District Wide Special Education Bilingual Paraprofessional - Spanish
As soon as possible
8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Monday-Friday
The Green Bay Area Public School District is seeking applications for a District Wide Special Education Translator/Interpreter Bilingual (Spanish) Paraprofessional. This position primarily interprets at Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and then translates the documents. We are looking for somebody who has strong computer skills and has the ability to speak, read, write, and speak fluently in Spanish and English. A District bilingual assessment will be given. Your scheduled days of the week, and hours, are subject to change based upon the educational staffing and safety needs of the District. The position will follow the standard Paraprofessional essential functions. The additional Special Education Paraprofessional essential functions are: 1. Provide instructional support by working individually or in small groups of students with learning, cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities, to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by the Special Education teacher. 2. Assists in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on the students’ needs, interests, and abilities. 3. Provide behavioral support by assisting teachers in maintaining discipline and encouraging acceptable behavior of students. 4. Assist with personal health care of students including changing diapers, toileting students, changing students’ clothing, showering students, tube feeding, and catheterizing. 5. Transfer students in and out of holding and on/off buses, vans, etc. 6. Facilitate student’s use of mobility equipment such as leg braces, walkers, mobile standers, and tricycles. 7. Assists teachers on field trips by helping students with physical and behavioral needs, and reinforcing learning situations. 8. Uses physical restraint or seclusion in compliance with state and federal law and District policies and procedures in instances where there is danger to the student or other students. 9. Responds to the physical and behavioral needs of students in cooperation with the bus driver, during transportation to/from school. 10. Administer first aid and provide basic nursing care as directed or authorized by a school nurse. 11. Assists with playground, lunchroom, noon-hour, and bus supervision. 12. Consults and collaborates with Special Education and Regular Education teachers, participating in IEP's as requested. 13. Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher. 14. Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct, including confidentiality. 15. Apply work-related legal issues concerning the education of children and youth. 16. Adheres and follows work-related health, safety, and emergency procedures and practices. 17. Maintains confidentiality in verbal, written, and electronic communications. The additional essential functions for this position include but are not limited to: 1. Provide verbal interpretation services at Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings, student evaluation meetings, and other related special education meetings. 2. Assists in arranging meeting times by phone between non-English speaking parents and District staff. 3. Interpret for parent-teacher conferences for students with disabilities. 4. Interpret for manifestation and expulsion hearings for students with disabilities. 5. Translate special education reports, progress reports, report cards, forms, memos, brochures and other documents as necessary for students and parents of students with disabilities. 6. Assist psychologists, speech pathologists, and other members of IEP team in student testing and observation. 7. Administer Bilingual Fluency tests to candidates for employment in District bilingual special education positions. 8. Participates in workshops, conferences and/or meetings for the purpose of maintaining skills for professional growth and/or conveying information. Working Conditions: 1. Work involves frequent disruptions of daily schedule. 2. Work involves frequent deadlines under pressure. 3. Work involves strong organization and communication skills. 4. Work requires travel to a variety of assigned schools to provide services to children/families. 5. Flexible work schedule. In keeping safety and wellness of our staff, students and community our priority, the Green Bay Public School District is temporarily fully digital in our recruitment and engagement processes. This means that during this safer at home time, we will only be facilitating phone and/or virtual interviews for all positions.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED • Education: *Have at least two years of post-secondary education that is equivalent to at least 48 semester hours from an accredited higher education institution, OR *Have obtained an associate (or higher) degree, OR *Have met a rigorous standard of quality and be able to demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics (or, as appropriate, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness). • Competency: *Demonstrated proficiency on the District Bilingual assessment *Fluency in oral and written communication in English and one other major language *Knowledge of cultural customs of the group representing QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED: • Education: *Associates Degree – Child Development or related field • Experience: *Working with children *Working in an organized setting with children whose primary language is not English. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED: *Understanding of educational terminology, including language related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and children with disabilities. *Working knowledge of O-Net and Infinite Campus (IC). *Knowledge of cultural customs of the non-English speaking groups and communities.
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