Cortez New Wings Paraprofessional - High Need Behavioral Support

Montezuma-Cortez School District Cortez, CO
MONTEZUMA CORTEZ SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1 New Wings Paraprofessional- High Need Behavioral Support POSITION INFORMATION Job Position: Paraprofessional Start Date: 2018-2019 School Year Subject & Grade: High Need Behavioral Support Organization: New Wings/Manaugh Elementary Designation: Paraprofessional Location: Cortez, CO Type: Contractual Contact: Donetta Jones Full/Part Time: Full time Email: djones@cortez.k12.co.us Benefits: Yes Phone: 970-565-3372 Compensation: Commensurate to experience DistrictWebsite: cortez.k12.co.us About Us: Montezuma-Cortez Mission and Values Our district is dedicated to ensuring all our students reach their potential and graduate ready for college and career. Our district is driven by our core values: Kids First Working Together for Educational Excellence Whatever it Takes We are looking for a passionate principal who is interested in leading a dynamic team of educators dedicated to closing the achievement gap in a high-need, diverse community of learners. We are privileged to serve students from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Tribe, which contributes greatly to the cultural richness of our community and schools. We are looking for passionate paraprofessional educators who are interested in being part of a dynamic team dedicated to addressing an academic, social emotional, and high need behavioral community of learners. We work with students in a specialized setting to support learning in a multi-age setting of ages 6 through 12. Position Summary: This position is key to our students' ability to successfully engage in learning while at school in the New Wings alternative setting. The role of the behavioral support paraprofessional is to support students in developing positive skills and strategies for engaging in the learning environment of the classroom. The position will also assist with the creation and implementation of student behavior support plans under the supervision of the school teacher, administrator and SJBOCES specialized support personnel including speech, social worker, therapist, and psychologist. The behavioral support paraprofessional is a member of the school's support team, which regularly collaborates to monitor the school's behavior data, identify specific students in need of additional support, creation of student behavioral support plans and provision of specific supports to individual students to enable them to be successful in all areas of the learning environment. Essential Duties: Participate in the development and implementation of student support plans as part of the school's support team. Provide real time behavior support to students who are struggling to engage in the learning environment to help them practice social-emotional skills and coping mechanisms. Provide one-on-one support to high needs students within a classroom setting as requested. Monitor students for safety and physically intervene if necessary based on school policy. Support the teacher with instruction aligned to standards based lesson plans tailored for individual students. Support the SJBOCES staff with the implementation of social-emotional curriculum and other tasks as requested and deemed part of other systemic plans including IEP plans. Assist with the documentation of student behavior needs and incidents. Attend off campus and after school activities. Other trainings and professional development as deemed necessary by school administration. Perform other duties as assigned or requested. Position Requirements Preferred skills and experience Prior experiences working with children Some knowledge of instruction Some knowledge of child development Some knowledge of classroom management Preferred qualities Is flexible Approaches all students from a positive, asset-based approach Has the ability to work cooperatively with parents, supervisors and co-workers Maintains a generally positive attitude toward adults and children Observes all district policies and procedures Licenses or certification: Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification (Training will be provided) Essential Physical Demands Frequent sitting Bending, standing, reaching, and walking Rare occasions of physical restraint SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None 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. This job description is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term. " />