Position Title: EL Paraprofessional
Department: Klamath Union High School, Ponderosa Middle School, Mills Elementary
Reports to: Principal
FUNCTION: To assist the schools' ELD teachers to provide support for ELs. To assist the drop-out prevention specialist with identification and retention of non-attending Spanish-speaking students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned)
EL Parapro :
Assist with placement tests and annual state assessments of EL students;
Interpret for students in class and assist with translation technology;
Interpret as necessary for counselors and administration;
Assist in ELD classroom as scheduled by ELD teacher;
Tutor individual students/small groups;
Liaison between administration and Spanish-speaking parents;
Parent-teacher conferences support;
Other duties as directed by ELD teacher, principal or program coordinator.
Truancy and drop-out prevention :
Key contact for Spanish-speaking families re: student attendance
Monitor the following:
Detentions and reasons;
Suspensions and reasons;
Parent meetings 3 - 6 times per year.
SUPERVISION GUIDELINES :
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Associate's degree or pass paraprofessional skills test prior to employment; or
High school graduate/GED and pass paraprofessional skills test prior to employment.
Computer skills including knowledge of Excel, SchoolMaster, Word and ability to learn new programs
Fluent written and verbal skills in Spanish and English
Proven organization skills
Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Ability to speak effectively before staff
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fraction, and decimals
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITITES:
Knowledge of office practices and procedures;
Office machine and basic computer application skills required;
Ability to learn new computer application skills and apply them to the job;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees, supervisors, students and the public;
Ability to work on more than one project at a time with interruptions;
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies;
Ability to adapt to situations quickly.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds such as sporting equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics describes 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 quiet.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Many other tasks may be assigned
Schedule: 6 Hours per day/179 Days per year (days to be prorated depending on start date).
(2019/2020 Salary Schedule)