Helena Public Schools
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General Education ParaEducator (Teacher Assistant)
at Helena Public Schools
Openings as of 9/21/2019
- General Education ParaEducator (Teacher Assistant) JobID: 1869
- Position Type:
Support Staff/ParaEducator (Teacher Assistant)
- Date Posted:
General Education Para Educator
Helena School District # 1 has openings for General Education Para Educator (Teacher Assistant). Positions may be open at various schools and schedules could be for up to 7 hours per school day. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting instructional personnel in general daily classroom activities; assisting in the school's main office; assisting students individually and/or in small groups; and may include assisting with lunch room and outside supervision. Prior successful experience assisting school aged students is preferred. Minimum qualifications include: high school graduation or equivalent; one (1) to three (3) months related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience as determined by the District.
Entry level pay range is $10.65 to $13.42 per hour depending education level and applicable experience as determined by the District. A comprehensive benefit package is provided including including coverage during the summer break.
To be considered for this position the following information is required: completed District online application, letter of application, and resume. Initial application deadline is June 14. This position will remain open until filled. The Helena Public Schools are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
District online application is available at:
Helena Public Schools
Job Title: Paraprofessional
Department: Educational Services
Reports To: Building Administrator
Prepared Date: November 2015
SUMMARY: Assist instructional personnel in general daily classroom activities. Supervise students at recess, lunch and outside play. Responsible to represent the school building and district in a most positive way to students, staff, parents, and the school community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Assists in small group pupil instruction, tutors pupils at teachers’ request.
Assists teacher in maintaining discipline and other functions.
Assists with set up of classroom and prepares materials for specialized instructional units.
Assists teacher with attendance and related clerical functions.
Assists in assembling/hanging materials on bulletin boards and keeping displays current.
Operates standard school equipment such as laminator, copier, audiovisual, etc.
Assist with loading and unloading of students on the buses.
May escort children to and from various rooms.
Other duties as assigned.
Other essential duties and responsibilities depending upon assignment:
Processes student attendance.
Distributes building mail and community/district flyers
Makes and receives telephone calls, takes messages, routes calls.
Provides appropriate first aid.
Administers medications according to policy and regulations.
Other duties as assigned
May supervise students when the teacher and/or librarian are not present.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job 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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); a minimum of two years of study at an institution of higher education and/or an associate’s (or higher) degree; one to three-months related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the District.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, parents, guardians, and/or staff.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to meet multiple demands from several people. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, guardians and/or the school community. Ability to assume responsibility for supervising students, understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Trustees policies.
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 position, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift, move and/or push up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK 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 moderate to loud at a standard acceptable level for this environment. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly outdoors in various weather conditions. The employee is continuously responsible for the safety, well-being and/or work output of students.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.