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Helena School District Temporary Level II (Special Education) Para Educator/Speech Language Assistant/Aide in Helena, Montana

Temporary Level II (Special Education) Para Educator/Speech Language Assistant/Aide JobID: 2107

+ + Position Type:

Support Staff/Speech-Language Para Educator

  • Date Posted:

    12/16/2020

  • Location:

    District Wide

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Temporary Level II (Special Education) Para Educator/Speech-Language Assistant/Aide

Helena School District # 1 Special Education Services has an opening for a temporary Temporary Level II (Special Education) Para Educator/Speech-Language Assistant/Aide. This position works under the general supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist by assisting in providing instruction specific to the area of speech and language communication to students identified as having special needs; monitors the use of augmentative communication devices and systems; provides student support through a variety of follow-up instructional and/or behavior modification activities; provides medical/physical assistance to assigned students; assists in the conduct of training and behavior modification activities with children experiencing special learning and/or behavior needs; and other related work as required. The position is presently scheduled for 7 hours per school day. Minimum qualifications include: a Bachelors Degree in Communication Science or related field from a four-year college or university; or one (1) to two (2) years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience as determined by the District.

Entry level pay range is $13.30 to $16.25 per hour depending education level and applicable experience as determined by the District and includes a comprehensive benefit package including coverage during the summer break.

To be considered for this position the following information is required: completed District online application, letter of application, and resume. Initial application deadline is December 28, 2020. This position will remain open until filled. The Helena Public Schools are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

District online application is available at: https://helenaschools.org/departments/human-resources/join-our-team/

Application Procedure: Apply Online Helena Public Schools Human Resources 55 South Rodney Street Helena MT 59601 406-324-2010 personneloffice@helenaschool;org

Helena Public Schools Position Description

Position Title: Speech-Language Assistant/Aide Department: Student Services Reports To: Student Services Administrator Prepared Date: November2017 SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of a credentialed Speech/Language Pathologist/Therapist, to assist in providing instruction specific to the area of speech and language communication to students identified as having special needs; monitors the use of augmentative communication devices and systems; to provide student support through a variety of follow-up instructional and/or behavior modification activities; to provide medical/physical assistance to assigned students; to assist in the conduct of training and behavior modification activities with children experiencing special learning and/or behavior needs; and to do other related work as required. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: All duties will be under the direct supervision of a Speech Language Pathologist. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in providing speech therapy services according to Individual Education Program (IEP)

goals and treatment plans developed by Speech/Language Pathologist/Therapist.

  • Assists instructional personnel in the implementation of students' individual educational

plans.

  • Tutors individuals and small groups of students with special learning needs to reinforce and

follow up learning and training activities.

  • Assists with conducting speech-language screenings, using appropriate prescribed techniques

and devices; confers with Speech/Language Pathologist/Therapist regarding student progress.

  • Documents student progress toward IEP goals and objectives by preparing records, charts, and

other means of documentation.

  • Performs a variety of clerical support duties such as maintaining records, files and preparing

reports related to assigned students.

  • Prepares for use in the classroom therapy materials and such as picture cards and games, and

equipment, such as augmentative communication devices.

  • Adapts or modifies instructional materials as determined by student needs for teacher use in

the classroom. Inspects, maintains, and operates augmentative communication devices and equipment.

  • Assists in the behavior management through the use of positive reinforcement strategies and

other appropriate techniques.

  • Maintains or assists in maintaining an orderly, attractive, and positive environment.

  • Attends a variety of meetings, workshops and in-service trainings to maintain current knowledge of developments in the field of Speech and Language Pathology.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides supervision to students. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree (BS) in Communication Science or related field from a four-year college or university; or one to two years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by the District. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from school district personnel, students, parents, and the school community. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must be licensed by the Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on department and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and writing. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, staff, and the school community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and occasionally walk and stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this position the employee will continuously hear conversation in a quiet and/or noisy environment. The employee will continuously need the ability to tell where a sound is coming from and tell the difference among bells, buzzers, beeps, horns etc. 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 quiet to moderate. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Individuals in similar positions perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

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