PARAEDUCATOR, LA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF Job Listing at Louisiana Department of State Civil Service in Baton Rouge, LA (Job ID ldoscs-621736)
Job Title: PARAEDUCATOR, LA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Agency: LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired (LSDVI)
Opening Date: Thu. 03/21/13
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
State Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Unclassified
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Must be at least 20 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalency; college level coursework preferred.Designation as a Louisiana Highly Qualified Paraeducator is preferred.
Credentials must include: the ability to follow directions and to learn new activities and procedures; facility for building rapport with children based on respect and an interest in their well-being; a general understanding of child development and learning process.Must possess, or be willing to acquire, expressive and receptive sign language skills. The minimum acceptable Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) level for effective job performance is Intermediate Plus.
Physical Activity LevelSome work is performed in physically uncomfortable positions with little or light physical effort, and some work requires moderate effort.Lifting thirty to forty pounds may be required and brief periods of heavy muscular exertion may be required.Interpreting/ and transliterating require extended use of the upper body muscles and fine motor movements of the hands.Physical requirements are subject to reasonable accommodation in accordance with ADA standards.
RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION:La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person’s assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision.Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
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The employee must be able to perform these assigned duties without significant risk of substantial harm to his/her own safety/security and the safety/security of others.
A.Assists the classroom/program teacher with related instructional activities under the direction of the teacher.
B.Works directly with students in small and/or large group activities. May work in a self-contained setting, under the direction of the teacher, with students who have emotional/behavioral disorders (e/bd).
C.Assists the teacher with instructional preparation activities including development and duplication of learning materials, record keeping, etc.Prepares instructional materials and bulletin board displays.
D.Assists students with personal and/or developmental needs by pushing, loading or lifting wheelchairs, strollers, etc. Or:Assists students in furthering their vocational development in operating, loading or lifting indoor/outdoor maintenance equipment and supplies for on-the-job training.
E.Operates media equipment, such as film projector, overhead projector, VCR, and/or augmentative communication devices, etc.
F.Cleans and tidies classroom/work areas after student use.
G.Complies with school system policies and implements school philosophy and program.
H.Exhibits professional ethics.
J.Demonstrates appropriate and effective interpersonal skills.
K.Maintains confidentiality of information in accord with requirements of the law.
L.Recognizes and follows established communication channels.
M.Exhibits understanding of disabled children and their needs.
N.Demonstrates appropriate and effective student management.
O.Uses time effectively.
P.Uses common sense and sound judgment.
Q.Maintains an appropriate student-adult relationship.
R.Demonstrates a general knowledge of child growth and development.
S.Respects the individual worth and dignity of each pupil.
T.Maintains a safe physical environment.
U.Contributes to an environment conductive to teaching and learning.
V.Exhibits the ability to work directly with students in small and/or large group activities.
W.Demonstrates skillful and creative use of instructional aids and materials.
A.Displays dependability and punctuality in attendance and in meeting obligations.
B.Accepts assigned responsibilities willingly.
C.Participates in school-sponsored activities as a sponsor, advisor, and/or participant.
D.Demonstrates effective expressive and receptive sign language skills.
E.Develops and implements a Professional Growth Plan in consultation with the supervisor.
F.Completes a Self Evaluation.
G.Exhibits willingness to accept and use suggestions for improvement.
H.Performs other duties as assigned.
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