Special Education Para Educator
MALE PREFERRED FOR THIS POSITION
REPORT TO: Director of Special Education and Building Principal
· Keep student/staff information confidential.
· Provide instructional support to students in accordance with teacher directions.
· Record data on individual student progress in the curriculum and behavior program.
· Assist student(s) with behavior management by consistently following the plan developed by the staff including but not limited to redirecting, teaching replacement behavior and providing reinforcement.
· Work cooperatively with members of the team.
· Develop a rapport with special needs or at-risk students and their parents.
· Perform clerical/computer tasks that are needed for the program as directed by supervisors.
· Be familiar with special education and district policies and procedures.
· Promote student independence in the school setting.
· Refer concerns for safety, health and discipline to the supervising teacher or principal.
· Perform other tasks as reasonably requested by the teacher or administrators.
· Ability to respond appropriately to aggressive and physical behaviors. Ability to utilize soft restraint and de-escalation techniques.
· Physically capable of lifting a student (must be able to lift 50 pounds). Heavier lifting will utilize a two person lift or assistive devices. Willing and physically capable of kneeling, bending and working or sitting on the floor with students, based on student needs.
· May need to attend to personal care of students, such as; toileting, lifting, transferring, changing, feeding and providing other services, depending on the needs of the students.
· Uphold board policies and follow administrative procedures.
· Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and board policy.
· Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
· Requires the use of multiple communication systems; such as electronic mail, computers and document readers.
· Male Preferred
· Ability to perform varied tasks in a busy atmosphere.
· Ability to accept and implement constructive criticism.
· Must favorably pass the Washington State Patrol/FBI background check.
· In-district applicants need to have core competencies completed or be in process of completing core competencies.
· Proficiency in basic communication skills, math, English, social studies and any other areas related to the targeted grade level of the student(s).
· Demonstrated effective listening skills; verbal and written skills.
· Must have access to reliable transportation.
· Demonstrated professional image in dress and manner.
· Demonstrated ability to follow specific lesson plans independently.
· Demonstrated ability to respect individual differences in students and other staff.
· Documented training or willingness to receive training in de-escalation, personal safety techniques and physical intervention.
· Must be able to keep student information confidential.
· Required to have a valid First Aid card including CPR and training for HIV/AID procedures.
· Data entry skills/computer knowledge preferred.
· Male Preferred
A. In-district applicants must submit a specific letter of application for the position being sought plus two letters of recommendation for this specific position are highly recommended.
B. Out-of-district candidates need to provide the following:
1. District Classified Application at www.evsd.org
2. Letter of Specific Application for above posted position
4. Two letters of recommendation for this specific position.
5. Fingerprinting Process
Only Letter of Interest plus two letters of recommendation for this specific position is necessary if an already completed file has been established with the East Valley School District during the previous
Please visit our website: www.evsd.org or see our general posting for complete application process.