Tacoma Public Schools

Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) is one of the largest districts in Washington State serving approximately 30,000 children in preschool through grade 12. The district has 35 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 10 high schools and 4 early learning centers. 19 schools are designated as innovative.  TPS has nearly 5,000 employees and is one of the largest employers in Tacoma. 

 

128 job(s) at Tacoma Public Schools

TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 24, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: As soon as possible FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 7.5 Salary Level: Based on preparation level and experience per TEA Collective Bargaining Agreement Union/Days per year: Teacher, 180 work days, 10 month elem Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: This is a REPLACEMENT contract for no longer than the 2021-22 school year or until the staff member on leave of absence returns, which ever is sooner. Replacement contract will end on the last day of school if that applies. Elementary Librarians are District Deployed staff and assignments can change from year to year. This vacancy is for 2 days at Franklin (Mon-Tues) and 3 days at Edision (Wed-Fri). Must hold a valid Library Media or equivalent endorsement. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position performs as information specialist, teacher, and instructional consultant to the assigned building staff and students; provides learning experiences to equip staff and students with the necessary knowledge and skills. This position establishes a stimulating, welcoming environment for the learning community; promotes intellectual freedom and critical thinking; develops a balanced, culturally relevant collection; designs innovative activities, inquiry based lessons, and library programs; inspires the intellectual curiosity essential for lifelong learning. Responsibilities: Maintains the library media center providing access for the maximum time allowed by staffing; facilitates use of various types of materials, equipment, and services; assists students and staff in locating and using materials for the purpose of performing as instructional consultant to assigned building staff and students. 2. Teaches proper use of library media materials for the purpose of providing learning experiences to equip staff and students with the necessary knowledge and skills. 3. Teaches students an information curriculum following the suggested library skills scope and sequence of the Tacoma Public Schools; uses a variety of materials to address individual learning differences for the purpose of providing learning experiences to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills. 4. Consults on and coordinates use of technology hardware and software in assigned buildings for the purpose of performing as instructional consultant to assigned building staff and students. 5. Oversees and directs the selection of a well-balanced materials collection for the school library working in cooperation with building staff and in conjunction with other librarians in the District for the purpose of performing as information specialist to assigned building staff and students. 6. Assists staff in using information resources; recommends and provides instructional materials for the development and support of curriculum for the purpose of performing as instructional consultant to assigned building staff. 7. Attends meetings, seminars, or conferences and studies professional journals to remain up to date on current trends and changes in the field for the purpose of performing as information specialist to the assigned building staff and students. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Promotes library media services for students and teachers at the District, regional and state levels. 2. Attends staff meetings as called by administrators. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Experiences frequent interruptions; may be confined to work station for prolonged periods. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Promotes the principles of intellectual freedom and critical thinking by providing services and resources; creates and sustains an atmosphere of free inquiry; serves as an active advocate within the assigned school(s). Collaborates with teachers and other pertinent approved individuals to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of literacy and lifelong learning. Designs and implements inquiry based, standards aligned learning activities, both individually and in collaboration with teachers that reflect the best in current research and practice. Engages learners with print and digital resources; uses a variety of materials to address individual learning differences to access, create, and share content, as well as collaborate with other learners as global citizens. Empowers students through personalized learning experiences using relevant and real world applications to develop problem solving skills and critical thinking. Develops and maintains collections that systematically adheres to District goals and standards.; promotes the ethical and responsible use of information. Ensures equitable physical access to learning resources by providing barrier free environments; curates information resources to streamline 24/7 access for the entire learning community. Provides professional development opportunities to promote best practices and technology integration; fosters intellectual curiosity by creating physical spaces that are inviting, safe, flexible, and innovative. Orchestrate collaborative partnerships with the community to create innovative opportunities for all stakeholders. OTHER JOB DUTIES Participates in developing and implementing long-range strategic plans through advocacy and leadership roles; remains current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research. Maintains and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development activities as needed or as assigned; updates personal competencies in technology utilization, instructional support, and information access; attends staff meetings as called by administrators and serves on staff committees. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS Experiences frequent interruptions; may be confined to work station for prolonged periods; may be required to work with and defuse, if appropriate, difficult and sensitive situations and/or people; may have to be out in inclement weather to supervise students; may be exposed to high noise levels; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Bachelor's degree with Learning Resources endorsement; Master's degree in Librarianship or in Education with Learning Resources endorsement preferred; two years experience as a classroom teacher; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of early childhood intellectual, social, physical, and emotional development. Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques. Skill in operating a variety of library media equipment and in technology. Ability to operate a personal computer with word processing software applications. Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to perform as a team member. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to bend, stoop, push, pull, reach and lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to serve as an effective role model for social, emotional and behavior skills development, including speech and language. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State teaching certification in appropriate endorsement area. Learning Resources endorsement from SPI or equivalent hours in the six endorsement areas or ability to obtain within the first six months of employment. Job Locator Number: D40-02 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Bachelor's degree with Library Media endorsement or related field; or ability to acquire endorsement within two years; Master's degree in Library Information Science with School Library focus, preferred, or Master's in Education with Library Media endorsement with ability to acquire endorsement within two years, preferred; two years' experience as a classroom teacher, preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State teaching certification in appropriate endorsement area. Library Media endorsement recognized by the state of Washington or the ability to obtain endorsement within the first two years of employment. Completion of all District required trainings, as assigned. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/Sexual Misconduct clearance. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of childhood intellectual, social, physical, and emotional development. Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods, and techniques. Knowledge of various assessment tools. Skill in classroom management. Skill in instructional technologies. Skill in effective communication. Skill in customer service. Skill in operating a variety of library media equipment and the technology required. Ability to operate a personal computer with word processing software applications. Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to perform effectively as a team member. Ability to be flexible and adaptable. Ability to analyze data and drive instruction. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to serve as an effective role model for social, emotional and behavior skills development, including speech and language. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. D40-02 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 24, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 2021 FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 8 Salary Level: approximately 46.90/hour (exact hourly rate to be determined) Union/Days per year: Custodian 260 work days, 12 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This lead position provides has flexible hours to assist in training to new custodial hires and continual professional development training for all custodial personnel. This position promotes a quality customer service environment through team-oriented leadership in completion of workload requirements. Responsibilities: 1. Provides training to new custodial hires and continual professional development training for all custodial staff. 2. Assists in developing and promoting training opportunities. Assists in improving training across the District and recommending training tactics to management. 3. Trains chief custodians on summer schedule preparation and assists in communicating the cleaning plan with building administration. 4. Assists with scheduling employee training. 5. Assists with developing and maintaining a preventive maintenance program for custodial equipment to include identifying repair and replacement opportunities. Assists chief custodians in identifying and reporting maintenance issues. Provides work order submission training. 6. Assists in developing and maintaining a comprehensive program for tracking equipment inventory and equipment movement (pickup and delivery). 7. Assists in developing and maintaining Facility Master Plans. 8. Assists in supplies inventory control and supplies order submission and makes recommendations to management. Provides input to help control supplies budget and streamline material and supply efficiency. 9. Participates in custodial candidates interview process for initial employment with the Tacoma Public Schools. 10. Assists in updating the staffing board to ensure District coverage for custodial operations 11. Assists in reviewing, establishing, and communicating facilities emergency procedures to all custodial employees. 12. Assists the facilities manager; communicates across district departments, general public, community groups, and outside agencies. Responds to and interfaces with various multi-crafts trade unions, makes recommendations regarding jurisdictional problems and concerns. 13. Maintains clean and neat personal appearance. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Maintains, and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development activities and professional organization as needed or as assigned. 2. Assists with special projects; performs related duties as assigned. 3. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience High school graduation or equivalent; four years of increasingly responsible journey-level experience in the custodial field, including two years of lead responsibilities on a building and operations, or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work Knowledge Skills and Abilities Extensive knowledge of custodial practices, procedures, and related equipment. Knowledge of state and local regulations concerning building management. Knowledge of computer-based information systems; ability to operate a personal computer using applicable software. Knowledge of leadership practices and procedures. Knowledge of supply ordering practices and procedures. Skill in establishing and administering a preventive maintenance program. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in decision-making and problem solving. Skill in written and oral communication. Ability to perform as a member of a team and promote positive morale. Ability to coordinate activities. Ability to work under pressure and meet established deadlines. Ability to organize, prioritize, and maintain good follow-through procedures. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Required Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State driver's license Boiler III Certification Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Working Conditions Occasionally required to work with, and defuse, if appropriate, difficult and sensitive situations and/or people. exposed to machinery with moving parts, noisy environments, and hazardous materials; required to work outdoors in inclement weather and at heights; required to climb and crawl; required to travel to district sites. Flexible work schedule. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 24, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: November, 2021 FTE: .6875 Hours per day: 5.5 Salary Level: $19.29 PA4 Para Salary Schedule Union/Days per year: Para 192 workdays; 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Hiring Bonus - Effective October 19, 2021: Paraeducators ($500) (Bonuses will be paid in the first paycheck. Bonuses more than $500 will be paid half after 90 days of employment and half at the end of the school year June 2022). Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position serves as the assistant to the Early Learning classroom associate instructor; assists with promoting each child's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth; establishes and maintains a positive child-oriented environment; assists with the implementation of the child development, parent involvement, and parent education services in accordance with Early Learning program(s) performance standards; collaborates with and supports the Early Learning classroom associate instructor in providing health and family services. This position serves as the assistant to the Early Learning classroom associate instructor; assists with promoting each child's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth; establishes and maintains a positive child-oriented environment; assists with the implementation of the child development, parent involvement, and parent education services in accordance with Early Learning program(s) performance standards; collaborates with and supports the Early Learning classroom associate instructor in providing health and family services. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Assists with and delivers individual and group instruction in a variety of learning activities; monitors and records each child's progress for the purpose of promoting each child's intellectual growth. 2. Assists the associate in the overall planning of curriculum and daily instructional activities required for meeting the objectives of the program, as time permits; assists in and provides for positive learning experiences to students; assists in arranging appropriate learning materials; assists in cleaning up materials and equipment; assists in maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for the purpose of promoting each child's intellectual growth. 3. Assists the associate with child screenings and assessments, including child observations per Early Learning program(s) guidelines; assists in entering information into the computer-based assessment system for the purpose of promoting each child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. 4. Models and monitors behavior in all program activities; redirects and teaches appropriate behavior to students as needed; may supervise students entering or leaving building between classes for the purpose of each child's social and emotional growth. 5. Meets children from child care buses and parents, escorts them safely into the classroom, and signs them in; follows the reverse procedure in the afternoon after signing them out; supervises students entering or leaving building between classes and boarding buses for the purpose of each child's safety in a child-oriented environment. 6. Prepares and assists with daily classroom routines, which may include tooth brushing, for the purpose of each child's growth in healthy habits and autonomy. 7. May prepare student meals by getting food from kitchen and preparing classroom tables; encourages students to assist; encourages and promotes conversation during meals; may track and submit menu changes in accordance with Early Learning program(s) procedures for the purpose of each child's physical, social and emotional growth. 8. Promotes and coordinates active parent/family involvement in learning activities of the total Early Learning program(s); coordinates and implements parent committees and education; establishes and maintains a system of communication with families; may assist parent representatives with reports to the appropriate stakeholders; to the extent possible, may participate in parent meetings, assists in preparing flyers and newsletters, and makes phone calls to parents/guardians for the purpose of each child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. 9. May participate, as directed and as time permits, in periodic home visits and family conferences to discuss student progress and development with parents/guardians for the purpose of each child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. 10. Trains volunteers, as directed, in techniques for positive interaction with children in the classroom and at home through modeling and effective management techniques; assists in recruitment and enrollment activities; assumes primary responsibility for the classroom and students in the absence of the associate for the purpose of maintaining a positive child-oriented program. 11. Assists with maintaining attendance records and a variety of other forms to help ensure compliance with Early Learning program(s) requirements; assists in maintaining confidential records; duplicates, organizes, distributes and files a variety of materials for the purpose of ensuring compliance with Early Learning program(s)requirements. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends meetings, classes, workshops, and seminars to maintain current developments in early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices, and compliance with the program(s) rules and regulations, as needed or as assigned. 2. Enters data into the appropriate child assessment system, as assigned. 3. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis. 4. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be required to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends; may be required to travel within the community to student homes; may be exposed to infectious disease; may be required to work outdoors in inclement weather; occasionally deals with difficult and sensitive situations and/or people; experiences high activity level; required to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, be mobile, run, sit, and stand sufficiently to promote curriculum and preserve the safety of the students; required to work outdoors in inclement weather; may be required to attend meetings beyond the work day. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Assists with and delivers individual and group instruction in a variety of learning activities; monitors and records each child's progress for the purpose of promoting each child's intellectual growth. Assists the associate in the overall planning of curriculum and daily instructional activities required for meeting the objectives of the program, as time permits; assists in and provides for positive learning experiences to students; assists in arranging appropriate learning materials; assists in cleaning up materials and equipment; assists in maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for the purpose of promoting each child's intellectual growth. Assists the associate with child screenings and assessments, including child observations per Early Learning program(s) guidelines; assists in entering information into the computer-based assessment system for the purpose of promoting each child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. Models and monitors behavior in all program activities; redirects and teaches appropriate behavior to students as needed; may supervise students entering or leaving building between classes for the purpose of each child's social and emotional growth. Meets children from child care buses and parents, escorts them safely into the classroom, and signs them in; follows the reverse procedure in the afternoon after signing them out; supervises students entering or leaving building between classes and boarding buses for the purpose of each child's safety in a child-oriented environment. Prepares and assists with daily classroom routines, which may include tooth brushing, for the purpose of each child's growth in healthy habits and autonomy. May prepare student meals by getting food from kitchen and preparing classroom tables; encourages students to assist; encourages and promotes conversation during meals; may track and submit menu changes in accordance with Early Learning program(s) procedures for the purpose of each child's physical, social and emotional growth. Promotes and coordinates active parent/family involvement in learning activities of the total Early Learning program(s); coordinates and implements parent committees and education; establishes and maintains a system of communication with families; may assist parent representatives with reports to the appropriate stakeholders; to the extent possible, may participate in parent meetings, assists in preparing flyers and newsletters, and makes phone calls to parents/guardians for the purpose of each child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. May participate, as directed and as time permits, in periodic home visits and family conferences to discuss student progress and development with parents/guardians for the purpose of each child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. Trains volunteers, as directed, in techniques for positive interaction with children in the classroom and at home through modeling and effective management techniques; assists in recruitment and enrollment activities; assumes primary responsibility for the classroom and students in the absence of the associate for the purpose of maintaining a positive child-oriented program. Assists with maintaining attendance records and a variety of other forms to help ensure compliance with Early Learning program(s) requirements; assists in maintaining confidential records; duplicates, organizes, distributes and files a variety of materials for the purpose of ensuring compliance with Early Learning program(s)requirements. OTHER JOB DUTIES Attends meetings, classes, workshops, and seminars to maintain current developments in early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices, and compliance with the program(s) rules and regulations, as needed or as assigned. Enters data into the appropriate child assessment system, as assigned. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be required to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends; may be required to travel within the community to student homes; may be exposed to infectious disease; may be required to work outdoors in inclement weather; occasionally deals with difficult and sensitive situations and/or people; experiences high activity level; required to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, be mobile, run, sit, and stand sufficiently to promote curriculum and preserve the safety of the students; required to work outdoors in inclement weather; may be required to attend meetings beyond the work day. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Be at least eighteen years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least 12 college quarter credits in early childhood education credential is required; and at least one of the following: one year certificate in ECE; or an AA in ECE or be enrolled in a program leading to an AA or a BA in an education-related field; or a current CDA (Child Development Associate) credential or enrolled in a Child Development Associate Program (CDA program) to be completed within 2 years; with one year of post-secondary experience working in a preschool or child care setting; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Beginning with the 2020-2021 SY, the following are mandatory state minimum qualifications: HS diploma or equivalent; Associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or receive qualifying score (461) on Education Testing Service paraeducator assessment; or earned seventy-two quarter credits or forty-eight semester credits at the one hundred level or higher at an accredited college or university; or completed an apprenticeship as a paraeducator, in a program registered with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council. LICENSES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Current First Aid and CPR certifications and Food Handler's permit or required to obtain within the first three months of employment. Physical exam and TB test required within 60 days of employment and periodically thereafter for some early learning programs. CDA credential is required to be kept current throughout period of employment. Valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance; may include Portable Background (DCYF) clearance for some early learning programs. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of applicable Early Learning program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Knowledge of early childhood education and child development. Knowledge of child assessment and observation methods. Knowledge of community resources related to family needs. Skill in problem solving and handling crisis situations. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in basic computer word processing. Skill in effective child and group management strategies. Ability to relate positively with families and small children. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to plan preschool curriculum to meet individual and group needs. Ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Ability to lift and carry students, sit, stoop, bend, and run. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to produce and maintain documentation and records. Ability to work with special needs students and adapt curriculum. Ability to organize and promote parent education. Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and multi-task. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to work as a cooperative team member. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities. Ability to maintain confidentiality. D24-63 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Be at least eighteen years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least 12 college quarter credits in early childhood education credential is required; and at least one of the following: one year certificate in ECE; or an AA in ECE or be enrolled in a program leading to an AA or a BA in an education-related field; or a current CDA (Child Development Associate) credential or enrolled in a Child Development Associate Program (CDA program) to be completed within 2 years; with one year of post-secondary experience working in a preschool or child care setting; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Beginning with the 2020-2021 SY, the following are mandatory state minimum qualifications: HS diploma or equivalent; Associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or receive qualifying score (461) on Education Testing Service paraeducator assessment; or earned seventy-two quarter credits or forty-eight semester credits at the one hundred level or higher at an accredited college or university; or completed an apprenticeship as a paraeducator, in a program registered with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council. Licenses/Special Requirements Current First Aid and CPR certifications and Food Handler's permit or required to obtain within the first three months of employment. Physical exam and TB test required within 60 days of employment and periodically thereafter for some early learning programs. CDA credential is required to be kept current throughout period of employment. Valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance; may include Portable Background (DCYF) clearance for some early learning programs. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of applicable Early Learning program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Knowledge of early childhood education and child development. Knowledge of child assessment and observation methods. Knowledge of community resources related to family needs. Skill in problem solving and handling crisis situations. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in basic computer word processing. Skill in effective child and group management strategies. Ability to relate positively with families and small children. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to plan preschool curriculum to meet individual and group needs. Ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Ability to lift and carry students, sit, stoop, bend, and run. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to produce and maintain documentation and records. Ability to work with special needs students and adapt curriculum. Ability to organize and promote parent education. Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and multi-task. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to work as a cooperative team member. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities. Ability to maintain confidentiality. D24-63 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 23, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 6, 2021 or sooner FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 8 Salary Level: OP5 Union/Days per year: Office Professional, 260 work days, 12 month position Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position performs secretarial and clerical functions for the assigned office and staff. Responsibilities: 1. Answers multi-line telephone and directs calls to appropriate staff members; takes messages and answers inquiries as knowledge permits. 2. Types correspondence, forms, fliers/pamphlets/newsletters, and reports from notes or dictation; attends meetings and takes minutes as assigned; compiles a variety of information; proofreads for accuracy; makes copies and distributes; drafts routine correspondence, as directed. 3. Schedules appointments, meetings, and workshops, as assigned; keeps staff and other interested parties informed; may coordinate room set up, including furniture and audiovisual equipment; prepares agendas and materials for meetings. 4. Establishes and maintains confidential program departmental files, records, and logs; collects and records data. 5. Processes program/departmental incoming and outgoing mail. 6. Performs billing activities; processes department petty cash claims; processes payroll and maintains attendance records for assigned staff; maintains inventory records for the department or program; orders and receives departmental supplies; keys in requisitions as directed; prepares mileage and extended travel authorization requests and claims. 7. Compiles data, performs calculations, prepares reports and other documents used in the budget process; prepares a variety of forms and reports to ensure proper funding and/or compliance with district, state, or federal regulations. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Maintains and updates knowledge and skills necessary for success in the position by participating in professional development activities, as needed or as assigned. 2. Performs related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Other information: Education and Experience High school graduation or equivalent and three years of increasingly responsible secretarial and budget tracking experience; including one year of experience using a database and spreadsheet applications; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of general office and secretarial procedures. Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, and English usage. MS Access, Excel, Word, and Internet skills. Keyboarding skill at 40 wpm; ten-key skill; skill in operating basic office machines. Skill in providing quality customer service. Skill in creating sensitive original correspondence for high-level district administrators. Ability to operate a personal computer and learn new applications. Ability to accurately perform arithmetic calculations. Ability to concentrate on detail and be precise. Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to transcribe and summarize minutes. Ability to work effectively without direct supervision. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi cultural setting. Ability to participate as a team member. Required Licenses/Special Requirements None Working Conditions Experiences frequent interruptions; experiences prolonged visual concentration; confined to the work station for prolonged periods; exposed to confidential information; may attend meetings at district sites; may attend occasional evening meetings; occasionally deals with distraught people. Job Locator Number: D2614 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 23, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE Girls C-Team Basketball Coach at Mason MS. Season is January 10 - March 25, 2022 Summary: This position instructs middle school athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success in their program. The employee must understand and abide by all building, Tacoma School District and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Responsibilities: 1. Supervises student athletes to promote effective student learning through participation in athletic activities. 2. Plans, develops and implements an effective program for the particular sport to prepare athletes both physically and mentally to participate with confidence and self-assurance in athletic contests; formulates behavioral objectives for the coming sports season; administers discipline when necessary in a fair and consistent manner; emphasizes safety precautions; provides opportunities for each participant to achieve some success; shares information with parents (rules, schedule, practice days and times) to review the total scope of program; informs participants prior to season about the district's policies and regulations and extracurricular activity contract. 3. Organizes practice sessions that are both stimulating and instructive; conducts practice with 7th and 8th grade teams four days a week and 6th grade teams two days a week, immediately after school with the idea of developing the athlete's greatest potential; teaches basic fundamental skills of the sport; prepares daily practice activities and keeps records on file; emphasizes and promotes good sportsmanship in the conduct of team members and coaches. 4. Assumes responsibility for all phases of the program involving coordination of facility use in conjunction with building athletic director; follows building and district procedures for budgeting and purchase of equipment through ASB; follows district procedures for handling injuries; submits to the building athletic director a list of names of students who sustain incapacitating injuries during the season; maintains injury records in conjunction with the building athletic director. 5. Informs students and parents of the proper procedures of eligibility and special rules for the particular sport; posts rules and issues them to each participant. 6. Establishes an effective system for issuing equipment and maintaining records including dates and times of issuance; assures the systematic return of all equipment, the cleaning and storing of equipment; performs weekly safety check for all equipment; holds students responsible for lost equipment; completes inventory lists and provides copies to the building athletic director. 7. Makes written recommendations to building athletic director regarding program, facilities, and transportation problems; assists the building athletic director and district athletic director in achieving the objectives of the school's athletic program OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends all district and building athletic meetings as called by building athletic director and/or district athletic director. 2. Updates knowledge by attending clinics, workshops, and maintaining familiarity with current athletic programs; keeps current with regard to rule changes as adopted by WIAA and Tacoma School District 3. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Work with students in outdoor playing fields, indoor and outdoor courts, gymnasium, swimming pool or other sports facility; physical ability to lift and move sports equipment and demonstrate sports skills when necessary; may be exposed to infectious diseases and inclement weather. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Graduation from high school or equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience as an assistant coach; must be at least 21 years of age (WIAA Regulation) or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of building, Tacoma School District, and WIAA policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Knowledge of effective coaching practices/techniques for the particular sport. Ability to comply with WIAA coaching standards. Ability to motivate students. Ability to exercise fairness in dealing with student athletes. Ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and exemplary manner at all times. Ability to maintain poise and composure during practice and games. Ability to relate to students of differing athletic abilities. Ability to establish and maintain effective work and student relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate athletic activities. Ability to set-up and maintain accurate records and files. Licenses/Special Requirements First Aid Certificate and CPR card are required. Control # D41-03 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 23, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 2021; As soon as possible FTE: .6875 Hours per day: 5.5 Salary Level: PA4 $19.29/hour Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position serves as the assistant to the Early Learning classroom associate instructor; assists with promoting each child's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth; establishes and maintains a positive child-oriented environment; assists with the implementation of the child development, parent involvement, and parent education services in accordance with Early Learning program(s) performance standards; collaborates with and supports the Early Learning classroom associate instructor in providing health and family services. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Establishes and maintains a safe, healthy, and creative learning environment in collaboration with the Early Learning administrator; selects and arranges appropriate learning materials. 2. Selects and uses a variety of activities in a well-balanced curriculum to provide positive learning experiences to advance the students' language, literacy, math skills, creativity, physical health, social, and emotional development. 3. Prepares and implements daily activity plans that enable students to function as individuals and group members among peers and adults; selects individualized and group activities based on information gathered through assessments, observation, interviewing, and screening; establishes learning goals and objectives in collaboration with the parents; tracks and records developmental progress and learning outcomes. 4. Models and monitors behavior in all program activities; redirects and teaches appropriate behavior to students as needed; may supervise students entering or leaving building between classes and boarding buses. 5. Plans and promotes parent/family involvement in classroom and home learning activities; assists individual parents to overcome obstacles to participation; trains volunteers in techniques for positive interaction with children in the classroom and at home through modeling and effective management techniques. 6. Promotes and coordinates active parent involvement in the total Early Learning program; coordinates and implements parent committees and education; establishes and maintains a system of communication with families; may assist parent representatives with reports to the appropriate stakeholders. 7. May make home visits and conduct parent conferences at the school site for each student during the year in collaboration with the Early Learning administrator; discusses students' progress and development with parents; develops and uses written plans to provide effective home learning activities for the children; uses these opportunities to support parent involvement and education. 8. Collaborates with the Early Learning administrator to assist families in accessing community and agency resources, insuring that families requiring crisis intervention receive appropriate assistance; participates in recruitment and enrollment of children. 9. Collaborates with the Early Learning administrator to establish mutually respectful family partnership goals with each family; assists with efforts and resources to teach the goals and build parent problem solving skills. 10. Maintains and updates documentation of program activities and confidential records of students; submits reports and/or records as requested; prepares for monitoring program self-assessments and federal reviews. 11. Leads classroom team meetings with support of Early Learning administrator; coordinates transition of students to kindergarten; participates in staff support team meetings; coordinates with student services for appropriate planning and implementation of Individualized Education Program (IEPs). OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends meetings, classes, workshops, and seminars to maintain current developments in early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices, and compliance with program rules and regulations, as needed or as assigned. 2. Enters data into the appropriate child assessment system, as assigned. 3. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis. 4. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be required to work flexible hours; required to travel within the community to student homes; may be exposed to infectious disease; occasionally deals with difficult and sensitive situations and/or people; experiences high activity level; required to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, be mobile, run, sit, and stand sufficiently to promote curriculum and preserve the safety of the students ; required to work outdoors in inclement weather; may be required to attend meetings beyond the work day. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Be at least eighteen years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent; required to have an AA degree with 40 credits in Early Childhood Education from an accredited school; one year experience working in a preschool or child care setting to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Licenses/Special Requirements Current First Aid and CPR certifications and Food Handler's permit or required to obtain within the first three months of employment. Annual exam and TB test required within 60 days of employment and periodically thereafter for some early learning programs. Valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance; may include Portable Background (DCYF) clearance for some early learning programs. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of applicable Early Learning program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Knowledge of early childhood education and child development. Knowledge of child assessment and observation methods. Knowledge of community resources related to family needs. Skill in problem solving and handling crisis situations. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in basic computer word processing. Skill in effective child and group management strategies. Ability to relate positively with families and small children. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to plan preschool curriculum to meet individual and group needs. Ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Ability to lift and carry students, sit, stoop, bend, and run. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to produce and maintain documentation and records. Ability to work with special needs students and adapt curriculum. Ability to organize and promote parent education. Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and multi-task. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to work as a cooperative team member. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities. Ability to maintain confidentiality. D13-38 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 23, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: As soon as possible FTE: .50 Hours per day: 4 hours/day; 20 hours/week Salary Level: PT6 $ Union/Days per year: Professional Technical, 260 work days, 12 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet SUMMARY This position prepares educational materials in braille, manages the braille and large-print library, supervises and distributes work to volunteer groups and interprets for hearing impaired children or adults ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Designs and formats tests, texts, worksheets and workbooks in braille; transcribes material to braille; interlines; produces raised line drawings. 2. Determines sources for and orders braille materials and large-print items for the district. Delivers braille to school building and receives materials to be brailed. 4. Serves as a resource to district staff concerning braille instruction and translation software, computerized files and related equipment. 5. Binds, covers, labels, and enters all books into the braille inventory. 7. Communicates with teachers, vendors, other departments, and outside agencies to exchange information, resolve issues and coordinate activities. 8. Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, and trainings to maintain current knowledge of program activities and Braille formats. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Responds to email and forms inquiries; maintains related files and records; orders supplies. 2. Performs related duties as assigned. 3. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS Required to concentrate on detail and be precise; experiences frequent interruptions; required to move heavy objects; required to work around equipment with moving parts; may be exposed to infectious disease; works at high noise levels; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience High school graduation or equivalent, with advanced technical training in grade one and two braille; two years of experience with blind children or adults; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. National Certification in Unified English Braille (NCUEB) Literacy assessment from the National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB); or Successful completion of Library of Congress certification in Braille Transcription. Nemeth Braille Transcription Licenses/Special Requirements Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resource department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of low vision, assistive technology, enlarging techniques, etc. Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, and English usage. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in providing quality customer service. Ability to utilize computer programs for braille. Ability to interline and produce braille in several different codes and formats; especially strong skills in literary and textbook formats. Ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate activities. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a diverse multi-cultural, socio-economic setting. D15-07 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 20, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 6th (or sooner) FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 7.5 Salary Level: Based on preparation level and experience per TEA Collective Bargaining Agreement Union/Days per year: Teacher, 182 work days, 10 month elem Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position provides a comprehensive guidance program for students in grades K-5; provides individual and group counseling; consults with teachers, staff, and parents to enhance their effectiveness in helping students successfully deal with behavioral, social, and emotional issues, and achieve academic success. Responsibilities: 1. Implements the elementary school guidance curriculum; conducts and/or assists in planning and facilitating guidance learning activities in the classroom; consults with and supports teachers in facilitating the infusion of guidance activities into their regular education curricula. 2. Guides and counsels students individually and in small groups through the development of social and educational plans; provides and participates in orientation activities for students new to school; coordinates with feeder middle schools to assist students in their transition from elementary to middle school; provides resources and information to assist in career awareness. 3. Counsels students individually and in small groups to help them understand, overcome, and resolve academic, behavioral, social, and emotional concerns. 4. Counsels families of students experiencing chronic academic, behavioral, social, and emotional problems; suggests referrals to appropriate district resources and/or appropriate community resources. 5. Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about students through records, testing, interviews, and professional sources to appraise their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality characteristics for educational planning. 6. Consults with teachers, staff, parents, and mental health professionals regarding meeting the development needs of students; provides guidance to teachers and staff in dealing with students with academic, behavioral, social, or emotional problems; assists teachers in identifying students with special needs and special abilities. 7. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with various parent support groups, and governmental and community family service agencies; involves these groups in assessment, interventions, and program procedures; develops a network of social referral resources. 8. Participates with teams in establishing and planning respective roles in modifying a student's behavior; develops individualized student behavior management programs; makes recommendations; provides feedback to team members and parents. 9. Maintains current knowledge of state and federal legislation related to education, including special education and Section 504; enhances personal knowledge through participation in case conferences, professional growth activities, professional organizations, and meetings; may serve on related committees. 10. Maintains appropriate reports and records on each assigned student; protects each student's confidentiality; provides specific reports according to procedures or as assigned. 11. Reviews, evaluates, and revises the school guidance program; periodically reviews the program with staff and administration using evaluation self study; reviews and modifies the guidance program calendar; evaluates guidance learning activities. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs related guidance duties as assigned. CONDITIONS May be required to deal with angry and distraught students/parents; may be exposed to childhood diseases; may be required to travel to one or more schools. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Master's degree in school counseling from an accredited college or university; prior counseling experience at the elementary school level is desired; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of childhood social, emotional, physical, and academic development. Knowledge of Section 504, IDEA, and other state and federal regulations regarding the identification and placement of students in special education. Knowledge of community support resources and family service agencies. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to assess guidance curriculum needs and implement the elementary guidance curriculum. Ability to lead and facilitate individual and group activities based upon brief psycho-educational models. Ability to act as a liaison with community family service agencies and other support resources Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to participate as part of a team. Certifications, Licenses and Special Requirements Must maintain all licenses and certifications as a condition of continued employment. Valid Washington State ESA Counselor Certificate. Job Locator Number: D28-01 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1252; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1318; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1191; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 20, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 2021; as soon as possible FTE: 1.0 Salary Level: Exempt $116,382 - $138,225 DOE Union/Days per year: Exempt 260 work days, 12 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position performs duties designed to maximize and unify Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities; manages assigned staff, develops, supports, and implements BI solutions; applies business intelligence across the enterprise using business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights; builds new solutions for reporting and analytics; gathers and analyzes business requirements; plans, prepares, implements, and delivers end-to-end solutions to meet District objectives. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Lead, supervise, and evaluate BI, Data, and Reporting staff to achieve the mission of the department and district Serves as the lead and primary liaison for data and reporting across the district, including but not limited to the data warehouse, Power BI, district reporting, and data standards. Is the "go-to" person for staff and departments across the district for any data and reporting issues or projects. Working with the Director of Data & Application Development, leads training and professional development to ensure that staff are informed and trained in their roles. Develops scalable and maintainable BI applications to meet business objectives and to transform data into knowledge supporting data-informed decision making; works together with administrators and customers to identify and scope their business opportunities. Maintains, supports, and enhances the enterprise data warehouse and its constituent star-schema/dimensional model data marts; is responsible for data integrity as well as the quality of data; identifies root cause problems in data quality and collaborates with technology and other staff to develop plans to avoid or mitigate data quality issues Participates in the development and implementation of security and authentication standards for the organization. Manage and balance work priorities to ensure the department delivers what is expected of it Maintains accurate and complete technical architectural documents and data validation methods. Defines BI standards, guidelines, and best practices for business groups and technical teams. Supports BI tools upgrades in development, testing, and documentation. Performs maintenance and troubleshooting activities for BI tools. Diagnoses and resolves BI tool capacity issues with a strong aptitude for modern BI solution development using Power BI, Azure, and SQL Server. Recommends strategies to improve performance and capacity of BI tools for current and future data. Addresses customer queries and issues promptly; provides analytic support to the application and/or data source; delivers end-user analytics issue troubleshooting, performance improvements, and support. Provides BI administration and technical support during weekends, after-hours, and holidays, when needed. Provides technical training on BI tools to junior staff; develops end-user training, training materials, and provides guidance and mentoring for the District staff, as needed. Leads BI Administrators, Developers, Analysts, and other essential staff in the successful development of BI reporting and analysis solutions; promotes data and analytic goals with technology resources, infrastructure, and other service areas. Collaborates with business groups and technical teams to develop and maintain the data warehouse platform for BI reporting in a way that meets end-user business needs. OTHER JOB DUTIES Maintains and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development activities as needed or assigned. Assists appropriate department staff during peak workloads and absences; provides backup assistance for other technical support staff for special projects when assigned. Performs related duties as assigned, temporarily. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement andcritical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS Experiences frequent interruptions; exposed to video display; may work in confined areas; may be required to work extended and/or irregular hours; required to travel to District sites; exposed to confidential information; required to bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile, and lift 20 pounds and team move/lift heavy objects up to 60 pounds. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics or related field; five years of experience with business intelligence solution development and data warehousing; experience with Power BI, including DAX and data modeling, data mart and data warehouse architecture; professional experience with Azure data/analytics platforms; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge skills and ability required to perform the work. Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington driver's license with access to personal transportation. Proof of training and/or certification, required, if applicable. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge and deep understanding of dimensional data modeling concepts as well as data warehouse design and lifecycle management principles. Knowledge of basic staff management principles Knowledge of the Kimball dimensional model principles. Knowledge of principles, practices for data discovery using raw data sources. Knowledge of source control tools and protocols, such as Git (version control system) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of system analysis and programming languages. Knowledge of hardware and software reporting platforms and tools. Knowledge of and expertise with Structured Query Language (SQL) objects, stored procedures, views, and functions. Knowledge of Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) product in a development role. Knowledge of business practices in multiple departments. Skill in oral and written communication. Skill in Project Management Skill in conflict resolution Skill in presentation and interpersonal communication. Skill in collaborating with staff to make the most informed decisions about the current state of District collaboration tools and applications. Skill in system/process orientation. Skill in developing and organizing high-quality documentation. Skill in attention to detail. Strong analytical, quantitative, problem solving, and organizational skills. Skill with both on-premises and Azure environments. Skill in designing and implementing enterprise business intelligence solutions using Microsoft BI technologies, with a focus on Power BI, SQL Server, Excel, SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS. Skill in creating BI tools and systems. Ability to take the initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies. Ability to create SSAS multidimensional cubes and tabular models. Ability to organize, prioritize, execute tasks, and meet deadlines with effective follow-through. Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, and make timely decisions. Ability to take ownership of problems and/or issues and follow through with a resolution. Ability to obtain, exchange, and clarify information and communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel. Ability to analyze complex problems. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to participate effectively as a team member. Ability to facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to multi-task. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to learn new languages as required. D04-102 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 20, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 6th, or sooner Hours per day: 3 Salary Level: $17.45/hr Benefits: NONE Staff who begin work after October 19th, 2021 may be eligible for a $250 hiring bonus Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet SUMMARY: This position provides varied support services for the administrator, students, families, and District staff, as directed by the administrator, for the purpose of contact tracing and other needs related to supporting District initiatives, tasks, and operations. RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provides various support services to the assigned administrator. 2. Ensures compliance, at the administrators' guidance, with departmental procedures, District, county, state, and/ or federal regulations and public health requirements for contact tracing. 3. May provide school office support assistance. 4. May assist in general building/District support including temporary student supervision, as directed, and as assigned. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Participates in training courses and workshops as needed or as assigned to maintain current knowledge, skills, and abilities to ensure successful performance on the job. 2. Participates in meetings related to assigned projects. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High school graduation or equivalent; one year related work experience and/or working with students and parents in a community or school setting is a plus; experience with computers using word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications is a plus; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, and English usage. Skill in problem solving. Skill with flexibility to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in basic computer word processing. Ability may be required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events, as assigned; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Ability to relate positively with staff, families, and children. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to produce and maintain documentation and records. Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and multi-task. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to work as a cooperative team member. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities. Job Locator Number: D41-38 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 20, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 2021 FTE: 0.5 FTE Ed Asst 2 and 0.25 FTE Ed Asst 2/Crossing Guard Hours per day: Ed Asst 2 - 4 hours (5 days a week/total of 20 hours per week), Ed Asst 2/Crossing Guard - 2 hours (5 days a week/total of 10 hours per week) Salary Level: PA3 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: Ed Asst 2 Crossing Guard: This position monitors the activities of elementary students at crosswalks and assists students in crossing the street safely. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher or staff member. This position tutors students individually or in small groups; monitors students in the classroom, at lunch, in the playground, and/or boarding buses; and provides general classroom and/or office assistance, as assigned. Responsibilities: 1. Tutors children individually or in small groups on a variety of subjects, as assigned; compiles, reviews, and records student assignments and progress. 2. Monitors student behavior in the classroom, lunchroom, during detention, and/or at recess; disciplines students according to procedures; monitors students entering or leaving the building, between classes, and/or boarding buses. 3. Assists teacher with classroom management; assists in preparing lessons; duplicates, organizes, distributes, and files learning materials; assists teacher in preparing student progress reports. 4. Provides school office assistance, as assigned; answers telephone and takes messages, files, duplicates materials, sorts mail, types bulletins or other documents; provides basic first aid in the absence of the school health room personnel. 5. Administers district tests, records student scores, and reports results. 6. May pull students from classroom to tutor in assigned subjects for brief periods as assigned; may move between classrooms throughout the day to tutor various small groups of students for brief periods as assigned. 7. Attends building staff meetings; provides information regarding students; attends program meetings and workshops. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May travel between schools to work with students, as assigned. 2. Performs related duties as assigned to assist the teachers or administrative staff. Minimum Qualifications Other information: Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of prior experience working with schoolaged youth, preferably in a classroom setting; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of childhood academic, social and physical development. Knowledge of assigned subject areas. Ability to establish positive relationships and tutor school-aged youth. Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information. Ability to organize and coordinate activities with assistance of classroom teacher. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Required Licenses/Special Requirements Assistants working with the health impaired may be required to obtain a first aid certificate and training in CPR. Working Conditions Required to work outdoors in inclement weather; required to deal with upset students; may be exposed to infectious disease. Job Locator Number: D2401 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 20, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE Additional Information:Season runs January 10, 2022 - March 25, 2022 Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position instructs middle school athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success in their program. The employee must understand and abide by all building, Tacoma School District and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Responsibilities: 1. Supervises student athletes to promote effective student learning through participation in athletic activities. 2. Plans, develops and implements an effective program for the particular sport to prepare athletes both physically and mentally to participate with confidence and self-assurance in athletic contests; formulates behavioral objectives for the coming sports season; administers discipline when necessary in a fair and consistent manner; emphasizes safety precautions; provides opportunities for each participant to achieve some success; shares information with parents (rules, schedule, practice days and times) to review the total scope of program; informs participants prior to season about the district's policies and regulations and extracurricular activity contract. 3. Organizes practice sessions that are both stimulating and instructive; conducts practice with 7th and 8th grade teams four days a week and 6th grade teams two days a week, immediately after school with the idea of developing the athlete's greatest potential; teaches basic fundamental skills of the sport; prepares daily practice activities and keeps records on file; emphasizes and promotes good sportsmanship in the conduct of team members and coaches. 4. Assumes responsibility for all phases of the program involving coordination of facility use in conjunction with building athletic director; follows building and district procedures for budgeting and purchase of equipment through ASB; follows district procedures for handling injuries; submits to the building athletic director a list of names of students who sustain incapacitating injuries during the season; maintains injury records in conjunction with the building athletic director. 5. Informs students and parents of the proper procedures of eligibility and special rules for the particular sport; posts rules and issues them to each participant. 6. Establishes an effective system for issuing equipment and maintaining records including dates and times of issuance; assures the systematic return of all equipment, the cleaning and storing of equipment; performs weekly safety check for all equipment; holds students responsible for lost equipment; completes inventory lists and provides copies to the building athletic director. 7. Makes written recommendations to building athletic director regarding program, facilities, and transportation problems; assists the building athletic director and district athletic director in achieving the objectives of the school's athletic program OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends all district and building athletic meetings as called by building athletic director and/or district athletic director. 2. Updates knowledge by attending clinics, workshops, and maintaining familiarity with current athletic programs; keeps current with regard to rule changes as adopted by WIAA and Tacoma School District 3. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Work with students in outdoor playing fields, indoor and outdoor courts, gymnasium, swimming pool or other sports facility; physical ability to lift and move sports equipment and demonstrate sports skills when necessary; may be exposed to infectious diseases and inclement weather. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Graduation from high school or equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience as an assistant coach; must be at least 21 years of age (WIAA Regulation) or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of building, Tacoma School District, and WIAA policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Knowledge of effective coaching practices/techniques for the particular sport. Ability to comply with WIAA coaching standards. Ability to motivate students. Ability to exercise fairness in dealing with student athletes. Ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and exemplary manner at all times. Ability to maintain poise and composure during practice and games. Ability to relate to students of differing athletic abilities. Ability to establish and maintain effective work and student relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate athletic activities. Ability to set-up and maintain accurate records and files. Licenses/Special Requirements First Aid Certificate and CPR card are required. Control # D41-03 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 20, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE Additional Information:Season runs January 10, 2022 - March 25, 2022 Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position instructs middle school athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success in their program. The employee must understand and abide by all building, Tacoma School District and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Responsibilities: 1. Supervises student athletes to promote effective student learning through participation in athletic activities. 2. Plans, develops and implements an effective program for the particular sport to prepare athletes both physically and mentally to participate with confidence and self-assurance in athletic contests; formulates behavioral objectives for the coming sports season; administers discipline when necessary in a fair and consistent manner; emphasizes safety precautions; provides opportunities for each participant to achieve some success; shares information with parents (rules, schedule, practice days and times) to review the total scope of program; informs participants prior to season about the district's policies and regulations and extracurricular activity contract. 3. Organizes practice sessions that are both stimulating and instructive; conducts practice with 7th and 8th grade teams four days a week and 6th grade teams two days a week, immediately after school with the idea of developing the athlete's greatest potential; teaches basic fundamental skills of the sport; prepares daily practice activities and keeps records on file; emphasizes and promotes good sportsmanship in the conduct of team members and coaches. 4. Assumes responsibility for all phases of the program involving coordination of facility use in conjunction with building athletic director; follows building and district procedures for budgeting and purchase of equipment through ASB; follows district procedures for handling injuries; submits to the building athletic director a list of names of students who sustain incapacitating injuries during the season; maintains injury records in conjunction with the building athletic director. 5. Informs students and parents of the proper procedures of eligibility and special rules for the particular sport; posts rules and issues them to each participant. 6. Establishes an effective system for issuing equipment and maintaining records including dates and times of issuance; assures the systematic return of all equipment, the cleaning and storing of equipment; performs weekly safety check for all equipment; holds students responsible for lost equipment; completes inventory lists and provides copies to the building athletic director. 7. Makes written recommendations to building athletic director regarding program, facilities, and transportation problems; assists the building athletic director and district athletic director in achieving the objectives of the school's athletic program OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends all district and building athletic meetings as called by building athletic director and/or district athletic director. 2. Updates knowledge by attending clinics, workshops, and maintaining familiarity with current athletic programs; keeps current with regard to rule changes as adopted by WIAA and Tacoma School District 3. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Work with students in outdoor playing fields, indoor and outdoor courts, gymnasium, swimming pool or other sports facility; physical ability to lift and move sports equipment and demonstrate sports skills when necessary; may be exposed to infectious diseases and inclement weather. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Graduation from high school or equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience as an assistant coach; must be at least 21 years of age (WIAA Regulation) or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of building, Tacoma School District, and WIAA policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Knowledge of effective coaching practices/techniques for the particular sport. Ability to comply with WIAA coaching standards. Ability to motivate students. Ability to exercise fairness in dealing with student athletes. Ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and exemplary manner at all times. Ability to maintain poise and composure during practice and games. Ability to relate to students of differing athletic abilities. Ability to establish and maintain effective work and student relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate athletic activities. Ability to set-up and maintain accurate records and files. Licenses/Special Requirements First Aid Certificate and CPR card are required. Control # D41-03 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 19, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: January 3, 2022 FTE: .9375 Hours per day: 7.5 Salary Level: PA4 $19.29/hr Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: Staff who begin work after October 19, 2021 may be eligible for a Hiring Bonus of $500. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position serves as the assistant to the Early Learning classroom associate instructor; assists with promoting each child's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth; establishes and maintains a positive child-oriented environment; assists with the implementation of the child development, parent involvement, and parent education services in accordance with Early Learning program(s) performance standards; collaborates with and supports the Early Learning classroom associate instructor in providing health and family services. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Assists with and delivers individual and group instruction in a variety of learning activities; monitors and records each child's progress for the purpose of promoting each child's intellectual growth. 2. Assists the associate in the overall planning of curriculum and daily instructional activities required for meeting the objectives of the program, as time permits; assists in and provides for positive learning experiences to students; assists in arranging appropriate learning materials; assists in cleaning up materials and equipment; assists in maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for the purpose of promoting each child's intellectual growth. 3. Assists the associate with child screenings and assessments, including child observations per Early Learning program(s) guidelines; assists in entering information into the computer-based assessment system for the purpose of promoting each child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. 4. Models and monitors behavior in all program activities; redirects and teaches appropriate behavior to students as needed; may supervise students entering or leaving building between classes for the purpose of each child's social and emotional growth. 5. Meets children from child care buses and parents, escorts them safely into the classroom, and signs them in; follows the reverse procedure in the afternoon after signing them out; supervises students entering or leaving building between classes and boarding buses for the purpose of each child's safety in a child-oriented environment. 6. Prepares and assists with daily classroom routines, which may include tooth brushing, for the purpose of each child's growth in healthy habits and autonomy. 7. May prepare student meals by getting food from kitchen and preparing classroom tables; encourages students to assist; encourages and promotes conversation during meals; may track and submit menu changes in accordance with Early Learning program(s) procedures for the purpose of each child's physical, social and emotional growth. 8. Promotes and coordinates active parent/family involvement in learning activities of the total Early Learning program(s); coordinates and implements parent committees and education; establishes and maintains a system of communication with families; may assist parent representatives with reports to the appropriate stakeholders; to the extent possible, may participate in parent meetings, assists in preparing flyers and newsletters, and makes phone calls to parents/guardians for the purpose of each child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. 9. May participate, as directed and as time permits, in periodic home visits and family conferences to discuss student progress and development with parents/guardians for the purpose of each child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. 10. Trains volunteers, as directed, in techniques for positive interaction with children in the classroom and at home through modeling and effective management techniques; assists in recruitment and enrollment activities; assumes primary responsibility for the classroom and students in the absence of the associate for the purpose of maintaining a positive child-oriented program. 11. Assists with maintaining attendance records and a variety of other forms to help ensure compliance with Early Learning program(s) requirements; assists in maintaining confidential records; duplicates, organizes, distributes and files a variety of materials for the purpose of ensuring compliance with Early Learning program(s)requirements. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends meetings, classes, workshops, and seminars to maintain current developments in early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices, and compliance with the program(s) rules and regulations, as needed or as assigned. 2. Enters data into the appropriate child assessment system, as assigned. 3. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis. 4. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be required to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends; may be required to travel within the community to student homes; may be exposed to infectious disease; may be required to work outdoors in inclement weather; occasionally deals with difficult and sensitive situations and/or people; experiences high activity level; required to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, be mobile, run, sit, and stand sufficiently to promote curriculum and preserve the safety of the students; required to work outdoors in inclement weather; may be required to attend meetings beyond the work day. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Be at least eighteen years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least 12 college quarter credits in early childhood education credential is required; and at least one of the following: one year certificate in ECE; or an AA in ECE or be enrolled in a program leading to an AA or a BA in an education-related field; or a current CDA (Child Development Associate) credential or enrolled in a Child Development Associate Program (CDA program) to be completed within 2 years; with one year of post-secondary experience working in a preschool or child care setting; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Beginning with the 2020-2021 SY, the following are mandatory state minimum qualifications: HS diploma or equivalent; Associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or receive qualifying score (461) on Education Testing Service paraeducator assessment; or earned seventy-two quarter credits or forty-eight semester credits at the one hundred level or higher at an accredited college or university; or completed an apprenticeship as a paraeducator, in a program registered with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council. LICENSES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Current First Aid and CPR certifications and Food Handler's permit or required to obtain within the first three months of employment. Physical exam and TB test required within 60 days of employment and periodically thereafter for some early learning programs. CDA credential is required to be kept current throughout period of employment. Valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance; may include Portable Background (DCYF) clearance for some early learning programs. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of applicable Early Learning program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Knowledge of early childhood education and child development. Knowledge of child assessment and observation methods. Knowledge of community resources related to family needs. Skill in problem solving and handling crisis situations. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in basic computer word processing. Skill in effective child and group management strategies. Ability to relate positively with families and small children. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to plan preschool curriculum to meet individual and group needs. Ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Ability to lift and carry students, sit, stoop, bend, and run. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to produce and maintain documentation and records. Ability to work with special needs students and adapt curriculum. Ability to organize and promote parent education. Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and multi-task. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to work as a cooperative team member. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities. Ability to maintain confidentiality. D24-63 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 19, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 13 or sooner FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 hours/day Salary Level: PA 4/$19.29 Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Staff who begin work after October 19, 2021 may be eligible for a Hiring Bonus of $500. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may be required to regularly travel to other district sites; may be exposed to inclement weather. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend MANDT training and maintain MANDT certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 19, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 2021 FTE: 0.7 Hours per day: 7 hours day/ 4 days/week (Mon, Tues,Thurs, Fri) Salary Level: PA4A Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: Special Education Preschool ParaEducator positions are District Deployed. Assignment locations could change from school year to school year. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may be required to regularly travel to other district sites; may be exposed to inclement weather. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend MANDT training and maintain MANDT certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 19, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 2021 FTE: 0.875 Hours per day: 7.0 Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: This position requires fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). Will work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students which requires communication through ASL. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Job Locator Number: D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 19, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 6th, 2021 or sooner FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4 $19.29 Salary Schedule Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: Staff who begin work after October 19, 2021 may be eligible for a Hiring Bonus of $500. Summary: This position provides one-on-one assistance to an female student in all school activities and day-to-day needs during the school day; assists a certificated teacher with instructional and non-instructional activities for the assigned student and other classroom students as time permits in the Access Program. In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet : Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may be required to regularly travel to other district sites; may be exposed to inclement weather. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend MANDT training and maintain MANDT certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 19, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 2021 FTE: 0.8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4A Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: This is a one on one support position for a female Special Education student to provide assistance for all self-help and adaptive needs. Staff who begin work after October 19, 2021 may be eligible for a Hiring Bonus of $500. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may be required to regularly travel to other district sites; may be exposed to inclement weather. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend MANDT training and maintain MANDT certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 18, 2021
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: December 2021 FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 7.5 Salary Level: Based on preparation level and experience per TEA Collective Bargaining Agreement Union/Days per year: Teacher, 180 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information:This position will support the new Tacoma Online program. Tacoma Online is an all-inclusive program that provides core content and elective courses. Students have access to their courses anytime, from anywhere, and can work at a pace that supports them. Learning occurs through live and recorded lessons delivered completely online - delivered by Tacoma teachers. Tacoma Online serves kindergarten through 12th grade learners and features an emphasis on personalized learning experiences that align to each student's growth along a path toward graduation.  Previous experience with online learning platforms or support of staff in online environment is preferred. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire. Additional Resources and Information: • Press Release from WA Governor's Office • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ • Vaccine Mandate FAQs • DOH Vaccine fact sheet Summary: This position plans, organizes and provides students with appropriate learning activities, experiences and a classroom environment designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth; supports the School/Building, School Board, District and State curriculum, policies and initiatives for student achievement. Responsibilities: 1. Develops, plans and strategizes a program of study that is based on and capitalizes on the learning needs of students and meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students; creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students; employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media to engage the students and provide an opportunity for participation that is consistent with the students' needs and capabilities. 2. Assesses the accomplishments for student growth on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required; maintains and issues appropriate grades to reflect level of student achievement; refers students for evaluation by District Specialists, as needed and required; provides guidance which will promote the students' welfare, educational development, and citizenship. 3. Strives to implement, by pedagogical content knowledge, instruction, action and support, the District's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives; assists the administration in implementing all District policies and rules governing student life and conduct as outlined by the State criteria for teacher evaluation requirements; develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior; encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior; manages student behavior and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner; participates in the planning and evaluation of the school program(s) and the District's curriculum and program development. 4. Develops norms for learning that reflect teacher knowledge of content; prepares lesson plans for assigned classes and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of assigned Administrator; provides differentiated instruction and scaffolding of tasks; effectively makes use of learning time and guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals; establishes, with an alignment of instructional materials and tasks, clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects; communicates these objectives and learning target(s) to the students. 5. Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students, parents, colleagues and community members; makes provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for education-related purposes when required; conducts parent(s)/guardian(s) conferences and a variety of other meetings with District staff, parent(s)/guardian(s) and students to communicate student progress and interpret program rationale and each student's educational, social and behavioral development. 6. Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, District policy and administrative regulations; utilizes multiple data elements (both formative assessment and summative) to plan, inform, provide other formative assessment opportunities by adjusting instruction; evaluates student learning and success criteria to modify and improve program effectiveness; uses the Washington State approved student growth rubrics for tracking student growth data. 7. Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect the students, equipment, materials and facilities; provides for and promotes the care and protection of students and school property; effectively utilizes and provides access to the materials, resources and services of the community and the District to enhance students' learning and teacher's effectiveness. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Maintains and updates knowledge and skills necessary for success in the position and improving professional competence by participating in professional development activities and training, as required, as needed or as assigned. 2. Attends staff meetings as called by the Administrators and serves on staff committees; supervises Para Educators and other classroom office assistance as required; provides guidance and works with staff members in an appropriate manner. 3. Develops and maintains a professional and collegial relationships with colleagues; collaborates with peers and administrators to improve student learning; supports appropriate conduct and performance of job duties; adheres to Tacoma Public School Board policies; contributes to the development of new teachers and student teachers per District guidelines. 4. Maintains files on latest curriculum guides; keeps updated on resources and methods and makes relevant changes to instructional plans and activities. 5. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Confined to work area; must secure substitute or leave only at assigned breaks; may be required to work with and diffuse, if appropriate, difficult and sensitive situations; may have to be out in inclement weather to supervise students; may be exposed to high noise levels. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Bachelor's degree from accredited university with appropriate educational endorsement; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of applicable Washington State and Federal rules and regulations. Knowledge of subject matter/course content relevant to assignment. Knowledge of and skills in using various formative and summative assessments. Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques. Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information. Skill in critical thinking and problem solving. Skill in attention to detail. Skill in classroom management. Skill in handling student discipline. Skill in providing quality customer service. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate activities. Ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the District. Ability to use informational technology. Ability to exercise critical thinking and use sound judgment. Ability to be flexible and adaptable. Ability to work with difficult and/or sensitive situations to provide appropriate resolutions. Ability to serve as role model and treat students and colleagues as individuals in a professional and ethical manner. Ability to adhere to all Tacoma Public School Board policies. Ability to support the School/Building, School Board, District and State curriculum, policies and initiatives for student achievement. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb and/or be mobile. Ability to travel throughout the District by means of private or public transportation. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State teaching certificate. Completion of all District-required trainings, as assigned. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/Sexual Misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D40-07 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250