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Para Educator Eligibility Pool

Date Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Para Educator

Location: Various Schools         

Salary: $9.94 - $13.96/hr

Reports to: Principal/Designee

Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Para-Professionals

Benefits Eligible: Yes

In accordance with the agreement between the Detroit Federation of Para-Professionals and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, Article XVI, Vacant Positions, the following vacancy is announced.

Position Summary: The Para Educator primary purpose is to assist the teacher with instructional tasks assigned to individual students or small groups of students in-classroom setting in Grades K-1. Observe student performance and assist in the implementation of appropriate instructional activities planned by the teacher. The Para-Educator assistance will enable teachers’ capacity to effectively implement identified core or universal instructional practices for individual students or small groups of students.  Para-Educators will assist with instructional tasks using District adopted printed and electronic curriculum resources such as iReady.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess and provide evidence of High School Diploma or GED certification; or
    • An Associate Degree from an accredited institution; or
    • 60 credit hours from an accredited institution; or
    • passing scores on the Work keys basic skills assessment test prior to June 30, 2017; or 
    • passing scores on the ParaPro assessment 
  • Those interested in registering for the ParaPro assessment should visit http://www.ets.org/parapro/register/centers for a list of participating testing sites.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience working in a K-12 educational setting and/or directly with school age youths

 

Essential Functions

  • Assisting the teacher with delivery of instructional tasks assigned to individual students or small groups of students in grades K-1.
  • Assisting the teacher with related tasks such as recordkeeping, checking students’ work, preparing and distributing instructional materials, etc.
  • Serving as a liaison between the school and the family.
  • Attending Parent-Staff Meetings, during regular working hours.
  • Participating in in-service workshops.
  • Observing student performance and assisting in the implementation of appropriate instructional activities.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the Principal (or Designee)
  • During the lunch period, monitor and/or feed students as physical condition dictates.
  • Implement the activities as directed by the instructional staff.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat and clean area for any and all classroom and lunch activities. When necessary, sanitize by using universal health care procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of classroom activities and/or individual and small group instruction, under the direction/supervision of the instructional staff.
  • Responsible for monitoring students at the end of the day while they are awaiting bus or taxicab.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Administrator or designee.

 

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.

External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

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