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PARAEDUCATOR – SPECIAL EDUCATION – STRIVE PROGRAM
Hickory Elementary School
To assist school staff with instructional programs, activities, and personal needs of students.
These items are intended only as examples of the various types of job duties to be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.
Provides support to students during instruction.
Implements teacher lesson plans with individuals or small groups of students.
Works under the direction of the teacher to provide instruction to individual or small groups of students.
Assists with data collection, testing, and student assessment.
Assists with the implementation of the Individual Education Programs (IEP) and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) for students with special needs depending on placement.
Monitors student behavior and implements behavioral strategies and intervention plans.
Provides assistance with personal care needs of students including, but not limited to, lifting, transferring, feeding, toileting, and restraint as required.
Prepares instructional materials for students as directed.
Assists with school-wide duties including, but not limited to, field trips, school assemblies, class coverage, bus duty, and the computer lab.
Participates in professional development programs as assigned.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Starting Salary for Paraeducator ($19,201)
May increase with additional education and experience
High school diploma or GED, and
· associate of arts degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or
· 48 college credits with grade “C” or higher; or
· pass ParaPro Assessment with score of 455 or higher
Possess strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
Able to be trained in and perform proper restraint techniques.
Able to lift and transfer students weighing up to 40 pounds.
Experience working with students with disabilities preferred.
Possess specific skills as dictated by the needs of the students, e.g., sign language, ability to lift heavy objects, address medical needs, etc.
HOW TO APPLY
Employment applications are accepted online only. To access the application, visit the Current Job Openings section of the HCPS website at www.hcps.org. If you have questions or require assistance to complete the online employment application, contact the Human Resources Office at 410-588-5238.
Online employment applications will be accepted until filled.
The Harford County Public School System (HCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to employment or conditions of employment, or participation in or access to its programs, activities, or services. Inquiries related to the non-discrimination policy of the Board of Education of Harford County should be directed to the Supervisor of Equity and Cultural Proficiency at 410-809-6065.
This document is available in alternative form upon request. To request disability-related reasonable accommodations, please notify a staff member in the Human Resources Office at the time you are contacted for an interview.
AFFIRMING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT IN PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE
Position Type: Full-time
Special Education > Autism Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA Special Education > Special Education Assistant
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