Paraprofessional for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing


  • Part Time
  • Washington County, UT
  • $15.53 – $16.56 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $15.53 – $16.56 an hour

State of Utah

Job Description
The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) invites you to consider an enjoyable and gratifying employment opportunity with our Agency. We are looking for a caring and motivated Paraprofessional to work with our deaf/hard-of-hearing students under the supervision of an Instructor for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing. This position is located in the St. George area.

The Paraprofessional assists a classroom instructor in working with deaf/hard-of-hearing students, who may have additional disabilities.

Principal Duties
As a Paraprofessional you will:

Prepare teaching materials and tutor individual students under the supervision of the instructor.
Communicate the progress of the students to the instructor.
Perform such duties as may relate to the motivation and achievement of students in academic and skills areas.
Assist with behavior interventions under the direction of the instructor.
Assist with routine daily activities, i.e. bus duty, recess, lunch, bathroom, etc.;
Provide support in a classroom environment by working directly with teachers and students.
Maintain accurate records and logs.
Maintain calendars; schedules and coordinates appointments.
Design and/or prepare training/instructional materials, teaching aids and devices.

Ideal Candidate
The Ideal Candidate for this position will have:Practical knowledge of basic classroom techniques and organization.
Signing skills required.
Techniques for assisting and providing effective support to classroom instructors.
Practical skills in working effectively with students.
Safe and timely response to special classroom situations.
Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions.
Communicate clearly and effectively.
Enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic form.
Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
Maintain strict confidentiality.
Successful completion of criminal background check contingent upon employment.

Why You Should Join Our Team
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind employees make a positive difference to the lives of USDB students and their families and enjoy seeing the difference they make every day.

The Agency
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Supplemental Information

There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack. (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.)
These positions have strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting of students (some with limited mobility) and/or their personal needs equipment. Must be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds.
Preference may be given to applicants with previous experience working with disabled children; MANDT training; a valid Utah driver license with clean driving record.
This is a part-time position for nine (9) months (181 days) each school year. Work schedule Monday through Friday, thirty (30) hours per week.