Special Ed Paraeducator SUBSTITUTE (10/1/19)
Saugus Union Elementary
 Valencia, CA

Position Description

Special Ed Paraeducator SUBSTITUTE (10/1/19)

Employer:

Saugus Union Elementary

Date Posted:

9/13/2019

Contact:

Araceli Martinez

661-294-5300 5115

Number Openings: (At time of posting)

Not Specified

Length of Work Year:

2019/2020

Employment Type:

Part Time

Application Deadline:

10/1/2019 3:00 PM Pacific

Salary:

$16.26 per hour

Date Posted: 9/13/2019 Application Deadline: 10/1/2019 3:00 PM Pacific Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: 2019/2020 Salary: $16.26 per hour Number Openings: (At time of posting) Not Specified Contact: Araceli Martinez Email: amartinez@saugususd.org Phone: 661-294-5300 5115

Job Description / Essential Elements: Print

SAUGUS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAEDUCATOR (Severe) Salary Grade 7 DEFINITION Under the general supervision of a certificated administrator and direction of a teacher, to instruct pupils individually or in groups in accordance with prescribed learning objectives; to act as a paraprofessional assistant to a teacher in performing assigned tasks. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: May include, but are not limited to, the following: •Provides individualized instruction by matching instruction to needs of each pupil •Confers on a regular basis with teacher in regard to planning and scheduling activities, instructional goals and objectives, pupil progress, and pertinent health or behavior problems •Assists with supervision of classroom, outdoor playground, and field trip activities to direct pupils into safe activities and relationships •Assists teachers with implementation of pupil's Individualized Education Program (IEP) through instruction in a wide variety of activities, such as nature study, paying games, singing, dancing, and sports •Assists teachers in implementing the division course of study through individual and group instruction •Helps pupils learn normal speech patterns by helping them produce sounds, words, and sentences •Helps pupils learn to be aware of their personal appearance and to learn how to take care of personal needs •May participate as a member of the appropriate team or committee to assist staff with developing and implementing individual or site crisis management plans •Guides pupils or provides an example in a variety of areas: physical development and fitness, communication, personal hygiene, academic learning, vocational skills, and is often assigned to do more in-depth work in one of these areas •Assists teacher in establishing and maintaining a clean, safe and pleasant classroom and learning environment •Assists teachers with the modification and maintenance of appropriate standards of behavior for pupils •Assists lifting of pupils in and out of wheelchairs, braces, and other orthopedic equipment •Assists staff member in positioning pupils and in rendering various forms of personal care such as toileting and diapering, when necessary; assists pupils in dressing, undressing, bathing and grooming as needed •Assists pupils to learn through the use of computers and other teaching aids •Helps pupils to be self-reliant, relate to individuals and groups who are not handicapped, and to learn how to sequence tasks •Works with pupils individually or in small groups to tutor reinforce, or follow-up on learning activities •Provides assistance to pupils learning vocational skills •May administer first aid •Under the direction of the school administrator, and the procedure observed by a certificated school staff member, assists pupils with taking medication •Accompanies or assists pupils to and from school bus or other transportation and in moving to and from activities on school site or campus •Accompanies and assists certificated personnel during the transporting and instructing of pupils in off- campus or community-based settings •Rides with pupils on the bus which transports the pupils to and from school •May pick up breakfast and/or lunches from a nearby area school lunch room •Prepares lunch trays and, under direction of certificated staff, feeds pupils unable to feed themselves •Attends inservice and staff meetings as required •Perform routine clerical tasks, operates duplicating machines, assembles material for classroom projects, prepare material and master, perform incidental typing tasks •Maintains confidentiality of pupil records in accordance with legal requirements and policies •Performs related duties as required QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: •Practical learning patterns and behavior •Basic characteristics of human behavior •Elementary concepts of child development and behavior •Basic communication skills •Reading, speaking, and writing in English •Personal hygiene practices •Basic math skills Ability to: •Communicate with pupils and staff and motivate pupils to participate in learning activities •Maintain emotional control under difficult situations •Effectively react to emergencies •Learn and adapt to new procedures and conditions, and learn to tutor pupils in any subject matter or to work with pupils who have special learning needs •Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with pupils and staff •Recognize and report safety hazards •Learn laws, rules, practices, and procedures related to public education for pupils and related to the program to which assigned •Perform routine clerical work such as incidental typing, sorting, measuring, cutting, filing, and duplicating •Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in English •Assist in the supervision of pupils in the classroom and out of doors EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: One year of paid experience working with children, AND Education: •Graduation from high school or equivalent. Completion of 30 college semester units, which includes course work directly related to the job, such as child psychology •Early Child Care or Child Growth and Development may substitute for six (6) months of the required experience. •Completion of District-approved training program for Paraeducators may substitute for the one year of experience or six (6) of the college semester units. SPECIAL INFORMATION: Some positions in this classification may require: •Availability of private transportation •Ability to lift or move pupils who weight up to 50 pounds •The employee may be required to use a multi-person lift or learn the use of mechanical lifting equipment to lift or move pupils who may weigh in excess of 50 pounds, or pupil of any weight who may present other lifting problems. •Some assignments may require constant attention of protecting physical safety in a classroom where pupils, because of assaultive or self-abusive tendencies, and could cause serious injury to themselves or others Physical: Good physical condition; able to pass required District physical. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: •Visual ability to read handwritten or typed documents, and the display screen of various office equipment and machines •Able to conduct verbal conversation •Able to hear normal range verbal conversation (approximately 60 decibels) •Able to sit, stand, stoop, kneel, bend and walk •Able to sit for sustained periods of time •Able to kneel or squat for extended periods of time •Able to climb slopes, stairs, steps, ramps and ladders •Able to lift up to 50 pounds •Able to carry up to 50 pounds •Able to push and pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds •Able to sustain strenuous manual labor for a minimum of 3.75 hrs. •Able to exhibit full range of motion for: •shoulder external rotation and internal rotation •shoulder abduction and adduction •elbow flexion and extension •shoulder extension and flexion •back lateral flexion •hip flexion and extension •knee flexion •Able to demonstrate manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and oher classroom equipment in a safe and efficient manner •Able to work with cleaning solutions, disinfectants and sanitizes in a safe and effective manner without allergic reaction •Able to demonstrate manual dexterity necessary to assist students with buttoning clothing and eating, operate a computer, or assist staff with toileting/diapering procedures While the ideal candidate will possess all these abilities, duties assigned can be modified to accommodate some physical restrictions.

Requirements for Applying

  • Please make sure application is complete. Be sure you submit the online application and all required documents along with: -Attachments (2 Letter of recommendations, Resume, Transcripts and Introduction letter) -30 College Units are required with a C or better(no exceptions, originals will need to be provided when hired)
  • Copy of Transcript (Unofficial accepted for application process. If hired, will need to provide official transcripts.)
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (2 letters dated within the past year)
  • Resume

Requirements for Applying

  • Please make sure application is complete. Be sure you submit the online application and all required documents along with: -Attachments (2 Letter of recommendations, Resume, Transcripts and Introduction letter) -30 College Units are required with a C or better(no exceptions, originals will need to be provided when hired)
  • Copy of Transcript (Unofficial accepted for application process. If hired, will need to provide official transcripts.)
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (2 letters dated within the past year)
  • Resume

Substitute position is an on call/as needed basis assignment, in various shifts, 3.75 to 6.5 per day and in various elementries. Original Transcripts will need to be provided if hired.

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