Maize USD 266 - Multiple Locations Special Education Paraeducator- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (MSE) in Maize, Kansas
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Maize USD 266 Job Description
Paraeducator – Deaf/Hard of Hearing
The Paraeducator - Deaf/HOH supports the instructional program with specific responsibilities for interpreting in sign language for students who are hearing impaired; interprets in sign language primarily in support of the special education program in a variety of circumstances.
+ Assists assigned students in a variety of situations (e.g. sports, classes, friends, family, etc.) for the purpose of providing and conveying information.
+ Attends a variety of meetings (e.g. staff meetings, workshops, in-services, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and conveying information related to their role.
+ Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. administrators, coaches, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and programs for assigned students.
+ Listens to speakers with the intent to translate to students in sign language to provide information, instructions, and model the established rules of grammar and formality in sign language.
+ Maintains a variety of documents, files, and records to ensure an up-to-date reference trail.
+ Prepares a variety of documents, reports, and written materials to communicate information, provide written support, develop recommendations, and convey information.
+ Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, bullying, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment, and adhering to State Law and school policies as a mandated reporter.
+ Researches a variety of work-related topics (e.g. current practices, language changes, etc.) to remain current in the field..
+ Translates accurately and concisely from English to Sign Language and from Sign Language to English for the purpose of providing interpretation for school and District-level functions.
+ Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Physical Demands, Working Environment
This position generally requires the following physical demands: occasional lifting and carrying up to twenty (20) pounds, some pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 45% sitting, 10% walking, and 45% standing.
Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance/punctuality as required by the Board of Education policies and regulations. Must be regularly available and willing to work 40 hours per week, or such other hours as the district determines necessary or desired.
Reports To: Teacher of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Terms of Employment:
At-will, Per Work Agreement. Nothing in this job description alters the at-will nature of the employment or is to be interpreted as a contract. It is further understood and agreed to by and between parties that this employment is at will and employment may be terminated at any time, by either party for any reason, or no reason at all, with or without cause. No oral statements or statements in any employee handbook or board policy are intended to create a right to continuing employment.