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Part-Time Paraprofessionals (Middle School and 1st Grade Positions)

Company: West Branch Area School District
Location: Morrisdale
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Part-Time Middle School Special Education Classroom Paraprofessional
Part-Time 1 st Grade Special Education Classroom Paraprofessional
2022-2023 School Year

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-2:27 p.m. Monday thru Friday with 30-minute duty free lunch (Middle School)
8:53 a.m.-3:20 p.m. Monday thru Friday with 30-minute duty free lunch (1 st Grade)
(Times subject to change)
JOB SUMMARY: Serves as aide to assist an individual student with various tasks they need to accomplish as part of their learning environment.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Assists the student with academic needs as directed by teacher.
* Assists the student with any physical needs after they have entered the school building and until they leave, such as dressing, toileting, eating, wheelchair mobility, drills, etc.
* Reads to the student, listens to student read and participate in other skill building communication exercises.
* Works with the student to reinforce material already learned or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
* Assists the student with related health service and toileting and accompany students on field trips. May need to lift students on regular basis.
* Assists the teacher in dealing with the individual student's academic progress and related social problems as they relate to the instructional program.
* Communicates in writing to parents, if requested, on the subject matter covered.
* Will assist the child with physical exercises when requested by physical or occupational therapists.
* Performs other duties as requested by the principal.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be 20 years of age or older. High school graduate, proficient in English and math. Balancing, stooping, twisting, and crouching in repetitive motions along with reaching with extended hands and arms in repetitive motion. Walking at moderate pace, able to life fifty (50) pounds to a vertical height of thirty (30) inches. Required to use hands and fingers to pick, pinch, seize, hold and grasp to feel. Able to communicate verbally and to have no more than a forty (40) decibel hearing loss. Vision clarity requirements are far, near and mid-range (less than twenty (20) inches over and twenty (20) feet) along with depth perception, visual quality, ability to identify colors and field of vision. Work is internal office-type environment, some levels of noise, with ability to exert pounds of force. May be required to assist student with orthopedic devices. When needed, aide is responsible for making sure physically disabled student is safely removed from or placed in appropriate seat and transported to and from classroom. Must be aware of student medication and possible reactions and any allergies.

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Keywords: West Branch Area School District, Pittsburgh , Part-Time Paraprofessionals (Middle School and 1st Grade Positions), Education / Teaching , Morrisdale, Pennsylvania

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