Paraprofessional/Teacher’s Aide

Ukiah Unified School District

Ukiah Unified School District Equal Employment Opportunity CLASSIFIED POSITIONJOB TITLE: ParaprofessionalLEVEL: CWORK DAYS: Monday – FridayDIVISION: InstructionalREPORTS TO: Site AdministratorSUMMARY: Under supervision of a site principal and day-to-day work coordination and scheduling of a credentialed teacher or specialized program lead (such as in ASES or other extended day programs), the Paraprofessional assists individuals and/or groups of students in the instructional program in a classroom environment and/or on the playground. Employees in this classification may also be assigned to monitor student behavior in the cafeteria, on the playground, or in the bus area.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Note: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The examples of work performed are neither restricted to nor all encompassing of the duties to be performed under this job title.)Assists students by reviewing and reinforcing basic instruction and acceptable, positive behaviors assigned by a classroom teacher, site administrator, or specialized program lead.Assists small groups of students in teacher-directed learning activities, assisting individuals as needed.Assists teacher by having students’ daily work ready for each class.Assesses student needs and progress under teacher direction.Implements planned programs of team sports, physical fitness (e.g. SPARKS) and games with groups of students for physical education activities.Monitors, supports and assists with positive behavior support plans as directed by certificated staff.Assists teacher in the implementation of planned programs for student physical fitness; monitor activities to ensure student safety and well-being.Follows district guidelines to protect student health, safety, and well-being.Monitors student activities on the playground, in the cafeteria and in the bus area.Performs routine clerical and record-keeping tasks such as taking roll, collecting monies, completing forms, correcting papers, recording grades, duplicating and distributing instructional materials, etcOperates equipment such as computers, copiers, laminators, audio-visual aids, etc.Participates in conferences and planning sessions and daily/periodic classroom meetings and briefings with the teacher; attends required inservice training.Assists the teacher in accommodating students who have disabilities as necessary.May administer first aid as necessaryPerforms other related duties as assigned.(Additional examples of work apply for bilingual instructional assistants.)QUALIFICATIONS /REQUIREMENTS: (At time of application)KNOWLEDGE OF: Mathematics, reading and writing sufficient to pass a proficiency test equivalent to that required of high school graduates.Basic child development characteristics.Appropriate behaviors in interacting with studentsABILITY TO: Assist in the instruction of math, reading, writing and applications applying technology tools to learning.Follow and carry out written and oral instructions.Learn and implement teacher-directed educational techniques.Learn and implement teacher-directed positive behavior support plans that increase student independence, motivation and self-esteem.Communicate effectively and to interact positively with students, teachers, staff members and parents.Participate in physical activities, to stand for long periods of time, to lift, stoop, and bend.Learn to operate computers and other school equipment.Maintain confidentiality about student records and personal information.Tutor individuals and/or small groups of students; ability to monitor large groups of students.Maintain patience, tact and self-control when students are upset and/or behaving offensively.Obtain first aid certification.(For the bilingual paraprofessional, proficiency in the primary language of students who are learning English.)EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent; a passing score on an exam that tests for the knowledge of, and the ability to assist in the teaching of, math, reading and writingDESIRED: Some experience working with students; an A.A. degree or two years of college, or any combination of training and experience that would indicate possession of the above skills and abilitiesWORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: ( Must perform with or without reasonable accommodation.)Speak, read and understand sufficiently to successfully receive/provide information to/from students, supervisors, co-workers, the public, etc.Operate basic equipment such as the telephone, copier, computer, calculator, etc., except where incidental to the position.Sufficient strength and agility to perform physical tasks required by the position such as bending, walking and standing while working with and assisting students.Perform all duties listed on the job description.APPROVED BY BOARD: 2/8/94 Revised: 3/8/18APPROVED BY PERSONNEL COMMISSION: 2/18/94Revised: 1/29/96; 3/20/18 Reviewed: 6/11/01; 4/14/03Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $14.53 – $26.59 per hourBenefits:Dental insuranceDisability insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offParental leaveRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:Monday to FridayApplication Question(s):Please submit the names and contact information for three references.Education:High school or equivalent (Required)Language:Spanish (Preferred)Work Location:One locationWork Remotely:NoShow more

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