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Paraeducator & BIS positions available

Posted: 01/24/2023

Paraeducator and Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) positions are responsible for assisting a teacher in providing an efficient and effective classroom and school environment for students by providing assistance with educational programming, either individually or small groups of students. This position is also responsible for monitoring, redirecting students to support academic progress, providing supervision of students, and performing a variety of clerical duties as assigned. 

Hiring Specifications:

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • NCLB compliance – 60 college credit hours, associate’s degree, generalist or specialist para educator license issued by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners OR successful completion of the district-approved competency test
  • Computer/technology training as required for the position

Certification

  • NCLB compliance – see above

Experience

  • Experience working with students

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of core subjects taught in district schools including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading, including punctuation and vocabulary and ability to assist with instructional and related activities in a learning environment
  • Knowledge of safe practices in classroom and playground activities and health regulations
  • Knowledge of core instructional methods and techniques
  • Ability to monitor and observe student behavior according to approved policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of district policies, rules and regulations
  • Basic record-keeping skills
  • Ability to develop rapport and interact effectively with students
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to handle emotionally charged situations
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with staff, students and families in a professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with staff, parents and community members regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic/national origin, religion, marital status, age, socio-economic status or disability
  • Show professional and ethical conduct as defined by district policy and procedures
  • Show excellent attendance and consistently on time for work as scheduled (including after all breaks)
  • Maintain a professional appearance

Technology Requirements

  • Basic computer skills (computer navigation, email, web browser, Employee Portal)
  • Intermediate computer skills (Google Suites, search function, student information systems, basis promethean)
  • Ability to reach all skill levels listed if not already acquired 

Supervision of Others:

  • N/A

Personal Contacts:

  • All district staff, students and families
  • AEA267 personnel

Job Duties:

  1. Assists in providing instruction to individuals or small groups of students, reinforcing instruction as directed by the teacher.
  2. Actively participates in professional development.
  3. Works with others to improve professional practice and student learning.
  4. Monitors and assists students in prescribed learning activities.
  5. Monitors, observes and reports behavior of students according to approved procedures, including progress regarding student performance and behavior.
  6. Communicates with teachers regarding programs and materials to meet student needs.
  7. Follows health and safety practices and regulations.
  8. Assists students in developing self-help and self-advocacy skills as directed.
  9. Supports Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) initiatives.
  10. Communicates, models and maintains standards of responsible student behavior aligned with classroom and building goals and rules.
  11. Uses instructional time effectively to maximize student achievement.
  12. Provides appropriate supervision of students in classrooms, halls, lunchroom, playground and all other areas as directed.
  13. Directs student group activities as assigned.
  14. Implements classroom management system.
  15. Follows Board policies, district procedures and contractual obligations.
  16. Completes other duties as assigned.

Additional Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to provide physical care for assigned student(s)
  • Ability to perform physical restraint as needed following the appropriate district procedures
  • Successful completion of post-offer drug screening and physical as well as background check and as required thereafter by master agreement and State law.
To apply, visit our applicant portal and find a work location and position that is right for you:
https://waterlooschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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