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Level I/(Special Needs) ParaEducator (Teacher Assistant)
at Helena Public Schools
Openings as of 9/14/2019
- Level I/(Special Needs) ParaEducator (Teacher Assistant) JobID: 1868
- Position Type:
Support Staff/ParaEducator (Teacher Assistant)
- Date Posted:
Level I (Special Education) Para Educator
Helena School District # 1 Special Education Services has an opening for a tempoary Level I (Special Education) Para Educator. The position is scheduled for 7 hours per school day. Minimum qualifications include: a high school diploma or equivalent; at least 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. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting special needs students individually or in small groups and assisting with lunch room supervision. The position may work with physically, emotionally and/or autistic students. Prior successful experience assisting students with emotional disorders and special education needs is preferred.
Entry level pay range is $10.95 to $13.82 per hour depending education level and applicable experience as determined by the District and includes a comprehensive benefit package 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, 2019. 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
55 South Rodney Street
Helena MT 59601
Helena Public Schools
Job Title: Para Educator - Special Education
Department: Special Education Services
Reports To: Special Education Administrator/Building Administrator
Prepared Date: September 2016
SUMMARY: Works under the supervision of instructional personnel and assists in the special education services students' daily training programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Regularly lifts 40 lb. individually and/or pushes over 100 lb students.
Assists special services students with the learning materials and instructional exercises.
Understand and be aware of medical needs of students.
May assist special services students with hygiene and feeding.
Assist with behavior management programs and techniques.
Tutors special services students individually or in small groups to reinforce and follow-up learning activity.
Assists special services students on general education field trips.
Assists special services students in student orientation.
Demonstrates an understanding of students' problems.
Assists with the development and maintenance of special education records.
Assist in students Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals under the direction of instructional personnel.
Manage required forms and records.
Assist with loading and unloading of students on the buses.
Assist with sanitation of room and equipment.
Assists instructional personnel in maintaining discipline and other functions.
May escort children to and from various rooms.
Other duties as assigned.
May supervise students when the teacher is 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); one to three-months related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the District. Experience working with severely disabled children is desired.
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 work with disabled children. 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 reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and/or push/pull up to 100 pounds, such as students that are disabled, adaptive equipment and/or supplies. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee needs to be able to tell where a sound is coming from and hear in a noisy environment.
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.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts in vocational settings and outdoors in various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. May be directly 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