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Special Education Paraprofessional

CESA 6 is seeking to hire a full-time Special Education Paraprofessional, to serve students with significant social emotional learning and behavior challenges and to support the Lead Special Education Teacher in performing teaching and behavior support for students in the program. This position will work with students with emotional and behavior deficits, who have been removed from their home school district and help teach behavior modification as well as general academics in an off site setting. The individual hired for this position will work Monday through Friday, 7.5 hours per day, during the school year, with our CESA 6 Bridges Alternative Program in Hartford, WI.

Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Assist in all aspects of classroom management, preparation and implementation of current teaching strategies;
• Organize and participate in special activities for students;
• Assist in the continuity and communication between the alternative program and home school district personnel as directed by the classroom teacher;
• Assist in highly individualized instruction to students;
• Assist in implementation of appropriate and functional IEP goals and objectives;
• Collect IEP data on a regular basis;
• Communicate effectively with parents ;
• Use NVCI training methods when the need arises for dysregulated students;
• Guide placement procedures and participate in placement meeting, as assigned, for newly referred students.

This position requires current knowledge of and experience in specific disabilities, including appropriate instructional techniques/methods, behavioral interventions and effective classroom organization and structure, as well as understanding and adaptability to children's social emotional learning and behavior challenges. The individual hired will possess good interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively and take direction. Experience in sensory and emotional regulation interventions is helpful.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Certification as a Special Education Program Aide or as a Certified Teacher (or be eligible to obtain licensure) is required. At least 2 years experience working in education, preferably with students with emotional and behavioral deficits, is desired.