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Paraprofessional/Bilingual-Spanish

at Conejo USD

Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Reference #: 2512453
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

BASIC POSITION FUNCTION

APPLICATION PROCESS
Complete the on-line application by clicking the "Apply" link toward the top of the page. Do not abbreviate job titles for yourself or employers. All pertinent employment with a Temporary Agency must indicate frequency and length of assignment. Prior to submitting your application, verify it reflects all relevant experience and education.

EXAMINATION PROCESS
1. Training and Experience Evaluation - Pass/Fail
Applications will be screened for best qualified applicants to compete in the competitive examination process.

For those passing the Training and Experience Evaluation (notified after the recruitment closing date):

2. General Fitness Exam – Date: TBD
The General Fitness Exam will consist of an on-line multiple choice examination assessing fundamental knowledge for the position and competency in the Spanish language. This examination meets the requirements for the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

For those passing the General Fitness / Performance Examination:

3. Structured Oral Interview – Date TBD
The Structured Oral Interview will be before a panel and contain questions that assess technical knowledge, experience, and one's general fitness for successful performance in the position in both English and Spanish.

A total score will be computed using weighted scores on all testing components. Applicants must receive a passing score on the oral examination to be placed on the year-long eligibility list. The top 3 ranks (scores) on the eligibility list are eligible for the hiring interview for each vacancy in this classification within the life of the list.

BASIC POSITION FUNCTION
Under supervision of certificated staff, perform a variety of instructional and clerical duties related to the English Language Development Program. Duties will require the ability to translate and interpret both written and oral communications in English and Spanish. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS Positions in this class are established principally to assist teachers with the instruction and assessment of English Language Learners. The Paraprofessional/Bilingual-Spanish is required to speak, read, and write Spanish in working with students designated as English Learners. The Paraprofessional/Bilingual-Spanish must be able to interpret effectively for Spanish-speaking parents. Paraprofessionals/Bilingual-Spanish must work directly with students in the classroom setting, helping them to have full access to the curriculum by translating or interpreting the instructional material. The primary function of this position is to provide meaningful input for the students so that they will have successful grade-level experiences. Paraprofessionals/Bilingual-Spanish must have strong academic skills and must be able to express those skills in Spanish and English.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Listen to and assist students in reading, spelling, mathematics, and all other subjects according to instructions and guidance from a teacher; assist with assessments in English and Spanish; collect and assemble files; distribute resource materials; operate various office equipment such as a typewriter, computer, photocopy machine, and calculator; observe and record student performance as directed by the teacher or supervisor; review lessons and activities in Spanish and English; review a lesson in Spanish in order to provide meaningful input according to instructions from a teacher; perform related duties as requested.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Experience in working with students in a school setting is desirable. Education: High school diploma or the equivalent required. Two years (48 semester credits) of college or university study at an accredited institution of higher learning is desirable.

JOB COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Knowledge of:
The general needs and behavior of children;
Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation;
The operation of standard office equipment and word processing on a computer.
                                                                           
Ability to:
Read, write, understand, and speak Spanish and English at an academic level;
Be an English language role model;
Establish and maintain effective relationships with adults and students;
Shadow ELL students to assist with learning;
Perform routine clerical work;
Make arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy;
Work with individual and small groups of students in a classroom;
Explain academic skills to students;
Understand and follow oral and written directions;
Use word processing programs and make entries in computer programs;
Operate office equipment.