Special Education Paraprofessional
1 month ago
Primary
Part Time
South Central / Twin Falls
Job Description

The Glenns Ferry School District is seeking applicants for a Special Education paraprofessional to join our team. This position is 29 hours per week and has no medical/dental/vision benefits attached. Must have strong communication skills, dependable and be able to work effectively with students and staff. Please visit our website at www.glennsferryschools.org for the classified application or call/email Tess Mitchell at tmitchell@glennsferryschools.org/208-366-7436.

Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

JOB SUMMARY Assists the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher in achieving the goals and objectives as stated on each child’s current Individual Education Plan (IEP) through individual, small group, or whole group instruction.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working with Students

  1. Maintain high academic standards and expectations

  2. Repeat lessons to Title I students who were absent for that lesson

  3. Provide tutorial help to students following lessons prescribed by the teacher and reinforce material and skills using a variety of methods as directed by certified staff

  4. Provide immediate feedback on student performance

  5. Respond to students’ questions and requests for assistance

  6. Observe students’ work and study habits

  7. Observe and record students’ time on task when needed

  8. Assist students in locating prescribed instructional materials and starting their assignments

  9. Assist the classroom teacher in the delivery of an effective instructional program

  10. Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material and skills introduced by the teacher

  11. Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher

  12. Provide individualized instruction activities using materials and sequences selected by the special education teacher and other related services personnel

  13. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs

  14. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in IEPs

  15. Administer informal assessments to accommodate students’ specific modifications at the direction of a certified teacher

  16. Assist with such large group activities as drill and practice, reading aloud, and storytelling, and participate in other forms of oral communication with students

  17. Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work assigned by the teacher

  18. Assist students in the library or media center

  19. Check notebooks, correct papers, and supervise testing and make up work as assigned by the teacher

  20. Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips

  21. Administer, score, and record such achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual students

  22. Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential

  23. Communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior


Skills Required
  • Keep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds

Benefits
  • PERSI retirement
  • 4 day school week Monday -Thursday

Education Required
  • High School Diploma
  • Preferred to have at least two years of college level coursework or an Associate’s Degree in education or related field

Equal Opportunity Employer

Glenns Ferry School District 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.