Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional

Dubuque Community Schools | Dubuque, IA, United States

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Posted Date 9/28/2022
Requires paraprofessional certification or associate/bachelor degree
$15.12 per hour, plus $.15 per hour for certification = $15.27
Hoover, Kennedy, Table Mound & Lincoln
Dubuque Community School District is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is safe and inclusive. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Successful completion of or willingness to successfully complete training in dealing with behavioral interactions with students
  • Successful completion of or willingness to successfully complete training in instructional support
  • Physical and emotional stamina to meet daily student care needs
Desirable Qualifications
  • Post high school coursework
  • Experience working with children
Basic Function: This person will be working with students, teachers and other building staff members to assist in the delivery of the educational program.
The paraprofessional hired must be able to:
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace and in the community
  • Communicate clearly and appropriately with students and staff
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with others
  • Follow directions of supervising teacher and building administrator(s)
  • Exercise maturity and sound judgment in making decisions
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Assist teacher in computer entry of data and the application of technology
  • Maintain effective discipline based on the policies and guidelines of the District
  • Provide input and feedback to supervising teacher as requested
  • Support guided practice or monitor educational program as directed
  • Assist with accommodations for students with special needs
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in staff development
  • Meet the daily care student needs, including, but not limited to lifting, repositioning, diapering, toileting, restraining, etc.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license. May be required to transport students in personal vehicle.
  • Communicate with parent when appropriate
  • Supervise children on the playground and in the lunchroom
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Other Requirements:
  • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and climb stairs
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Model to students and peers a commitment to appropriate public behavior toward all students, workplace, colleagues and the public
  • Experience and/or desire working with diverse groups of students

Special Education

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