Paraeducator / Teacher Assistant
Company: Bucks County Intermediate Unit
Posted on: January 5, 2022
Summary/Objective: A Paraeducator is responsible for assisting
the teacher/therapist in providing instruction and support to
assigned students in an educational setting, which is designed to
promote intellectual, behavioral, emotional, and social growth.
Paraeducators can be assigned to individual students or to multiple
students. All functions are performed under the direction of the
teacher/therapist. The position requires the employee to support
students with a variety of needs, which may include individuals who
exhibit aggressive behaviors and/or self-injurious behavior. The
Paraeducator will be trained to meet the individual needs of the
students that they are assigned to with the classroom or setting.
In some cases, the Paraeducator will serve as an itinerant and work
in homes and community settings within Bucks County. Supervisory
Responsibility: This position does not have any supervisor
responsibilities. Work Environment: The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands : The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While
performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly
required to sit and use hands. The employee is frequently required
to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee
may be required to stand for long periods, and to climb or balance
and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently
lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move
up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Position
Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time, 185-day calendar
position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Hours
of work are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hours are dependent on the
needs of the districts. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may
be required as job duties demand. Travel: Travel or transport may
be expected for this position. Job Requirements:Essential
Functions: - -Provide one-on-one tutoring (if such tutoring is
scheduled at a time when a student would not otherwise receive
instruction from a teacher). Assist with classroom management, such
as organizing instructional and/or other materials. Act as a
liaison in communicating with teacher and other IU and district
staff regarding ongoing needs of students. Support parental
involvement activities. Provide support across all educational
settings; escort and supervise students to various locations across
all educational settings. Assist the student to use equipment.
Assist the student to use and maintain augmentative communication
devices. Assist a student to ambulate, position, and transfer.
Support students in range of motion and other exercises. Assist
with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) (e.g. feeding, grooming,
bathing, toileting, diapering, etc.). Monitor the incidence and
prevalence of designated health problems or medical conditions
(e.g., seizure precautions or extreme lethargy). Accompany student
on school bus or other vehicle. Cue, redirect or monitor to ensure
that the student performs ADL tasks when a cognitive impairment
prevents a student from knowing when or how to carry out the task
(e.g., a student may not be able to dress without instruction on
how to do so or need reminders of what to do and when).
Observe/monitor and redirect/intervention to assist with completion
of ADL's. - -Cue the student to pay attention, participate in
activities and complete tasks. - -Participate in the implementation
of each student's IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) and C.E.Rs
(if applicable) - -Assist with data collection of student
performance. - -May be trained, when qualified, to occasionally
transport students. - -Follow any individualized support plans that
may be a part of a student's educational program (e.g., behavior,
communication, health, transportation). -Track information about
each student including needs, strengths, gains and problem areas. -
-Assist with setting up educational environment and preparing
materials for instruction. Other Duties: -This position description
neither expresses nor implies that these are the only duties to be
performed by the incumbent in this position. -The employee will be
required to follow any other job related instructions and perform
other job related duties as requested by the immediate supervisor.
-Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
Keywords: Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Levittown , Paraeducator / Teacher Assistant, Education / Teaching , Levittown, Pennsylvania
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