Paraeducator, Health Services

Mukilteo School District 6 Everett, WA
This is a 4 hour, 180 day Health Services Paraeducator position at Challenger Elementary and Mukilteo Elementary. Hours for this position are from approximately 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The successful candidate will provide Health Room coverage.

JOB TITLE: Paraeducator, Health Services

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Paraeducator - MESP

REPORTS TO: Principal, School Nurse

JOB SUMMARY:

This position provides non-medical personnel support to the school nurse for meeting student's health care needs at school both when the school nurse is present and when she is at another assignment.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Screen and care for student illness or injury according to standardized First Aid & CPR training and district guidelines. Determine disposition of ill or injured students (consult parents, return to class, go home, arrange transportation, and notify school nurse as needed).

* Apply the resources provided to non-medical personnel for providing safe and legal health care at school.

* Evaluate the need for, and secure medical attention by trained personnel (call 911).

* Consult with school nurse for serious illness or injury especially if unable to contact parent.

* Maintain a health room log of all students utilizing health room services, including name, date, time in and out, chief complaint, service provided and disposition.

* Maintain a communication notebook with the supervising school nurse. Share concerns, observations, and decisions and list students needing school nurse services.

* Monitor student health room patterns and attendance and listen to student's personal problems as they relate to health. Report/refer student concerns to the appropriate staff person for follow up.

* Administer medications according to district policy and procedures and after completing medication administration training with the school nurse.

* Assist school nurse with monitoring of immunization compliance in accordance with state law. Compile data for annual state immunization report.

* Assist the school nurse with screening programs for vision, hearing, dental. Screen after being trained by the school nurse and record results.

* Attend to special needs of students such as toileting and hygiene assistance.

* Follow procedures for emergency evacuations and disaster preparedness as trained and assigned by the school nurse, including documentation.

* Maintain required student health records by filing health information after review by the school nurse and transcribing screening, immunization and other health data to the health file.

* Distribute information and letters about illness/injury, head injury, head lice, chicken pox, scabies and immunizations to parents/guardians as directed by the school nurse.

* Complete incident reports when appropriate, forward to the administrative assistant; obtain follow up information as directed by the school nurse.

* Follow current procedures for head lice detection and school management as directed by school nurse.

* Maintain confidentiality of all health care and health information records, reports and conversations.

* Practice proper infectious disease control measures including universal precautions. Promote proper waste disposal and distribute personal protective equipment (gloves) to staff as needed.

* Assist in ordering health room supplies and maintaining stock as directed by school nurse.

* Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with school nurse, staff and parents.

* Participate in meetings and training for the purpose of sharing information, improving the employee skills and knowledge, implementing school initiatives and addressing student needs.

* Comply with District Policies.

* Maintain consistent presence at assigned worksite and regularly work hours specified.

* May be subject to reassignment of job duties depending on program, building and student needs

* Such other related job duties as assigned by supervisor(s).

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job.

* Demonstrated knowledge of math, spelling, reading, grammar, and punctuation.

* Desire and aptitude to work with students.

* Ability to positively and professionally interact with students, supervisors, and staff.

* Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team situation.

* Demonstrated ability to effectively manage student behavior.

* Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail and meet deadlines in an atmosphere of frequent interruptions.

* Ability to operate or willingness to learn to operate standard classroom equipment.

* Ability to provide for the physical, health and safety needs of students.

* Demonstrated ability to provide physical assistance for and properly lift students in and out of chairs in accordance with safe lifting requirements and the use of adaptive equipment as required.

* Knowledge of computer applications used to assist with student learning.

* Ability to strengthen job-related competencies.

Education/Certification:

* High school diploma or its equivalent.

* Two years of study at an institution of higher education (72 quarter credits or 48 semester credits), or have obtained an associate's (or higher) degree or have successfully passed the Para Pro Assessment developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

* Depending on assignment, may be required to complete behavior modification programs, including safe physical restraining techniques, health services, and/or other training as required.

* Current First Aid and CPR certification.

* Willingness and ability to complete District-provided HSP training program upon hire and annually, as required

Experience:

Job related experience desired

Physical Requirements: Paraeducator, Health Room

Occasionally

1% - 33%

Frequently

34% - 65%

Continually

66% - 100%

Sitting

X

Standing

X

Walking

X

Crouching

X

Kneeling/Crawling

X

Stooping

X

Twisting Knees

X

Twisting Waist

X

Twisting Neck

X

Climbing

X

Balancing

X

Leg/Foot Use

X

Reaching

X

Handling/Grasping

X

Fingering/Feeling

X

Pushing/Pulling

X

Lifting/Carrying

X

Talking

X

Hearing

X

Vision

X

Near Acuity

X

Far Acuity

X

Depth Perception

X

Color Vision

X

Field of Vision

X

Smell

X

Work Outdoors

X

Work Indoors

X

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