception, ability to adjust focus, grasping, handling paperwork, repetitive motion, use of personal computer, looking at a computer monitor, lifting up to 10 pounds) ? Frequent: (i.e. standing, bending, carrying; use of phone; use of copy machine) ? Occasional: (i.e. driving, lifting over 10 pounds up to 45 pounds, reaching above the shoulder, use of fax machine) Significant - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of time (5.5+ hrs/day) Frequent - Occupation requires this activity from 33% to 66% of time (2.5 to 5.5+ hrs/day) Occasional - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of time (0 to 2.5+ hrs/day) The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, the scope of responsibilities, and the physical demands, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of the work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload. Changes to the position description may be made at the discretion of the employer. APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Current employees: Please submit a letter of interest by October 7, 2019. Public interest: Please submit a cover letter responsive to this position with a completed application and resume to Thorp School District, Human Resources, P.O. Box 150, Thorp, WA 98946. THORP SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Thorp School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, Civil Rights Coordinator, Andrew M. Perkins, Superintendent, (509) 964-7103, PO Box 150, 10831 N Thorp Hwy, Thorp, WA, 98946, Section 504 Compliance Coordinator, Mel Blair, (509) 964-7139, PO Box 150, 10831 N Thorp Hwy, Thorp, WA, 98946,



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