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JOB TITLE: Instructional Paraprofessional – Special Education

WORK YEAR: Full time: 6 hours per day/Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
11 months/207 days annually (Prorated upon hire)

START DATE: As soon as possible after interviews

SALARY: Salary Schedule 5, Range 9, $17.11 to $25.27 per hour
(Placement dependent on experience)
BENEFITS: Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and dependents. This position qualifies for CalPERS retirement.

AREA OF ASSIGNMENT: Oakdale Heights Elementary School Oroville, CA

TO APPLY: Visit:

DEADLINE: This position is open until filled; to receive full consideration, please apply by Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Under general supervision of assigned management employee, assists certificated staff in monitoring of student activities, maintenance of a suitable learning environment and learning experiences, preparation of appropriate materials, and providing a safe and healthy environment. Assists in the planning and implementation of an educational program for children; and performs a variety of general clerical duties.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from management or the assigned certificated supervisor.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: [May include, but is not limited to the following.]
1. Assist in planning and implementing learning experiences for students
2. Assist students in academic subjects such as reading, writing and math; work effectively with students in classrooms and assist them in academic, vocational and/or living skills
3. Tutor students in developing interpersonal relationships with peers and adults; promote the safety of the students by helping them develop self-confidence
4. Under the direction of a teacher train and assist students in behavior management; provide education regarding appropriate interpersonal actions; respond to discipline problems; act as a role model
5. Promote the well-being of the students by helping them develop a positive attitude/self-image, personal hygiene habits and an ability to cooperatively play and interact with other children and adults
6. Monitor students during classroom, outdoor or community activities
7. Correct homework assignments and in-class exercises as assigned
8. Recognize and respond to health and safety situations such as illness and seizures
9. Perform clerical duties as assigned [EXAMPLES: typing, copying, filing, maintaining materials, equipment and supplies, answering phones, taking messages and mail distribution]
10. Assist in maintaining records and charts on individual students [EXAMPLES: attendance records, lunch count, daily charting, grades, test scores and progress of student learning]
11. Maintain orderliness & cleanliness of the facilities; may set up and move chairs & tables; assist in caring for & maintaining materials, equipment, supplies or toys
12. Attend staff and parent meetings and in-service training
13. Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor or classroom teacher

B. SPECIAL EDUCATION – GENERAL (In addition to A. above);
1. Assist and train student in the maintenance of personal needs including feeding, combing hair and dressing appropriately
2. Assist students with basic physical movement; work with students on the prone board and in the swimming pool; work with students to develop motor coordination
3. Instruct students in skills such as dressing, eating and personal hygiene
4. Provide physical assistance to student who cannot care for themselves including feeding, diapering, turning and physical movement
5. Provide physical lifting when performing duties such as changing diapers, posturing students and dealing with discipline problems in the classroom
6. May transport students for field trips and other activities

1. Adapt mainstream classroom equipment and assignments according to the physical and mental capabilities of the child
2. Participate as a member of the educational team and work closely with principals, teachers, aides and office personnel in order to coordinate the program with the normal routine of the participating school
3. May transport students to classroom site


1. Proper child care techniques
2. Techniques and methods of child supervision
3. Cultural and physical differences and needs of children in assigned program
4. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
5. Modern office methods, practices, procedures and equipment

1. Learn growth and development principles of children
2. Patiently and effectively work with students of differing backgrounds
3. Learn basic first aid and safety requirements
4. Physically perform job tasks
5. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
6. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
7. Follow directions and function within program policies and procedures

1. Possess a valid California driver’s license.
2. Verification of current auto insurance.

1. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain knowledge and abilities would be completion of specialized training in child development, special education or a related field
2. Possession or ability to obtain a valid CPR certificate
3. Possession or ability to obtain a valid Standard First Aid certificate
4. Must possess 48 semester units from an accredited college or university; or 2) Associate’s degree or higher; or 3) CBEST (Plus passage of CODESP Instructional Component); or 4) Passage of a Butte County Office of Education approved comprehensive Local Assessment Test (CODESP); or 5) Passage of another district approved Local Assessment Test

Occasional (less than 25%)
Ability to bend and twist, stoop, and kneel
Ability to lift 40 pounds
Ability to carry 25 pounds
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Often (25 – 50%)
Sufficient mobility to move about a classroom
Very Frequent (76%)
Ability to stand and move around a classroom
Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations
Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing students and staff
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand
Ability to operate office equipment
Ability to reach in all directions
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.

1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.
Upon offer of employment you will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR consent to weekly testing
TO APPLY: Visit:
Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments;
Incomplete applications will not be accepted
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Three letters of recommendation required, current letters preferred
• Two years (48 completed units) college level course work in recreation, psychology, health, or other related fields; or Associate’s degree or higher; or passage of a Butte County Office of Education approved comprehensive Local Assessment Test (CODESP); or passage of another district approved NCLB Local Assessment Test.
Upon offer of employment, proof of a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance will be required
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Handicapped IX Employer
Deaf individuals may use the toll-free California Relay Service (CRS). If you have a TTY: (530) 532-5650. If you do not have a
TTY: 1-800-735-2922. Upon CRS connection, ask for 530-532-5785 for more information about this recruitment.

Minimum Education and Experience

Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 17.11
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 25.27