Posted in General Business 2 days ago.
Location: Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Summary/Objective : A Paraeducator is responsible for assisting the teacher/therapist in providing instruction and support to assigned students in an educational setting , which is designed to promote intellectual, behavioral, emotional, and social growth. Paraeducators can be assigned to individual students or to multiple students . All functions are performed under the direction of the teacher/therapist.
The position requires the employee to support students with a variety of needs, which may include individuals who exhibit aggressive behaviors and/or self-injurious behavior. The Paraeducator will be trained to meet the individual needs of the students that they are assigned to with the classroom or s etting. In some cases, the P araeducator will serve as an itinerant and work in homes and community settings within Bucks County.
Essential Functions :
Other Duties: This position description neither expresses nor implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent in this position. The employee will be required to follow any other job related instructions and perform other job related duties as requested by the immediate supervisor. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Supervisory Responsibility : T his position does not have any supervisor responsibilities .
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee may be required to stand for long periods, and to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time, 185 -day calendar position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Hours o f work are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:0 0 p.m. Hours are dependent on the needs of the districts. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Travel: Travel or transport may be expected for this position.
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