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Substitute Special Ed. Paraeducators (Elementary, Middle, High Schools)

Company: Council Bluffs Community School District
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Title: Special Education Specialized Paraeducator
Department: Teaching & Learning
Reports To: Building Principal
Compensation: Pay Grade 1C (CWA Master Contract)
Calendar: 187 Days
Category: Classified Hourly

Assists and supports teachers and students through the implementation of IEP supports and
services for students assigned to district specialized programs.

Essential duties must be performed on site. Other duties may be assigned
* Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis.
* Assists with group instructional reinforcement, support students at teachers direction, as
* Assists in individual or group data collection and progress monitoring.
* Assists in providing feedback on student work.
* Assists teacher in promoting a positive learning environment. Supports and maintains
individualized behavior management programs.
* Assists teacher with implementation of specific instructional requirements as indicated in the
individual education plans for each student.
* Assists teacher in supervision of students including, but not limited to: loading/unloading
buses, lunchroom, playground, individualized settings.
* Assists with preparation of instructional materials as needed.
* Assists teacher with gathering data for reports and paperwork related functions as needed.
* Assists willingly in potential Non-Violent Crisis Interventions utilizing the skills learned through
CPI training in accordance within Iowa Department of Education Regulations: Chapter 103.
* Assists willingly in the maintenance of student safety if student attempts elopement through
skills learned through CPI training in accordance within Iowa Department of Education
Regulations: Chapter 103.
* Assists willingly in hygiene maintenance/toileting of students as needed.
* Operates school equipment such as Chromebooks, copier, communication devices, etc.

* This position does not supervise other employees.

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Job Description
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.

* Required:
Completion of two years of study at an institution of higher education; or
Possess an associates degree, or
Complete a paraeducator certificate course, or
Complete and pass the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) exam.
* Preferred: Experience working with young people in an educational setting.

Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to staff, parents,
students and administrators.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar

Ability to apply appropriate and reasonable problem solving strategies in a variety of settings and

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work with all students. Ability to
maintain composure under stressful conditions. Respect for the dignity of and sensitivity to all
students. Ability to communicate with students, staff, parents and the school community, as
directed by the teacher or administration. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally
and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board of
Education policies. Demonstrates initiative and creativity with students and their programs.
Knowledge and experience with computer programs and software preferred. Experience working
with students with special needs on an instructional basis preferred.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be

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made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and
arms 0 - 24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee frequently is required to stand,
walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands and fingers, handle, or
feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee
is typically required to push/pull, such as an occupied wheelchair, through crowded hallways or
outdoors in unpredictable weather conditions. The employee is frequently required to bend at the
neck more than the average person and may need to frequently work on the floor, depending on
the age level of students. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision and peripheral vision. The employee needs to be able to tell where a sound is coming from,
hear in a noisy environment and occasionally will assist in physical management of students and lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 - 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, things such as wheelchairs,
books, supplies or other instructional equipment.
Staff must be able to participate and pass Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training including the
appropriate procedures for preventing the use of physical restraint, including the de-escalation of
problematic behavior, relationship building, and the use of alternatives to restraint, and restraint
only when there is an identified danger to self or others.
Staff must be able to run short distances to ensure student safety.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee will typically work indoors but may be required to attend to students needs
outdoors. in moderate to cold temperatures or moderate to hot temperatures. The noise level in
the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee must work with other staff,
continuously meeting multiple demands from several people. The employee is continuously
responsible for the safety and well-being of students.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with American with Disabilities
Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties
are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be

Employee Acknowledgment
I have reviewed this document. My signature means that I understand the duties and
responsibilities of this position.

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Received by:

__________________________________ ________________________
Employee Name Date

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    Please read the attached job description and all job requirements.

    Work on the days you want! Have a flexible schedule!

    Substitute Special Ed. Paraeducators Day and hours vary depending on your availability.
    $93.75 per day!
    To qualify to be a Paraeducator, you must have at least ONE (1) of the following:
    1. At least 48 credit hours of college coursework
    2. Associates Degree
    3. Paraeducator Certificate
    4. National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Not Qualified? I can help. Call 712-396-2357 Substitute Paraeducators are hired through Teachers On Call. We will forward your application to the appropriate personnel at Teachers On Call and you will be contacted soon.
    Please apply at /careers. QUESTIONS? Call Tammy at 712-396-2357.
    It is the policy of the Council Bluffs Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, genetic information, ancestry, geographic location, citizenship, political party preference or belief, familial status (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) or any other protected trait or characteristic in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Human Resources at 712-328-6446.

  • Special Ed. Specialized Paraeducator.pdf

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