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Position                       Paraprofessional - Special Education Summit Program
Location                       Springfield Middle School
Terms of                       Grade 5 of the ESP Salary                Work               7 Hours/Day, 10-Month Work Year
Employment                     Scale                                    Hours
Minimum Requirements
    High School Diploma/G.E.D.
    Must meet Highly Qualified status (A.A. Degree, 48 credit hours, or have successfully passed the
      Paraprofessional Praxis Test).
    Two years’ experience working with children with emotional disturbance/behavioral issues or combina-
      tion of education and experience totaling two years.
    Ability to handle stressful situations by remaining calm and professional while working with students who
      are verbally and physically aggressive.
    Ability to lift between 30-40 pounds in specified situations.
    Ability to participate in physical restraint maneuvers when needed.
    Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.

Preferred Qualifications
     Competency with fundamental reading, writing, arithmetic, and communication skills.
     Ability to work harmoniously with staff, students, and community.
     Training and experience working with populations relevant to the assigned school.
     Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Role Responsibilities
     Work with individual students and small groups of students to reinforce skills introduced by the
       teacher(s).
     Assist students in generalizing learned social skills and problem solving skills in the general education
       environment.
     Participate as part of a crisis response team which includes engaging in verbal de-escalation of students
       and physical restraint in emergency situations.
     Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing skills and instruction.
     Assist the teacher in maintaining classroom organization and a positive learning environment.
     Operate and assist with the care of the classroom equipment.
     Assist with supervision and management of students during instructional and non-instructional activities.
     Assist with physical care and physical management of students as needed and appropriate.
     Follow through to carry out individual programs designed by the teacher.
     Participate in and/or provide input for team planning functions as appropriate.
     Demonstrate courteous and professional demeanor to all stakeholders of Washington County Public
       Schools.
     Other duties as assigned.




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The Board of Education of Washington County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, or
sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs to Washington County Public School System students. If you
have a question about this policy call the Director of Human Resources at 301-766-2808.
For additional information on this position, contact Human Resources at 301-766-2802.
Procedures for Filing Applications
       Applicants must apply by visiting the WCPS Online Career Center to apply online. Go to
       www.wcps.k12.md.us and select the “Job Seekers” link for additional directions and information. On-line
       applications must be received by the Human Resources Department on or before Tuesday, March 20,
       2012. Reasonable accommodations and assistance accessing or completing the online application is
       available from the Human Resources Department (301-766-2802).

Date: March 14, 2012




The Board of Education of Washington County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, or
sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs to Washington County Public School System students. If you
have a question about this policy call the Director of Human Resources at 301-766-2808.

								
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