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Special Education Paraprofessional

August 23, 2023
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Liberty Public Schools

Location: Liberty, MO
Position: Special Education Paraprofessional
Status: Full Time

Liberty Public Schools is one of Missouri’s top-rated school districts. We offer an exceptional benefits package and great work/life balance. Join our district and be a part of something great!

Special Education Paraprofessionals assist teachers by performing a variety of tasks relating to the physical and instructional needs of the students in a classroom setting. Depending on the classroom and/or building assignment, the Special Education Paraprofessional may support children with various degrees of special needs.

This is a 10 month position (August through May), with an opportunity to work summer school in June. Paraprofessionals are eligible for benefits as listed below.

Benefits

  • Free Health, Dental & Vision insurance options (valued at $7,650+)
  • 100% district paid life insurance, and short term & long-term disability
  • Generous paid time off policy – 3 paid holidays and 10 PTO days
  • Retirement Plans – PEERS/PSRS Pension, 403(b) and 457(b)

*Benefits overview is published on our website: 2022 LPS Benefits Overview

Schedule

  • Monday through Friday
  • Start and end time varies based on school assigned

 

Job Duties

  • Assist students with basic academics (reading, language and/or math)
  • Follow individual health plans (e.g. seizure activity, blood sugar monitoring)
  • Assist with the personal care of students if needed (e.g. bathroom, eating, etc.)
  • Attends to student’s health needs and follow individual health plans (e.g. seizure activity, blood sugar monitoring, tube feeding, colostomy bags, etc.) as directed by a healthcare professional
  • Assist in the implementation of instructional programs including self help and behavior
  • Provides sensory interventions under the guidance of therapist and teachers for the purpose of keeping students calm and ready to learn.

 

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; Associate’s Degree preferred
  • DESE approved paraprofessional test or 60 college credit hours or  or completed the 20HR Substitute Certificate Course and received a substitute certificate.
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

 

To learn more or apply, please click the “Apply for job” button below.

To apply for this job please visit liberty.tedk12.com.

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