Cedar Rapids Community School District
Paraprofessional/Early Learning Paraprofessional
Nixon Elementary School
20108-2019 School Year
Under the direction of professional staff work with students individually or in group settings.
Consistently monitor student’s learning and behaviors.
Be available for any student need including health, toileting, behavior, and self help skills.
To attend district workshops and trainings in order to continue learning about Early Childhood Education.
Student supervision required
Ensuring student safety required
Other duties as assigned.
Seven and one-half hours (7.5) hours per day.
4 days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
PREPARATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
Must have at least 12 credit hours in early childhood education or a current CDA credential AND
Two years post secondary education or Paraeducator certificate or qualifying score on WorkKeys assessment test required.
Required to obtain pediatric first aid and CPR.
Willingness to assume responsibility.
Ability to work well with others.
Flexibility in working with classroom teachers.
Ability to work independently.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Enjoy working with preschool age children.
Ability to effectively supervise students while maintaining a positive relationship with them.
To perform essential functions 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 accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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 frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 to 24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 to 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.
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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee will frequently work in different areas of the classroom including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing, in movement while supervising indoor and outdoor activities, etc. The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures but will work outdoors when supervising students outside of the classroom.
The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.
Apply on-line or contact the Work Force Center, 4444 First Avenue NE Suite #436. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
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