Special Education Paraprofessional

Cedar Rapids Community School District

It’s an exciting time to consider a career with the Cedar Rapids Community School District. At the School District you will work as a team to assist in student learning. There is a position that will fit everyone's needs! The Cedar Rapids Community School District has the second largest enrollment in the State of Iowa. The District's AK through grade 12 grade program currently serves 16,294 students in 21 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 4 high schools. We also have various alternative schools.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES
●    Under direction of professional staff work with students individually or in group settings.
●    Assist with supervision of students (classroom, cafeteria, halls, etc.).
●    Implement behavior management strategies.
●    May include riding the bus with students.
●    May include working one to one with student to complete assigned tasks
●    Student supervision required.
●    Ensuring student safety is required.
●    Other duties may be assigned.
●    Assist students with the necessary health assistance under the guidance of the nurses.
●    Assist in the preparation of materials used in the educational process.
●    Assist students at mealtime.
●    Assist students in personal hygiene areas.
●    Help get students to and from bus or car.
●    Other duties as may be assigned
●    Assignments may vary based on building and district needs

CLASSIFICATION
Teacher Associates 
$12.28/hr minimum

EMPLOYMENT
Para Hours: As arranged for the 21-22 school year

PREPARATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
●    Willingness to assume responsibility.
●    Ability to work well with others.
●    Flexibility in working with classroom teachers.
●    Good oral and written communication skills.
●    Ability to work independently.
●    Ability to effectively supervise students while maintaining a positive relationship with them.
●    Capable of representing the school in a professional manner, which includes but is not limited to confidentiality, communication skills, and dress.
●    Regular attendance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
●    Good oral and written communication skills.
●    Ability to work independently. 
●    Flexibility in working with classroom teachers.
●    To perform essential functions successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear.  The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 to 24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches.  The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items.  The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 to 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes.  The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. workday.  The employee will frequently work in different areas of the classroom including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing, in movement while supervising indoor and outdoor activities, etc.  The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures but will work outdoors when supervising students outside of the classroom.
 
The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Job Benefits:

PTO

IPERS

Health/Vision/Dental Insurance

Job ID: 76516

Posted 8 days ago

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