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Jeffco Public Schools Job posting 46580
1829 DENVER WEST DR BLDG 27, GOLDEN, Colorado, 80401 Job posted as of Apr 26, 2018 until Until Filled

Jeffco Public Schools, a premier school district in Colorado, has been providing educational excellence for more than 60 years. Our graduates have gone on to become Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, award-winning doctors, writers and musicians. Our mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. The district, located on the west side of the Denver Metro area, has 157 schools on 168 campuses and approximately 87,000 students.

Job Title
Para Educator - Transition Services
District Name
Jeffco Public Schools
School/Department Name
SPED - Area 3 Central
809 Quail St. Bldg #1, Lakewood, Colorado, 80215
 Job Status
Hours Per Day
Days Worked
Pay Grade
Position Start Date
Dec 01, 2017
Posted on
Apr 26, 2018
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description
SUMMARY: Provide young adults with disabilities (ages 18 to 21) the positive role modeling, instruction and assistance necessary to support a successful transition to post school opportunities.


Under supervision of licensed staff, implement effective modeling, instructional and monitoring practices that are designed to support student achievement and skill development.

Represent the School District, Jeffco transition programs and students in a professional and positive manner at all times and in all environments.

Assist and complete functional assessments and maintain on-going data collection aligned with students' individual goals and objectives; assist in planning of student instruction and activities.

Demonstrate effective conflict resolution and problem-solving skills with students, colleagues, community members, etc.

Implement specialized procedures that are aligned with individual student needs (e.g. adaptive equipment, augmentative communication devices, personal feeding apparatus, etc.); safely provide appropriate and needed physical supports for students (i.e. positioning, pushing wheelchairs, assisting with safety procedures on accessing school or public transportation, etc.); understand and implement practices and procedures as stated on individual health care and behavior intervention plans.

Perform health and personal need duties as directed by teacher or nurse, including bathroom assistance, diapering, feeding and lifting students.

Apply de-escalation strategies.

Perform restraints, if required or applicable, after district approved trainings.

Maintain confidential information as directed.

Attend district-provided trainings and professional development.

Perform other duties as assigned.

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.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: High school diploma/GED required.

EXPERIENCE: Six months or more experience working with youth required. Prefer experience in working with youth with disabilities.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT: Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with students who have a variety of disabilities.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: CPI, CPR and First Aid certificates highly recommended. Training provided by the district. Staff may be required to pass district policies related to driving school vans and activity buses, so driver's license is needed.

SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY: This job has no staff supervisory responsibilities. This position serves as a resource in helping young adults with disabilities develop effective transition skills and abilities. Staff may be working with students in community without direct line of sight of teacher, but with all necessary training plans for students under their supervision.

CONTACTS: Daily contact with persons within/outside department/building, students, parents, general public, and/or district advisory communities to resolve problems and to provide or obtain information.

SAFETY TO SELF AND OTHERS: Potential exposure to bruises, bites, cuts, spitting, kicking, hitting and scratches. Gloves are provided to prevent exposure to bodily fluids.

The physical requirements, work environment characteristics, and mental functions described here 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may occasionally be required to run a short distance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with assistance. After being offered a position, candidates must pass a physical exam prior to starting work. In some positions supported by community business partners, staff will need to complete a background check, drug screening and immunization procedures. The employee is regularly required to safely access community settings while monitoring youth.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Staff will work in all types of environments, which may include walking in community, riding public transportation, and providing instruction in various community and work environments based upon training goals in each student's plan.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, instruct, and use interpersonal skills. The employee is frequently required to compare, analyze, copy, coordinate, compute, synthesize, evaluate, compile, and negotiate.

JUDGMENT AND DECISION-MAKING: Work is assigned by JTS coordinator, instructor, administrator or self-directed. This position requires judgment to determine an appropriate course of action for a problem. Decision making is guided by student?s IEPs, Health Action Plans/Medical Protocols, Behavior Intervention / Communication Plans, district policies, school procedures and professional judgment. Errors in judgment and decision making could potentially cause harm to students and others around them. Decision-making requires collaboration with other JTS staff members. Confidentiality is paramount.

DIVERSITY OF DUTIES: Duties require cross training in student electronic augmentative/assistive technology and using computers with students. 
Additional Information
This position supports the Project SEARCH program at UCHealth Colorado, 12605 E. 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045The students in the Project SEARCH program are between the ages of 18-21.
Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions:
Job Status Type is Referenced Above in Job Posting:
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.
Job Status: Temporary
A successful external applicant will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco probationary contract will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco non-probationary contract, will forfeit their non-probationary status. Please contact Employment Services for questions.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, sex, disability.