Special Education Para Educator


Special Education Para Educator  


Purpose:            Para Educatosr assist in supporting students and staff in creating a positive learning environment that facilitates the personal- social- and intellectual development of students with disabilities. To accomplish this- the Para Educator works closely with students with disabilities- staff- and building administration.


Reports to:       Building Principal and Supervising Special Education Teacher


FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt- Hourly


Required Qualifications:     

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills
  • Articulate and professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the District Office (after an employment offer is made).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or higher
  • Experience working with students with disabilities

Essential Functions:  To perform the responsibilities and roles of a Para Educator successfully- an individual must be able to:

  • Facilitate and support a positive learning environment- respond to individual educational- social- and behavioral needs of students with disabilities
  • Communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with members of the school district and community
  • React to change and frequent interruptions in a productive and positive manner- to include but not limited to new duties- assignments- and student caseloads
  • Operate all classroom equipment appropriately
  • Observe and follow all school district policies (including health- and safety policies)
  • Work to implement the districts vision- mission- and goals
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work
  • Complete other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities

  • Prepare and present classroom activities under the supervision of a licensed teacher
  • Work with small groups of students to reinforce curriculum material provided by the teacher
  • Assist individual students in need of special attention
  • Guide students in independent study- enrichment- or remedial work provided by teachers
  • Assist teachers with non-instructional classroom duties- such as but not limited to- snack- toileting- clothing routines- and escorting
  • Assist with reading and storytelling
  • Assist students with independent or group practice and work
  • Respond to information requested in a cooperative- courteous- and timely manner
  • Support students’ needs thought-out the school setting (g. lunch- recess- sports)
  • Keep student and personnel records confidential
  • Perform clerical duties when requested to include data entry into a computer
  • Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as directed by the principal or teacher+

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Para Educator to perform the essential job functions successfully.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Bend- stoop- sit on the floor- climb stairs- walk and reach overhead
  • Ability to see and read a computer screen and/or printed materials.
  • Hear and understand English at normal classroom levels both indoors- outdoors- and on the telephone
  • Speak in an audible tone so that others may clearly understand in normal classrooms- outdoors- and on the telephone
  • Physically able to independently lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height

Terms of Employment: At will employment. Salary and work schedule as determined by the Board. 


Evaluation:   Performance evaluations in accordance with the Board’s policy and the Classified Employee Handbook.


Fort Leavenworth USD 207 is an Equal Opportunity Employer- and does not discriminate in recruitment- hiring- training or promoting on the basis of race- color- religion- national origin or ancestry- sex- age- disability- veteran`s status- genetic information- sexual orientation- gender identity or any other legally protected status under local- state or federal law.

Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 08/30/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Fort Leavenworth USD 207 www.usd207.com



The Fort Leavenworth School District has been a part of the educational system of the State of Kansas since 1901.  Geographically, it is composed entirely of federal property and includes Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery and the U. S. Federal Penitentiary.  The buildings, which belong to the school district, are located on land leased from the federal government.  We are a Kansas Public School System.  We do not have any connection with the Department of Defense Dependent School System.  The district provides instruction for grades K - 9 in addition to half day preschool for 4 year olds meeting current residency requirements.    The post schools operate under the provisions of Kansas State Law, applicable federal laws, and regulations of the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Commitment to quality and success for every student are hallmarks of the school district.  Children in the Fort Leavenworth Schools have benefited greatly from the support of a community that places a premium on quality education for its young people.

District facilities consist of four schools, and one central administration building.  The district also has a warehouse and transportation center.  All schools in the district have been extensively renovated and all life safety features upgraded.  All schools have at least the following:  auditorium, gymnasium, full service kitchen, cafeteria, technology classrooms, two computer labs, separate art and music rooms and a full service library media center.  All schools are maintained in excellent condition.

To apply for positions in our School District, please visit our website, www.usd207.org, use the job opportunities  link to our on line application program, TalentEd Recruit and Hire.  Only applications in TalentEd Recruit and Hire will be reviewed as we fill positions.

Employer Address: 207 Education Way Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

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