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Bucks County IUParaeducator (2019-2020 School Year)

Bucks County IU

Paraeducator (2019-2020 School Year) (18-107PAQ)

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Job Details

TitleParaeducator (2019-2020 School Year)
Posting ID18-107PAQ
Description

Summary/Objective:

 

A Paraeducator is responsible for assisting the teacher/therapist in providing instruction and support to assigned students in an educational setting, which is designed to promote intellectual, behavioral, emotional, and social growth. Paraeducators can be assigned to individual students or to multiple students. All functions are performed under the direction of the teacher/therapist.

 

The position requires the employee to support students with a variety of developmental needs, which may include individuals who exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior. The Paraeducator will be trained to meet the individual needs of the students that they are assigned to within the classroom or setting. Commitment to positive behavior strategies is necessary.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Provide classroom support to help students meet and generalize IEP goals.
  • Assist with classroom management, such as organizing instructional and/or other materials.
  • Act as a liaison in communicating with teacher and other IU and district staff regarding ongoing needs of students.
  • Support parental involvement activities.
  • Provide support across all educational settings; escort and supervise students to various locations across all educational settings.Assist the student to use equipment.
  • Assist students to use and maintain augmentative communication devices.
  • Assist students to ambulate, position, and transfer.
  • Assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) (e.g. feeding, grooming, bathing, toileting, diapering, etc.).
  • Monitor the incidence and prevalence of designated health problems or medical conditions (e.g., seizure precautions or extreme lethargy).
  • Accompany student on school bus or other vehicle.
  • Cue, redirect or monitor to ensure that the student performs ADL tasks when a cognitive impairment prevents a student from knowing when or how to carry out the task (e.g., a student may not be able to dress without instruction on how to do so or need reminders of what to do and when).
  • Observe/monitor and redirect/intervention to assist with completion of ADL’s.
  • Support access to and participation in classroom activities and routines.
  • Participate in the implementation of each student's IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) and C.E.Rs (if applicable)
  • Assist with data collection of student performance.
  • Follow any individualized support plans that may be a part of a student’s educational program (e.g., behavior, communication, health, transportation) and maintain accurate data in each identified area\.
  • Assist with setting up educational environment and preparing materials for instruction.

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee may be required to stand for long periods, and to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time, 185-day calendar position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Hours of work are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hours are dependent on the needs of the districts. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

 

Travel: Travel or transport may be expected for this position.

 

Education and Experience:

Meet the designation of a Bucks IU “Highly Qualified” Paraeducator by showing evidence of at least one of the following:

  • Associate or Bachelor Degree
  • At least 48 college/university credits
  • A high school diploma or equivalency and successfully pass a local assessment. (Bucks IU considers that a Credential of Competency for Special Education Paraeducators from the Pennsylvania Department of Education meets this requirement for those individuals who do not have at least 48 college/university credits or an Associate or Bachelor Degree)
  • Experience working with students with disabilities 
  • Processing software, email, sending attachments and tracking billing.
  • CPR & First Aid Certification Required
  • Crisis Prevention Institute Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training Required 

 

To be hired for this position you will need the required PA clearances to be dated no more than one year prior to your employment start date.  Click here to learn more about the required clearances.

Shift TypeFull-time, 10 month, 185 day calendar
Salary RangeParaeducator
LocationJoseph Ferderbar Elementary School, Neshaminy School District

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/01/2019