Para Educator Special Education - #242438

Norwich Public Schools

Date: 05/04/2021 19:00 PM

City: East Lyme, Connecticut

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Please apply at Hired on/after January 8, 2002 or later: Associates Degree, two years of college (60 credits) or Pass on Parapro Exam prior to employment Hired before January 8, 2002: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED). Pass Parapro Exam by January 8, 2006. Demonstrate aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable.Reports To: Director of Student Services and School Principal.General Description: To assist the classroom teacher in the education of students including management of student behavior; recordkeeping; instructional assistance; classroom safety; organization; and interaction and communication with students.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1

Work with individual and small groups of students to reinforce material introduced by the teacher, and foster skills while encouraging independence2. Accompany students when trips out of the classroom are necessary3. Establish supportive relationships with students while maintaining the role as an authority figure4. Alert the teacher and/or administrator to any problem, special information or situations5

Assist with large and small group activities6. Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and student confidentiality7. Aid the teacher in conducting lessons that require preparation of visual aids, operations of audio-visual equipment, and other equipment used in the classroom forinstructional purposes8. Assist the teacher in implementing behavior/social skills programs9

Remain student focused, maintaining a caring, safe, developmentally appropriate environment10. Assist the teacher by supporting the development and construction of new materials as needed11. Punctual and consistent in meeting daily time schedules12. Receptive to new ideas and suggestions13

Assist the teacher in conducting routine clerical duties14. Demonstrate knowledge of all transportation procedures, including early and lateDismissals15. Restrained training required (may be provided) - physical restraint may be needed in this position15. Perform other related duties as may be assignedTerms of Employment: Salary and work year to be determined by the contract between the Norwich Board of Education and the Municipal Employees Union "Independent".Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of support services.

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