Position: Para Educator/Classroom Aide
Location: Desert Shadows Elementary School
9 Months; 6.5 Hours per Day
Grade 9; 12.72 per Hour
Start Date: August 9, 2021
The job of Para Educator- Classroom Aide is done for the
purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within
assigned classroom with specific responsibility for working with
special needs, ELL and/or K-12 students individually or in a group,
following educational and specific behavioral plans; documenting
students' daily activities; and modeling appropriate behaviors and
interactions with student and staff.
This job reports to Site Administrator
Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under
the direction of the supervising teacher (e.g. BART program, etc.)
for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom
Administers immediate first aid and medical assistance as
instructed by a health care professional (e.g. diapering, tube
feeding, colostomy bags, medication, etc.) for the purpose of
meeting immediate health care needs.
Attends meetings and in-service presentations as requested by
the teacher or administrative staff, as needed (e.g. first aid,
CPR, emergency procedures, team meetings, IEP meetings, etc.) for
the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to
Communicates with teacher/s and other professional and health
care staff in a collaborative team model (e.g. Speech Therapist,
PTs, COTAs, special education teacher, ELL teacher, etc.) for the
purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP
objectives, behavioral management strategies, instructional
objectives or SEI goals.
Documents students' daily activities (e.g. behavior, completed
assignments, on/off task times, etc.) for the purpose of completing
daily logs and student's hourly activities.
Evaluates situations involving other staff, students, parents,
the public, etc. for the purpose of taking action and/or providing
referral for resolution.
Implements under the supervision of assigned teacher, behavioral
management strategies, instructional objectives, IEP goals or SEI
goals as needed for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing
Maintains classroom equipment, work area, and manual and
electronic files and records (e.g. Medicare related documents for
reimbursements, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of
items; providing written reference; providing a safe learning
environment; and/or meeting mandated requirements.
Models conversation, manners, clean up activities, listening,
and everyday interactions for the purpose of demonstrating
appropriate social behavior in a culturally sensitive manner.
Monitors students during and between assigned periods within a
variety of school environments (e.g. rest rooms, playgrounds,
hallways, bus loading zones, cafeteria, parking lots, etc.) for the
purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning
Provides instruction to students, under direction (e.g. math,
science, reading, behavioral skills, daily living skills, writing,
verbal skills, etc.) for the purpose of implementing IEP or SEI
goals and instructional objectives ensuring students success.
Refers incidents including personal injuries, altercations,
suspicious activities, rule violations, etc. to appropriate site
personnel for the purpose of ensuring follow-up in accordance with
administrative, site security and student safety guidelines.
Remains with students at all times for the purpose of providing
for the safety of students, removing students when necessary and
de-escalating situations outside the classroom.
Responds to a variety of situations (e.g. accidents, injuries,
suspicious activities, etc.) for the purpose of taking the
appropriate action to resolve immediate safety and/or security
Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel for the
purpose of assisting in ensuring a safe and positive learning
Performs other related duties as assigned (e.g. proctoring high
stakes test, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and
effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential
need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily
perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety
practices; preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including
calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; understand
written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and
understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific
knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
functions of the job include: age appropriate activities when
working with K-12/ELL/special needs students; concepts of grammar
ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or
collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is
required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined but
different processes; and operate equipment using standardized
methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of
individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of
job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify
issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires
independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with
equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based
competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of
the job include: establishing and maintaining effective working
relationships; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining
confidentiality; working as part of a team; working with frequent
Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using
standardized procedures; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating
others; utilization of some resources from other work units is
often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual
opportunity to impact the organization's services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's
functions require the following physical demands: occasional
lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and
balancing, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or
crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job
requires 25% sitting, 25% walking, and 50% standing. The job is
performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury
and/or illness and in a clean atmosphere.
Experience: Job related experience is desired.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Required Testing Certificates and Licenses
First Aid Certificate
CPR Certificate Renewal
First Aid Certificate Renewal
Criminal Background Clearance
FLSA Status - Non Exempt
Primary Location: Desert Shadows ES
Shift Type: 6.5 hrs/day