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M.S. Academic and Behavioral Support Teaching Assistant

Title
M.S. Academic and Behavioral Support Teaching Assistant
Location
Margaret L. Hopkin Middle School, 439 S. 100 E., Moab, UT 84532
Description
Under the supervision of the principal, teacher or other supervisor, the Academic and Behavioral Support Teaching Assistant assists with the conduct of a class and provides assistance in the implementation of classroom instruction in accordance with the guidelines provided by Grand County School District. Incumbent assists in school activities as directed, providing learning assistance to students who need to complete academic assignments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Requires ability to work effectively with staff and students.
• Interacts with other professionals regarding specific student needs (e.g., teachers, psychologists, physical therapists, and speech therapists).
• Complete a variety of duties and responsibilities, such as preparing class materials, correcting and recording assignments, and a wide variety of other services.
• The paraprofessional may provide individual or small group assistance or tutoring to students under the supervision of the teacher.
• Requires knowledge concerning the safety and security of students assigned to the classroom (e.g., helping students on a rotating schedule, supervising play activities, field trips and lunches).
• Assists with physical and emotional maintenance of students with or without disabilities.
• May be required to assist with staff shortages in critical situations in a variety of locations on a temporary, as needed basis.
• Assist with classroom organization and management, such as organizing instructional materials; provide assistance in computer laboratories; conduct parental involvement activities; provide support in library and media centers; act as translators; provide supervision for students in non-instructional settings. Assists in school events at the direction of the principal.
• Predictable and reliable attendance.

During times of state or district emergency, all employees may be required to perform additional duties that are not required on a normal basis in support of educational and operational priorities. e.g. Performs general cleaning and sanitizing of work areas, provides remote assistance to students and staff, and any other reasonable duty as needed.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Other duties as assigned.
• This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee assigned to this position.
• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
• Incumbent must be fingerprinted and clear a criminal backgrounds check.
• Requires High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
• Incumbent must demonstrate competence in reading, writing and math. Basic knowledge of academic subjects.
• Secretarial/clerical skills, including ability to operate a computer, may be required.
• Job requires good interpersonal skill. Interacts with students, parents, and staff.
• Job requires communication based on student needs and educational program.

NOTE: The Administration reserves the right to require specific training for this position. However, depending upon the type and quality of prior work experience and availability of formal training programs, some exchanges can be made between training and experience.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES
• Experience working in a professional instructional setting.
• Education or associate's degree in early childhood education or related field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS---Not limited to the following:
• This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee assigned to this position.
• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
• Position may require using an assist lift for lifting and/or moving students with orthopedic disabilities during toileting.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
• Responding to the unique educational needs of students with disabilities is frequently stressful.
• This job may emphasize intervention with and management of aggressive and self-abusive students, angry students, emotional students, students with infectious diseases, and personal physical abuse.

ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Physical ability to perform the essential functions listed above with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Possess the physical, mental, and emotional stability to work under stressful conditions, including but not limited to: deadlines, contract requirements, inspection requirements, and interaction with critical personnel.

Note: This list of essential and marginal functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.

All employees are required to participate in the District evaluation process.
It is the employee’s responsibility to review and adhere to all district policies and procedures.
This information may be reviewed at www.grandschools.org
Benefits
Full time with benefits. No work required on weekends or holidays. Benefits include health insurance options.
Requirements
Please read the full job description for all the details.

TO APPLY: Complete an online Classified Support application by visiting www.grandschools.org and under the "District" tab click on "Employment and Applications." Or, Copy and paste this link into your web browser to be redirected to the employment page:
https://sites.google.com/grandschools.org/gcsd-employment/apply-for-employment
Contact Aspen shaw
Phone: 435-259-4758
Fax:
shawa@grandschools.org
264 south 400 east, Moab, UT 84532