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Chippewa Valley Schools Paraeducator in Clinton Twp, Michigan

* Ojibwa * 6.5 hrs/day * Paygrade 5 * $11.81/hr * Effective asap * Replacing Michelle Farmer Position Summary Supports a positive learning environment by providing additional education support to teachers and students while maintaining confidentiality. Duties and Responsibilities (These duties and responsibilities are judged to be "essential functions" in terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act or ADA) * Instructs students individually or in small groups with grade level material under the direction of a classroom teacher. * Plan and implement curriculum (reading, writing, math) intervention programs for students. * Administer assessment tests and interpret results to identify student needs. * Records and reports assessment data to teachers and school administrator; completes required forms, reports, and other paperwork. * Instructs and reinforces reading, writing, math and comprehension strategies. * Meets with teachers and parents to discuss students goals and progress and discuss additional interventions. * Attends professional development sessions, training programs and conferences to remain current in the field. * Communicate with community, staff, and students to answer questions, disseminate or explain information. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person. Education, Experiences, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) Education: Two years of study at an institution of higher education, or an Associate s degree (or higher), or successful completion of the ETS Assessment (prior to date of application) required. Experience: Experience interacting with children individually and in groups in an instructional/educational type setting preferred. Knowledge: * Knowledge of school policies and safety regulations, required. Skills: * Good oral and written communication skills, required. * Basic computer skills, required. Abilities: * Ability to coordinate instruction with classroom teachers, required. * Ability to read and interpret the English language, required. * Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, required. * Ability to be caring, understanding, and friendly towards students, required. * Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form, required. * Ability to read and interpret school policies and handbook, required. * Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and community, required. * Ability to grasp position-specific software with minimal training, required. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds of files and material. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration on a computer screen and small numbers. Work Environment The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection