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Exceptional Education Paraprofessional (Immediate)
Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Special Education
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12
Organization: KIPP Nashville
About KIPP Nashville
KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing, public charter schools that has been committed to creating joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students to live opportunity-filled lives since 2005. KIPP Nashville is part of the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates 100,000 students nation-wide and supports students from educationally under-resourced communities to college graduation through our KIPP Through College program.
KIPP Nashville currently operates 3 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. 100% of our 2019 alumni graduated high school and are projected to complete college at a rate 4x that of their peers. We are excited to continue our growth to ensure all students in Nashville have access to an excellent education.
The mission of KIPP Nashville is, together with families and communities, to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose - college, career and beyond - so they can leave fulfilling lives and build a more just world. If you share in this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.
All KIPP Nashville staff have a responsibility for ensuring that every KIPP Nashville student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. KIPP Nashville is seeking Special Education Paraprofessionals 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
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
Unwavering commitment to KIPP Nashville’s mission, students, families, and community
Strong record of helping students, particularly educationally underserved students
Physical and emotional endurance to deal with challenging students; maintain emotional control under stress
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits.
Please contact Alyssa Dudley, Director of Recruitment, at email@example.com with questions.
KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.