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. 

 

67 job(s) at Tacoma Public Schools

TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 28, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .65 Hours: 6.5 hrs per day, 4 days per week Salary Level:PA4 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Additional Information:This position will support a Grade 1 student in the Learning Resource Center. LRC paraeducators assist LRC teachers in collaborating with general education teachers to provide specially designed instruction to students demonstrating the need for intensive interventions in core academic areas as well as adaptive and social /emotional skills. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps;promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11 May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb, and/or be mobile. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Control# D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 28, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .60 Hours: 6.0 hrs per day, 4 days per week Salary Level:PA4 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Additional Information: This position will support a Grade 2 student in the Learning Resource Center. LRC paraeducators assist LRC teachers in collaborating with general education teachers to provide specially designed instruction to students demonstrating the need for intensive interventions in core academic areas as well as adaptive and social /emotional skills. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps;promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11 May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb, and/or be mobile. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Control# D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 28, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: 0.875 Hours per day: 7.0 Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: This position requires fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). Will work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students which requires communication through ASL. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Job Locator Number: D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .65 Hours per day: 4 days per week/6.5 hours per day Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: this position supports a 2nd grade male student. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Control# D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .6 Hours per day: 4 days per week/ 6 hours per day Salary Level: PA 4 Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 182 + 11 holidays, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides behavioral and academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Student Information: This position supports a 8th Grade male in TLC. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Control# D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .65 Hours per day: 4 days per week/6.5 hours per day Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: this position supports a 9th grade female student. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Control# D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .65 Hours per day: 4 days per week/6.5 hours per day Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: this position supports a 9th grade Male student. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Control# D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .6 Hours per day: 4 days per week/ 6 hours per day Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and non-instructional activities for students who are developmentally disabled and/or have multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, and/or medically fragile disabilities. Responsibilities: 1. Tutors students individually or in small groups in assigned learning activity; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; performs vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. Instructs students in self-care activities and performs activities such as feeding, dressing, and toileting; performs diapering and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; administers and logs medications. 3. Adjusts position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implements occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; uses and teaches basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 4. Monitors and documents student progress daily; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator, and other school staff; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records. 5. Supervises students in the assigned program during recess or lunch periods; assists these students in loading or unloading buses and instructs drivers on proper handling of students; transports these students as needed throughout school premises; repositions students with physical disabilities. 6. Prepares and serves lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; cleans dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models appropriate behavior for students; demonstrates and discusses behavior; assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in planning and adapting materials and activities as directed; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; assists in planning special activities for students; accompanies students on field trips and camp activities; assists students in pool during swimming lessons or pool therapy; accompanies student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; supervises students during inclusion periods. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. Uses specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate technology activities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; schedules students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 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; assists in assessing students and records outcomes. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks and planning periods. 4. Performs related duties as assigned; may work in more than one room. Minimum Qualifications Other information: Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of experience in working with individuals with severe physical and developmental disabilities in a setting similar to the assigned program; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Excellent interpersonal skills required for dealing with disabled students. Basic sign language skills. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Ability to be sensitive to students who cannot communicate their needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach, and lift. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to appropriately restrain students. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and other personal assistance to students. Required Licenses/Special Requirements Required to obtain CPR and First Aid certification. Required to attend MANDT training. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Working Conditions Confined to work area; required to move and position students or materials; exposed to body fluids and infectious disease; required to wear latex gloves for feeding, etc.; may be exposed to high noise levels; required to deal with distraught and angry people; required to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach, and lift to attend to the physical needs of students in the program. Job Locator Number: D2438 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .6 Hours per day: 4 days per week/ 6 hours per day Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: This position is in the Community Based Transition Program supporting a 12 Grade+ male (two vacancies). Summary: This position provides one-on-one assistance to an assigned student with a disability in all school activities and day-to-day needs during the school day; assists a certificated teacher with instructional and non-instructional activities for the assigned student and other classroom students as time permits. Responsibilities: 1. Accompanies or transports student in the assigned program to and from bus and to all classes and activities; tutors student individually or in small groups in assigned learning activity; assembles and operates adaptive equipment; modifies work assignments to accommodate student needs; pre-teaches or reads materials as needed; monitors student's progress. 2. Depending on assignment, monitors student's medical/health condition; communicates with student to ensure student physical comfort; dispenses and logs medication; monitors operation of health equipment such as oxygen; repositions physically disabled or medically fragile student as needed; appropriately deals with medical situations such as seizures; performs student personal care such as feeding and diapering as needed; may clean dishes and utensils following snack periods; may prepare and serve lunch and snacks to students in the assigned program. 3. Depending on assignment, monitors, corrects, and instructs student behavior, de-escalates anger and frustration, assists student in conflict resolution, restrains student when student becomes physically abusive to self or others; keeps student's attention focused on the work of the classroom. 4. Maintains daily communication with classroom teachers, specialists, parents/guardians, and program administrator, usually through written progress reports; maintains student records. 5. Models appropriate behavior for student; demonstrates and discusses behavior, reactions, and feelings to assist student in proper school and social behavior. 6. Depending on assignment, may use and/or teach sign language. 7. Depending on assignment, may supervise student at a job site on district or outside premises; instructs and encourages student. 8. Assists teacher in planning and adapting materials and activities as directed; arranges classroom furniture and materials to accommodate student needs for various activities; modifies classroom setting to ensure student safety and to ensure least restrictive environment and maximum participation. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding student. 10. Communicates with bus drivers and others about student's special needs as needed for the safety of assigned student and others. 11. Encourages social activities with other students. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends core classes during student absences due to disability, and teaches student the material in the student's home, according to the Individualized Education Plan. 2. Assists, as time permits or in the absence of the assigned student, with general classroom tutoring, classroom management, and clerical duties such as duplicating materials, scoring and recording test results, and other classroom duties. 3. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 4. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Confined to work area; may be required to move students or materials; exposed to body fluid and infectious disease; confined to work station for prolonged periods; may be required to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge 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 and that meets state and federal requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Excellent interpersonal skills required for dealing with students with disabilities. Basic sign language skills (for certain positions.) Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in adapting equipment, material, and assignments for unique student needs. Ability to lift and position students (for certain positions.) Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to tutor at assigned grade level. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to appropriately restrain students (for certain positions.) Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and medical assistance to students (for certain positions.) Licenses/Special Requirements Required to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification. Required to attend MANDT training (for certain positions.) May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Job Locator Number: D24-39 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .65 Hours per day: 4 days per week/ 6.5 hours per day Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: This position is in the Community Based Transition Program supporting a 12 Grade+ male (two vacancies). Summary: This position provides one-on-one assistance to an assigned student with a disability in all school activities and day-to-day needs during the school day; assists a certificated teacher with instructional and non-instructional activities for the assigned student and other classroom students as time permits. Responsibilities: 1. Accompanies or transports student in the assigned program to and from bus and to all classes and activities; tutors student individually or in small groups in assigned learning activity; assembles and operates adaptive equipment; modifies work assignments to accommodate student needs; pre-teaches or reads materials as needed; monitors student's progress. 2. Depending on assignment, monitors student's medical/health condition; communicates with student to ensure student physical comfort; dispenses and logs medication; monitors operation of health equipment such as oxygen; repositions physically disabled or medically fragile student as needed; appropriately deals with medical situations such as seizures; performs student personal care such as feeding and diapering as needed; may clean dishes and utensils following snack periods; may prepare and serve lunch and snacks to students in the assigned program. 3. Depending on assignment, monitors, corrects, and instructs student behavior, de-escalates anger and frustration, assists student in conflict resolution, restrains student when student becomes physically abusive to self or others; keeps student's attention focused on the work of the classroom. 4. Maintains daily communication with classroom teachers, specialists, parents/guardians, and program administrator, usually through written progress reports; maintains student records. 5. Models appropriate behavior for student; demonstrates and discusses behavior, reactions, and feelings to assist student in proper school and social behavior. 6. Depending on assignment, may use and/or teach sign language. 7. Depending on assignment, may supervise student at a job site on district or outside premises; instructs and encourages student. 8. Assists teacher in planning and adapting materials and activities as directed; arranges classroom furniture and materials to accommodate student needs for various activities; modifies classroom setting to ensure student safety and to ensure least restrictive environment and maximum participation. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding student. 10. Communicates with bus drivers and others about student's special needs as needed for the safety of assigned student and others. 11. Encourages social activities with other students. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends core classes during student absences due to disability, and teaches student the material in the student's home, according to the Individualized Education Plan. 2. Assists, as time permits or in the absence of the assigned student, with general classroom tutoring, classroom management, and clerical duties such as duplicating materials, scoring and recording test results, and other classroom duties. 3. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 4. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Confined to work area; may be required to move students or materials; exposed to body fluid and infectious disease; confined to work station for prolonged periods; may be required to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge 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 and that meets state and federal requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Excellent interpersonal skills required for dealing with students with disabilities. Basic sign language skills (for certain positions.) Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in adapting equipment, material, and assignments for unique student needs. Ability to lift and position students (for certain positions.) Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to tutor at assigned grade level. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to appropriately restrain students (for certain positions.) Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and medical assistance to students (for certain positions.) Licenses/Special Requirements Required to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification. Required to attend MANDT training (for certain positions.) May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Job Locator Number: D24-39 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 12, 2020 or sooner FTE: 0.7000 Hours per day: 7.00, 4days per week (28 hours per week) Salary Level: PA/4A, $19.2967/hr Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: TLC: Therapeutic Learning Center provides intensive behavioral and social emotional services to special education students requiring this high level of support and intervention. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 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 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Control# D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 12, 2020 or sooner FTE: 0.6500 Hours per day: 6.5 (4 days a week/total of 26 hours per week) Salary Level: PA/4A, $19.2967hr Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 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. 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. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 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. 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. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 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 Other information: 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. D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 12, 2020 or sooner FTE: 0.6500 Hours per day: 6.5 (4 days a week/total of 26 hours per week) Salary Level: PA/4A, $19.2967hr Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 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. 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. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 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. 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. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 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 Other information: 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. D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 12, 2020 or sooner FTE: 0.6500 Hours per day: 6.5 (4 days a week/total of 26 hours per week) Salary Level: PA/4A, $19.2967hr Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Job Locator Number: D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .65 Hours per day: 6.5 hrs per day x 4 days a week Salary Level: PA4 $18.99 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may be required to regularly travel to other district sites; may be exposed to inclement weather. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend MANDT training and maintain MANDT certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 12, 2020 or sooner FTE: 0.6500 Hours per day: 6.5 (4 days a week/total of 26 hours per week) Salary Level: PA/4A, $19.2967hr Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Control# D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 12, 2020 or sooner FTE: 0.6500 Hours per day: 6.5 (4 days a week/total of 26 hours per week) Salary Level: PA/4A, $19.2967hr Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 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. 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. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 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. 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. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 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 Other information: 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. D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: 0.65 Hours per day: 6.5 (4 days a week/total of 26 hours per week) Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 182 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: This 1:1 position will support a 6th grade male student in the Autism/Developmental classroom with services designed to meet the needs of students with Autism and students with significant cognitive impairments. It will be a communication rich highly structured setting. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may be required to regularly travel to other district sites; may be exposed to inclement weather. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend MANDT training and maintain MANDT certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .6 Hours per day: 4 days per week/6 hours per day Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and non-instructional activities for students with emotional and/or behavior disabilities and, possibly, with learning and/or physical disabilities in the assigned school/center. Responsibilities: 1. Tutors students individually or in small groups in assigned learning activity; provides assistance to students as necessary; provides encouragement to students. 2. Monitors student progress on daily logs and prepares reports; maintains communication with classroom teacher and program administrator; maintains student records; communicates with parents as assigned. 3. Acts as a positive model for student behavior; corrects inappropriate and demonstrates appropriate behavior; assists in classroom management; administers discipline according to classroom rules; resolves student conflicts and de-escalates situations; instructs student in appropriate conflict resolution. 4. Assists teacher in planning and adapting materials and activities as directed; plans and delivers assigned lessons to class or small groups of students; assists in administering standardized tests as assigned. 5. Monitors students to ensure they remain in class and do not injure themselves or others; restrains and calms students when they become violent or destructive; supervises students in the assigned program at recess/breaks, in hallways and cafeteria, etc.; escorts students in the assigned program to and from buses. 6. In the autism program, assists students with toileting; changes diapers as needed, assists students with other grooming and hygiene needs; may assist students with self-feeding as needed; may use basic sign language as needed; restrains and calms students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; supervises student vocational training such as laundry or recycling services; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; assists students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; administers and logs medications as assigned. 7. Participates in building staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 8. Assists in planning special activities for students; accompanies students on field trips and all special activities, including inclusion periods. 9. Provides general clerical assistance; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork; tests students and records scores. 10. Supervises students for brief periods when teacher is out of the room or during teacher's planning period. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. May pick-up and serve lunches, may be assigned to other classrooms as needed. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Other information: Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of experience in working with special needs students; 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 state and federal requirements. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of behavioral disabilities in children. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with behavioral disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas. Basic knowledge of learning styles. Excellent interpersonal skills required for dealing with students with disabilities. Skills in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Ability to tutor students at the assigned grade level. Ability to defuse student anger and resolve conflict. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to appropriately physically restrain students as necessary. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Required Licenses/Special Requirements Required to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification. Required to complete MANDT training. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Working Conditions Confined to work area; exposed to body fluids and infectious disease; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may regularly travel to other district sites. Job Locator Number: D2437 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Sep 26, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: October 2020 FTE: .325 Hours per day: 4 days per week/3.25 hours per day Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: None Additional Information: This position supports a 3rd grade female student who is visually impaired and needs additional adult support for access to academic curriculum and for safety with mobility within school. Also may include transition time between transportation and classroom at beginning and end of day. Assist with modifications and supplemental services necessary for student's education. Willingness to learn about and instruct using various materials and equipment for the blind (technology, braille, etc). Collaborate with teacher to prepare and modify materials and classroom assignments to meet this student's educational needs. May require frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, and lifting when necessary. Willingness to attend trainings to learn more about blindness and education of blind students preferred. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may be required to regularly travel to other district sites; may be exposed to inclement weather. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend MANDT training and maintain MANDT certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Job Locator Number: D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250