Special Education Paraprofessional

  • ReNEW Schools
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 09/17/2023
Support Staff

Job Description

POSITION DETAILSWe are seeking experienced Special Education Paraprofessionals committed to ReNEW’s mission of ensuring that all of our PK-8th grade students are academically and emotionally prepared to access the full range of life choices that are the fundamental right of every child in New Orleans.Position starts at $28,000 annually WHO WE AREAt ReNEW, we transform underperforming schools into academically rigorous schools that prepare students for the next level of achievement, including high school, college, and career. ReNEW is dedicated to helping teachers become outstanding at their craft. With a high focus on professional development and individual coaching at both the school-level and the network-level, we are committed to helping you become the best teacher you can be. At ReNEW Schools, we expect our paraprofessionals to:Adapt classroom work under the direction of the teacher for the purpose of providing a method to support and/or reinforce lesson plans.Confer with teachers for the purpose of assisting in evaluation of students' progress and/or implementing students’ objectives.Implement and execute plans, under teacher direction, for the purpose of meeting students' social and daily living skills. These plans can include and are not limited to diapering, assistance with feeding, toileting, changing clothing, etc.Implement, under the supervision of the teacher, instructional programs in accordance with lesson plans for the purpose of assisting the teacher in improving students' academic success through a defined course of study.Monitor individual students, classroom, library, playground activities, etc. for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.Perform record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. scheduling, copying, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher and/or administrator in providing records/materials. Maintain logs of care when directed, (diapering logs, toileting times, feeding tolerance.)Support the teacher with data collection for the purpose of documenting activities and/or providing reliable information.Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient, effective functioning of the school or to meet student’s individual needs.Treat all students with dignity while supporting them in the school setting.All other duties, as required by the student, school or IEP.WHAT YOU BRINGIn addition to the expectations listed above, you will bring the following to your school and students:Experience and success with students (preferred)High school diploma (preferred)The commitment and personal responsibility to do whatever it takes to help prepare our students for college and beyondPhysical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to continuously sit, walk, stand, talk, and hear. Light lifting (up to 30 pounds) should be anticipated with the occasional assisted and supported heavy lifting (excess of 50 pounds)