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Westminster School District: Paraeducator - Behavior Instructional Support

The following information was provided by Westminster School District

35 hours/week - 10 months per year

Benefit package

SALARY RANGE: $21.96/hour to $26.70/hour in five annual steps

FINAL FILING DATE: April 18, 2023

THE POSITION: Under the direction of an Administrator of Student Services, assists a certificated teacher(s) or specialist(s) in providing behavior support to students; perform independent paraprofessional duties related to regular and special education students with significant behavioral concerns; perform instructional support and follow-up activities. Positions in this class are distinguished from other Paraeducator positions by assignment to a variety of Special Education and General Education classrooms throughout the district to implement behavioral intervention plans designed by district behavior specialists; provides specialized assistance requiring specific training in behavior-related programs; provides instruction to entry-level instructional assistants; assist supervisor on organizational and procedural issues, and perform other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and demonstrated experience in working with children in a learning situation, preferably children with special needs. College-level training in child care, psychology, education, and training of atypical children is preferred. Forty hours of documented behavior training preferred. Attendance at district-established ongoing training sessions and clinics are requirements for continued employment.

THE EXAMINATION: Candidates are required to pass the Behavioral Instructional Support Assistant test which covers English usage and proficiency, simple arithmetic through elementary algebra, reading comprehension, and the ability to assist in instruction/behavior. Candidates may also be tested on the following: the ability to deal effectively with special education students, to understand problems and solve them; to follow written and oral directions; flexibility, patience, judgment, and sensitivity.

Adj. Score Relative

Required Weight

Written Examination 70% 50%

Oral Examination 70% 50%

HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted on A current resume is required.



The Westminster School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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