Under the supervision of an administrator, performs a variety of instructional activities and support activities for students with severe disabilities.
WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS RECRUITMENT. You may apply online by visiting http://www.hlpusdjobs.org/ and clicking on “Open and Promotional Jobs.” If you need assistance applying online, please contact us at (626) 933-3920.
APPLICANT FILING INFORMATION: This recruitment is open to the public. An eligibility list will be established to fill vacancies for full time, part time, evening, summer, and substitute positions throughout the duration of the eligibility list. Eligibility lists typically last for six months. Vacant positions are filled from the top three ranks. Pursuant to PC Rule 6.2.10, the eligibility list established for this recruitment may be used for another related classification at the same or lower salary.
CURRENT OPENING: One 10 month/30 hours per week position. Salary placement will be on Range 19 of the CSEA Salary Schedule “B”. Initial salary placement for new employees is customarily at step 1 ($20.41 per hour) of this 6-step salary range.
NOTE: Answers to the supplemental questions and proof of your highest obtained education or transcripts must be submitted with your application. You may upload the documents to your online application, or fax them to Maria Murillo at (626) 333-7416.
- Tutors individuals and small groups of students to reinforce and follow up learning activities.
- Assists instructional personnel in the implementation of Individual Educational Plans (IEPs).
- Monitors and assists students in the bathroom, on the playground, and other assigned areas.
- Assists students with personal physical needs (e.g. diapering, using restroom, menstrual cycle needs and/or changing bag for students with colostomy, catheterizing, and g-tube feeding).
- Assists teachers and other professional personnel with instructional and behavioral management activities and strategies with students experiencing interruptions of the learning process due to special needs.
- Assists in the implementation of instructional motor skills for Individuals With Exceptional
- Needs (IWENs) to include physical education.
- Assists students in learning bathroom skills and eating skills.
- Prepares Mobility Opportunities Via Education (MOVE) equipment for individual students and lifts students in and out of equipment.
- Assists in the loading and unloading of students from buses and the transferring of students to and from classrooms.
- Translates orally or in writing in a specified language other than English.
- Performs a variety of special education related clerical and supportive tasks for instructional personnel.
- Performs custodial duties such as laundry, trash disposal, sweeping and cleaning of restrooms (i.e., potty chairs and portable urinals).
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires all paraprofessionals who provide instructional assistance to possess a high-school diploma or General Education Development (GED) or equivalent AND ONE of the following:
1. A minimum of 48 semester or 72 quarter units of college coursework.
2. An Associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
3. Pass an assessment that demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to assist in teaching, reading, writing and mathematics.
One year of paid or volunteer experience within an educational or child care setting, preferably serving orthopedically/severely disabled students supplemented with Child Development Core Classes.
- A Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate issued by a recognized training program must be secured within six months after appointment and kept valid during the term of employment.
- Successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination. Absence of back problems or any other physical impairments that might preclude the performance of physical labor or lifting must be evident.
- Gender is a bona fide occupational qualification for some of these positions and is determined by whether or not the position works in and around males or females in the bathroom and performing sensitive physical needs of male or female students.
Second Language Requirement:
Positions in this classification require the ability to speak, read, and write a second language in addition to English, and require bilingual proficiency for which selective certification may apply (Education Code 45277).
IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:
- Concepts of child development and child behavior characteristics.
- Student behavior management techniques and strategies.
- Learning problems of children with special educational needs.
- Basic First Aid procedures.
- Exercise judgment and initiative and reach sound decisions within established policies and guidelines.
- Be attentive and alert to medical or safety needs of students.
- Tolerate strong odors.
- Learn simple methods and procedures, and effectively utilize training received on the job.
- Maintain accurate and current records and reports.
- Work independently with minimal supervision.
- Successfully adjust to interruptions in work schedules and routines on short notice.
- Be dependable, following through with policies and procedures and be relied upon to be at work on time daily.
- Demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude toward children.
*For a complete job description, including physical demands and work environment pertinent to this job, please see the job bulletin at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/hlpusd.