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Paraprofessional, Band - Middle and/or High School TBD

Company: Mesa County Valley School
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Position Type: School Support StaffDate Posted: 8/20/2020Location: Administration CompoundDate Available: 2020-21Closing Date: Open until filledVariable hour assignment availability between 8:30 am - 10:00 am Monday - FridayJob Title: Paraprofessional, Music InstrumentalPay Program: Support Staff FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports to: Building Leader or Designee Pay Range: CH 4 Range starts at: $12.47/hour Reviewed/Revised Date: Jan 2008/ Dec 2013 / Feb 2018 Work Year: School Year VISION: To Engage, Equip, and Empower our learning community today for a limitless tomorrow SUMMARY: Operating under the general supervision of the school's Principal and assigned Instrumental Music Director/Teacher, the employee will perform a variety of musically related classroom support. Employee is a teacher resource working directly with music students and reinforcing the D51 Learning Model through preparing and assisting with core instrument lessons as well as music instructional curriculum. The paraprofessional is also an integral part of the District's social emotional learning programs by leading students through example and guiding student behavior. This position often a point of contact for the staff, students, and parents entering the classroom environment and the employee must work cooperatively to facilitate these interactions. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Job Responsibility Descriptions Assisting the teacher for the assigned middle school classroom, the Music Paraprofessional works in collaboration with the Music Teacher to deliver instructional curriculum and hands-on techniques/skills regarding beginning instrument instruction. This employee is working in one-to-one, small group and ensemble situations helping teach students how to read music, maintain tempo and rhythm as well as beginning music theory. Other instructional specific supports include but are not limited to correcting posture, intonations, and techniques specific to various instruments. Supporting the teacher in maintaining the classroom learning environment and implementing the D51 Learning Model, the paraprofessional can be assigned a wide variety of tasks and duties that include but are not limited to preparing printed materials and handouts, taking attendance, as well as setting up computerized music lessons/programming. The Paraprofessional works to achieve classroom and individual goals through a process of guided practices, rehearsals, and performances. This role reinforces the teacher's expectations for quality effort and work by coaching and guiding students as assigned/appropriate. The paraprofessional communicates back to the teacher any observations regarding participation levels and effectiveness of instructive programs as demonstrated by individual performances compared to targeted goals. Daily interactions with students give the employee an opportunity to also impart teamwork and self-management skills within the D51 Social Emotional Learning model. Helping set up and/or tear down performance settings before and/or after concerts, festivals, and other performances may be a responsibility of this position. Music Para may also provide musical accompaniment as needed within the music department, such as during solo and ensemble performances. Paraprofessional may also participate in and assist activities outside of the classroom including concerts, performances, and field trips. Assisting the Music teacher with any record keeping associated with the music department at the school assigned, Paraprofessional is responsible for inventory as well as monitoring and maintaining the music library. This position may also be asked to participate in staff meetings and/or building level in-service training programs as appropriate. Perform other duties as assigned. Note: The actual duties of this position may vary based on the current building assignment. EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent required and*; 48 credit hours from accredited institution* or; Successful passing of the Work Keys Assessments testing; Minimum two years of experience working with students required; preference given for prior school district experience; Preference given for additional credit hours in education or music; Preference given for experience playing an instrument(s) publicly, in a band or other related experience; Bilingual oral and written skills, English/Spanish, are desirable; *Acceptable demonstration of education and/or experience is at the sole discretion of the district. LICENSURE AND QUALIFICATION: Valid Colorado driver's license or other form of official identification required; Successful passing of criminal background check required at time of hire; Attend and successfully complete all staff development training as required by supervisor, District, or state law. TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES: Basic working knowledge of laws and statutes as outlined in the: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, 2015), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA, 1996), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990),Well-developed knowledge of and interest in musical instruments; Well-developed ability to read music and to relay complex information in understandable beginner terms; Well-developed oral communication in English; Spanish language skills are desirable; Well-developed interpersonal relationship building skills, especially as it relates to students and the school environment; Strong ability to use de-escalation techniques and to defuse stressful and possibly volatile situations; Strong ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job, especially as related to student information; Ability to work independently as needed with minimal direction and/or supervision; Ability to manage multiple priorities and frequent interruptions in a timely manner; Ability to be adaptable and flexible with critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities; Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies as well as building and department procedures; Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and cooperatively with people and students from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds; Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment, and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator. MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE: Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals; Operating knowledge of and experience with office software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and email; Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, etc. by Jobble

Keywords: Mesa County Valley School, Grand Junction , Paraprofessional, Band - Middle and/or High School TBD, Other , Grand Junction, Colorado

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