Special Education Paraprofessional

  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Teaching Fellow
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

Organizational Overview

KIPP NC is a network of eight high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools providing an academically rigorous and joyous school experience to more than 3,500 students in grades K-12 in Charlotte, Durham, Gaston, and Halifax. KIPP NC supports several thousand alumni on their journey to and through high school, college, and career.   

KIPP NC is building on a rich tradition of academic excellence and relentless fight for social justice present from the founding of both KIPP ENC and KIPP Charlotte. KIPP ENC is the second oldest KIPP region in the nation. In its 20 years of operation, KIPP ENC has been a cornerstone for students and families in rural Gaston and Halifax, operating two primary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Over the past five years, it grew to serve even more students by opening up a middle school in Durham, an urban center in the center part of the state. KIPP Charlotte, which grew out of the strong traditions and academics of KIPP ENC, has supported students and families for the past 13 years, operating one primary school and one middle school in the largest city in North Carolina.

KIPP North Carolina is building upon the successes and experiences of KIPP ENC and KIPP Charlotte to provide inclusive school environments and an educational program that will enable our students to lead full lives and equip graduates to be future leaders and agents of change in North Carolina and beyond. KIPP NC is engaging in direct, anti-racist work, and contributes meaningfully to the dismantling of structures of inequality within our organization, schools, and classrooms.We’re committed to expanding our efforts to embed anti-racism in all of our activities and engagements within our classrooms and schools, across our organization, and throughout the State of North Carolina. All of this will be in a tireless effort to create classrooms that are homeplaces for our students, places where they feel safe, loved, validated, seen, and heard, places where all their beautiful identities will be affirmed and celebrated, and places where they will learn the academic knowledge and skills needed for college, career, and beyond.

Job Description

KIPP North Carolina is seeking a Special Education Paraprofessional to support students with disabilities across multiple schools over the course of the school year. The Special Education Paraprofessional will support students to success in an inclusion and/or resource setting in partnership with the classroom teachers.

Responsibilities of the Special Education Paraprofessional will include, but are not limited to:

  • Support students’ access to instructional and classroom activities as directed by teacher(s) across an entire grade level
  • Assist with direct academic, functional and/or specifically designed instructional or physical activities
  • Supervise and accompany students to the office, bus, classroom, cafeteria, etc.
  • Communicate regularly with classroom teacher(s), related service professionals, and parents regarding students’ needs and progress
  • May be required to support and diffuse excessively disruptive or aggressive behavior during which time the employee may need to restrain, hold, lift, or apply physical management techniques, and crisis intervention techniques (employee will receive all necessary training for proper implementation)
  • Support administrative and instructional duties, which may include developing accommodated/modified lessons, providing individual and small group instruction, and delivering student assessments
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Experience working with students and/or caretakers
  • Ability to engage in restraints such as hug containment, elbow to hip containment
  • Ability to work with students with physical, emotional, and/or intellectual disabilities
  • Knowledge of classroom management and child development techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of CPR and basic first aid techniques a plus

Additional Information

Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package.

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