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Para Professional Home Advocate - Title I

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Summary Information:
Employer: Carson City Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Paraprofessional
School / Org: Fremont Elementary School
Location Carson City, Nevada
FTE: Full-Time
No. of Positions: 1
Salary: $14.56 - $18.59 / Per Hour
Posting Date: 3 November 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Carson City Schools is seeking applicants for the following position(s):

Para Professional Home Advocate - Title I

Position ID#:
4870

SALARY and BENEFITS: Grade 20. Range begins with Step 1 = $14.56 per hour. 6.00 hours per day, 181 days per year with benefits according to the classified negotiated agreement. Employer-paid retirement, health and life insurance, sick leave benefits and personal leave. A new classified employee may receive up to a maximum of five (5) years of previous outside work experience. The prior position must be similar in nature and written verification of employment from the previous employer must be submitted to Human Resources upon employment. Per Administrative Regulation No. 311.1.

NOTE: This position is strictly contingent upon sufficient TITLE I grant funding, and student enrollment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or the equivalent. A typical qualifying entrance background is completion of formal or informal training in basic instructional techniques, or a closely related field, or experience performing student behavior supervision work. Must have an Associates Degree or completion of two (2) years of study at an institution of higher education (verified by official transcript) or pass the state-approved academic proficiency test (Para Professional Assessment). All applicants must meet all highly qualified requirements pursuant to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) regulations. Employment contingent on passing mandated bilingual testing requirements. Bilingual required.

Must be able to pass the pre-employment drug screen test.

This is a new position.

General Job Description:

Under supervision of the Grants/Special Projects Manager, provide a variety of services to students and families eligible for services under the Title I Migrant Education/Even Start Programs. These services may be provided within the school setting and out in the community. Hours can be flexible to accommodate home visits. The ability to speak and read Spanish fluently is essential; and to perform related work as required.

Experience or training required:

Knowledge of: Child development and behavior; services available for adults and families within the community; experience working with adults and children; reading and writing in English and Spanish; record keeping techniques; ability to assist staff with written and oral translations in English and Spanish; basic first aid.

Ability to: Coordinate work; plan and organize; good communication skills (both oral and written); work independently, take initiative, make public contacts, and meet deadlines; communicate with students who have limited ability to communicate; learn to teach students who have special learning needs; maintain emotional control in difficult situations; apply knowledge and practices with judgement; recognize hazards to safety; perform basic first aid as needed; learn to operate various pieces of equipment used in learning; perform routine clerical work; maintain routine records accurately; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; establish and maintain effective proactive relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Any combination of training, education, and experience, which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position: Graduation from high school or the equivalent. A typical qualifying entrance background is completion of formal training in child development or a closely related field; and experience performing the work of a para professional in a special program; or experience at or equivalent to experience as a Para Professional III for the Carson City School District, wherein the incumbent has acquired the knowledge and abilities listed above. Must have an Associates Degree or completion of two (2) years of study at an institution of higher education (verified by official transcript) or pass the state-approved academic proficiency test (Para Professional Assessment). Must meet all highly qualified requirements pursuant to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) regulations and pass mandated bilingual testing requirements.

Licenses or Certificates required:

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent certificate, a valid driverís license issued by the state of residence, and an original Social Security Card. Possession of a current first aid certificate may be required.

The Job Functions:
Positions in this class are established principally to provide additional assistance to families that are eligible for services under the Title I Migrant Education/Even Start Programs. This includes assisting the teacher in providing instruction to students who qualify for services under these programs and require additional help in their primary language. Incumbents are also required to provide additional help to preschool Migrant/Even Start children in the home environment. In addition, incumbents must also be able to perform their tasks with some independent judgment within a limited number of standardized procedures; may also be assigned other specialized duties in order to handle the details of program implementation, such as door to door recruiting of families. Incumbents must successfully complete Parents as Teachers training and certification, as well as early childhood training, provided by the district, as a requirement for continued employment. This class is distinguished from that of Para Professional III by the unique requirements of the Migrant Education/Even Start Programs which requires direct contact of the entire family being served, not just the students enrolled in school.

Essential Job Functions:
Works with parents of young children in the home environment, teaching them parenting and early literacy skills; assists parents in accessing community services and continuing education (Adult Education, ESL, and GED courses); assists teacher with parent enrollment efforts; listens to and drills students in reading, spelling, mathematics and other subjects according to instructions and guidance from a teacher; performs a variety of routine clerical and record keeping activities, such as taking roll, collecting monies, filling out forms and applications and correcting papers; observes activities of students and assists teacher in maintaining order; sets up and arranges supplies and equipment in classroom for student use; prepares labels, charts, bulletin boards and displays as instructed; decorates classrooms, administers make-up tests; operates various office equipment, such as typewriter and photocopy machine; operates audiovisual equipment; observes and records studentsí behavior and other significant data; counts, records, dispenses and shelves books and instructional materials; administers P.P.V.T. and other tests; corrects tests; may be responsible for a small elementary library; demonstrates use of teaching aids to students; prepares instructional aids, such as tapes, games, worksheets and displays; assists students in use of library and special centers; monitors and records pupil progress on taped lessons; checks, records and informs teacher on progress or problems; checks reading and instructional materials in and out to students; maintains discipline and order among students; as instructed, arranges and decorates assigned areas; and performs related work as required.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Strength: Light Work - Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 25 pounds maximum.


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