Reports to ESS Coordinator
About Algiers Charter
Since our inception in 2005, Algiers Charter has proudly served as a staple in the educational community. From our very first day, we operated with the belief that all students can achieve educational success. As we transition to a two-school organization, our commitment to excellence and student achievement has never been stronger. We are forging a strategic path forward to build upon our growth and we are seeking dynamic educational leaders with a proven track record of success to help take our organization to the next level.
The educational landscape in New Orleans is one that requires significant and unrelenting performance and accountability. Our strategic plan for 2020 and beyond has unique operational, staffing and instructional designs so if you are ready to share our vision and commitment to student achievement and pathways, we invite you to submit an application to join our team.
What Success Means In This Position
Under the direction of the ESS Coordinator, the Child Specific Paraprofessional is responsible for providing intense support for a specific child with a disability and assists in the compliance of the student’s Individual Education Plan at all times.
Position Description & Expectations
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
- Provides for the care, well-being, and supervision of the student under the direction of their care.
- Ensures the safety of the child at all times.
- Assists the child in accomplishing basic skills. Where needed, performs or assists the child with activities of daily living (toileting, diapering, and feedings).
- Provides physical support that is necessary to achieve basic objectives.
- Facilitates the practice of long and short-term goals in daily tasks.
- Facilitates social interactions between the child and other children in the classroom.
- Cooperates with students’ teachers to provide basic academic support.
- Responsible for documentation of performance toward IEP objectives.
- Where appropriate, performs duties related to the use of medical equipment and implementation of procedures needed by students (e.g., tube feeding, catheterizations, etc.) as trained.
- Participates in in-service and professional development activities as required.
- Assist other students within the classroom setting if student is absent.
- Where appropriate, perform other duties and procedures as prescribed in the student’s IEP.
- Assists in arranging the appropriate learning environment so that the individual student is able to maximize his or her potential.
- Maintains appropriate documentation of care provided to the student.
- Communicates regularly with the site-based SPED coordinator and ESS teachers with all matters pertaining to student’s needs and services.
- High School Diploma or equivalent
You must meet one of the following requirements:
- Pass the ETS Para-Pro Assessment
- Have two years of full-time study (48 semester credit hours) from an accredited institution with a total of 15 hours of general education course requirements shall include English/Composition (3 hours), English/Reading (6 hours), and Mathematics (6 hours)
- Have an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree from an accredited institution
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