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PARAEDUCATORS

Paraeducators make sure that the student learns the curriculum, facilitate social interactions between students, manage small and large groups, and teach appropriate behavior and communication skills.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Type:
  • Full-Time
Locations:
  • Los Angeles and Orange Counties
Responsibilities:
  • Primary responsibility is direct support to students with special needs

  • Participates in activities planned by the teacher

  • Assists in the preparation and development of instructional

  • Training activities and materials

  • Assists the teacher in-class activities based on specific instructions

  • Assists the teacher in maintaining a neat and orderly classroom environment by keeping materials and equipment organized

  • Assists the teacher in maintaining a good learning atmosphere by using effective teaching and behavior management techniques

  • Under direct supervision of the teacher may assist with assessing student needs

  • Provides the teacher their general impressions and observations of students they work with

  • Works with students individually, in small groups, whole group or learning centers planned by the teacher and provides instruction to students

  • Assists and maintains records of attendance, behaviors, performance and goals and objectives as directed by the teacher

  • May assist with classroom technology, adaptive devices and equipment

  • Assists with social skills

  • Assists with toileting, diapering, dressing, and hygiene

  • Keeps an organized and clutter free restroom and/or changing area

  • Administers emergency treatment when necessary

  • May take children into the community

  • May assist children to feed themselves

  • May be assigned in more than one special education/regular education (mainstreaming) classroom

  • Assists with playground and lunch supervision

  • Works cooperatively with students, classroom teachers, special education teachers, specialist, other special education staff, and administration while performing assigned duties and responsibilities

  • Perform bus aide responsibilities based on IEP requirements

  • Attends all in-service training

  • Reinforces lessons with small groups of learners

  • Assists teachers in crisis intervention and discipline

  • Participates in IEP and other program planning meetings at the request of the teacher

  • Performs other job-related work as required

Qualifications:​

Ability to:​

  • Understand and anticipate the needs of children

  • Operate classroom technology equipment

  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with children and adults

  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality

  • Show competence and assist with academic skills, e.g. reading and math

  • Communicate orally with correct language usage

Knowledge of:

  • The general needs and behavior patterns of children

  • Safe work practices

  • Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Needs and concerns of children with a variety of special needs

  • Perform general clerical duties at the request of supervisor

Skills:

  • Read and understand instructions, follow and give clear directions

  • Work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines

  • Adapt to individual needs of teachers and students and work with interruptions

  • Identifying and responding quickly to emergency situations in a calm and resourceful manner

  • Ability to learn computer skills to assist students in the use of computers in classroom

  • Be trained in the use of various equipment

  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Experience:

  • Recent experience in working with groups such as youth groups, child centers, or playgrounds and/or experience requiring organizational skills is desirable

Education:

  • Proof of High School Diploma or equivalency and proof of an A.A. degree, 48 college units, or pass the Paraeducator Exam

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Demands:

Physical:

  • Sitting, walking level surface, reaching, bending, use of both legs

  • Wrist/arm motion, grasping/holding, use of both hands

  • Regularly lift 1-15 lbs. *occasionally lift 26-40 lbs

  • Regularly carry/push 1-15 lbs *occasionally carry/push 26-40 lbs

  • Color vision, near vision, use of both eyes

  • Sense of smell

  • Normal hearing, distinguish sounds in transmission

  • Speaking

Mental:

  • Occasional stress of emergencies, normal work standards stress, ability to work with interruption, reading, interpreting policy, memorize and recall objects, people, analyze problems and generate alternatives

Working Environment:

  • Occasional exposure to the sun, occasional wetness, dust, occasional exposure to childhood diseases

Requirements:​
  • Resume 

  • Cover Letter

  • Complete a mandatory Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) Training (Provided)

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing

Benefits:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits offered to Full-Time employees working 20 plus hours per week