Paraprofessional/Special Education Paraprofessional
Harding Middle School
2019-2020 School Year
Under the guidance of professional staff work with individual and small group instruction.
Supervise in the classroom under the guidance of a teacher.
Under the guidance of professional modify general education curriculum materials.
Reteach content to students for acquisition and maintenance of skills.
Other duties as may be assigned.
Seven (7) hours per day
As arranged for the 2019-2020 school year
PREPARATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
Knowledge and experience with students on the spectrum preferred.
Enjoy working with young people.
Willingness to assume responsibility.
Ability to work well with others.
Flexibility in working with classroom teachers.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to effectively supervise students while maintaining a positive relationship with them.
Capable of representing the school in a professional manner, which includes but is not limited to confidentiality, communication skills, and dress.
To perform essential functions successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 to 24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 to 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. workday. The employee will frequently work in different areas of the classroom including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing, in movement while supervising indoor and outdoor activities, etc. The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures but will work outdoors when supervising students outside of the classroom.
The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.
Apply on line or contact the Work Force Center, 4444 First Avenue NE Suite #436. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402.