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State of Montana Para Educator - DHH Students in Great Falls, Montana

TYPICAL DUTIES: The purpose of this job is to assist students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in achieving their maximum potential by assisting instructors in carrying out individualized student programming, supporting curricular class work so students can meet Common Core Standards, supporting physical needs to allow for school participation while providing a safe and pleasant school environment where all of these goals can be achieved. This individual must be able to sign fluently in order to communicate with students who use sign language as a primary mode of communication. Provide classroom support with: * Content delivery: carry out teacher-created lesson plans with students in 1:1 or small group settings. Must be able to follow directions and reinforce instruction presented by the teacher. * Meeting individual students needs (after training): such as assisting ankle and foot orthotics (AFOs), splints, and other adaptive aids; transfers and positioning; assisting with self-help items such as toileting, feeding and dressing, assisting with motor lab activities, job coaching, mainstream support/tutoring. * Technology: sets up/assists with specific student programs on computers, iPads, and other assistive devices. * Student Management: breakfast program, lunchroom duty, playground duty, bus duty, hall monitoring, escorting students to and from different areas on campus, ability to assist/support in classroom management. * Other duties may include Recordkeeping - helping with grading, maintaining datasheets, compiling data, taking attendance, etc.; cleaning classroom areas, laundry, dishes, decorating for events, etc.; and copying, enlarging, typing, recording, binding, organizing supplies, sorting/filing, etc. * Maintains confidentiality and demonstrates good ethics in regards to student/staff interactions, work behaviors, and following school policies and procedures * Develops and maintains professional relationships with teachers, support staff, administration, parents and students. Needs to have a positive and flexible attitude * Pursues professional development focusing on education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Other related duties as assigned. * Detailed Job Description available upon request. High School Diploma or GED required. College coursework and/or workshops in child development and educational methods and/or ParaEducator is preferred. Knowledge of sign language is required. Must be able to communicate fluently with students needing sign language communication. Knowledge of first aid and CPR techniques and safety precautions is desirable. The successful candidate will be required to have fluent ASL and English skills to communicate with staff. New employees must meet the requirements of MSDB Policy 5124 Employee Sign Language Skills and will be evaluated through the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). New employees to this position must meet the Target Skill Level Standard of “Survival” on the date of hire and Target Skill Level Standard of “Intermediate” within three (3) years of hire. Job: Education/Training* *Title: *Para Educator - DHH Students Location: Great Falls Requisition ID: 21141603

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