About North Side Community School
North Side Community School is a PreK – 8th grade charter public school in the City of St. Louis founded in 2009 with an enrollment of approximately 500 students. The most important word in our name is community. We are a community of small classrooms (15 to 18 students per class), amazing educators, and caring parents working every day to ensure our children succeed!
North Side Community School operates across three campuses (early childhood center, elementary campus, and middle school campus). We are free (no tuition), public, and open to all. North Side consistently provides a high-quality education often ranked as one of the best public schools in the City of St. Louis and the State of Missouri. Most of our students live in the most challenging neighborhoods in St. Louis and 100% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Small class sizes, differentiated instruction, individualized attention, and AMAZING educators are the keys to our students’ success!
With a minimum starting salary of $35,000, we offer a generous compensation package including an array of benefits including assistance with advanced education.
North Side Community School is seeking full-time Special Education Paraprofessional. Under general supervision and direction of the Director of Student Support Services, the role of the paraprofessional in special education is to directly or indirectly assist and support in the provision of services to students with disabilities. The role and assignments of a paraprofessional are not defined by a particular student, setting or program but rather by students’ needs as determined by the IEP.
The duties of the paraprofessional may vary based upon specific assignment. Duties may also change at any time based upon administration or teacher reexamination of student or program need. What follows is a non-inclusive list of duties which all paraprofessionals must be able to perform.
Supporting academic development:
• Carry out the instructional programs and lessons as developed by the supervising teacher in all learning environments
• Assist individual students or groups of students in performing activities initiated by the teacher
• Individually or in small groups, reinforce concepts and skills introduced by the teacher in all learning environments
• Keep students on task
• Implement assistive technology
• Implement accommodations indicated by the IEP (read tests aloud, take notes, enlarge materials, etc.) as directed by the special education teacher.
Supporting social integration:
• Redirect behavior and implement behavior management plans
• Facilitate interaction between students with disabilities and classmates
• Teach and model strategies to peers about how to interact with the student with a disability.
• Support the development of communication skills
• Supporting functional skills
• Assist the student with daily living skills and needs, such as eating, toileting, grooming, dressing, etc.
• Assist in transferring, positioning and mobility needs as directed by physical therapist, occupational therapist, or other special education or related service providers
Serving as a communication link:
• Provide the special education teacher/staff with information about general education assignments, activities and student participation and behavior
• Inform general education staff about student programs and adaptations
• Observe, record, and collect data as directed
• As directed, share information with other paraprofessionals or family
• Attend IEP meetings at the request of administrator, teacher, or parent
• Assist special education teacher with clerical tasks, correcting of student work, and material or room preparations, and equipment maintenance
• Intervene with other students about inappropriate behavior, language, or actions
• Provide supervision and assistance on play grounds, in cafeteria, at assemblies, on field trips or other locations as directed for special education students
Skills & Characteristics:
• Works collaboratively on grade level and school-wide teams
• Is discreet and respectful of confidential information
• Demonstrates a warm and receptive attitude toward all students
• Complies with school employment policies
North Side Community School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school. North Side Community School does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
Education: One of the following qualifications is required,
• 60 college credit hours,
• Associates degree or higher,
• Missouri ParaPro Assessment passing score (before September 23, 2013)
• Missouri Paraprofessional Assessment passing score (after September 23, 2013), or
• Complete Missouri’s 20-hour online substitute training program