Substitute Paraprofessional - District Wide

Grand Forks Public School District   Grand Forks, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 9, 2024
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Education: High School Diploma or High School Equivalency.

Qualifications: Ability to work with a variety of student behaviors and educational needs, primarily in the general education classroom. Ability to work as a team member, demonstrates human relations skills, and demonstrates effective communication skills.

Job Goal: Assist students with disabilities in a variety of school settings, including specialized classrooms, under the supervision of teachers/related services personnel. Disabilities include autism, emotional disturbance, physical impairments, intellectual disabilities, adult transition (18-21 years of age) and alternate settings.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Assist in carrying out activities to achieve goals and objectives listed in the students' Individual Educational Plans.
  • Assist students in instructional activities, curriculum modification and adaptations with the planning and supervision of the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher.
  • Assist with the tracking of student progress through data collection.
  • Work out of a self-contained program, i.e. Autism, ED, Alternative Learning Program.
  • Support students individually or in small groups and toggle between the general educations setting and the self-contained setting.
  • Work with computers and other adaptive AT equipment to aid in student learning.
  • Supervise students individually and in small groups and toggle between the general education setting and the self-contained setting.
  • Assist in the provision of accommodations and adaptations.
  • Assist students in developing self-management skills.
  • Assist teachers in classroom management and in the carrying out of positive behavior support plans.
  • Partner with classroom teacher in monitoring the classroom to minimize distractions and disruptions to promote learning.
  • Assist students in other ways as assigned by supervisors.
  • Assist students in loading and unloading safely from buses and in drop off and pick up zones.
  • Participate in professional development, including program specific training and behavioral de-escalation, to acquire specific skills needed to perform responsibilities.
  • Promote learning environments that are student-centered, safe, and supportive where through effective communication and relationship building.
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the district supervisor.
Work Environment and Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; occasionally walk and stand. The ability to hear and see in order to communicate effectively as well as communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties; Maintain mental capacity, allowing for effective interaction and communication with others.

Terms of Employment: As needed throughout the academic school year, no benefits