Severe Disabilities – Student Specific – Cedar Rapids Community School District – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Cedar Rapids Community School District

JobID: 7653

Position Type:

Paraprofessional/Special Education Paraprofessional

Date Posted:

10/30/2020

Location:

Jefferson High School

Date Available:

2020-2021 School Year
PRINCIPAL DUTIES
Under direction of teachers and nurses provide education and health assistance for students with severe health impairments, such as ventilator
assisted.
Assist students engaged in the learning process under the guidance of the teacher.
Assist students with the necessary health assistance under the guidance of the nurses.
Assist in the preparation of materials used in the educational process.
Perform housekeeping-type tasks in the classroom (e.g. clean-up after meals and do laundry).
Assist students at mealtime (this may include tube feedings).
Assist students in personal hygiene areas (this may include catherization, toileting, diapering, bathing, and dressing).
Help get students to and from bus or car (at these times and at other times of the day, it will be necessary to lift students).
Assist teacher with supervising students in community-based assistance trips.
Physically assist students as they board and leave the school bus.
Other duties as may be assigned.

CLASSIFICATION
Teacher Associates
Seven hours per day (7)
$12.20/hr minimum

EMPLOYMENT DATE
2020-2021 School Year

PREPARATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
Will complete NCI training as a condition of your employment.
Interest in assisting students with severe health impairments such as ventilator assisted.
Willingness to assume educational and health care responsibility.
Ability to work well with others.
Ability to effectively supervise students while maintaining a positive relationship with them.
Must be able to lift and carry disabled students.
Regular attendance.
Will be required to learn medication procedures and administer medication.
Ability to supervise students periodically while serving as a teacher assistant.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
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 position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. workday. 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, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406.

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