Substitute Classified Staff - Paraprofessional

Substitute Classified Staff - Paraprofessional
Pacifica School District
Date Posted:
Susan Santiago
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
Length of Work Year:
10 months
Employment Type:
Part Time
Application Deadline:
12/31/2018 11:55 PM Pacific
Date Posted: 10/10/2018 Application Deadline: 12/31/2018 11:55 PM Pacific Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: 10 months Salary: $14.63 Number Openings: (At time of posting) 5 Contact: Susan Santiago Email: ssantiago@pacificasd.org Phone: 650-738-6602
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under direct supervision of general and special education teachers, assist with the instruction of students receiving special education services. Perform various duties as specified in the Individual Educational Plans.
Positions in this classification may be found in general education classrooms and in Resource Specialist programs and SDC classes and are designed to enhance the development of children in special education programs under the teacher's direction.
1. Assist instructional personnel in the education, instruction and supervision of students with special needs.
2. Assist a certificated teacher by providing individual assistance to students in pre-academic/academic areas: work with small groups of students on IEP goals as outlined in student IEP.
3. Assist in the development and presentation of learning materials and instructional exercises.
4. Prepare and assist in the preparation of a variety of instructional materials and learning aids geared to students with special needs.
5. Assist students in basic care activities including dressing, toileting, feeding and grooming; may change diapers.
6. Assist students with activities for the development of small muscles and eye-hand coordination deficiencies; lead activities designed to help students improve motor control, and sensory regulation.
7. May provide basic first aid and physical care as directed by district or related services personnel.
8. May assist with the maintenance and adjustment of equipment such as standers, walkers, wheelchair and braces; correctly place and remove braces on students; push students in wheelchairs.
9. Observe behavior of students to assure safety; facilitate play and social interactions; assist in resolving student disputes; assist in the development and management of appropriate student behavior using positive reinforcement techniques.
10. Maintain routine records related to student work and classroom activities; grade tests and check student test corrections; maintain confidentiality of student records and information according to established policies and guidelines.
11. Assists in performing clerical tasks such as typing, duplicating, filing and taking attendance; distribute and account for an inventory of textbooks, supplies and equipment.
12. Attend staff meetings and in-service programs as required.
13. Assists students by modeling appropriate behavior, social skills and attitudes and providing emotional support and general guidance.
14. Helps maintain classroom in a clean and orderly condition during the school day including checking and storing equipment, games and supplies, reports missing or damaged games and devices to the teacher. May repair damaged materials or make replacement parts.
15. May accompany students to other classrooms, field trips or therapy settings as assigned; provide individual instructional assistance.
16. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
General needs and behavior of children with disabilities
Basic first aid principles
Basic subjects taught in schools including arithmetic, reading, and writing
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
Basic record-keeping techniques
Ability to:
Work effectively with children, earning their confidence and trust
Assist with instruction and related activities in a classroom or assigned learning environment
Learn procedures and activities necessary to operate and maintain specialized equipment which will assist students
Learn and apply basic first aid techniques and practices
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with children and adults
Operate standard office machines and equipment
Understand and follow oral and written directions
Speak, read and understand the English language sufficiently to successfully receive/provide information to/from students, the public, co-workers, supervisors, etc.
Operate basic office equipment (i.e., telephone, copier, calculator, etc.) to perform routine clerical work
Perform all duties listed on the job description
One year of volunteer and/or paid experience working with children and/or the handicapped in an organized setting. Child development training is desirable.
Graduation from high school or equivalency, preferably supplemented by courses in psychology, child growth and development, or a closely related field.
Some positions may require a valid California driver's license. Possession of a valid CPR and/or First Aid Certificate is required and must be obtained during the probationary period.
Requirements for Applying
Requirements for Applying
Substitute Paraprofessionals: Under direct supervision of general and special education teachers, assist with the instruction of a specific student receiving special education services. Perform various duties as specified in the Individual Educational Plans.
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