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Special Education Paraprofessional

Company: HighTech LA High School
Location: Van Nuys
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

HighTech LAHigh Tech LA is a college prep California charter high school (grades 9-12). HighTech LA is a diverse community of active learners dedicated to fusing the traditional academic subjects with real-world technical applications and problem solving skills. Students are productive, self-directed learners, engaged in rigorous, relevant work. HTLA prepares students to be motivated, influential leaders committed to the challenge of connecting our community to the larger society.Job Overview*Under the direction of the Special Education Director and Special Education teacher, the Special Education Paraeducator will provide support to student(s) of disability. The aide will implement comprehensive positive behavioral support plans and effective behavior management strategies, deliver instruction, participate as a member of the educational team, and assist in designing and implementing all components of the student's individual program. The Special Education Paraeducator will dually report to Special Education and School Leadership team.Essential FunctionsUphold and enforce school rules and policiesAdapt classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the teacher to provide access to class activitiesSupervise students throughout the school day in classrooms, during educational activities, and during nutrient and lunch.Assist teacher in classroom instruction and behavior supportImplement Behavior Support Plan and behavior strategiesAssist in managing the behavior of students and crisis intervention, including restraintWork with students having special needs and/or aggressive behaviors (i.e. biting, kicking, hitting, emotional outbursts, etc.)Appropriately manage student behavior and guide student toward more acceptable social behaviorsModel appropriate behavioral interventionsConfer with teacher(s) on a regular basis to assist in the evaluation of student progress and/or implementation of IEP goals and objectivesAssist with student assessments as appropriateMaintain appropriate documentation, records, and reportsParticipate in developing data collection systems and monitor data collection to ensure the success of academic and behavior plansMaintain confidentiality of students and families as mandated by district, state and federal regulationsParticipate in school and regional trainings, in-services, and meetingsEstablish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, and parentsCommunicate effectively in oral and written formAssist in feedingAssists student with all aspects of toileting which may include diapering and lifting on and off the toilet, changing tables, and mats.Assists with the use of mobility equipment such as leg braces, walkers, mobile standers, tricycles, and wheelchairs.Helps student use books, classroom materials, and equipment.Other duties as assigned by the Special Education Director Administrator.*Qualifications and Desired Characteristics * High school diploma requiredTwo years of college (48 units),BA highly preferredFingerprint &TB clearanceAvailable to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM when school is in session (shifts will be in between these hours)Comfortable with high school math (up to an Algebra 2 level)First aid and CPR preferredKnowledge of appropriate behavior management strategies.Sufficient strength to safely lift and carry objects and/or assist in lifting students of varying weights.Must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $16.50 - $21.00 per hourBenefits:Dental insuranceHealth insurancePaid time offSchedule:Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:All staff members must be fully vaccinated and students will be fully vaccinated in January. Everyone wears a mask inside the building.Education:High school or equivalent (Preferred)Experience:Special education: 1 year (Preferred)Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: HighTech LA High School, Los Angeles , Special Education Paraprofessional, Education / Teaching , Van Nuys, California

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