Make a difference in the life of a child every day! Join the team at Fort Zumwalt School District as a paraprofessional! JOB TITLE: Special Education Paraprofessional REPORTS TO: Building Principal FLSA: Non-Exempt Note: Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY Paraprofessionals work in a resource or self-contained room to assist special education students under a teacher’s supervision. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS A minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent is required. Experience working with children is preferred and is competent in the duties to be performed. Preference will be given to candidates who have a minimum of sixty (60) college hours and are able to obtain a substitute teacher certification and be competent in the duties to be performed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Assist the special education teacher with the instruction of special education students in the classroom. Monitor classroom when there are IEP meetings and staffings (Only paraprofessional with a sub-certification or teaching certification to monitor a classroom.). Assist the special education teachers as needed (i.e., grading papers, phone calls). Assist with the physical care of special education students as needed (i.e. diaper changing, taking to the bathroom, and feeding). ADDITIONAL DUTIES Assist in the lunchroom as assigned. Assist at recess as assigned. Perform other duties as assigned by the building principal. Possess the ability to effectively communicate, verbally, and in written form, with administrators, staff, and the community as needed. MENTAL DEMANDS Ability to maintain highly confidential information; communicate clearly both orally and in writing, and/or ability to reason and make appropriate decisions in high-stress situations. PHYSICAL DEMANDS An individual who holds this position must have the ability to concentrate in an environment where numerous conversations and activities may be taking place simultaneously. This employee should have good vision and hearing capabilities. This employee will frequently lift over 20 lbs and occasionally lift, carry, push, or pull up to 100 lbs. The employee will reach, stand, walk, climb, sit, grasp, and use repetitive movements in this role. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT Employment will be on an at-will basis for 9 months, beginning with the first day of the work calendar or at the time of employment for the duration of the school year with prorated personal leave. Each paraprofessional will be provided a work calendar showing the specific daily work schedule of the employee. The work calendar may be modified by the Board of Education at any time, as needs dictate. Seven hours (including a 30-minute non-paid lunch period) will constitute a workday for special education paraprofessionals. A definite daily schedule will be established by the building principal and approved by the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel. The yearly salary will be disbursed in nineteen (19) equal payments or twenty-four (24) equal payments per employee’s choice.