PARAEDUCATOR - PARK AVENUE - TITLE 1 - Part-Time

Recruiter
Danbury Public Schools District
Location
Danbury
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 06, 2016
Closes
Oct 19, 2016
Industry
Service
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
TITLE 1 - PARA

Purpose: To serve as an integral member of the classroom instructional team by assisting the teacher and district in providing services that support the district's mission to educate all children to higher levels.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Work with individual students or small groups of students under the supervision of a certified teacher to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced by the teacher.

* Administer, score and record achievements and diagnostic tests, under the direction of the teacher for individual students or groups of students.

* Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests and abilities.

* Assist the teacher in the handling, operation and care of equipment, used in the classroom, including media, and instructional materials.

* Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, field trips and in other non-classroom activities.

* Check notebooks, correct papers and supervise testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.

* Assist the teacher with non-instructional duties, such as snack, toilet and clothing routines.

* Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.

* Assist the teacher in drill work, large group reading or storytelling.

* Alert the regular teacher regarding any problem or special information related to an individual student.

* Maintain the same high level of ethnical behavior and sensitivity of information about students as is expected of a certified teacher.

* Participate in in-service training programs, as assigned.

* Perform related duties as appropriate for the position as assigned by the appropriate administrator/supervisor.

* Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher.

* Keep bulletin board and other classroom learning displays up to date.

* Guide independent study, enrichment work and remedial work set and assigned by the teacher.

* Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction.

* Assist in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning school environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

* Such additions and alternatives to the above qualifications as may be appropriate and acceptable.

* Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions effectively.

* Exhibits good judgment, patience, tact and courtesy.

* Must possess or be willing to acquire the skills necessary to work productively with children.

* Demonstrated ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions effectively.

* Must exhibit good judgment, patience, tact and courtesy.

* Physical condition commensurate with the demands of, at a minimum, the essential functions of the position, particularly when assigned to kindergarten positions

* Utilizes and maintains ethical practices for confidential communication about students.

MINIMUM QUALITIFCATIONS:

* Must possess a high school diploma.

* Must meet NCLB compliance requirements, as applicable. Candidates must possess an Associates Degree or 60 college credits OR successful completion of the Parapro Assessment Examination.

* Must possess or be willing to acquire the skills necessary to support needs associated English language learners

* Experience/training in working with children preferred.

Working Conditions:

19 hours per week, Union Contract

$12.83 per hour - No Benefits

Application Procedure:

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