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Para Educator - Special Education - BLA

School District of Beloit
United States, Wisconsin, Beloit
1500 4th Street (Show on map)
April 07, 2024
The School District of Beloit has an opening for a Special Education Para Educator at Beloit Learning Academy. This position is for 7 hours a day. This is a full time/permanent position based on 185 days per year. Candidates should have experience working with children from diverse backgrounds, demonstrate flexibility, patience, and be able to work as part of a team. Required qualifications: High School diploma or GED, an Associate's degree, or forty eight (48) credits, or proof of successful completion of a WI DPI approved assessment (ACT WorkKeys, ParaPro-Assessment ETS, or ParaEducator Master Teacher). A high school diploma is necessary, but not sufficient. Candidate must hold or be willing to obtain the Wisconsin Para-educator license. Rate of pay is $16.76/hour. Start date is: As soon as possible. Minority and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The School District of Beloit is committed to preparing students who are college and career ready, empowered with effective communication, critical thinking, and life skills, which enable them to be productive global citizens. We are located on the southern Wisconsin state line in Rock county approximately 50 miles from Madison, 70 miles from Milwaukee, and 90 miles from Chicago.

Our Vision: Preparing and inspiring every student to succeed in life and contribute to an ever-changing world.

We currently serve approximately 6,300 students with 6 elementary (4K-3) schools, 4 intermediate schools (4 - 8), and 1 high school (9-12). Our schools are staffed by highly qualified, talented employees. Each building is supported by an Instructional Coach and a STEM Coach. All schools receive support from Instructional Content Specialists, and Student Services staff. We have programs for every child: advanced learning student options, online classes, all-day 4K, dual-language immersion, an advanced technical training center, a state-recognized intervention model and Ignite Beloit 1:1 iPad Learning initiative.

Beloit was forged in fire and heavy industrial manufacturing, but we survived the great recession with a renewed spirit. We celebrate a proud legacy of strength, beauty, and diversity. Some of our greatest assets include our world-class riverfront, our charming downtown, the internationally renowned Beloit College and historic residential neighborhoods.

We invite you to be part of our thriving Community.

Qualifications:
1. High school diploma, 48 college credits or an associate's degree; or pass a formal assessment test (ACT WorkKeys, Parapro-Assessment ETS, or ParaEducator Master Teacher)
2. Shall be eligible for Wisconsin Special Education Program Aide Certification #883
3. Ability to lift/move, 50 pounds where applicable
4. Possess basic information technology and media skills
5. Strong oral and written communicate skills
6. Present proof of physical fitness to assume all the duties of the job (standing, bending, kneeling, etc)
7. Fluent in Spanish (reading, writing and speaking)

We invite you to explore the career opportunities at the School District of Beloit. We are a diverse and dynamic District with more than 5,600 students. Our mission, values, and goals support the academic success of our students. Our dedicated and talented teachers, administration, and staff reinforce and encourage high academic expectations, quality instructional practices, viable curriculum, student engagement, and an emphasis on 21st Century Learning that highlights critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.

At the School District of Beloit, we are committed and strengthened by our Diversity (honoring our human differences); Equity (removing barriers and providing support for individuals to achieve their greatest potential); and Inclusion (ensuring each and every one belongs).

Our District includes an early childhood program; six elementary schools, 4K through third grade; four intermediate schools, fourth through eighth grade; one traditional high school with an Academy Model; and one alternative high school.

Located in southern Wisconsin and bordering northern Illinois, Beloit's best assets include a beautiful riverfront; charming downtown full of shops, hotels and restaurants; the internationally renowned Beloit College; the Beloit International Film Festival; miles of hiking and bike trails; interesting museums; and, of course, the School District of Beloit. This town of 37,000 is also the headquarters for several national and international companies including Hendricks Commercial Properties, ABC Supply, Kerry Americas, Rakuten, and PlayMonster.

The School District of Beloit provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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