Tonasket School District

Position Opening: Paraeducator - Elementary Assignment

The Tonasket School District is currently looking to fill a Paraeducator - Elementary Assignment position starting the 2019/20 school year.

Paraeducator – Elementary Assignment


APPLICATION PERIOD:
In-district requests close October 14, 2019.

​Open until filled for out of district applications.


APPLICATION PROCESS:
To request a transfer (within classification), submit a letter of interest to Anitra Atchison in the district office.


APPLICATION PROCESS:
To apply for this position, applicants must complete the on-line application and submit materials through the online system. Go to the district’s website at the link below. Instructions for completing the on-line application are found on the Employment link. Please call the district office at 509-486-2126 for help if needed.

JOB DESCRIPTION

PARAEDUCATOR - ELEMENTARY ASSIGNMENT


DEPARTMENT: As Assigned

REPORTS TO: Building Program/Administrator

WORK DAYS: Monday – Friday, 7 Hours per Day, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The position is designed based on the needs of the district on a year-to-year basis. Duties may be adjusted on a year-to-year basis depending on district need.


BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Tutor students individually or in small groups.

  2. Conference with the classroom teacher to monitor student progress and to develop instructional objectives and appropriate activities for individual students.

  3. Supervise students when needed.

  4. Assist in compiling test data and keep required documentation and records.

  5. Assist in administering standardized test or curriculum-based tests as directed.

  6. Maintain accurate student files.

  7. Participate and manage student information of CST meetings as directed.

  8. Complete required records in a timely manner.

  9. Track student attendance, academic progress and classroom performance.

  10. Attend relevant inservices as they are available.

  11. Maintain confidentiality at all times.

  12. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

  13. Give assessments.

  14. Assist with student/family communication.

  15. Recess Duty – schedule (times, area, and grade level) assigned on a yearly basis.

  16. Test proctor for computerized tests.

  17. Help students in computer assisted instruction.

  18. Additional duties as assigned.


MS Para and ASB Advisor Duties Include:

  1. Coordinate ASB activities and advise ASB officers.

  2. Coordinate ASB Elections

  3. Guide Students through ASB meetings and decisions.

  4. Other duties as assigned.

  5. Partner with Leadership Teacher to coordinate ASB/Leadership collaboration.


ES Work Room Duties Include:

  1. Work Room

    1. Complete projects assigned by staff

    2. Operate and maintain all equipment in the copy room including:

  • Copy Machine

  • Duplicator

  • Laminator

  • Die Cut

  1. Assist in the Cub Den as directed.

ES Library Duties Include:

  1. Know the organization of the library.

  2. Assist the librarian as directed.

  3. Check materials in and out of the library (Watch for holds and other unexpected messages)

  4. Shelve and straighten collection daily. (Set aside items that need attention)

  5. Housekeeping: dusting, watering, picking up, etc.

  6. Lifting up to 25 lbs: books, equipment etc.

  7. Gathering resources for staff (teachers)

  8. Provide assistance to patrons as needed or requested.

    1. Find books for patrons and pull collections (for teachers, consult with librarian)

    2. Help place and remove holds and check patron status

    3. Utilize computer search

    4. Help with other computer applications and projects

    5. Facilitate high expectations, appropriate behavior and procedures

    6. Promote accountability

  9. Deal with disgruntled clientele.

  10. Collect and track lost/damaged book fines.

  11. Destiny tasks beyond circulation:

    1. Generate and distribute reports

    2. Batch process items and patrons

    3. Import and export data

    4. Cataloging: Add AR information

        1. Delete discarded items

        2. Find prices

        3. Make corrections as necessary

    5. Find pertinent information by utilizing item or patron status and history to solve questions

  12. Process and repair books

    1. Such as adding and covering spine labels, bar codes

    2. Various book covering and repair and cleaning tasks

    3. Suggest books for discard

    4. Receive orders and reconcile packing lists and invoices

  13. Technology: AV Equipment supervision and scheduling

    1. iPad/computer cart management

      1. Check in/out

      2. Clean each iPad and return them to appropriate settings after student/staff use

      3. Update apps using Apple Configurator

    2. Audiobooks

      1. Check in/out

      2. Manually track student requests

      3. Delete/download audiobooks in a timely manner

  14. Other projects as directed such as:

    1. Preparing slide shows

    2. Displays

    3. Help set up for presenters

    4. Errands and deliveries

    5. Miscellaneous reception and clerical duties

    6. Assist with supervision of volunteers and student helpers

    7. Assist with inventory

    8. Processing magazines and newspapers


Migrant Student Advocate Duties Include:

Summary: The Migrant Student Advocate will provide support needs of migrant students and their learning.

  1. Ability to speak Spanish fluently to converse with students and parents preferred.

  2. Work with the district’s Migrant Education Program Director/Coordinator and the school staff to identify and

establish program and student goals in alignment with the district’s local plan and the State Service Delivery

Plan.

  1. Provide supplemental support and services focused on meeting the unique needs of migrant students.

  2. Assist in coordinating services with other resources migrant students may be eligible and entitled to receive.

  3. Work with at-risk migrant students and families.


Bilingual Aide

  1. Assist the classroom teacher in remedial instruction for students in the Title I Schoolwide program.

  2. Tutor students individually or in small groups.

  3. Conference with the classroom teacher and the LSC director to develop instructional objectives and appropriate activities for individual students.

  4. Assist in administering standardized test or curriculum-based tests.

  5. Assist in compiling test data and keeping appropriate records.

  6. Attend relevant inservices as they are available.

  7. Assist in the supervision of students.

  8. Help students in computer-assisted instruction.

  9. Speak and write Spanish and English fluently to communicate with students and parents.

  10. Translate documents and correspondence from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

Bilingual ECE Duties Include:

  1. Ability to speak Spanish fluently to converse with students and parents preferred.

  2. Regularly lift 40-50 pounds individually or push over 100 pounds.

  3. Assist in student’s educational plan including development and implementation.

  4. Plans, prepares, and develops various teaching aids for student instruction.

  5. Implement and assist with behavior management programs as directed by the teacher.

  6. Be aware and responsive of medical needs of students; first aid certified.

  7. Assist students with eating and/or toileting needs if necessary.

  8. Efficiently manage required forms, data collection and record keeping.

  9. Assist with loading and unloading of students from buses.

  10. Maintains sanitization of room, instructional area, equipment and utensils.

  11. Provide supervision in school environment; playground, cafeteria or other areas.

  12. Ability to use: Copy machine, computer, sewing machine, cooking and basic construction tools.

  13. Ability to work with and take direction from multiple staff.

  14. Provide necessary health care interventions as directed. (Examples: medications intermittent catheterization, airway maintenance, range of motion, feeding tubes, etc.)


Outreach Program Duties Include:

  1. Tutor students individually and facilitate instruction in small groups.

  2. Conference with the classroom teacher to monitor student progress.

  3. Under the supervision of the certificated teacher, meet with selected students to monitor and document progress toward goals specified in the student's written learning plan.

  4. Supervise students when needed.

  5. Assist in compiling test data and keep required documentation and records.

  6. Maintain accurate student files.

  7. Complete required records in a timely manner.

  8. Track student attendance, academic progress and classroom performance.

  9. Attend relevant professional growth opportunities as they are available.

  10. Maintain confidentiality at all times.

  11. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

  12. Give assessments.

  13. Assist with student/family communication.


PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Participate in professional growth activities.

2. Participate in in-service training programs.

3. Follow the communicated policies and procedures of the school district.

4. Demonstrate professional responsibility and ethical behavior.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES:

  1. Excellent organizational skills.

  2. Interpersonal skills, being able to relate to students and adults, flexibility.

  3. History of reliability, dependability, and punctuality.

  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  5. Ability to work with a variety of people in a positive supportive manner

  6. Be professional in action and appearance.

  7. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  8. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  9. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.

  10. Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions.

  11. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.

  12. Must have essential technology skills.

  13. Ability to assist students with problem solving.

  14. Proficient tutoring skills in reading, writing and mathematics

  15. Experience and/or willingness to work with at-risk youth (multiple ACES)

  16. Ability to work with students with learning disabilities, autism, emotional, physical, health,

sensory, cognitive, and/or multiple impairments

  1. Skills/strength in Science and Math, especially Geometry and Algebra 2

  2. Self-motivated/driven work ethic.


REQUIRED EDUCATION:

Must meet federal guidelines for Highly Qualified by having an AA degree or 72 quarter hours or 48 semester college credits or documentation of successfully passing the state assessment.


MANDATORY CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Successful clearance of the FBI and Washington State Patrol fingerprint background check.

  • Successful Washington State Sexual Misconduct clearance.

  • Completion of Federal I-9, Employment Verification Eligibility form.

Tonasket School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Steve McCullough, Superintendent, 35 HWY 20 East. Ph. 509-486-2126 email: smccullough@tonasket.wednet.edu


El Distrito Escolar de Tonasket no discrimina en cualquier programa o actividad sobre la base de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, veterano o militar, orientación sexual, expresión o identidad de género, discapacidad, o el uso de una perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio y proporciona un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. El siguiente empleado(s) ha sido designado para manejar las preguntas y quejas por presunta discriminación: Steve McCullough, Superintente 35 HWY 20 East. Tel. 509-486-2126 correo electrónico: smccullough@tonasket.wednet.edu