Openings as of 12/10/2017Student Support Services
Applications should be submitted in an email to Okoboji Superintendent, Todd Abrahamson or dropped off at the Okoboji Community Schools Administration Building, 1205 7th Street, Milford, Iowa. Email address for questions or to submit materials is firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference given to applications received by December 14, 2017. Click HERE for a more detailed description of the position.
Essential Job Functions:
Willing to do your part—and more—for the work that needs to be done with the small team/large team follow through with tasks as decided by team; carries out team’s objectives; focus on solutions to problems—not just the problems; collaborate with colleagues in data teams and data analysis; exhibit good communication skills — talk with team members when there is a concern; implement PBIS and Leader in Me with fidelity; successfully implement inclusive practices into the classroom; effectively manage classroom and provide behavioral support; met or exceed district requirements for employment for this position; successful experience differentiating instruction for high and low achieving students; teach appropriate behavior as needed; understand middle school students; cares about all kids and is willing to go the extra mile to help kids; contribute to a positive school climate; integrate technology into curriculum; excellent classroom management skills; exhibit patience, tolerance, persistence, flexibility, organization, sense of humor, and enthusiasm for everyday challenges; willing to go above and beyond to help students and their families, other teachers, other adults in the building, etc.; excellent attendance and customer service approach to parents/students. Hoover Middle School is looking for a passionate individual who is student centered and works tirelessly to champion their success. We are looking for a person who wants to join our family and meet our mission of influencing the world, serving others, and saving lives.
Meet or exceed the district requirements for the position of special education paraeducator; competent in technology; competent with Google Docs; ability to multitask; positive and productive interactions with students and staff; self-directed, self-motivated and ability to complete tasks independently; organized thinker and problem solver in order to know what needs to be done next without direct supervision or verbal direction; reliable and task finisher; attention to detail clerical work; trustworthy to students, staff, supervisor and district expectations; take ownership and pride in all work; excellent attendance and demonstrate ability to take direction of immediate supervisor; experience working with diverse groups of students; work in the appropriate content area as assigned; contribute to increased student achievement through effective collaboration; help to develop and maintain an effective learning atmosphere at school; help the students to develop and maintain positive self-concepts and self-discipline; helping to supervise all students in hallways, classrooms, and other locations as assigned; evaluating student progress and programming so that each child’s needs are met; all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the principal and superintendent or designee.
To apply please visit https://portal.waterloo.k12.ia.us/AP/applicant/login.php
Terms of Employment: 180 student scheduled days (prorated for remaining student days) Richardson Elementary, Fort Madison, IA
Hours: Full Time 7 hours
Benefits: This position includes a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes IPERS, paid personal and sick leave, and medical/dental/vision insurance. Qualifications:
Minimum of high school diploma
Prefer some post-secondary work OR paraeducator certification through Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Must be willing to participate in additional training in supporting the needs of hearing impaired students (district paid)
Essential Performance Responsibilities
Establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
Assist the teacher in devising strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests and abilities.
Carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
Understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Gmail, Google docs)
Assist with toileting, dressing, and basic safety rules, as needed
Maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
Attend work regularly and promptly
Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed teachers.
Assist with accurate data collection.
Commit to ongoing professional growth to support the unique needs of individual students.
Utilize effective writing and verbal communication skills.
Bending, carrying, climbing, driving, lifting, pushing-pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, walking.