Paraprofessional Specialist - SPICE - #135321

Gilbert Public Schools

Date: 5 days ago
City: Gilbert, AZ
Salary: $17.18 per hour
Contract type: Full time
    JobID: 14544

    Position Type:
    Support Staff (Classroom)/Paraprofessional Specialist
    Date Posted:
    Sonoma Ranch Elementary
    Date Available:
    Immediate Opening
    Closing Date:

    Position Length: 9 Month

    Job Grade: 109

    Hourly Rate: $17.18 and up depending on experience

    Hours Per Day: 7 Hours Per Day (we are hiring two 7 hour positions)

    Application Procedure: Apply online

    Fingerprint Clearance Card: Must have a Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card prior to processing . Please Click Here.

    "Instructional paraprofessionals assigned to a schoolwide Title I campus become eligible for a supplemental financial incentive once required highly qualified status has been verified by the Office of Federal Programs."

    Paraprofessional Specialist
    Gilbert Unified School District

    Purpose Statement

    The job of Paraprofessional Specialist is done for the purpose/s of assisting in the supervision and instruction of severely /moderately disabled special needs students under the supervision of a certificated teacher; observing and documenting student progress; implementing plans for instruction; and assisting students by providing for special health care needs.

    Essential Functions

    • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the teacher for the purpose of providing an opportunity for all special education students to participate in classroom activities.
    • Assists special education students requiring daily care (e.g. Toileting, feeding, dressing, suctioning, tube feeding, lifting, positioning, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care of medically fragile and/or physically handicapped students and/or developing students daily living and behavioral skills.
    • Confers with teachers and/or therapist as appropriate for the purpose of assisting in evaluating special education student progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
    • Directed and guided by the appropriate therapist for the purpose of providing carry-over of therapy routines and/or strategies.
    • Implements academic instruction assigned by a teacher or therapist for individuals or small groups for the purpose of meeting learning goals, as described by an IEP and/or district benchmarks.
    • Implements behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students with behavior disorders or other handicapping conditions for the purpose of assisting in meeting special education students needs and providing a consistent environment.
    • Instructs special education students (e.g. Counting, colors, behavioral skills, daily living skills, verbal skills, etc.) For the purpose of implementing goals for remediation of student deficiencies and ensuring students success.
    • Maintains instructional materials and/or student files/records (e.g. adapting instructional materials, checking papers, attendance, audio visual equipment, set up projects, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items and/or providing reliable information.
    • Monitors special education students (e.g. Lunch, playground, classroom, field trips, etc.) For the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
    • Participates as a provider in the recording, reporting and gathering of data for the Direct Service Claiming (DSC) program for the purpose of meeting DSC requirements.
    • Performs record keeping (daily data on instruction and/or behavior) and clerical functions (e.g. correcting papers, copying, instructional materials, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher in providing necessary records/materials.
    • Responds to emergency situations (e.g. Injured student, fights, etc.) For the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.

    Other Functions

    • Assists other personnel as may be required f or the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
    • Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.

    Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records
    KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percent, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution; and stages of child development/ behavior
    ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and consider a number of f actors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires following prescribed guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.


    Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing information and/or advising others; and operating within a defined budget. There is a continual opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.

    Working Environment

    The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity . Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking, and 40% standing. The job is performed under a generally hazard free environment and in a clean atmosphere. Experience
    Job related experience is desired Education
    High School diploma or equivalent
    Required Testing
    None Specified

    Continuing Educ. / Training
    • CPR/First Aid Recertification every two years
    • Staff Development coursework determined by the Special Education Department to be completed within specified time frame.
    Certificates & Licenses
    CPR/ First Aid Certificate
    Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
    FLSA Status
    Non Exempt Approval Date
    July 1, 2020 Salary Grade
    Grade 109 - 9 Month

    Nondiscrimination Statement
    Gilbert Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the District's activities and programs. The Gilbert Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

    Declaracion de Non Discriminacion
    El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Gilbert no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad en la admisión a sus programas, servicios o actividades, en el acceso a ellos, en el trato de las personas o en cualquier aspecto de sus operaciones. La falta de habilidad del idioma inglés no será una barrera para la admisión o participación en actividades y programas del Distrito. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Gilbert tampoco discrimina en sus prácticas de contratación o empleo.

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