Paraprofessional (Teachers Aide) at Ashtabula County Educational Service Center in Ashtabula, OH

$14.60 - $18.06 / hour
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Job Description

Reports to:  Principal, Special Education Supervisor or Pupil Services Director

Summary:  Assist teacher with classroom duties and/or monitor students as assigned; Assist the administration in implementing all procedures and rules governing student life and conduct and develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure; Effectively manage the classroom and individual student behavior to maintain a good learning environment.

Essential Functions:  Maintain a safe environment and insure safety and well-being of students; Work with students both individually and in small groups reinforcing skills taught by the teacher and/or therapists-maintain open communication regarding student’s progress and concerns; Assist students with classwork and make-up work; Assist with recess supervision, restroom breaks, etc.;  Promote good social relationships between students; Distribute communiques to be sent home with students; Assist students with toiletry needs as necessary; Duplicate materials for class; Make contacts with the public with tact and diplomacy; Maintain respect at all times for confidential information; Interact in a positive manner with staff, students, and parents; Provide assistance to classroom teacher; Maintain and improve professional competence by attending professional growth seminars, workshops, etc.  Attend meetings and inservices as required; Promote good  public relations.

Other duties and responsibilities:  Prepare materials for class projects; Maintain confidentiality of personally identifiable data and abide by other regulations; Be proactive in seeking information to help understand the student’s ability/disability; Implement behavioral management strategies as determined by the teacher/IEP team; Assist with special school projects; Accompany and assist student on field trips and other off campus school activities as necessary; Administer first aid to students as necessary; Develop correspondence, including reports and such other correspondence as may be required; Prepare supply, material, and equipment requisitions as directed by immediate supervisor; Respond to routine questions and requests in an appropriate manner; Perform other duties as assigned by the classroom teacher or supervisor.

Equipment operated:  Computer, copy machine, printer, telephone/cellular phone, fax machine, calculator, typewriter, laminator.

Additional Working Conditions:  Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue; Occasional operation of a vehicle under inclement weather conditions (i.e. being prepared to come to school on all scheduled work days, except calamity days); Frequent interaction with unruly students; Frequent and regular requirement to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, climb, kneel, and stoop; Occasional requirement to carry, lift, push and pull items up to a maximum of 50 lbs.

Job Contact(s):  Pam Gran or Laura Simons, Substitute Coordinator,, 440.576.9023.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Two years of higher education, Associate’s Degree or higher, or passing score on paraprofessional assessment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Ability to work effectively with others; Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; Effective active listening skills; Organizational and problem solving skills; Basic computer skills; Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing situations; Student management skills; Basic first aid.

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