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Special Education Paraprofessional

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Summary Information:
Employer: Aspen School District
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Paraprofessional
Special Education Assistants
School / Org: Aspen School District
Location Aspen, Colorado
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN
Posting Date: 9 November 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Aspen School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Special Education Paraprofessional 2016-2017

Job Description: Aspen School District seeks a special education paraprofessional to begin duties immediately. Applications will begin screening as received until the vacancy is filled.

Reports To: Director of Special Education

Terms of Employment: 9-month classified, Non-exempt, At Will employee.

Work Schedule: As per individual, part-time assignment in keeping with assigned 9 month work calendar.

Position Summary: The Special Education Paraprofessional supports students with special needs academically, socially, and physically in a variety of environments. The position requires the ability to support educational programming as well as advanced communication and collaboration skills.

Principle Responsibilities:
- Collaborates and consults with regular and special education teachers and related service personnel to plan, organize, and implement specific assignments and activities in accordance with IEP goals, providing and/or modifying instruction/curriculum for the student needs
- Monitors the special needs student's classroom behavior, intervening when appropriate and supporting the student while working individually or in small groups
- Performs toileting duties, personal care, and feeding that may be required for the special needs child
- Maintains accurate documentation of activities, student progress, and behavior modification plans
- Helps design and implement communication tools that allow for good information exchange between parent and regular and special education teachers
- Participates in professional development/continuing education programs as required/recommended by the Special Education Director and/or school administrator
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

Position Requirements:
- Minimum Education or Formal Training: 2 years successful post secondary education or Associates Degree
- Minimum Experience: 1 to 5 years in job related field

Skill Requirements:
- For reasons of safety, applicants must be able to communicate clearly and concisely in English both orally and in writing - bilingual Spanish is a plus
- Working knowledge of computers, including software and databases
- Working knowledge of general office equipment

General Expectations:
- Manage oneself (is organized, prepared, and punctual; manages resources; meets deadlines; follows through on commitments; demonstrates appropriate physical appearance relative to job and environmental expectations) in a manner that enhances the image of public education;
- Develop and maintain rapport and effective relationships with children and adults contacted in the course of work by using courtesy, diplomacy, collaboration, cooperation, support, and professional conduct;
- Demonstrate professionalism , handling disagreements and conflicts in a diplomatic manner, and contributing to a positive work/learning environment;
- Demonstrate flexibility with regard to interruptions and changing conditions;
- Work efficiently to complete tasks with limited supervision and to meet deadlines;
- Observe all district polices and procedures; and
- Observe all general safety rules, carefully observing correct lifting procedures.

Licenses or Certification: Current CPR/First Aid certificate; CPI certification (trainings are provided by the Aspen School District)

Essential Environmental Demands:
- Mostly clean and comfortable with exposure to noise
- May be exposed to body fluids

Essential Physical Requirements:
- Frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs and may be required to lift over 50 lbs based upon the assignment
- Frequent sitting, walking, kneeling, stooping
- Occasional climbing and crawling
- Constant standing
- Repetitive motion

Supervisory Duties: None

Performance Evaluation:
Job performance is evaluated according to policy provisions adopted by the administration of the Aspen School District.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Primary Location: District Wide

Salary Information: $16.35 per hr minimum - $20.01 per hr / Salary

Shift Type: Full-Time

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