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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Itinerant Classroom Aide/Paraprofessional/Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher

Itinerant Classroom Aide/Paraprofessional/Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher

MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

POSITION:                                 ITINERANT CLASSROOM AIDE/PARAPROFESSIONAL/EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM ASSISTANT TEACHER

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Principal (Assistant Director of Support Services in the case of a Transportation Aide)

 

FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:     Non-exempt

 

EMPLOYMENT TERM:             Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18-5-45; extended employment terms may be established by the Mineral County Board of Education.

 

SALARY:                                   Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8a, in accordance with Mineral County Salary Scale, Pay Grades E or F, commensurate with experience and education level.

 

EVALUATION:                          Performance in this position will be evaluated by the building principal/immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5314 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy. 

 

JOB SUMMARY:                       The aide/paraprofessional/ECCAT is assigned to a Pre K or Kindergarten classroom. The aide/paraprofessional/ECCAT assists the teacher(s) in a variety of ways to implement the instructional program including working directly with children in small groups or on a one-to-one basis; to establish effective rapport with students assigned to the classroom; to motivate students to develop attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good educational foundation, in accordance with each pupil's ability. The aide/paraprofessional assigned to a school bus assists with the supervision of student passengers on the bus, including securing student passengers in various types of restraint.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists teacher as needed with planning, preparation, and distribution of classroom materials;
  • Conducts learning games with students according to established procedures;
  • Maintains regular attendance and complies with State Law and County policies and regulations;
  • Maintains an environment that is safe for students and conducive to learning;
  • Anticipates and effectively addresses unforeseen crises associated with working with large groups of children;
  • Assists with supervision and instruction of children; copying, cutting, coloring, etc., to construct materials and bulletin boards.
  • Provides individualized and small-group instruction to reinforce skills that have been taught by the teacher;
  • Assists in implementing lessons based on district and school objectives and needs and abilities of students;
  • Assists with supervision of student passengers on buses and maintains a safe traveling environment, if assigned to transportation duties;
  • Attends in-services and workshops as directed;
  • Maintains confidentiality, unquestionable integrity;
  • Assists the teacher in supervision of children in the classroom and to various locations in the school including, but not limited to, instructional areas, the cafeteria, and the bus;
  • Participates in bus duty, hall monitoring, lunchroom duty, playground duty;
  • Maintains positive work habits;
  • Performs duties efficiently and productively;
  • Maintains and/or upgrades skills;
  • Promotes and maintains positive pupil / staff community relations;
  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 4210; and
  • Performs duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor(s).
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School diploma or equivalent, pursuant to WV Code §18A-2-5; 
  • Meet the definition of “Qualifications" in WV Code §18A-4-8b; demonstrated competency, pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8e (state-approved competency test), as required;
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate; and
  • Must hold one of the following certificates issued by the WVDE: ECCAT I, ECCAT II, ECCAT III

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace.  Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.

 

“Aide I” means a person selected and trained for a teacher-aide classification such as monitor aide, clerical aide, classroom aide or general aide (Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8);

 

“Aide II” means a service person referred in the “Aide I” classification who has completed a training program approved by the State Board, or who holds a high school diploma or has received a General Educational Development certificate. Only a person classified in an Aide II class title may be employed as an aide in any special education program (Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8);

 

“Aide III” means a service person referred to in the “Aide I” classification who holds a high school diploma or a General Educational Development certificate; and (a) has completed six semester hours of college credit at an institution of high education; or (b) is employed as an aide in a special education program and has one year’s experience as an aide in special education (Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8);

 

“Aide IV” means a service person referred to in the “Aide I” classification who holds a high school diploma or a General Educational Development certificate; and (a) has completed eighteen hours of State Board-approved college credit at a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or (b) has completed fifteen hours of State Board-approved college credit at a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and has successfully completed an in-service training program determined by the State Board to be the equivalent of three hours of college credit (Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8);

 

“Paraprofessional” means a person certified pursuant to section two-a [§18A-3-2a], article three of this chapter to perform duties in a support capacity including, but not limited to, facilitating in the instruction and direct and indirect supervision of students under the direction of a principal, a teacher or another designated professional educator (Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8), and thirty-six semester hours of post-secondary education or its equivalent in subjects directly related to performance of the paraprofessional job and as approved by the West Virginia State Board of Education in Policy 5202.

 

“Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher – I” means a person who does not possess the minimum requirements determined by the State Board of Education for the state-awarded certificate for early childhood classroom assistant teachers, but is enrolled in and pursuing requirements.

 

“Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher – II” means a person who has completed the minimum requirements determined by the State Board of Education for a state-awarded certificate for early childhood classroom assistant teachers.

 

“Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher – III” means a person who has completed the minimum requirements determined by the State Board of Education for a state-awarded certificate for early childhood classroom assistant teacher, as well as additional requirements comparable to current paraprofessional certificate.

  • Successfully complete the current state competency exam for the aide classification pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8e and WV State Board Policy 5202;
  • Ability to facilitate instruction and provide direct and indirect supervision of students under the direction of a professional educator;
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, students, staff and the general public consistent with the duties of this position;
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure consistent with the duties of this position;
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations consistent with the duties of this position;
  • Ability to interface effectively with other school personnel, parents and business contacts outside of Mineral County Schools;
  • Ability to work with children and ability to work with adults;
  • Ability to work with individuals and groups of students to support academics and behavior management;
  • Ability to demonstrate patience while working with children;
  • Ability to learn new skills; flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of tasks;
  • Ability to work well with others, follow written and oral directions and complete assignments given;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and staff members;
  • Self-motivated and works without direct supervision;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists consistent with the duties of this position;
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions whether furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form consistent with the duties of this position;
  • Ability to accurately perform assigned tasks;
  • Ability to perform duties in a full compliance with county requirements and Board Policies;
  • Ability to promote harmonious working relationships with staff and outside business representatives;
  • Oral and written communication skills consistent with the duties of this position;
  • Interpersonal relationship skills consistent with the duties of this position; and
  • Dress is appropriate and conforms to safety standards.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described 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 reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 50 pounds (100 pounds vertically for Special Education and Transportation positions) of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud (60-90 dB).

 

 

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

 

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