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Summit Public Schools is searching for a talented Paraprofessional to work in the Seattle- Tacoma area. This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, growing organization that is dedicated to transforming public education for its students!
Who We Are:
What if all students graduated high school with the knowledge, skills and habits they need to lead a fulfilled life? This is the question that guides our mission at Summit Public Schools.
Summit is a leading network of public schools that prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. We operate 14 schools serving over 4,500 students in the Bay Area and Washington state. 100% of Summit graduates are college ready and Summit graduates complete college at double the national average.
We need exceptional, diverse, and mission-aligned teachers to join our team to help prepare our students for a fulfilled life. Join us!
What You’ll Do:
Prepare a variety of written materials (e.g. attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements as directed by special education teacher
Provide instructional classroom support for students with disabilities including support in literacy and numeracy as documented by student’s IEP (under supervision of special education teacher)
Implement Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) and complete daily behavior trackers
Participate in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings
Adapt and implement general education curricular materials for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning needs as directed by special education teacher
Collaborate with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes.
Use data for data-based decision-making regarding student performance.
Consult regularly with Case Manager, administrative staff about student academic and social performance.
Participate in professional development regarding paraprofessional services and IEP implementation
Who You Are:
Key Qualities and Skills
Child guidance principles and practices, especially as they relate to:
Under the general direction of the school's Executive Director, and under the immediate supervision of a Special Education teacher directly engaged in teaching subject matter or conducting activities, assists in the instruction of disabled students; implements Behavior Intervention Plan; and performs related duties as required.
Basic subjects taught in schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language, and reading
Basic record-keeping techniques
Ability to work with and for students with various disabilities, middle school ages to twenty-one (21) years of age
Ability to follow written and oral instructions and direction
Ability to complete and maintain basic written reports.
The ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is highly desirable. Individuals who do not provide evidence of the completion of training in CPR at the time of initial employment in this class title will complete CPR training as a condition of employment.)
Assist with instruction and related activities in an assigned special education program
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Ability to collect daily progress monitoring data as related to IEP goals and Behavior Intervention Plan.
What You Need:
College degree; or completion of 2 years of college credit; or passing score on State Parapro assessment.
Candidate must possess flexibility, curiosity, perseverance, a sense of humor and a burning passion to see students succeed.
Have reliable transportation
Pass a criminal background check per education code
Ability to work independently and problem solve
ABA experience preferred
What you get:
Summit offers competitive salaries and benefit options for full-time employees, including covering 75% of the health, dental and vision plan costs. We fully cover life and disability insurance. We have a “take what you need” PTO policy, 11 paid holidays and 3 weeks of organizational-wide closure during the year.
Summit is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly intertwined with education. We are ALL better when we are able to bring our whole selves to work and honor each other’s voices across identities, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are members of historically marginalized communities. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
To see Summit Public Schools' full non-discrimination statement as it relates to students and parents along with designated compliance coordinators for each school, see HERE for Washington and HERE for California. To see Summit Public Schools' full non-discrimination statement as it relates to employees, see HERE for Washington and HERE for California.