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Special Education Assistant 1 (21/22 SY Pool)

Classified | Concord, CA | Part Time

Job Description

ABOUT Clayton Valley Charter High School

Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS) is a high performing charter high school in Concord, CA. The school opened in 1958 and converted to a charter school starting in the 2012-13 school year.  With a strong academic reputation, CVCHS has a relentless commitment to the academic success of all students and has achieved remarkable academic growth for all subgroups of students.  As a comprehensive high school, CVCHS is committed to providing students with tremendous opportunities to be well-rounded, with a commitment beyond academics that includes character development, athletics, and the arts.  We are focused on our vision of preparing all students for college and career readiness.  Our Governing Board and Administration are united in our vision of academic rigor with relevant application to student’s current and future real-world experiences, with a commitment to empowering teachers and staff to fulfill the mission of providing the best education to our students.

ROLE SUMMARY

The Special Education Paraeducator I assists teachers in the delivery of educational and behavioral interventions of Special Education students; also assists Special Education students in general education classrooms with the goal of helping students to reach their educational goals. Due to the varied and individual needs of each student, Special Education Assistants may provide a variety of support and assistance, and should be flexible adjusting to student needs. Serves as an assistant and resource to teachers in the supervision, teaching, observation, and training of students. May also be asked to implement learning activities for pupils; administers, scores and records results of assessments assists students in using instructional materials and equipment; and performs related clerical duties.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate regularly with other members of the instructional team regarding daily performance of the student(s) 

  • Under supervision works with assigned student(s) in a group or on an individual basis assisting with specific instructional tasks and accommodating the special needs of the individual student(s) 

  • Assist assigned student(s) with special needs in learning or using special equipment of instructional media 

  • Assist assigned student(s) with special needs in the development and maintenance of appropriate social behaviors through the use of a variety of positive reinforcement techniques, activities and/or materials 

  • May escort assigned student(s) with special needs to and from buses and in the transferring of student(s) to and from classrooms and events 

  • Encourage and assist assigned student(s) with special needs in communicating and engaging in social activities, such as field trips and extra curricular activities 

  • Supervises assigned student(s) with special needs in snack and lunch activities and outdoor/campus activities 

  • Support assigned student of diverse levels and types of disabilities, gender, ethnic and cultural backgrounds 

  • May occasionally assist assigned student(s) with special needs in attending to personal needs (i.e.: lunch boxes, tying shoes, putting on coat) 

  • Maintain and prepare records and performs clerical duties related to special education programs 

  • May assist with community based instruction 

  • Other duties as assigned.

ABILITY TO:

  • Interact and communicate effectively with children with special needs.  

  • Provide behavior management and crisis intervention.  

  • Work as a team member providing services to children with special needs.  

  • Use sound judgment and knowledge of student behaviors and district policies to make decisions.  

  • Assist in preparation of materials needed for classrooms, including duplication, lamination, etc.  

  • Assist in and around the school with break/lunch duty and general assistance in hallways and classrooms.  

  • Attend staff meetings and training as needed.  

  • Take notes for students and provide to appropriate staff.  

  • Participate in professional development as directed.   

  • Operate common machines to prepare instructional material

  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships

  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

  • Supervise students.

  • Interact with a culturally diverse community.

  • Learn and implement a variety of behavior plans to support student and foster independence. 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Associates of Arts Degree, or 

  • 48 semester hours or equivalent of college training or district-approved staff development

  • Previous experience working with school age children preferred

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS:
1. Performs work which is primarily in a classroom or playground setting, may occasionally accompany students and teachers on field trips off school site
2. Requires mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects (keyboard, telephone, and common office machines)
3. Requires vision (which may be corrected) to read small print
4. Requires the mobility to stand, walk, stoop, reach, and bend
5. Requires lifting, pushing and/or pulling books, supplies, equipment (mobility equipment), and packages


NONDISCRIMINATION: Clayton Valley Charter High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, ancestry, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, national origin, or mental or physical handicap in any of its policies or procedures related to admissions, employment, educational services, programs or activities.


Board Approved: Pending Board & Bargaining Unit approval
Effective: 7/1/2019