Jeffco Public Schools
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Parapro - Bilingual Spanish Instructional Para
at Jeffco Public Schools
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!
ABOUT THE SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT
Semper is a warm and welcoming environment for our students and families. Semper is in the candidate phase of our journey to become an International Baccalaureate World School featuring the Primary Years Programme. We encourage parent engagement by providing various opportunities to volunteer in your child's classroom, participate in community meetings, and become a member of our Parent Teacher Association. The Semper community is proud of our diversity and the 21 different languages spoken at Semper. We believe in the importance of the arts at Semper in helping develop well rounded students. Students in collaboration with staff prepare and perform programs every year. Teachers develop a positive classroom environment beginning the first day of school. We set high expectations for behaviors in the halls, cafeteria, and at lunch and recess. We host the Young Writers Conference, Spelling Bee, GeoBee and English Second Language parent meetings. We also have an active Student Council that participates in multiple community service projects.
ABOUT THE JOB
This is a Bilingual Spanish Instructional Para postion with planning time. Instruction will be for grades PK-5.
HOURS AND DAYS WORKED
Parapro - Regular Instruct
FTE: .62500, Hours/Day: 5.000, Days/Year: 181
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCP - Parapro -181 days, T51, 1
Hourly Rate: $11.87, Annual Rate: $17,180.79
SUMMARY: Provide classroom support and supervision of students under the direction of the supervisor. Provide enrichment and intervention time.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
-Work with individual or small groups of students to support and reinforce teacher prepared lesson plans.
-Provide enrichment and intervention time using District-provided materials or activities.
-Organize and prepare materials and resources to support classroom activities as assigned by the teacher.
-Supervise and manage student behavior as assigned.
-Prepare instructional art work (i.e. posters, bulletin boards and displays).
-Administer or assist with District and classroom assessments.
-Perform clerical duties such as filing, copying, and organizing student records.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING: High school diploma/GED required. Jeffco paraprofessional training will be offered upon acceptance of a position and must be completed at first available training opportunity.
EXPERIENCE: Previous experience in a school setting preferred.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT: Requires basic language, math, writing and communication skills. Knowledge of general office equipment preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: None required.
SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY: This job does not supervise other employees.
CONTACTS: Daily contact with persons in the same work unit or building and provides service to students and parents.
SAFETY TO SELF AND OTHERS: Medium exposure of self to bruises and cuts or injuries due to interaction with students. Low exposure of self due to bodily fluids (gloves are provided).
The physical demands, work environment characteristics, and mental functions 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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to analyze, communicate and use interpersonal skills. The employee is frequently required to compare, copy, coordinate, compute and compile. The employee is occasionally required to synthesize, evaluate and negotiate.
JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING: Work is assigned by classroom teacher. This position requires ability to make decisions and follow instructions of the classroom teacher and school guidelines. Errors in decision making could lead to improper instructions for students, or improper behavior management of students. Decision making requires collaboration with supervisor. Work is guided by District policies, school/department procedures.
DIVERSITY OF DUTIES: Duties require cross training in office equipment including use of computers. This position requires communication skills, ability to work with groups of students and ability to work independently.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.