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Special Education Paraprofessional

Company: Atlas Preparatory School
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

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Atlas prepares and empowers all students for success on their post-graduate paths through educational excellence, character development, and community engagement.A Tuition free and an open enrollment public school for students in grades K-12Atlas students are outpacing national average growth across all grade levels.Atlas student proficiency has surpassed the district and state.Atlas provides family-centered support services that consistently lead to over 90% participation in our parent advisor conferences.Atlas teachers engage in ongoing professional development targeted towards instructional best practices and academic data analysis.Who We Serve
92% Socioeconomically Disadvantaged78% Hispanic, 12% African American, 9% White, and 1% Asian56% English Language LearnersWho You Are
High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor's degree in education or related fieldpreferred).Knowledge of various disabilities and familiarity with different learning strategies.Strong interpersonal and communication skills.Patience, empathy, and the ability to work with diverse populations.Ability to follow instructions, adapt quickly, and maintain confidentiality.Physical stamina to assist students with mobility, if required.Willingness to undergo background checks and comply with school policies.Committed to creating a rigorous, nurturing, and joyful educational experience.Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.Demonstrate evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player.Speak Spanish or have experience working with bilingual students (preferred).Have urban teaching experience/ SPED paraprofessional experience (preferred).Has a growth mindset and uses feedback as a way to improve practice.What You'll Do
Supportive Learning Environment:
Create a positive and inclusive classroom environment for students with special needs.Foster an atmosphere of respect, empathy, and understanding among students.Collaborate with teachers to develop and implement behavior management strategies.Assist in maintaining a safe and organized learning environment.
Student Assistance:
Provide one-on-one support to students with special needs.Implement instructional materials under the guidance of the special education teacher.Assist students with assignments, classwork, and assessments as necessary.Support students during transitions between activities and classrooms.Encourage independence and self-advocacy skills in students.
Individualized Education Plans (IEPs):
Collaborate with the special education team to implement student's IEPs.Collect data and document student progress towards IEP goals and objectives under the guidance of the special education teacher.Participate in IEP meetings and provide input on student progress and needs
Communication and Collaboration:
Maintain open and regular communication with teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians.Report student progress, concerns, and incidents to appropriate staff members.Collaborate with the teaching team to plan and implement appropriate instructional strategies.Attend relevant meetings, workshops, and professional development sessions as required.
Administrative Support:
Assist with clerical duties such as record-keeping, filing, and organizing classroom materials.Help with classroom set-up and preparation of instructional materials.Support students during lunchtime, recess, and other non-academic activitiesAccompany students during field trips and other off-campus activities.Essential Job Functions
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.Must be able to access and navigate all areas of the school and other facilities as needed.Compensation & Schedule -
Hourly Range: $17.37- $20.71Monday - Friday; Occasional evenings and weekends as neededBenefits
Approximately 10 weeks of school breaks4 paid personal flex days and 6 paid sick daysComprehensive medical, dental and vision benefitsFlexible Spending Account or Health Savings AccountParticipation in the Colorado PERA retirement program (required)100% Employer paid short and long term disability benefit -100% Employer Paid Life Insurance Benefit of $25,000 (option to purchase more)Employee Assistance Program, providing employees and their family members with up to five free counseling sessions per issue; unlimited issues per yearAnnual Calendar and Start Date
209 work days per academic yearStart Date: 07/12/2023Position Closes: Until filled--- -Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Atlas Preparatory School, Colorado Springs , Special Education Paraprofessional, Education / Teaching , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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