Academic Paraprofessional 2020-2021-127

locationBelgrade - Montana (MT), 59714

atBelgrade Public Schools

Job Description:

Title: Academic Paraprofessional .5 or 20 hours a week

Reports to: High School Principal


Monday through Friday (Schedule subject to change)


Under direction of the school principal, plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students in designated subject areas(s), math, reading, etc. Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of individuals to ensure student success. Supervises students in a variety of school related settings. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes. Communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community. Develops, selects and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students. Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices. Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.

Essential Job Duties

  • Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the needs, interests and abilities of individuals to ensure student success.
  • On a regular and consistent basis, meets and instructs assigned students.
  • Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning objectives.
  • Provides an instructional program to meet the needs of all students.
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Establishes learning objectives consistent with appraisal of student needs, requirements of BSD curriculum framework, and knowledge of human growth and development.
  • Plans for and utilizes instructional methods, resources and evaluation techniques which motivate and enable each student to achieve learning objectives.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, BSD policy and administrative regulation.
  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Establishes relationships with colleagues, students, parents and community which reflect recognition of and respect for every individual.
  • Participates in school management and shares responsibility for the total school program.

Performs related work as required.

  • Be in attendance at parent-teacher meetings when applicable to provide updates regarding progress, attitude, and the student’s effort.
  • Consult with teachers when appropriate and maintain updated lesson plans for all core teachers.
  • Attend academic committee meetings as requested by the Building Principal.
  • Consult with teachers regarding academic concerns.

Knowledge Skills Abilities

  • Knowledge of curriculum, techniques for integrating curriculum.
  • Knowledge of effective instructional practices.
  • Through knowledge of the teaching/learning process.
  • Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education.
  • Ability to infuse technology into curriculum. Ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and school based staff, students, parents and community.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills
  • Knowledge of classroom safety practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read, write and
speak English fluently.
  • Ability to be flexible to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups and utilize specific, job-related equipment.
    • Ability to problem solve to analyze issue.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, the public, and staff members.
    • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    • Ability to manage time and responsibilities, adapt to changing work priorities, communicate with diverse groups, maintaining confidentiality, meet deadlines and schedules.
    • Ability to set priorities, work as part of a team and work with and manage frequent interruptions.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student matters.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff.
    • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies.
    • Skill in adhering to safety practices.

    Required Qualifications

    • Any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
    • Demonstrated strong academic background.
    • Ability to work with elementary school students in an effective and efficient manner.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
    • Math/ELA Skills encouraged
    • Educator Licensure
    • Successful experience performing same or similar work.

    Necessary special requirements:

    • Montana Driver’s license or the ability to obtain license within three months of hire date.

    Physical and Mental Demands and Work Hazards

    • Performs routine work.
    • Regularly works inside with minimal temperature variations.
    • Ability to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
    • Frequently required to sit, regularly walk and stand.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling.
    • Significant fine finger dexterity
    • May be required to lift or carry up to 20 pounds on an infrequent basis with or without an accommodation.
    • Guidance and reinforcement are usually available.
    • The employee frequently works within time constraints and must maintain attentiveness intensity.
    • Frequently involved in interactions which require oral and written communications.
    • Exercises flexibility and the ability to shift from one task to another.
    • Occasional travel/mobility between schools, or between schools and the Administration office, may be required.
    • Effective hearing and speech abilities.
    • Work area is generally a hazard free environment.
    • Demonstrates regular attendance performing duties as described.
    • Reports to work fit for duty with characteristics inherent to the position.

    The duties, physical demands, work-environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this vacancy announcement are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with compliance with the American with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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