Tacoma Public Schools
Expected Start Date: November 2021
Hours per day: 8
Salary Level: PA3A
Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 monthBenefits:
This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.
Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire.
Additional Resources and Information:
• Press Release from WA Governor's Office
• Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
• OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ
• Vaccine Mandate FAQs
• DOH Vaccine fact sheet
This position assists a certificated teacher or staff member. This position tutors students individually or in small groups; monitors students in the classroom, at lunch, in the playground, and/or boarding buses; and provides general classroom and/or office assistance, as assigned.
1. Tutors children individually or in small groups on a variety of subjects, as assigned; compiles, reviews, and records student assignments and progress.
2. Monitors student behavior in the classroom, lunchroom, during detention, and/or at recess; disciplines students according to procedures; monitors students entering or leaving the building, between classes, and/or boarding buses.
3. Assists teacher with classroom management; assists in preparing lessons; duplicates, organizes, distributes, and files learning materials; assists teacher in preparing student progress reports.
4. Provides school office assistance, as assigned; answers telephone and takes messages, files, duplicates materials, sorts mail, types bulletins or other documents; provides basic first aid in the absence of the school health room personnel.
5. Administers district tests, records student scores, and reports results.
6. May pull students from classroom to tutor in assigned subjects for brief periods as assigned; may move between classrooms throughout the day to tutor various small groups of students for brief periods as assigned.
7. Attends building staff meetings; provides information regarding students; attends program meetings and workshops.
OTHER JOB DUTIES
1. May travel between schools to work with students, as assigned.
2. Performs related duties as assigned to assist the teachers or administrative staff.
Education and Experience
Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of prior experience working with schoolaged youth, preferably in a classroom setting; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of childhood academic, social and physical development.
Knowledge of assigned subject areas.
Ability to establish positive relationships and tutor school-aged youth.
Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information.
Ability to organize and coordinate activities with assistance of classroom teacher.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
Required Licenses/Special Requirements
Assistants working with the health impaired may be required to obtain a first aid certificate and training in CPR.
Required to work outdoors in inclement weather; required to deal with upset students; may be exposed to infectious disease.
Job Locator Number: D2401
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.
Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318, email@example.com; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, firstname.lastname@example.org; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, email@example.com, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.
HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250