JOB OPENING

PARAPROFESSIONAL

Do you love playing outside almost as much as working with youth? This position is an exciting opportunity at a growing and unique charter school in the Grand Junction and Fruita area.

POSITION SUMMARY and EXPECTATIONS

Under the general supervision of the SPED teacher and Head of School, the SPED paraprofessional provides one-on-one and small group instruction to designated students. The paraprofessional assists with self-help, motivational activities, and behavior management interventions. This position will provide other services and functions in support of SPED initiatives as assigned.

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT

Monument View Montessori is a small public charter school located between Fruita and Grand Junction on Colorado’s Western Slope. Home to the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers as well as the Colorado National Monument, Mesa County is home to world class mountain biking, climbing, rafting, fly fishing, and more. Our affordable cost of living and lack of traffic is a stark contrast to the Front Range. MVM is a welcoming and affirming community dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic well being of students, staff, and families.

QUALIFICATIONS

One year experience supporting SPED curriculum/students either as a credentialed teacher, paraprofessional, or behavioral therapist.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Certification as a licensed SPED paraprofessional.

PREFERRED SKILLSET

-The successful candidate will have demonstrated empathy, compassion, calm under stress, and the ability to manage/triage competing needs and requests.

-Ability to meet deadlines

-Detail oriented and able to compile data points

-Familiarity with MTSS, RTI, and implementation of SPED interventions

-Ability to lift 50 pounds and remain standing for a typical work day (~6 hours)

-Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word

-History of good judgement including the ability to represent the school in a positive light to community members

-Experience communicating with families – sometimes discussing sensitive information

COMPENSATION

-Pay is commensurate with experience and opens at $13.00 per hour.

-Employer contributions to CO PERA

-Position runs from present – May 25, 2021.

Interested parties should email a resume and cover letter to:

Sara Nienke:  s.nienke@mvmcharter.org
Or
Nick Zielinski: n.zielinski@mvmcharter.org

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