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Lawrence County Independent Schools (LCIS) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Contact

Joanne Symcox
LCIS Building Principal
jsymcox@lcis.education

Trisha Turner
LCIS Director of Finance and Operations
tturner@lcis.education

Current Openings

Special education aides work under the overall supervision of their building principal with direct supervision provided by special education teachers. They are employed when required to implement special education or related services for a class and/or to provide direct assistance to students. Their duties will vary depending upon the age of students served as well as the nature and severity of the student’s disabilities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching and Learning

  • Assist in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of the facilitator and classroom teachers. 
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans for the students and monitor their progress. 
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities. 
  • Work with other professionals, such as speech therapist, social worker, occupational and physical therapists. 
  • Assist classroom teachers with maintaining student records. 
  • Support students with emotional or behavior concerns and assist them in developing appropriate social skills.

Administrative Duties and Essential Functions

  • Monitor students; direct activities for individuals or small groups of students to reinforce instruction as directed by the teacher. 
  • Assist in the administration and scoring of a variety of assignments and tests. 
  • Assist in the implementation of the IEP as directed.  
  • Assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support, a friendly, patient attitude and general guidance.  
  • Confer with teachers as needed concerning programs and materials to meet student needs.   
  • Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.  
  • May require assisting with students’ personal needs, including toileting, in conjunction with site nursing staff as needed.  
  • Be capable of physically assisting students with specials needs as required (positioning, lifting, transferring, restraining, etc.) 
  • Have demonstrated ability to work effectively under the direction of others and work cooperatively with others 
  • Attend staff and team meetings and training. 
  • Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety

Evaluation

  • Each educational support staff member’s job performance shall be evaluated by the Special Education Teacher. The evaluation process includes day-to-day observations and such supervision/communication as is applicable to the job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED

Educational Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Parapro or minimum of 60 college credit hours

Skills & Knowledge

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid students with exceptional needs

Experience

  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience working with individuals with special needs
  • Have 1 year experience working with elementary and/or middle school students

APPLY HERE: https://forms.gle/QezeQNPZg2Dg8KDM8

All IA paraprofessionals shall meet the requirements of a “Highly Qualified” paraprofessional aide as described in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education act. 

Knowledge of school procedures and policies. Ability to adapt to different situations and schedules. Knowledge of the techniques and procedures used in working with targeted student populations. Ability to relate and communicate effectively with students, teachers, and parents. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to plan and/or implement instructional activities. Ability to operate or learn to operate a variety of technology and equipment. Ability to perform clerical responsibilities. Ability to cooperate and work as a member of a team.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Performance Responsibilities

  • Assist the teacher(s) in preparing materials, teaching aids, bulletin boards and equipment for direct instructional activity
  • Assist classroom teachers with copying items to support teaching and assist in the preparation and display of student work.
  • Supporting instructional activities planned by the teacher and be in close proximity of students to provide support as you walk around the room to check for student progress and understanding
  • Schedule space for specialized instructional programs and coordinate and work with small groups
  • Support and maintain classroom policies.
  • Monitor students; direct activities for individuals or small groups of students to reinforce instruction as directed by the teacher.
  • Anticipate the need for specific supplies and materials
  • Assist the teacher in preparing for changing curriculum to meet the needs of all students backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
  • Confer with teacher on progress of students.
  • Serve as substitute teacher when necessary

Evaluation

  • Each educational support staff member’s job performance shall be evaluated by his/her direct supervisor. The evaluation process includes day-to-day observations and such supervision/communication as is applicable to the job classification. Supervisors shall provide employees an opportunity to discuss performance. As appropriate, supervisors should discuss with employees job performance issues that require timely attention.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED

Educational Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Parapro or minimum of 60 college credit hours
  • Satisfactory criminal background check

Skills & Knowledge

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid students with exceptional needs

Experience

  • Have 1 year experience working with elementary and/or middle school students

APPLY HERE: https://forms.gle/QezeQNPZg2Dg8KDM8