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Parapro - Reg. Instructional Grades 11 & 12 Career Explore

at Jeffco Public Schools

Posted: 2/14/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1078
Keywords: high school

Job Description

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Dakota Ridge Senior


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!


DRHS is an exceptional community promoting extraordinary learning, expanded opportunities, college prep honors/AP/IB course rigor and success for all students. We are a comprehensive, technologically advanced school dedicated to community engagement via balancing the human need to live, love, learn, and leave a legacy. Outstanding interscholastic programs at DRHS include award-winning programs in athletics, activities, drama, business/marketing, music, technology, and art.

Dakota Ridge High School aspires to develop and demonstrate four human needs:
The physical need "To Live" in an environment that is clean, safe and vibrant, inspiring a healthy attitude in its learners;
The social need "To Love" self and others with respect, high expectations, trust and decency belonging as a responsible member of the community;
The mental need "To Learn" by seeking and accepting challenging opportunities expanding our abilities and motivating others;
The spiritual need "To Leave a Legacy" by establishing a sense of purpose to our existence through contributions to the lives of others.



  • A significant responsibility for this position is to transport Career Explore students to and from industry trainings and internships and school via a Jefferson County Activity Bus. A requirement then for this position is the willingness to be trained by Jeffco Transportation to become eligible and maintain eligibility to operate a Jeffco Activity Bus. A 7-year DMV driving record will be required to demonstrate initial eligibility for driving certification.

This unique paraprofessional position directly supports the school’s Career Explore Program. The program targets high school students in need of career readiness skills, training, and internships while simultaneously achieving course credits towards a high school diploma.


Parapro - Regular Instruct
Hourly Position
FLSA: Nonexempt
FTE: 1.00000, Hours/Day: 8.000, 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.


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.



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.

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