Job Description / Essential Elements:
Palm Springs Unified School District
A.R. # 4219.355
PARAPROFESSIONAL – IN-SCHOOL SUPERVISED STUDY (ISSS)
The Paraprofessional In-School Supervised Study oversees students assigned to “In School Suspension”; documents students' behavioral; and provides information to teachers, parents and/or other personnel.
• Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. attendance logs, activity reports, etc.).
• Responds to inquiries (e.g. students, teachers, administrators, and/or parents).
• Provides verbal feedback of observations.
• Implements behavior plans when defined by the referring teacher, administrator and/or counselor.
• Monitors students during assigned periods.
• Assists other personnel, as may be required.
• Performs related duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Any combination of experience and training which would indicate possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above. An example of an acceptable combination is:
Graduation from high school with additional course work in behavioral sciences and one year experience working with middle/high school students with demonstrated behavioral adjustment problems.
SKILLS to implement written and oral instructions provided by the teacher; tutor individual and/or small groups of students; learn teacher developed behavioral strategies; score teacher generated spelling, reading, and math exams accurately; perform routine clerical work and basic arithmetical calculations; file student information; perform basic algebra and geometry; use basic numerical concepts such as whole numbers, fractions percentages, and other techniques for solving practical problems; use tables, graphs, diagrams, and charts; operate standard office equipment; prepare and maintain accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE of behavior and crisis management techniques; concepts of grammar and punctuation; stages of child development and learning styles; and age appropriate activities; classroom procedures and appropriate student conduct; safe practices in classroom and playground activities; health standards and hazards; and safety practices and procedures.
ABILITY to communicate with diverse groups; maintain confidentiality and use discretion; exhibit patience and compassion; work with frequent interruptions; learn, explain and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; maintain a clean, safe and orderly environment; understand and follow oral and written directions; handle emergencies in a calm and effective manner; adapt to changing work locations; set priorities; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work as part of a team; understand and be sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of vendors, district personnel and administrators; maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 30% sitting, 25% walking, and 45% standing. The job is performed under some hazardous conditions.
Education High School diploma or equivalent.
Required Testing Certificates
Job-Related Proficiency Examination Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability (desired)
48 college units, or an AA degree, or be able to demonstrate college level skills by passing the No Child Left Behind proficiency test
Continuing Education/Training Clearances
None Specified Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between California Teamsters Public, Professional & Medical Employees Union, Local 911 General Employees Unit and Palm Springs Unified School District.
FLSA Status Bargaining Unit Salary Range BOE Approval Date
Non Exempt Teams 2 19 11/27/07