Paraeducator - Severely Handicapped - Parklane Elementary

Lodi Unified Lodi, CA
Paraeducator - Severely Handicapped - Parklane Elementary

Employer:

Lodi Unified

Date Posted:

7/11/2018

Contact:

Angela Phommahaxay

Number Openings: (At time of posting)

2

Length of Work Year:

181 days

Employment Type:

Part Time

Application Deadline:

7/24/2018 4:30 PM Pacific

Salary:

$15.26 - $18.56 Per Hour

Date Posted:

7/11/2018 Application Deadline:

7/24/2018 4:30 PM Pacific Employment Type:

Part Time Length of Work Year:

181 days Salary:

$15.26 - $18.56 Per Hour Number Openings: (At time of posting)

2 Contact: Angela Phommahaxay Email: aphommahaxay@lodiusd.net Phone:

Hours::

5.5 Hrs Per Day

Hours::

5.5 Hrs Per Day

Job Description / Essential Elements: Print

LODI UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTCLASS TITLE: PARAEDUCATOR-SEVERELY HANDICAPPEDBASIC FUNCTION:Assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to individual or small groups of severely handicapped students in a classroom; monitor and report student progress regarding behavior and performance; assist students in developing various self help, social and community skills.REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Individual positions may not perform all of the duties listed nor do these examples include all responsibilities of positions in this class.Work with groups and individual students in a variety of areas such as sensory stimulation, language development, number concepts, visual perception, basic reading and math, art projects and music; assist students in a variety of gross motor activities such as climbing, balancing, walking, rolling, crawling and other activities. EConfer with teachers concerning programs and materials to meet student needs; utilize appropriate methods of instruction to achieve goals and objectives set forth in the Individualized Education Program. EInstruct students in self-help skills such as brushing teeth, washing hands, dressing, holding glasses, use of eating utensils and various social skills. EAssist students on and off the bus; push wheelchairs and lift students as needed. EObserve and control behavior and interaction of students according to approved procedures; report progress regarding student performance and behavior. EOperate various exercise, therapeutic, instructional and office equipment. EPrepare instructional materials for individual students as directed by the teacher; maintain daily records of achievement. EProvide support to the teacher by setting up work areas, displays and exhibits, operating audio visual equipment, operating educational training equipment and distributing and collecting paper and supplies. EAssist students in toilet training, buttons, snaps and zippers; clean children lacking control, changing diapers and clothing as necessary. EPrepare students for and assist students in main-streamed classes according to established procedures. EPosition and reposition students frequently, including placing them in therapeutic equipment. EMove students to and from buses, teaching independent mobility and assisting with walkers, pushing wheelchairs, pulling wagons or carrying students unable to walk. EAssure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and procedures; assist in maintaining a clean and orderly classroom environment. EOversee student activities; lead and monitor playground activities and movement education as assigned. EDirect group activities of students as assigned. EParticipate in meetings and in service training programs as assigned. EPerform other related duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:KNOWLEDGE OF:Special needs, problems and requirements of severely handicapped students.Child guidance principles and practices.Basic subjects taught in District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.Oral and written communications skills.Interpersonal relations skills using tact, patience and courtesy.Record keeping techniques.Classroom procedures and conduct.Operation of a computer and assigned software.ABILITY TO:Assist certificated staff with instruction and related activities of the assigned learning environment.Assist students in developing self help and social skills.Print and write legibly.Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.Understand and follow oral and written directions.Learn the procedures, functions and limitations of assigned duties.Communicate effectively with physically and developmentally handicapped children.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.Restrain and discipline students according to approved policies and procedures.Operate a computer, and various instructional and office equipment.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma or equivalent and increasingly responsible experience in working with school age children in an organized setting.LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:Satisfactory completion of the California High School Proficiency Examination (Basic Skills Assessment Test).WORKING CONDITIONS:ENVIRONMENT:Specialized classroom environment for the severely learning challenged.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy equipment and students.Dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate specialized apparatus and to operate audio visual and educational training equipment.Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.Standing and walking for extended periods of time.HAZARDS:Exposure to anti social behavior.Exposure to bodily fluids and infectious diseases.Board Approved 11/99Title Change from Instructional Assistant to Paraeducator 1/05

Requirements for Applying

Assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to individual or small groups of severely handicapped students in a classroom; monitor and report student progress regarding behavior and performance; assist students in developing various self-help, social and community skills.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSKNOWLEDGE OF:Special needs, problems and requirements of severely handicapped students.Child guidance principles and practices.Basic subjects taught in District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.Oral and written communications skills.Interpersonal relations skills using tact, patience and courtesy.Record keeping techniques.Classroom procedures and conduct.Operation of a computer and assigned software.ABILITY TO:Assist certificated staff with instruction and related activities of the assigned learning environment.Assist students in developing self help and social skills.Print and write legibly.Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.Understand and follow oral and written directions.Learn the procedures, functions and limitations of assigned duties.Communicate effectively with physically and developmentally handicapped children.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.Restrain and discipline students according to approved policies and procedures.Operate a computer, and various instructional and office equipment.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTSThe following MUST be attached to application on or before the deadline:

* High School Diploma or Equivalent AND Proficiency Exam Certificate (Basic skills tested in English)

OR

* Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree or Higher Education Degree

The Proficiency Exam (Basic skills test) is administered by Lodi Unified School District. Interested candidates need to RSVP by calling (209) 331-7107.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS / CERTIFICATESThe successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment physical examination. Cost of the exam will be borne by the District. If selected for the position, out-of-district applicants must be T.B. tested and fingerprinted. A practical skills test may be administered at the time of interview.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERNONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT

We do not discriminate against or tolerate the harassment of employees or job applicants on the basis of their actual or perceived sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Physically or mentally disabled employees or applicants may request reasonable accommodation.

Requirements for Applying

Assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to individual or small groups of severely handicapped students in a classroom; monitor and report student progress regarding behavior and performance; assist students in developing various self-help, social and community skills.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSKNOWLEDGE OF:Special needs, problems and requirements of severely handicapped students.Child guidance principles and practices.Basic subjects taught in District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.Oral and written communications skills.Interpersonal relations skills using tact, patience and courtesy.Record keeping techniques.Classroom procedures and conduct.Operation of a computer and assigned software.ABILITY TO:Assist certificated staff with instruction and related activities of the assigned learning environment.Assist students in developing self help and social skills.Print and write legibly.Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.Understand and follow oral and written directions.Learn the procedures, functions and limitations of assigned duties.Communicate effectively with physically and developmentally handicapped children.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.Restrain and discipline students according to approved policies and procedures.Operate a computer, and various instructional and office equipment.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTSThe following MUST be attached to application on or before the deadline:

* High School Diploma or Equivalent AND Proficiency Exam Certificate (Basic skills tested in English)

OR

* Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree or Higher Education Degree

The Proficiency Exam (Basic skills test) is administered by Lodi Unified School District. Interested candidates need to RSVP by calling (209) 331-7107.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS / CERTIFICATESThe successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment physical examination. Cost of the exam will be borne by the District. If selected for the position, out-of-district applicants must be T.B. tested and fingerprinted. A practical skills test may be administered at the time of interview.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERNONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT

We do not discriminate against or tolerate the harassment of employees or job applicants on the basis of their actual or perceived sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Physically or mentally disabled employees or applicants may request reasonable accommodation.

Lodi Unified School District Maintains a Tobacco Free Workplace.

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