Special Education Paraprofessional
9 months ago
Not Applicable
Full Time
East Central / Idaho Falls
Job Description

The American Heritage Charter School seeks a positive, team-oriented Special Education paraprofessional. Located on the west side of Idaho Falls, American Heritage offers a free, rigorous and patriotic education in a friendly, small, and rural school setting.

Our mission is to create educated and patriotic leaders. Our students adhere to a strict code of conduct that includes a dress code. Our teachers use the Core Knowledge Curriculum, Math in Focus, and Shurley English to give our students a broad and well-rounded education. In addition, our students study a unique American Heritage curriculum that teaches character through Cowboy Ethics and Great Expectations and encourages good citizenship through patriotic service.

Visit www.americanheritagecharterschool.com to learn more, or stop by to visit us at 35th West and 17th South in Idaho Falls.

Essential Job Duties -Works with students who need reinforcement on their academic, social, and behavioral goals. -Helps administer, record, and score results from achievement and diagnostic tests and other pertinent data in an accurate, efficient manner. -Helps compile and maintain reports and files regarding student performance. -Assists with lesson plans and instructional materials adapted to the needs of the students. Instructs and tutors students to reinforce and remedied basic skills in reading, math and/or language arts as determined by the Special Education teacher. -Confers and closely works with teachers. -Participates in meetings, conferences, workshops, etc., as requested by the Principal or Special Education Director. -Systematically involves parents in the program. Keeps parents informed of their students progress. -Maintains a positive classroom environment that is conducive to learning. -Deals with students, parents and staff in a positive encouraging manner. -Knows and follows school policy and chain of command. -Acts ethically and confidentially in all aspects of employment. -Performs such duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

-Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form, and effective writing and verbal communication skills. -Ability to assist students with middle school/high school math skills including Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry, and basic math skills.

  • Ability to apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g. Word, Excel). -Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others. -Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs. -Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work. -Ability to go up and down stairs, be on your feet for extended periods of time, and lift up to 30 lbs.

Qualifications Profile: High school diploma or equivalent 2 years of college (32 credits) or Ability to pass the paraprofessional praxis.

                                                        Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Opportunity Employer Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. In addition, interview preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Education Required
  • High school diploma or equivalent 2 years of college (32 credits) or Ability to pass the paraprofessional praxis.

Skills Required
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Equal Opportunity Employer

American Heritage Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.