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Paraeducator: ELL

Barstow Unified School District
Job Description
OPEN/PROMOTIONAL Barstow Unified School District is Accepting Applications for PARAEDUCATOR-ELL (Spanish) Classified Pay Range 25: $17.08/hour Monday-Friday, ON CALL/AS NEEDED Deadline to File: Tuesday,  February 19, 2019 (4:00 PM) 
 
An examination will be given for the position of PARAEDUCATOR-ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (Spanish)  for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list. 
 Job Summary:  The job of Paraeducator-English Language Learner is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within assigned classroom with specific responsibility for reinforcing instruction to the individual and/or small groups of limited or non-English speaking students; interpreting instruction and translating instructional materials. This job reports to the Principal   Minimum Qualifications Required to Apply: Any combination equivalent to:  graduation from high school and sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above. 
 
Application Procedure: A completed application for employment must be received by Classified Personnel by the deadline. To apply, go to the District website at: www.barstow.k12.ca.us [click on Job Opportunities]. Click on EdJoin Job Search, and then click on EdJoin. Select the classified job you are interested in applying for, click on the Click Here to Apply button at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions on the edjoin.org website. Note: All relevant experience must be listed under the “Job Duties” section of the application in order to be considered; resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. 
 
Communications via Email: All correspondence is generated through email. Please check your “Spam” filters to ensure you do not miss an important notification; and check your email regularly for updates. We are not responsible for emails not received. If you do not have an email address, you can set one up for free through: www.google.com, www.yahoo.com, or www.hotmail.com. 
 
Test Information: The written examination date is yet to be determined. Applicants will be notified if they meet the minimum qualifications required to take the written examination. Candidates are required to present a valid picture identification prior to sign-in. Please allow at least 2 or more hours for the exam process. 
 
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, disability related modification or accommodations, including auxiliary aides or services in order to participate in the examination, please contact the Classified Personnel Office at 760-255-6034 and allow 72 hours prior notice to enable the District to accommodate such requests. 
 
The Barstow Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics, or association with a person or group with one or more of the actual or perceived characteristics. 
 
 
 
 
                    PERSONNEL SERVICESPERSONNEL SERVICES Classified Personnel Phone: 760-255-6034 or 760-255-6035 Fax: 760-256-7949 
Announcement No: 2018/19- 30  Opened: 02/04/19 
 
Paraeducator-English Language Learner 
Essential Functions ? Assists students in building self-esteem (e.g. providing proper examples, emotional support, friendly attitude, general guidance, etc.) for the purpose of instilling confidence and exposure to socially-acceptable models of behavior. ? Assists students, individually or in small groups of limited or non-English speaking students by interpreting and translating written materials and oral lectures for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards. ? Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions. ? Communicates with teachers and/or parents, providing translation as needed, for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing classroom objectives. ? Implements, under the supervision of assigned teacher, instructional programs and lesson plans for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts. ? Maintains classroom equipment, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe learning environment, and/or meeting mandated requirements. ? Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, library, lunchroom, bus loading/unloading, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment. ? Participates in the administration, scoring and interpreting of assessment tests that determine English proficiency for the purpose of following established guidelines and requirements and documenting students' level of English proficiency. ? Reports observations and incidents relating to specific students (e.g. accidents, fights, inappropriate social behavior, violations of rules, safety conditions, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate instructional and/or administrative personnel. ? Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injured student, fights, etc.) for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution. ? Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel (e.g. preparing instructional materials, duplicating, distributing materials, translating and interpreting, etc.) for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of curriculum and teaching methodologies. Other Functions ? Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit. 
Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications Skills, Knowledge and Abilities SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records. KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.  Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily 
Announcement No: 2018/19- 30  Opened: 02/04/19 
 
perform the functions of the job include: read, write and interpret English and a designated second language; concepts of grammar and punctuation; stages of child development and learning styles; and age appropriate activities. ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; working as part of a team; interpreting for parent conferences and IEP meetings; working with constant interruptions; learning and using a variety of up-to-date educational technology tools. Responsibility Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; operating within a defined budget. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services. Working Environment The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling,  some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking, and 25% standing.  The job is performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness. Experience Job related experience is desired. Education Targeted, job related education with study in job-related area. Equivalency Any combination equivalent to:  Graduation from high school AND sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above. Required Testing Certificates Pre-Employment Proficiency Test (NCLB/ESSA) 
 
 
Continuing Educ./Training Clearances Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses 
 Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance Tuberculosis Clearance 
 
FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Range Non Exempt        5/22/2018     25 
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