Calhoun County Schools
Position Vacancy

Position Tracking Number: S-24-143

Position: Special Education Parapro

Location: Alexandria High School

Opening Date: May 17, 2024

Closing Date:    May 24, 2024

Expected Date of Employment:     July 31, 2024

Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma
  • Associate Degree (OR) have completed a minimum of 48 semester hours at a regionally accredited institution of higher education (OR) have successfully completed the Alabama State Board of Education approved WorkKeys Test
  • Good emotional health as required to implement a behavioral management program with students of varying ages and sizes
  • Physical health and willingness to lift and assist medically fragile students with physical disabilities for the purpose of maintaining students’ personal comfort and hygiene
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good attendance and work record
  • Valid Alabama Driver’s License
  • Demonstration and record of sound moral character
  • Meet background clearance requirements
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Calhoun County Board of Education deems appropriate
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Adapt classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of a supervising teacher (reinforcement of individualized education program (IEP) goals and objectives, etc.) for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives as well as providing an opportunity for all students receiving special services to participate in classroom activities.
  • Provide, under the supervision of assigned teacher, instruction to students in a variety of individual and group activities (math groups, science experiments, reading, behavioral skills, daily living skills, writing, verbal skills, sensory room activities, social skills training, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing instructional objectives; implementing individual plans; and enhancing opportunities for all students to succeed.
  • Support teachers in the administration of tests as well as completion or review of school work.
  • Assist students with special needs in the areas of grooming, community accessibility and other appropriate areas (that is feeding, brushing teeth, toileting, diapering, transferring students using wheelchairs to and from bus and activities incorporated in the daily routine as assigned by the supervising teacher) for the purpose of assisting students with their individual needs.
  • Collaborate with supervising teacher(s) or other staff as assigned for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues, and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Confer with teachers (special education and/or inclusion teacher) on a regular basis for the purpose of accountability and assisting in evaluating student progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
  • Implement, under the supervision of the assigned teacher, behavioral intervention plans for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning skills, concepts, strategies, etc.
  • Maintain materials for the purpose of ensuring students are prepared for instruction.
  • Monitor students with special needs across all settings (classroom field trips, lunchroom, playground, during life enrichment activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Perform record keeping, data collection and clerical functions (checking papers, maintaining daily logs, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher in providing necessary records/materials.
  • Respond to emergency situations (running, fighting, displaying inappropriate behaviors, displaying aggressive behaviors, etc.) for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Perform duties in a manner that promotes good public relations.
  • Attend meetings and in-service presentations (emergency procedures, training modules, system and local professional development, etc.) for the purpose of gaining information relative to job functions.
  • Maintain proper and professional relationships with students and other employees.
  • Be familiar with and follow Calhoun County Board of Education policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Length of Contract/Terms:
183 days / 7.5 hours a day


Compensation:
As per Board salary schedule for this position


Application Process:
Submit an application, résumé, and Applicant Disclosure/Release form to:

Ms. Angela Bonds
Executive Special Education Director
Calhoun County Schools
PO Box 2084
Anniston, AL 36202


This position will be subject to the Students First Act of 2011. Calhoun County Schools reserves the right to fill this position by transfer of a qualified applicant who is already employed by the Calhoun County School System.

Under the Students First Act of 2011, no credit toward tenure or non-probationary status is earned in the initial school year of employment if the date of hire occurs after September 30.
This position will be subject to the Students First Act of 2011. Calhoun County Schools reserves the right to fill this position by transfer of a qualified applicant who is already employed by the Calhoun County School System.

Under the Students First Act of 2011, no credit toward tenure or non-probationary status is earned in the initial school year of employment if the date of hire occurs after September 30.

The Calhoun County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, religious belief, gender, or disability. Those applicants needing reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the school principal/supervisor or Superintendent's Office.