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Elementary School Special Education Paraprofessional job vacancy in Richmond Community School District – Jobs in Michigan

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Job Details
Company Name :
Richmond Community School District
Company Location :
Richmond, MI 48062
Job Position :
Elementary School Special Education Paraprofessional
Job Category :
Jobs in Michigan

Job Description :
SUMMARY: Instructional aides shall work under the supervision of the Special Education staff, teachers and principal and assist the special education students as assigned. Must also assist teacher in the classroom with daily instructional activities, non-instructional activities and student management.

HOURS: 7:40am – 2:55pm


Implements/follows teacher’s instruction of classroom procedures, reinforcement, philosophy and consistency
Assist classroom teacher with supporting student education needs
Assist with loading and unloading of students on the buses, if needed
Regularly lifts 40 lb. individually
Understand and be aware of medical needs of students.
Provide assistance with medical needs as assigned
Assist with behavior management programs and techniques
Feed or help students feed themselves, if needed
Assists students with toileting, if needed
Manage required forms and records
Supervises student involved in non-classroom activities, recess, lunch etc.
Demonstrates an understanding of students’ problems
Implement prescribed behavioral management programs
And other duties assigned to support the educational needs and plan for students

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students when the teacher is not present.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and experience with children with disabilities preferred.

Effective July 1, 2003, Special Education, paraprofessional must meet the highly qualified standard of one of the following ways:

Two (2) years of study at an institution of higher education; or
An associate degree; or
Meeting the standards on a formal assessment approved by the Michigan Department of Education (e.g., Michigan test for Teacher’s Certification or ACT Work Keys Assessment). The District will reimburse employees for the cost of such assessments.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to work with children with disabilities. The ability to interact with public and other staff is required. The ability to tell where sound is coming from is essential in this job. The ability to meet multiple demands from several people. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift-up to 40 lbs. individually push or pull up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The position is exposed to infection and injury at a greater risk than the average person.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts in some vocational settings. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Applicant Submission: Anyone interested in applying for this position should submit a letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to:

Jamie Thiel, Director of Human resources
Richmond Community Schools
35276 Division Road
Richmond, MI 48062

Or e-mail to: [email protected]

Non-Discrimination Statement. In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977, it is the policy of the Richmond Community School District that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion ,military status, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual orientation), disability, age (except as authorized by law,) height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination during any program, activity, service or in employment. Should you need to contact someone about discrimination of any kind in the school district, contact the Superintendent at 35276 Division, Richmond, MI 48062.

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