compensation: $16.80/hr year 1; if experienced salary based on union CBA (187 day work year) employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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Alameda Community Learning Center School (ACLC) is hiring a full-time paraprofessional to work at our public charter school in Alameda, CA. ACLC is a 6-12, project-based school (375 students). Our website may be found at www.clcschools.org.
The Paraprofessional will work in our Special Education Department under the supervision and management of an Education Specialist and the Director of Special Education. We are seeking candidates with some experience working with children with educational disabilities in a school setting.
The Paraprofessional will be responsible for providing individual and small group instructional support in a general education environment to meet a student's special education needs. The Paraprofessional will help with the maintenance of a suitable learning environment and learning experiences, preparation of appropriate materials, and support a safe and healthy environment for a student with both special and typical learning needs in the general education environment including, but not limited to classroom, recess, and the lunch area.
•Participate as a member of the educational team and work closely with principals, facilitators/teachers, aides and office personnel in order to coordinate the program with the normal school routine.
•Assist learners in academic subjects such as reading, writing and math; work effectively with learner in classrooms and assist the learner in academic, vocational and/or living skills.
•Implement accommodations and modifications for the learner under the supervision of the certificated staff.
•Tutor learners in developing interpersonal relationships with peers and adults; promote the safety of the learner by helping him/her develop self-confidence.
•Train and assist learners in behavior management; provide education regarding appropriate interpersonal actions; respond to discipline problems; act as a role model.
•Collaborate with students' case managers to assess student progress towards goals on a consistent basis.
•Communicate student's progress with case manager and general education teacher.
•Implement behavior management strategies during individual instruction in order to support student engagement.
•Promote the well-being of the learner by helping him/her develop a positive attitude/self-image, personal hygiene habits and an ability to cooperatively play and interact with other children and adults.
•Monitor the learner during classroom, outdoor or community activities.
•Correct homework assignments and in-class exercises, as assigned.
•Perform clerical duties, as assigned (examples: computer input on office software, email, typing, copying, filing, maintaining materials, equipment and supplies, answering phones, taking messages and mail distribution).
•Assist in maintaining records and charts for the learner (examples: attendance records, lunch count, daily charting, grades, and test scores).
•Attend staff and parent meetings and in-service training.
•Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor or classroom teacher.
•Accompany learner on field trips, as necessary.
•Take notes for learner use in general education classroom.
•Accompany learners to and from classrooms.
Candidate must have knowledge of:
• Techniques and methods of instruction and behavior management.
• Cultural and physical differences and needs of learners in general and special education program.
• Appropriate use of English, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
• Mathematics through Algebra 1 (Algebra 2 preferable).
• Modern office methods, practices, procedures and equipment including basic office software and email platforms.
Candidate must have ability to:
• Manage job responsibilities with confidence and discretion.
• Work with middle and high school students in an educational environment.
• Use interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy.
• Patiently and effectively work with learners of differing backgrounds.
• Learn basic first aid, specialized health care procedures and safety procedures.
• Physically perform job tasks.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with learners, parents, and school personnel.
• Follow directions and function within program policies and procedures.
• Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding learner privacy.
• Maintain a high level of professionalism in contact with learners.
• Follow all rules and procedures of site.
Alameda Community Learning Center is a union organization. This position is contracted through a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Work hours, salary, sick leave and benefits are specified in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Community Learning Center Schools, including Alameda and Nea Community Learning Center Schools, is an equal opportunity employers and complies with applicable state and local laws regarding non-discrimination in employment. Community Learning Center Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
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