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. 

 

139 job(s) at Tacoma Public Schools

TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 24, 2022 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 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 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-9. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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; supervises students in lunchroom, in hallways, on school grounds, and in any program held at the school under School District sanction; 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, on a temporary basis. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS Confined to work area; must secure substitute or leave only at assigned breaks; 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 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. 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. 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 20 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2022 FTE: .75 Hours per day: Salary Level: PA4A01 $24.115 - Base, PA4E01 $24.865 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $25.115 - Base + BA/BS Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 1, 2022 FTE: 0.75 Hours per day: 6 Salary Level: PA4A01 $22.22 - Base, PA4E01 $22.97 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $23.22 - Base + BA or BS 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 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/16/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2022 (as soon as possible) FTE: 1.00 (.825 ESP 1:1 & .175 Crossing Guard) Hours per day: 8 Salary Level: PA4A01 $22.22 - Base, PA4E01 $22.97 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $23.22 - Base + BA or BS 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 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Examples Of Duties Additional Information: This position includes crossing guard responsibilites each day. 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 26, 2022 (as soon as possible) FTE: .875 Hours per day: 7 Salary Level: PA4A01 $24.115 - Base, PA4E01 $24.865 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $25.115 - Base + BA/BS Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2022 FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4A01 $24.115 - Base, PA4E01 $24.865 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $25.115 - Base + BA/BS Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/9/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2022 FTE: .75 Hours per day: 6 Salary Level: PA4A01 $24.115 - Base, PA4E01 $24.865 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $25.115 - Base + BA/BS Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: As soon as possible FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4A01 $24.115 - Base, PA4E01 $24.865 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $25.115 - Base + BA/BS Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Closing Date/Time: 10/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2022 FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4A01 $22.22 - Base, PA4E01 $22.97 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $23.22 - Base + BA or BS 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 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 24, 2022 or sooner FTE: 0.8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4A01 $24.115 - Base, PA4E01 $24.865 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $25.115 - Base + BA/BS Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Bonus: Regular Education Support Professionals $500 Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-9. 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. Examples Of Duties This position provides varied support services to students, their families, and District staff, as needed, and directed, to encourage students and to facilitate home and school cooperation; provides, for students and staff, general office, classroom, outdoor, and home assistance, as assigned by administrator; supports District initiatives, tasks, and operations; may monitor students in the classroom, at lunch, in the playground, at the assigned school(s)/building(s), cross walks, and/or boarding buses. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Provides academic and/or behavioral instruction and/or varied support for students in general education and for the whole child, as directed; establishes and maintains a safe, healthy, and creative learning environment in collaboration with the assigned administrator; per instruction, selects and arranges appropriate learning materials. 2. As directed, 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. Facilitates the onboarding processes for families and their children; ensures, as directed, compliance with District, State, and Federal requirements; provides information on services available to eligible students and families; conveys information regarding school and/or District activities and procedures; and may refer families to other agencies, as directed. 4. As assigned, selects individualized and group activities based on information, from administrators, gathered through assessments, observation, interviewing, and screening; may track and record developmental progress and learning outcomes. 5. Monitors behavior in onsite and home program activities; may supervise students entering or leaving building, at lunch, between classes, and boarding buses. 6. May prepare student meals by getting food from assigned kitchen and packages meals, as directed; if onsite, encourages students to assist and encourages and promotes conversation during meals; may track and submit menu changes in accordance with District guidelines for the purpose of each child’s physical, social and emotional growth. 7. Prepares and assists with daily classroom and home routines for the purpose of each child’s growth in healthy habits and autonomy. 8. May make home visits and in collaboration with the assigned administrator; under direction of the assigned administrator, uses written plans to provide effective home learning activities for the children; uses these opportunities to support parent involvement and education. 9. Collaborates with the assigned administrator to assist families in accessing community and agency resources, insuring that families receive appropriate assistance; participates in onboarding of children. 10. Collaborates with the assigned 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 ensuring that information is explained, shared, and understood by all involved. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends meetings, classes, workshops, and seminars to maintain current developments in 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. May assist in potty training and diapering. 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; may be required to travel within the community to student homes; may be exposed to infectious disease; occasionally deals with difficult and/or 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 and Experience Be at least eighteen years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent; receive a qualifying score on the Education Testing Service paraeducator assessment as published by PESB; or an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or earn 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; one year related work experience and/or working with students and parents in a community or school setting; 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 required to obtain within the first three months of employment. Annual physical exam and TB test required within 60 days of employment and periodically thereafter for some early learning programs. District training, as required, per the position assignments. 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. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of applicable childhood education program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Knowledge of 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 with flexibility to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Skill in working with data utilizing defined but different processes. Skill in operating equipment using standardized methods. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in basic computer word processing. Skill in effective child and group management strategies. Ability is 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 families and 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2022 FTE: ..25 Hours per day: 2 Salary Level: PA4A01 $22.22 - Base, PA4E01 $22.97 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $23.22 - Base + BA or BS Benefits: NONE This position will be one hour in the AM and one hour in the PM. Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-9. 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. Examples Of Duties This position provides varied support services to students, their families, and District staff, as needed, and directed, to encourage students and to facilitate home and school cooperation; provides, for students and staff, general office, classroom, outdoor, and home assistance, as assigned by administrator; supports District initiatives, tasks, and operations; may monitor students in the classroom, at lunch, in the playground, at the assigned school(s)/building(s), cross walks, and/or boarding buses. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Provides academic and/or behavioral instruction and/or varied support for students in general education and for the whole child, as directed; establishes and maintains a safe, healthy, and creative learning environment in collaboration with the assigned administrator; per instruction, selects and arranges appropriate learning materials. 2. As directed, 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. Facilitates the onboarding processes for families and their children; ensures, as directed, compliance with District, State, and Federal requirements; provides information on services available to eligible students and families; conveys information regarding school and/or District activities and procedures; and may refer families to other agencies, as directed. 4. As assigned, selects individualized and group activities based on information, from administrators, gathered through assessments, observation, interviewing, and screening; may track and record developmental progress and learning outcomes. 5. Monitors behavior in onsite and home program activities; may supervise students entering or leaving building, at lunch, between classes, and boarding buses. 6. May prepare student meals by getting food from assigned kitchen and packages meals, as directed; if onsite, encourages students to assist and encourages and promotes conversation during meals; may track and submit menu changes in accordance with District guidelines for the purpose of each child’s physical, social and emotional growth. 7. Prepares and assists with daily classroom and home routines for the purpose of each child’s growth in healthy habits and autonomy. 8. May make home visits and in collaboration with the assigned administrator; under direction of the assigned administrator, uses written plans to provide effective home learning activities for the children; uses these opportunities to support parent involvement and education. 9. Collaborates with the assigned administrator to assist families in accessing community and agency resources, insuring that families receive appropriate assistance; participates in onboarding of children. 10. Collaborates with the assigned 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 ensuring that information is explained, shared, and understood by all involved. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends meetings, classes, workshops, and seminars to maintain current developments in 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. May assist in potty training and diapering. 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; may be required to travel within the community to student homes; may be exposed to infectious disease; occasionally deals with difficult and/or 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 and Experience Be at least eighteen years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent; receive a qualifying score on the Education Testing Service paraeducator assessment as published by PESB; or an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or earn 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; one year related work experience and/or working with students and parents in a community or school setting; 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 required to obtain within the first three months of employment. Annual physical exam and TB test required within 60 days of employment and periodically thereafter for some early learning programs. District training, as required, per the position assignments. 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. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of applicable childhood education program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Knowledge of 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 with flexibility to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Skill in working with data utilizing defined but different processes. Skill in operating equipment using standardized methods. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in basic computer word processing. Skill in effective child and group management strategies. Ability is 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 families and 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: As soon as possible FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4 Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 202, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-9 by October 8th, 202. 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. Examples Of Duties This position assists a certificated teacher or staff member; tutors students individually or in small groups; monitors students in the classroom, at lunch, in the playground, at the assigned school(s)/building(s) cross walks, and/or boarding buses; and provides general classroom and/or office assistance, as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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. As directed, provides for the safety of students to, from, and within, the assigned schools/buildings; ensures safe crossing of public roadways and intersections by assisting students on their way to and from school through communication to traffic and District crossing rules; reports unsafe behavior of children to school officials; may discuss traffic routing plans and control point locations with school/building administrator. 4. Assists teacher with classroom management; assists in preparing lessons; duplicates, organizes, distributes, and files learning materials; assists teacher in preparing student progress reports. 5. 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. 6. Administers District tests, records student scores, and reports results. 7. 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. 8. 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, on a temporary basis, to assist the teachers or administrative staff. 3. Attends training meeting, as assigned. 4. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS Required to work outdoors in inclement weather; occasionally required to deal with difficult and sensitive situations and /or people; required, or may have to travel to District and other sites within the community; constant seeing and hearing are required to fulfill job responsibilities; job may be subject to exposure to environmental and/or physical hazards; may be required to shift and prioritize tasks; required to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods; may be exposed to infectious disease; 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 Education and Experience Associate’s degree or 72 quarter credit hours of post-secondary education, or completed an apprenticeship program, or passing grade on the Education Testing Service Paraeducator assessment test (Para-Pro) to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of prior experience working with school-aged 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. Licenses/Special Requirements Educational Assistants working with the health impaired may be required to obtain a first aid certificate and training in CPR. Completion of District training for school crossing guards is required. Valid Washington State driver’s license with access to personal transportation. 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 office for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of childhood academic, social and physical development. Knowledge of assigned subject areas. Skill in logical thinking. Skill in communication. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in promoting a quality customer service environment. Ability to organize and prioritize work. Ability to operate personal computer with applicable software applications. Ability to read, understand, and follow written instruction. Ability to concentrate on tasks at hand. Ability to work effectively as a team. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism. Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information. Ability to organize and coordinate activities with assistance of classroom teacher Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 25-57-252, civilrights@tacoma.k2.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 25-57-8, cerolin@tacoma.k2.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 25-57-9, wgreer@tacoma.k2.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 25-57-096, jherbol@tacoma.k2.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 25-57-00, mnelson@tacoma.k2.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 57, Tacoma, WA 9840-57. Closing Date/Time: 10/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 2022 FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4A01 $24.115 - Base, PA4E01 $24.865 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $25.115 - Base + BA/BS Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/9/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 05, 2022
Part Time
Description Expected Start Date: October 31, 2022 Salary Level: $15.00/hr Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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. 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. Licenses/Special Requirements First Aid Certificate and CPR card are required. 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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. Civil Rights Coordinator: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/16/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 04, 2022
Full Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: As soon as possible Salary Level : Salary Available at Salary Schedules - Substitute Hourly Rates 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 Governors 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 Governors mandate prior to official hire. Examples Of Duties JOB SUMMARY This position, for temporary periods, provides leadership within the building to provide a responsive and dynamic educational program so that all students will acquire the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to lead self-sufficient, well-adjusted, healthy, productive, and socially responsible lives to the best of their individual potential. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Directs, supervises, facilitates, and may evaluate the instructional, guidance, and other programs of the building; is responsible for educational leadership and student achievement in the assigned building; leads staff in continuous improvement of instruction and program delivery; monitors student performance within the building. 2. Coordinates human relations within the school and between the school and its stakeholders (i.e., students, families, parent groups; community agencies, business community, etc.); ensures and promotes student welfare; exercises good judgment in dealings with students, staff, parents, and public. 3. May lead the development of program improvement plans at the building level in collaboration with teachers and district staff; coordinates the involvement of curriculum and instruction and staff development in improving instruction and programs; coordinates building involvement in the district's curriculum and program review and implementation cycle. 4. Participates in the formulation, interpretation, and execution of the policies and regulations of the State Board of Education. 5. Supervises student discipline and the management of students in the lunchroom, in hallways, on school grounds, and in any program held at the school under district sanction; works cooperatively with district administrators in emergency situations. 6. Supervises the security and care of assigned equipment, buildings, grounds, and other school property. 7. May participate at staff meetings and in-service training programs sponsored by district administration; maintains and updates knowledge and skills necessary for success in the position by participating in professional development activities as needed or as assigned. 8. Maintains a high standard of ethics in all professional relationships, actions, and decisions. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis. 2. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Reports to an Assistant Superintendent, K-12 Support and Director of the appropriate education program or another assigned administrator; supervises certificated and classified staff. CONDITIONS Exposed to difficult and sensitive situations and people; exposed to public controversy; required to attend meetings and activities beyond regular work hours; required to travel within the District and the community; 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 Master’s degree and previous experience as a building principal in a district and/or building of similar size, grade-level of building, and/or level of responsibilities; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Experience with or knowledge of CEL 5D+ Teacher Evaluations preferred. Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate. Valid Washington State Principal’s Certificate at appropriate level. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of leadership principles. Knowledge of technology related to public schools. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Ability as a communicator, mediator, and problem solver. Ability to consensually develop a building “mission” and achieve stated educational goals. Ability to provide energetic, positive, visible, and creative leadership and to implement change. Ability to motivate, discipline, and interact with students in an equitable and productive manner. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to model and encourage excellence for staff and students. Ability to develop community and parental support for all aspects of the schools’ program. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 04, 2022
Full Time
Description Expected Start Date: September 1, 2022 FTE: 0.8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4 starting at $22.22 per hour DOE Union/Days per year: Educational Support Professional, 182 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: This position will provide support to a 6th grade male student. 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. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Supplemental Information D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 04, 2022
Full Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: As soon as possible FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 8 Salary Level: PA7 $30.227; AA degree $30.977; BA 31.227 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. Examples Of Duties This position serves as the Early Learning classroom associate instructor with primary responsibility for meeting the overall needs of children in the classroom; promotes each child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth; establishes and maintains a positive child-oriented environment; may provide direction to other classroom staff; implements the child development, parent involvement, and parent education services in accordance with Early Learning performance standards; and collaborates with and supports the Early Learning administrator 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 and 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/7/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 04, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2022 FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4A01 $24.115 - Base, PA4E01 $24.865 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $25.115 - Base + BA/BS Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-9. 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. Examples Of Duties This position provides varied support services to students, their families, and District staff, as needed, and directed, to encourage students and to facilitate home and school cooperation; provides, for students and staff, general office, classroom, outdoor, and home assistance, as assigned by administrator; supports District initiatives, tasks, and operations; may monitor students in the classroom, at lunch, in the playground, at the assigned school(s)/building(s), cross walks, and/or boarding buses. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Provides academic and/or behavioral instruction and/or varied support for students in general education and for the whole child, as directed; establishes and maintains a safe, healthy, and creative learning environment in collaboration with the assigned administrator; per instruction, selects and arranges appropriate learning materials. 2. As directed, 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. Facilitates the onboarding processes for families and their children; ensures, as directed, compliance with District, State, and Federal requirements; provides information on services available to eligible students and families; conveys information regarding school and/or District activities and procedures; and may refer families to other agencies, as directed. 4. As assigned, selects individualized and group activities based on information, from administrators, gathered through assessments, observation, interviewing, and screening; may track and record developmental progress and learning outcomes. 5. Monitors behavior in onsite and home program activities; may supervise students entering or leaving building, at lunch, between classes, and boarding buses. 6. May prepare student meals by getting food from assigned kitchen and packages meals, as directed; if onsite, encourages students to assist and encourages and promotes conversation during meals; may track and submit menu changes in accordance with District guidelines for the purpose of each child’s physical, social and emotional growth. 7. Prepares and assists with daily classroom and home routines for the purpose of each child’s growth in healthy habits and autonomy. 8. May make home visits and in collaboration with the assigned administrator; under direction of the assigned administrator, uses written plans to provide effective home learning activities for the children; uses these opportunities to support parent involvement and education. 9. Collaborates with the assigned administrator to assist families in accessing community and agency resources, insuring that families receive appropriate assistance; participates in onboarding of children. 10. Collaborates with the assigned 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 ensuring that information is explained, shared, and understood by all involved. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends meetings, classes, workshops, and seminars to maintain current developments in 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. May assist in potty training and diapering. 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; may be required to travel within the community to student homes; may be exposed to infectious disease; occasionally deals with difficult and/or 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 and Experience Be at least eighteen years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent; receive a qualifying score on the Education Testing Service paraeducator assessment as published by PESB; or an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or earn 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; one year related work experience and/or working with students and parents in a community or school setting; 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 required to obtain within the first three months of employment. Annual physical exam and TB test required within 60 days of employment and periodically thereafter for some early learning programs. District training, as required, per the position assignments. 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. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of applicable childhood education program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Knowledge of 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 with flexibility to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Skill in working with data utilizing defined but different processes. Skill in operating equipment using standardized methods. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in basic computer word processing. Skill in effective child and group management strategies. Ability is 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 families and 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/7/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 04, 2022
Part Time
Description Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2022 FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4A01 $24.115 - Base, PA4E01 $24.865 - Base + AA, or PA4F01 $25.115 - Base + BA/BS Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 2-4. on August 8th, 2021, all K-2 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-9. 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. Examples Of Duties This position provides varied support services to students, their families, and District staff, as needed, and directed, to encourage students and to facilitate home and school cooperation; provides, for students and staff, general office, classroom, outdoor, and home assistance, as assigned by administrator; supports District initiatives, tasks, and operations; may monitor students in the classroom, at lunch, in the playground, at the assigned school(s)/building(s), cross walks, and/or boarding buses. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Provides academic and/or behavioral instruction and/or varied support for students in general education and for the whole child, as directed; establishes and maintains a safe, healthy, and creative learning environment in collaboration with the assigned administrator; per instruction, selects and arranges appropriate learning materials. 2. As directed, 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. Facilitates the onboarding processes for families and their children; ensures, as directed, compliance with District, State, and Federal requirements; provides information on services available to eligible students and families; conveys information regarding school and/or District activities and procedures; and may refer families to other agencies, as directed. 4. As assigned, selects individualized and group activities based on information, from administrators, gathered through assessments, observation, interviewing, and screening; may track and record developmental progress and learning outcomes. 5. Monitors behavior in onsite and home program activities; may supervise students entering or leaving building, at lunch, between classes, and boarding buses. 6. May prepare student meals by getting food from assigned kitchen and packages meals, as directed; if onsite, encourages students to assist and encourages and promotes conversation during meals; may track and submit menu changes in accordance with District guidelines for the purpose of each child’s physical, social and emotional growth. 7. Prepares and assists with daily classroom and home routines for the purpose of each child’s growth in healthy habits and autonomy. 8. May make home visits and in collaboration with the assigned administrator; under direction of the assigned administrator, uses written plans to provide effective home learning activities for the children; uses these opportunities to support parent involvement and education. 9. Collaborates with the assigned administrator to assist families in accessing community and agency resources, insuring that families receive appropriate assistance; participates in onboarding of children. 10. Collaborates with the assigned 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 ensuring that information is explained, shared, and understood by all involved. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends meetings, classes, workshops, and seminars to maintain current developments in 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. May assist in potty training and diapering. 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; may be required to travel within the community to student homes; may be exposed to infectious disease; occasionally deals with difficult and/or 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 and Experience Be at least eighteen years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent; receive a qualifying score on the Education Testing Service paraeducator assessment as published by PESB; or an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or earn 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; one year related work experience and/or working with students and parents in a community or school setting; 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 required to obtain within the first three months of employment. Annual physical exam and TB test required within 60 days of employment and periodically thereafter for some early learning programs. District training, as required, per the position assignments. 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. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of applicable childhood education program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Knowledge of 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 with flexibility to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Skill in working with data utilizing defined but different processes. Skill in operating equipment using standardized methods. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in basic computer word processing. Skill in effective child and group management strategies. Ability is 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 families and 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252, civilrights@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, cerolin@tacoma.k12.wa.us Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191, wgreer@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096, jherbol@tacoma.k12.wa.us 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003, mnelson@tacoma.k12.wa.us Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. Closing Date/Time: 10/7/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, Washington, United States
Oct 04, 2022
Part Time
Description Expected Start Date: September 1, 2022 FTE: .75 Hours per day: 6 Salary Level: PA4 starting at $22.22 per hour DOE Union/Days per year: Educational Support Professional, 182 work days, 10 month 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. 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. Examples Of Duties 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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 25 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate 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. Supplemental Information This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. 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. Closing Date/Time: 10/9/2022 12:00 AM Pacific