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SEK Interlocal #637 USD 250- Pittsburg High School Autism/ Low Incidence Classroom Para-educator in Pittsburg, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11903941

Purpose:


The job of the Special Education Autism/Low Incidence Para-educator was established for the purposes of assisting in the supervision, care and instruction of students with special health care needs in the regular education classroom, intensive resource room or in a self-contained classroom; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behaviors; providing information to appropriate school personnel; all under the direct supervision of a certified special education teacher.




Responsible to: Special Education Teacher; District Administration; SEK 637 Administration.


Essential Functions:




+ Frequently assists students, when necessary, with medical and/or nursing designated procedures (e.g. tube feeding, tracheotomy suctioning, toileting, brief changing, seizure protocol, etc.) as well as addressing personal care needs (e.g. hand washing, nutritional, etc.) and for the purpose of providing appropriate care for medically fragile students.


+ Frequently implements behavioral plans for students as designed by the IEP team for the purpose of assisting in meeting special education students’ needs and providing a consistent environment under the direction of certified staff.


+ Frequently assist students with challenging and/or aggressive behaviors.


+ Frequently implements education and behavioral programming under the supervision of the classroom certified staff for the purpose of developing new skills for students.


+ Instructs students in a variety of activities in individual and group settings (e.g. academic subjects, social skills, daily living skills, etc) for the purpose of meeting IEP goals under the direction of certified staff.


+ Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments and/or community environments (e.g. rest rooms, playgrounds, hallways, bus loading zones, fire drills, assemblies, cafeteria, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive environment conducive to learning.


+ Adapts and provides accommodations of classroom activities; assignments and/or materials under the direction of the teacher for the purpose of providing an opportunity for special education students to actively participate in classroom activities.


+ Aids students in and out of classroom (e.g. packing backpacks, note taking, relationship building, field trips, social skills, etc.) for the purpose of providing assistance to students’ needs and social growth.


+ Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. CPR, education strategies, specific disability education, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring information for the appropriate care for medically fragile students.


+ Collaborates with staff for the purpose of providing necessary support and information related to the student’s progress as established in the Individual Education Plan.


+ Maintains instructional materials and data sheets for the purpose of ensuring availability of instructional materials and/or providing reliable information regarding student progress under the direction of certified staff.


+ Assist in establishing a positive learning environment, and respond to the individual needs of students.


+ The ability to work cooperatively and demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with other paras, professionals, community agencies, and other groups.


+ Assist in safeguarding confidential information, and observing confidentiality requirements.


+ Use of appropriate behavior management techniques to maintain a positive climate for learning.


+ Faithful, daily attendance and adherence to work schedules.


+ Observe all district and interlocal policies during activities.


+ Restrict cell phone usage to break and lunch times.


+ Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the educational team.

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