Special Education Paraprofessional, In Person (0700)
Company: Public Consulting Group
Posted on: November 26, 2022
University Instructors, LLC is seeking talented people from diverse
backgrounds and experiences to lead, change, and inspire students
in the Portland area. The team you'll support believes that every
employee, despite having different roles, is an educator. We hope
to attract talented educators who model the core Educator
Essentials. With a focus on eliminating systemic racism and its
adverse impact on student learning, we seek to hire individuals who
bring a deep commitment to racial equity and social justice.
Those hired prior to December 2022 are eligible for a $3000
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is considered a minimum
qualification requirement, and this proof will be requested during
the hiring process.
SPECIAL EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT
As a department, we are committed to reversing the trend of
isolation and segregation of students with disabilities by ensuring
all students have access to high quality instruction responsive to
their needs and delivered by effective and culturally responsive
educators within the Least Restrictive Environment. Our primary
focus is to build capacity and to support all staff members to
ensure effective instruction is the predictor of student
Paraeducators support the instructional program developed and
directed by Special Education teacher(s) and/or specialist(s) for
students with developmental & educational disabilities from K-12
through age 21. Services may include specially designed instruction
and related services, behavioral guidance and/or management, and/or
physical management of students. Services are provided, using
independent judgment, as assigned, qualified, and appropriate to
the Paraeducator role.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
In this role, you'll support students with special needs. You may
also perform the following assignments:
Participate as an effective team member in a manner that promotes
collaboration for student success.
Collect and report relevant performance & behavioral data of
individual learners that supports the planning process.
Implement complex instructional strategies in the classroom,
on-campus learning environments, homes, work sites, & other
As applicable, assist with modification, development and/or
preparation of learning strategies, materials & activities to
accommodate different learning styles, ability levels, and other
learning needs of students.
Implement & modify behavioral strategies with students that are
consistent with classroom & building behavioral goals.
As applicable, perform tasks assigned by occupational & physical
therapists, speech language pathologists, & other providers in the
delivery of related services.
Carry out functional (informal) assessment activities to document
information about learner strengths and needs.
Comply with all applicable district, state & federal policies,
procedures & regulations.
Perform support tasks to enhance effectiveness of the learning
Maintain & improve professional skills in order to contribute to
the learning of all students.
Perform medical protocols as delegated by registered nurses.
Provide physical assistance to students with disabilities which may
include toileting, changing, feeding, lifting and supervising a
variety of student activities including playground, cafeteria and
To be considered for this role, you must be at least 18 years of
age, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, and meet ONE of the
following four requirements:
Score 455+ on Education Testing Service's ParaPro Assessment (more
info available at https://www.ets.org/parapro) OR
hold an Associate degree OR
have earned 72-quarter credits or 48-semester credits at an
institution of higher education OR
hold a Bachelor's degree
Spanish language proficiency (Preferred)
Official transcripts MUST be provided prior to hire.
Additional requirements for the role include:
Two years successful related experience or training, preferred
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to work as a team member
Ability to gather and report relevant data
First Aid and CPR certification, or ability to obtain
Requires the ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 50lbs. May
also require the ability to restrain 50 to 100lbs. and requires
continuous reaching, bending, crouching, twisting, kneeling and the
repetitive use of arms, hands, wrists and legs.
This role offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit
packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental,
vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee
assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various
leave and professional development programs. Depending on the
insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee
contribution toward insurance.
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