Openings as of 2/22/2019Professional
170 Days/Yr; 7.5 Hrs/Day Starting Salary Range: $21.36/Hr
The job of Interpreter was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for assisting in the instruction or supervision of hearing impaired students; providing voice to sign language and sign language to voice support; and serving as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with individuals with hearing impairment.
This job reports to Asst Superintendent of Special Services.
•Adapts classroom work under the direction of the teacher for the purpose of providing a method to support and/or reinforce lesson plans to assigned students.
•Administers subject specific tests and skill assessments under the guidance of a classroom teacher or resource teacher for the purpose of evaluating students' language ability and subject proficiency.
•Assesses classroom, assembly hall, and other room setups for hearing impaired students (e.g. noise level, visibility, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring proper setup to facilitate hearing impaired students' learning.
•Attends Individual Education Program meetings with assigned student(s) for the purpose of providing necessary input into the evaluation of students' progress and/or implementing/modifying students' objectives through the conversion of conversation to American Sign Language (ASL).
•Confers with teachers, parents and/or appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluating student progress and/or implementing student objectives.
•Interprets in meetings and activities with hearing impaired individuals for the purpose of providing communication between voice to sign and sign to voice.
•Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic lists and records for the purpose of documenting activities and/or providing reliable information.
• Monitors student activities (e.g. classroom, lunch, grounds, etc.) for the purpose of providing for the safety and welfare of students.
•Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to
perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines.
• Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
•Prepares a variety of documents, reports and written materials for the purpose of communicating information to parents, staff; providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information.
•Provides instruction to hearing impaired students, under the supervision of the teacher, in accordance with lesson plans (e.g. reading, spelling, self esteem, behavioral skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of assisting the teacher in improving students' academic success through a defined course of study.
• Provides ASL interpretation for group meetings for the purpose of providing content understanding to hearing impaired participants.
• Provides teachers with input for the purpose of assisting in evaluating student progress and/or student objectives.
•Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injured student, fights, etc.) for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
•Reverse-Interprets spoken words of hearing impaired student(s) with limited speech for the purpose of facilitating classroom instruction of the hearing impaired student(s).
•Translates verbal communication for the purpose of assisting students, teachers and parents in communicating effectively between voice to sign and sign to voice.
Job Requirements: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities (Minimum Qualifications)
Skill-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating equipment used in instructional media machines and specialized equipment for the hearing impaired; operating standard office equipment using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
Knowledge-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: student behavior management strategies/techniques; and ASL or other manual communication language.
Ability-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: maintaining confidentiality.
Required Testing None Certificates & Licenses Specified Missouri Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Certification Continuing Educ. / Training 12 hours or 1.2 CEU required to maintain Missouri Certification Clearances Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance FLSA Status Non Exempt
*Must have 60 hours of college credit* 182 Days Starting Salary: $22.42/hr; 7.5 Hrs/Day (specific hours to be determiined based upon location(s) assigned) Purpose Statement:
The job of Behavior Coach was established for the purpose/s of providing direct, intensive, short-term behavioral intervention support to students with challenging behaviors who are in crisis. The Behavior Coach will also provide modeling for staff related to the implementation of student-specific behavior strategies. Position will be assigned various schools throughout the District as needed.
This job reports to Autism/Behavior Specialist assigned to the student's particular school as well as the building principal, Assistant Superintendent of Special Services.
• Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, other teachers, and administration.
• Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents, etc. for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
• Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
• Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. learning lab, classroom, campus, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
• Participates in a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
• Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment, and adhering to education code and school policies.
• Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
• Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
• Supports classroom teachers for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans.
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• Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities (Minimum Qualifications)
Skill-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
Knowledge-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.
Ability-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to interact appropriately with students with disabilities, specifically those with challenging behaviors
Ability to problem solve
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to take direction and constructive criticism from others
Displays positive attitude toward students, staff and parents Working Environment The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking, and 40% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations.
Education Sixty hours college credit Experience Experience working with students with special needs who present significant behaviors is preferred Required Testing None Specified Continuing Educ/Training None Specified Certificates & Licenses Valid Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability Clearances Criminal Justice Fingerprinting/Background Clearance