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Substitute ESL Para Professional

Carson City School District
Carson City, Nevada
Closing date
Jun 25, 2024

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Part-Time Classified

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POSITION: Substitute ESL Para-Professional - Part-time - District-wide

OPEN TO: Employees of Carson City School District and external applicants.

APPLICATION: Complete the online application by clicking "Apply for this Position." The application will require:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • High School Diploma, High School Transcript, GED, or a degree from a higher education college/university.

Salary: Hourly rate of $13.74 per hour with no benefits. Employee works on an on-call basis only. Bilingual preferred.

Must be able to pass the pre-employment drug screen.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Human Resources Department will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the employment process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources Department at the time you turn in your application or at least three (3) days prior to an interview by calling (775) 283-2130.

Carson City School District

Job Title : Para Professional - ESL

Location : District-wide

Department: Instructional Support

General Job Description:

Under supervision, to assist teachers in providing instructional services and assistance in ways determined to be useful in improving the quality of educational opportunities for students participating in the English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) program; serves as a translator/interpreter providing accurate oral and written translation of information in another language; and to perform related work as required.

Experience or training required:

Knowledge of: Familiarity with the specified language; a language other than English; principles of adolescent development; general reading and computation skills; physical growth and development; office machines and procedures; basic record keeping techniques; power tools (may be required); basic first aid.

Ability to:

Assists students to learn a variety of physical moves and mental skills or concepts; assists students to understand school environment; read, write, speak and translate a designated second language of average difficulty with accuracy; operate a typewriter and computer with accuracy; perform routine clerical work; maintain routine records accurately; perform first aid, as needed; read, understand and apply moderately difficult materials; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective proactive relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Any combination of training, education, and experience, which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position: Graduation from high school or the equivalent. A typical qualifying entrance background is completion of formal or informal training in an English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) program or similar program, or a closely related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training wherein the incumbent has acquired the knowledge and abilities listed above. Must have an Associates Degree or completion of two (2) years of study at an institution of higher education (verified by official transcript) or pass the state-approved academic proficiency test (Para Professional Assessment).

Licenses or Certificates required:

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent certificate, a valid driver's license issued by the state of residence, and an original Social Security Card. Possession of a current first aid certificate may be required.

The Job Functions:

Positions in this class perform duties that are specialized to a particular program or where special skills are needed. This class is distinguished from the para professional series by the districtwide application of duties or duties within one school that are multi-disciplinary or duties that require a special background. Position involves interpreting and translating oral and written material and information from one language to another. No one incumbent is expected to perform all of the duties described herein, and the examples of duties include those performed by more than one incumbent. Translates and interprets information in various subject areas for teachers and English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) students and parents; reinforce instruction given by English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) teachers and regular classroom teachers using a variety of activities; monitor and evaluate student progress; communicate with teachers regarding student progress; may plan, administer, and collect test data including pre/post testing; corrects test; maintain and update student files and records; provide resource assistance as needed; administers first aid; duplicates materials; reads assignments and explains material to students; discusses student disabilities with teachers and implements special learning programs; understands secondary level subject matter to assist special students in learning; completes requisitions; may provide oral translations and interpretations for Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.'s), psychological, health, and speech evaluations and accommodations for special education students; helps maintain Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) folders; operates various office machines; may operate various power machines in woodworking, auto shop, and machine shop (may be required); interprets and translates for students and parents speaking a non-English language; instructs students in speaking English; arranges for immunization and other requirements to be accomplished; discusses with parents the progress of students; opeates either personal or District vehicles in the course of work; and performs related work as required.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Strength: Sedentary/Medium - Exert force to 50 lbs., occasionally, 10-25 lbs., frequently, up to 10 lbs., constantly or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects. Frequent reaching, handling, repetitive fine motor activities, talking and hearing. Vision: Frequent near acuity and occasional far acuity. Mobility to work in typical office setting and use standard office equipment. Vision to read printed materials, video display terminals or other monitoring devices. Hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Must report to work on campus\assigned site.

Environmental Conditions:

Climate controlled office setting with temperatures ranging from mild to moderate cold/heat. Exposure to noise levels ranging from moderate to loud and occasional to frequent time periods. Hazards: Furniture, playground/office equipment, communicable diseases, chemicals (as related to specific assignment), and power/hand operated equipment and machinery (as related to specific assignment).

Examples of equipment/supplies used to perform tasks:

Various computers, printers, typewriters, telephones, calculators, copy machines, digital scanners, fax machines, filing cabinets, and related office equipment.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: The Carson City School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or on any other basis protected by state or federal law, and it provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District's non-discrimination policies: Title IX and 504 Coordinator, 1402 W. King Street, Carson City, NV 89703, (775) 283-2130.

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