Job Description

SPED Para Educator/Medical Specialist - Special Education

Location:  Shadow Mountain HS

9 months, 6.75 hours/day

Interim Position

Grade 16, $14.85/hour

Start Date:  1-9-2019

Purpose Statement

The job of Para Educator - Medical Specialist is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibility for assisting medically fragile students one - on - one; providing for their special health care needs; assisting the teacher with small group instruction; and collaborating with the nurse to meet student's educational goals.

This job reports to RN for Special Program

Essential Functions

Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.

Administers immediate first aid and medical assistance as instructed by a health care professional (e.g. diapering, tube feeding, colostomy bags, medication, etc.) for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs and/or developing children's daily living activities and behavioral skills.

Assists student with mobility concerns (e.g. wheelchair transfers, bus loading and unloading, etc.) for the purpose of meeting immediate needs.

Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.

Collaborates with the nurse for the purpose of promoting and/or securing student health services; providing information and/or complying with care plan.

Communicates with supervising instructional staff, professional support personnel, and parents (e.g. teachers, parents, counselors, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.

Escorts student for the purpose of providing assistance and ensuring their safety.

Maintains instructional materials and/or manual and electronic files/records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items; providing written reference; and/or meeting mandated requirements.

Monitors student during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. lunch, bus stops, playground, classroom, field trips, public transportation, assemblies, kitchen, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies 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, percents, 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 based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution; stages of child development/ behavior of first aid and CPR.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using 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. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies 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; working with constant interruptions; maintaining a positive rapport with students, employees and community.

Responsibility

Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 34% sitting, 33% walking, and 33% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience:  Job related experience is required.

Education:    High school diploma or equivalent.

Equivalency: 

Required Testing                           Certificates and Licenses                  

                                                              Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical                                                                               Technician or Patient Care Technician                                                          

Continuing Educ./Training               Clearances

Maintains Certificates and/or                    Criminal Background Clearance

Licenses    

                                                       

FLSA Status - Non Exempt



Primary Location: Shadow Mountain HS

Shift Type: 6.75 hrs/day

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, November 19, 2018 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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