Special Education Paraprofessional

Date: Fri. 7 Dec, 2018 1:00 pm

Job Posting - Special Education Paraprofessional

Classified / Full Time / Non-Exempt

Grade Level: Preschool-5th

To assist and support the special education teacher and program for high-needs and regular special education students. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to assisting the students within their classroom and outside of the classroom, daily documentation, supplementing students’ IEP’s, and assisting teachers.

   • High School Diploma or GED
   • Highly Qualified (must have an Associate’s degree or higher or can become HQ by taking a Paraprofessional Assessment once hired)
   • Current Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification (required once hired)
   • Flexible
   • Demonstrated excellent oral and written skills, attention to detail and organizational skills
   • Ability to support students at all grade levels

   • Experience as a paraprofessional and/or experience with special education students
   • Associate’s degree or higher
   • Basic technology skills (Microsoft Office Applications, email)

Start Date:
January 2019

Work Schedule:
7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

$12-$13/hour depending on education and experience
Benefits include sick/personal/bereavement days, paid holidays, parent leave, health/dental insurance, optional vision and supplemental insurances, PERA, and life insurance policy.

Additional Information:
Ridgway is the Gateway to the San Juan Mountains offering easy access to world-class climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, rafting, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, biking and much more!

Please submit a classified application (available at www.ridgway.k12.co.us), cover letter, resume and three current letters of recommendation to the following:
Ridgway School District R-2
Attn: Personnel Coordinator
1115 West Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
or email application documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact Robbie Unruh for more information at 970-626-4320 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Internal applications will be considered. Internal applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume.

Begin post date: December 7, 2018                       End post date: Open until filled

Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement: In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Ridgway School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation (which includes transgender), genetic information, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The following person has been identified as the compliance officer for the district: Personnel Coordinator, Ridgway School District R-2; 1115 West Clinton Street, Ridgway, CO 81432; 970-626-4320; or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Outside agencies: Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex/gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.

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