Openings as of 10/22/2018Student Support Services
Full-time, 40 hours/week year round position. Will work with young children (birth to age 3) who may be on the autism spectrum, using various research-supported strategies. Highly individualized services are provided in home, preschool and/or day care settings. Mileage reimbursement available. Requires two years post-high school training in a social science or education related field or Paraeducator certification, and work experience in a classroom setting. Benefits provided include coverage. single health, dental and vision
Job Purpose/Summary: Facilitate all aspects of the provision of special education and support and related services in assigned schools. Facilitate full and individual initial evaluations as part of the agency’s child find process when appropriate; provide for demonstration, feedback and coaching of instructional and behavioral strategies for teachers of students with disabilities receiving special education services.
Essential Functions/Duties & Responsibilities:
Job Purpose/Summary: Facilitate all aspects of the provision of special education and support and related services in assigned schools. Facilitate full and individual initial evaluations as part of the agency’s child find process when appropriate; provide for demonstration, feedback and coaching of instructional and behavioral strategies for teachers of students with disabilities receiving special education services. Essential Functions/Duties & Responsibilities:
Engagement Specialist JOB SUMMARY: The Learning Engagement Specialist is responsible to provide behavioral, academic and administrative support to Tanager students integrated into a traditional school in an effort to increase student engagement with learning, resulting in increased student achievement. Monitor student attendance and implement plans of support when needed. Connect youth and families to social service providers, facilitates collaborative planning, and ensures that coordinated services are provided which match assessed needs. This position is also responsible for monitoring, redirecting and modifying student progress regarding inappropriate behaviors and performance, administering intensive tier 2 and 3 behavior interventions programs to identified students. ORGANIZATIONAL AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: The Learning Engagement Specialist will report directly to the Associate Director with support from the building administrators, the Director of Learning Supports and will have a working relationship with building staff, ELSC staff, and community agencies. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The essential functions as shown below represent only the key areas of responsibility; specific position requirements will vary depending on need. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. This position will support the building’s multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) by:
ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0-24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 - 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond the school day specific to the building they support. The employee will frequently work in different areas of the classroom including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing, in movement while supervising indoor and outdoor activities, etc. The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures but will work outdoors or when supervising students outside of the classroom. INTELLECTUAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and implement ideas contained in technical documents, assessment data, professional journals and regulations. Ability to effectively write reports and communications to students, colleagues, parents and staff. Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from administrators, teachers, staff and students. Ability to solve problems effectively. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation(s) for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources, at 319-558-2421.