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Special Education Para Educator - Early Childhood LIFT (Part Time)

Company Name:
Blue Valley School District
Job DescriptionBlue Valley School District
Purpose Statement
Special
education
Para Educator - Early Childhood LIFT
The job of Special Education Para Educator - Early Childhood LIFT is done for the purpose/s of assisting in
the supervision, care and instruction of early childhood age special needs students and peer models in the
Learning through Intensive Functional Teaching (LIFT) program for students with a diagnosis of autism or
ther severe disabilities; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior;
assisting students by meeting special health care needs and developing students' daily living and
behavioral skills; providing information to appropriate school personnel; and performing classroom clerical
tasks.
Essential Functions
Aids students in and out of classroom (e.g. packing backpacks, relationship building, field trips, social
skills, etc.) for the purpose of providing assistance to students' needs and social growth.
Assists with medical and/or nurse delegated procedures (e.g. tube feeding, tracheotomy suctioning,toileting, diapering, seizure protocol, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for medically
fragile students.
Assists students requiring support in addressing personal care needs due to medical condition and/or
physical limitations (e.g. diaper changing, potty training, lavatory, hand washing, nutritional, etc.) for the
purpose of allowing students to function in the school environment.
Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring information for the
appropriate care for medically fragile students.
Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. education strategies, specific disability education,
etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions to meet
established annual State requirements.
Collaborates with staff for the purpose of providing necessary support and information related to the
student's progress as established in their Individual Educational Program.
Implements specially designed classroom activities; assignments and/or materials under the direction of
the
teacher
for the purpose of providing an opportunity for special education students to actively
participate in classroom activities.
Implements educational and behavioral programming under the supervision of the classroom certified
staff for the purpose of developing new skills for students.
Implements behavioral plans for students as designed by the IEP team for the purpose of assisting in
meeting special education students' needs and providing a consistent environment under the direction of
certified staff.
Instructs students in a variety of activities in individual and group settings (e.g. academic subjects, social
skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of meeting Individual Educational Program goals under the
direction of certified staff.
Maintains instructional materials and data sheets for the purpose of ensuring availability of instructional
materials and/or providing reliable information regarding student progress.
Special Education Para Educator - Early Childhood LIFT
Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. rest rooms,
playgrounds, hallways, bus loading zones, fire drills, assemblies, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of
providing a safe and positive environment conducive to learning.
Performs various administrative support and record keeping functions for the purpose of providing
documentation in conformance with established State and Federal program standards.
Other Functions
Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and AbilitiesSKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job
conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications;
preparing and maintaining accurate records; and using district approved crisis intervention techniques.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read and follow instructions; and understand complex, multi-step
written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions
f the job include: instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and
procedures; conflict resolution; and stages of child development/ behavior; and safe handling of blood-borne
pathogens and crisis de-escalation techniques.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related
equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing
defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work
with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment.
Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require
independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based
competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities;
communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; and working with constant
interruptions.ResponsibilityResponsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information
and/or advising others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's
functions. There is some opportunity to impact the organization's
services
.Work EnvironmentThe usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, some stooping, kneeling, crouching,
and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 30% sitting, 35% walking, and 35%
standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with exposure to risk of
injury and/or illness.Experience:
Education:
Equivalency:
Job related experience is desired.
Targeted, job related education with study in job-related area.
Required Testing
Certificates and Licenses
Continuing Educ. / TrainingUp to 20 hours annually of in-service training
ClearancesCriminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Kansas Certification of Health
FLSA StatusNon Exempt
Approval Date
3/25/2011
Special Education Para Educator - Early Childhood LIFT
Salary GradeINST 8
Special Education Para Educator - Early Childhood LIFT
Position Type: Para Educator/Special Education
Date Posted: 3/14/2014
Location: Timber Creek Elementary
Hourly Rate: $11.98 (INST/Col 8/01)
Hours per Day: 3.75 (Monday - Thursday)

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