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Classroom ParaProfessional

at Catholic Charities

Posted: 6/20/2019
Job Reference #: *FA5870633FF3F127
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: temporary

Job Description

Requisition Number
19-0181

Post Date
6/17/2019

Title
Classroom ParaProfessional

City
Washington

State
DC

Description
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values.

Inspiring Hope. Building Futures.

JOB SUMMARY: The Classroom Paraprofessional (CP) will assist the teacher and classroom team in promoting a healthy, positive, safe, stimulating and structured school environment for students with disabilities. Also, the CP will provide support to the overall school environment by assisting in developing, preparing and implementing strategies within the classroom and school-wide plans for positive student outcomes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provides support to the classroom teacher, assisting in modifying lessons, preparing and implementing strategies within plans for student outcomes.
• Provides support to all students in the classroom, (i.e. - assists with student supervision during lunch, outdoor play, bus arrival and departure) as assigned by the Principal.
• Participates in the development, revision and implementation of behavior plans, in conjunction with clinically related services and teaching staff.
• Assists teachers in the maintenance of documentation for each student as well as collects and maintains student data as necessary.
• Collaborates with the teacher on classroom design, lesson planning, and supports the teacher with parent communications.
• Assists students in achieving goals through transition activities such as volunteering, internships, temporary employment, etc.



Requirements
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

• High school diploma or equivalent.
• One (1) year of experience working with students with disabilities and behaviorally challenged students preferably in a school setting.
• Experience in behavior management, crisis intervention, and/or hands off problem-solving a plus.

SKILLS and COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

• Proficiency in MS Office Software.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse staff and client population.
• Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in English, both verbally and in written form.
• Ability to multitask and stay calm in a stressful environment.

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