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Special Education Paraprofessionals needed for Dec

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAEDUCATOR/PARAPROFESSIONALOther job titles that paraeducator may be known by include (but are not limited to): Paraprofessional, Aide, Education Technician, Teacher Aide, Instructional Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Education Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, 1:1 Aide, and Teaching Assistant.QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Meets state requirements for education qualifications- at least 2 years of college credits.
  • Ability to lift materials and supplies, as well as assist in the implementation of an instructional support program with students of varying ages and sizes.
  • Has effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions and have the ability to establish effective working relationships with District/School staff and students.
  • Maintain student and District/School personnel confidentiality.
  • Endeavors to understand and respect the values and traditions of the diverse cultures represented in the community and in the classroom.
  • Manifests a positive role in District/School and community relations.
  • Such additional qualifications to the above as the District/School may find appropriate and acceptable and as agreed upon by Kelly Education.
  • Dress in a safe and appropriate manner as described in the KE Standards of Professional Conduct.
  • Must successfully complete KE special education training (and District/School specific training, if applicable) before starting any special education paraeducator assignments.

    REPORTS TO AND SUPERVISED BY: School Principal, Director of Special Education Program, Supervisor, and/or Assigned District/School Teacher. Kelly Permanent Paraeducator will receive day-to-day and all classroom-specific instruction from the District/School.

    JOB GOAL: To assist, support, and work closely with supervising district/school teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for special education students.Dependent upon assignment, but always under direct supervision of District/School employees, this role may be working directly in a special education classroom, working in a general education classroom or environment, and/or working one-on-one with a student or small group of students.

    SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: KE Permanent Paraeducators work at all times under direction and supervision of District/School professional employees. District/School employees are responsible for developing curriculum, planning instruction, evaluating academic and behavior progress, developing goals and objectives, providing day-to-day supervision of the KE Permanent Paraeducator, ensuring classrooms are adequately staffed, and communicating progress to parents.

    KE Permanent Paraeducator provides classroom assistance to special needs students and to the assigned District/School teacher, who has ultimate responsibility for designing and implementing educational programs, activities and services.

    The District/School teacher prepares the lessons, plans the instructional support activities the KE Permanent Paraeducator carries out, and evaluates the achievement of the students with whom the KE Permanent Paraeducator is working; and the KE Permanent Paraeducator works in close and frequent proximity and under the direction and guidance of the supervising District/School teacher(s). Under the guidance of the classroom teacher, the KE Permanent Paraeducator must:a) Allow all students to see the on-site nurse or visit the school clinic if and when they request to do so. The KE Permanent Paraeducator should never make judgment calls as to the authenticity of a student's request in this regard, unless otherwise directed by District/School personnel;b) Allow all students to use the restroom if and when they request to do so. The KE Permanent Paraeducator should never make judgment calls as to the authenticity of a student's request in this regard, unless otherwise directed by District/School personnel. Bathrooming and all other personal hygiene supports require a code of human dignity. After being trained by the District/School, the KE Permanent Paraeducator may need to assist in diapering duties of a student with significant needs. The KE Permanent Paraeducator will only assist in this regard under the direction and direct supervision of the District/School.

    UNACCEPTABLE DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITES: As a support role, KE Permanent Paraeducator employees should not:
  • Have sole supervisory responsibility for the duration of the school day assignment.
  • Prepare lesson plans.
  • Use corporal punishment.
  • Develop curricular materials.
  • Provide direct instruction in place of a teacher.
  • Introduce new content or skills.
  • Assign grades to students.
  • Give students a final grade and/or determine whether a student should pass or fail.
  • Sole responsibility for contact with a parent to discuss a student's IEP, progress or placement decision.
  • Serve as substitute teachers.

    For the physical safety of the students and/or the KE Permanent Paraeducator and to avoid KE being held liable for injuries, the following duties shall not be performed:
    • Administering medication.
    • Diagnose an injury or illness that is actual, perceived, suspected, or claimed.
    • Sole supervision of a playground.
    • Sole supervision for releasing a student(s) onto a school bus or other vehicle.
    • Transporting students in a motor vehicle.
    • To be alone with a student in a private setting (this includes In-house teaching, visiting a student's home for any reason, and/or assignments without on-site supervision from District/School personnel).

      Additionally, KE Permanent Paraeducators should not be placed on special education/needs assignments that require a KE Permanent Paraeducator to perform the following duties:
      • Physical restraint of a student (unless led and directed by the District/School and only after the KE Permanent Paraeducator has been certified in restraint training by the District/School and/or Kelly Education).
      • Administering feeding tubes if untrained. Once trained by the District/School, the KE Permanent Paraeducator may assist in administering feeding tubes while under the direct supervision and at the direction of District/School.
      • Administering breathing tubes.

        Perks you'll enjoy as a Kelly employee:
        • Free online classroom management training to help you become a capable, confident classroom leader
        • Free ongoing professional development to keep your skills sharp
        • Paid orientation on district policies and procedures so you understand the culture and requirements of the school district
        • Weekly pay
        • Kelly-sponsored Affordable Care Act healthcare coverage, for eligible employees
        • Group insurance options*
        • Ability to create a work schedule that works for you
        • Ability to select your preferred school locations

          "*Offered and administered by EnrollVB. These plans are not sponsored by Kelly.

          Next steps:
          • Apply now!
          • If you meet the minimum requirements, you will receive a response to your application.
          • Share this job. Know someone who would make a great substitute teacher? We're always looking for more role models!

            Our commitment to you:Kelly - Education is committed to our substitute employees working in safe environments. Kelly Education operates under the collective guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state officials, and school district administration, and we ensure our employees are adequately protected by school district policies and procedures.

Keywords: Kelly Services, Decatur , Special Education Paraprofessionals needed for Dec, Education / Teaching , Decatur, Alabama

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