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2022-23 Special Education Paraprofessional, Middle School

Company: Austin Achieve Public Schools
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Austin Achieve Public Schools is a tuition-free, open-enrollment public charter school district preparing Austin youth to attend and excel at the nation's top colleges and universities. Our educators are passionate advocates for our scholars and their families, committed to closing the opportunity gap for underserved communities. At Austin Achieve, you are joining a network of individuals committed to excellence. We have ambitious plans to scale our system to serve the children in our communities better and are looking for educators who are ready to drive transformative change.The Special Education Paraprofessional is responsible for assisting in the implementation of scholars' Individual Educational Plans (IEP), supporting the acquisition of academic/social-emotional skills in the special education and inclusion settings.*Essential Duties and Responsibilities:*

  • Implementation of the scholar's Individual Education Plan.
  • Provide assistance to teacher in preparing and using instructional materials.
  • Instruct scholars and groups of scholars under the teacher's direction.
  • Assist scholars with learning activities.
  • Provide community-based instruction as directed by teacher.
  • Accompany scholars to mainstream settings working under the direction of the classroom teacher, including the cafeteria, library, field trips, assemblies, pep rallies, and other activities.
  • Assist in monitoring and control of scholar behavior in the classroom and other areas.
  • Assist in the implementation and documentation of the scholar behavior management plan as directed by teacher.
  • Assist in the implementation and documentation of the scholar emergency health plan as directed by teacher/grade level team.
  • Assist with physical education activities and provides direct instructions as directed by the teacher.
  • Accompany scholars via public transportation to community-based training sites and provides direct instruction as directed by the teacher.
  • Assist and/or monitor the transportation of scholars.
  • Assist in collating information and preparing reports, including enrollments, class counts, and contact hours.
  • Obtain and disseminate data regarding scholar lessons and progress.
  • Assist in testing routines.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Act as a positive role model for scholars.
  • Maintain good rapport with school staff, scholars, and parents.
  • Physically assist with lifting scholars.
  • Monitor scholars for medical emergencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.*Qualifications:*
    • High school diploma (required), Bachelor's degree (preferred)
    • Paraprofessional certificate preferred from State Board of Certification
    • 1-2 years+ experience in working with special education scholars preferred*Knowledge and Skills:*
      • Deep-seated belief in the mission and vision of Austin Achieve
      • Be willing to do "whatever it takes" to ensure all scholars learn
      • Hold all scholars to the highest expectations to ensure college readiness
      • Strong time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
      • ?Demonstrates a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve as an educator through feedback, coaching, and professional development.*Statement of Non-Discrimination:* In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/harassment based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: Austin Achieve Public Schools, Austin , 2022-23 Special Education Paraprofessional, Middle School, Education / Teaching , Austin, Texas

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