Tacoma Public Schools

Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) is one of the largest districts in Washington State serving approximately 30,000 children in preschool through grade 12. The district has 35 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 10 high schools and 4 early learning centers. 19 schools are designated as innovative.  TPS has nearly 5,000 employees and is one of the largest employers in Tacoma. 

 

41 job(s) at Tacoma Public Schools

TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 18, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: February 2020 FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: $18.99 PA4 Paraeducator Salary Schedule Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and non-instructional activities for students with emotional and/or behavior disabilities and, possibly, with learning and/or physical disabilities in the assigned school/center. Responsibilities: 1. Tutors students individually or in small groups in assigned learning activity; provides assistance to students as necessary; provides encouragement to students. 2. Monitors student progress on daily logs and prepares reports; maintains communication with classroom teacher and program administrator; maintains student records; communicates with parents as assigned. 3. Acts as a positive model for student behavior; corrects inappropriate and demonstrates appropriate behavior; assists in classroom management; administers discipline according to classroom rules; resolves student conflicts and de-escalates situations; instructs student in appropriate conflict resolution. 4. Assists teacher in planning and adapting materials and activities as directed; plans and delivers assigned lessons to class or small groups of students; assists in administering standardized tests as assigned. 5. Monitors students to ensure they remain in class and do not injure themselves or others; restrains and calms students when they become violent or destructive; supervises students in the assigned program at recess/breaks, in hallways and cafeteria, etc.; escorts students in the assigned program to and from buses. 6. In the autism program, assists students with toileting; changes diapers as needed, assists students with other grooming and hygiene needs; may assist students with self-feeding as needed; may use basic sign language as needed; restrains and calms students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; supervises student vocational training such as laundry or recycling services; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; assists students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; administers and logs medications as assigned. 7. Participates in building staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 8. Assists in planning special activities for students; accompanies students on field trips and all special activities, including inclusion periods. 9. Provides general clerical assistance; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork; tests students and records scores. 10. Supervises students for brief periods when teacher is out of the room or during teacher's planning period. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. May pick-up and serve lunches, may be assigned to other classrooms as needed. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of experience in working with special needs students; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets state and federal requirements. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of behavioral disabilities in children. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with behavioral disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas. Basic knowledge of learning styles. Excellent interpersonal skills required for dealing with students with disabilities. Skills in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Ability to tutor students at the assigned grade level. Ability to defuse student anger and resolve conflict. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to appropriately physically restrain students as necessary. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Required Licenses/Special Requirements Required to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification. Required to complete MANDT training. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Working Conditions Confined to work area; exposed to body fluids and infectious disease; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may regularly travel to other district sites. Job Locator Number: D2437 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 17, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: January 2020 FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 7.5 Salary Level: Based on preparation level and experience per TEA Collective Bargaining Agreement Union/Days per year: Teacher, 180 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: This position is ONE YEAR ONLY for the 2019-20 school year. Dean Instructional Support positions are considered Teacher on Special Assignment, One Year Only positions and are part of the Tacoma Education Association following the TEA work calendar and salary schedule. Summary: This position facilitates team professional development to enhance student learning, attendance, discipline, and testing; serves as team coordinator and works with the principal, assistant principals, and other staff to ensure an optimum learning environment for all students. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Develops and designs staff development in the academy to which teachers and other staff are assigned. 2. Works with staff on best practices for curriculum development and instructional strategies to close the achievement gap, improve instruction, and to create an optimal learning environment. 3. Develops, coordinates, and/or delivers in-service training to effect changes and improvements in curriculum delivery; facilitates the improvement of instruction through guidance, support, mentoring, modeling, and coaching; may demonstrate effective instructional delivery; models successful growth principles by setting professional goals and tracking achievement. 4. Works with staff to provide feedback on program and team effectiveness and provide suggestions for improvement. 5. Plans, organizes, and implements state required testing; coordinates process with district personnel and building staff to establish and maintain a successful testing environment. 6. Responds to inquiries from district staff and parents concerning materials, teaching methods, curriculum implementation and integration, and special projects pertaining to the academy. 7. Administers minor discipline to enhance student academic achievement and attendance; informs parent when assigning detention or Saturday School. 8. Monitors student attendance; calls and meets with parents regarding attendance issues; ensures BECCA requirements are met. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Organizes activities; makes plans in conjunction with staff advisory for "Academy Time". 2. Participates in staff meetings and in-service training programs; attends related district meetings and related local, regional, and national association meeting as assigned. 3. Maintains and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development activities as needed or as assigned. 4. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS School environment; experiences frequent interruptions; may be required to work with difficult and sensitive situations; required to attend meetings and activities beyond normal working day; may be required to transport instructional materials and equipment and travel to district offices and other sites. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in Education or related field; Master's degree in Education, preferred; minimum five years teaching experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of high school operations. Knowledge of the student learning process. Knowledge of instructional best practices. Skill in effective process, problem solving, and organization. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to implement effective instructional strategies. Ability to provide and guide staff professional development. Ability to model commitment to continued professional growth, including setting and achieving personal and professional goals. Ability to set priorities and coordinate activities. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socioeconomic setting. Ability to participate as a team member and to promote teamwork. Ability to maintain confidentiality in working relationships. Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State Teaching certificate. Valid Washington State Administrative credential encouraged. Valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/Sexual Misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D14-32 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 17, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: February 10, 2020 or sooner FTE: 0.4375 Hours per day: 3.50 Salary Level: FS/OA/1, $13.93hr Union/Days per year: FS189 800 Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: Work Hours are: 9:45am - 1:15pm Summary: This position performs general kitchen duties assigned by the Cook-Manager (or Satellite-Cashier in a satellite school) such as service in the cafeteria, food preparation, or clean-up duties. Responsibilities: 1. Operates dishwashing equipment; wipes down tables and service areas; cleans kitchen equipment; cleans sink, drain board and food preparation areas. 2. Assists in routine food preparation activities. 3. Serves food items to students and staff as assigned. 4. Maintains neat and clean work environment; cleans and stores equipment and tools when job has been completed. 5. Follows good safety and sanitation procedures. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS May be exposed to infectious diseases; experiences frequent interruptions; required to operate kitchen equipment; may be exposed to general cleaning chemicals; experiences high noise levels; may work in freezer and/or refrigeration units for extended periods of time; may be required to shift tasks and priorities; required to stand and walk for prolonged periods; required to perform repetitive tasks; required to assume positions, perform movements and demonstrate stamina and exertions needed to prepare meals and clean up; may be required to travel to District sites or other sites within the community. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Food service work experience desirable; HS diploma or equivalent, preferred; current and successful demonstration in working on the substitute-helper level; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of safety and sanitation rules and procedures. Knowledge of English usage including spelling and reading. Skill in logical thinking. Skill in operating commercial kitchen equipment. Skill in quality customer service. Skill in communication. Ability to perform basic arithmetic. Ability to learn operating procedures for institutional-sized kitchen work. Ability to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism. Ability to consistently lift/move up to 20 pounds, occasionally lift/move up to 25 pounds and occasionally team lift/move up to 50 pounds in accordance with established guidelines and using proper safety precautions. Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information. Ability to concentrate on tasks at hand. Ability to work as a part of a team. Ability to organize and prioritize work. Ability to maintain neat appearance and good personal hygiene. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements Current Food and Beverage Handler's permit. Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/Sexual Misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D25-09 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 17, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: February 2020 FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: $18.99 PA4 Paraeducator Salary Schedule Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and non-instructional activities for students with emotional and/or behavior disabilities and, possibly, with learning and/or physical disabilities in the assigned school/center. Responsibilities: 1. Tutors students individually or in small groups in assigned learning activity; provides assistance to students as necessary; provides encouragement to students. 2. Monitors student progress on daily logs and prepares reports; maintains communication with classroom teacher and program administrator; maintains student records; communicates with parents as assigned. 3. Acts as a positive model for student behavior; corrects inappropriate and demonstrates appropriate behavior; assists in classroom management; administers discipline according to classroom rules; resolves student conflicts and de-escalates situations; instructs student in appropriate conflict resolution. 4. Assists teacher in planning and adapting materials and activities as directed; plans and delivers assigned lessons to class or small groups of students; assists in administering standardized tests as assigned. 5. Monitors students to ensure they remain in class and do not injure themselves or others; restrains and calms students when they become violent or destructive; supervises students in the assigned program at recess/breaks, in hallways and cafeteria, etc.; escorts students in the assigned program to and from buses. 6. In the autism program, assists students with toileting; changes diapers as needed, assists students with other grooming and hygiene needs; may assist students with self-feeding as needed; may use basic sign language as needed; restrains and calms students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; supervises student vocational training such as laundry or recycling services; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; assists students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; administers and logs medications as assigned. 7. Participates in building staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 8. Assists in planning special activities for students; accompanies students on field trips and all special activities, including inclusion periods. 9. Provides general clerical assistance; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork; tests students and records scores. 10. Supervises students for brief periods when teacher is out of the room or during teacher's planning period. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. May pick-up and serve lunches, may be assigned to other classrooms as needed. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of experience in working with special needs students; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets state and federal requirements. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of behavioral disabilities in children. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with behavioral disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas. Basic knowledge of learning styles. Excellent interpersonal skills required for dealing with students with disabilities. Skills in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Ability to tutor students at the assigned grade level. Ability to defuse student anger and resolve conflict. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to appropriately physically restrain students as necessary. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Required Licenses/Special Requirements Required to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification. Required to complete MANDT training. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Working Conditions Confined to work area; exposed to body fluids and infectious disease; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may regularly travel to other district sites. Job Locator Number: D2437 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 17, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE Additional Information: Two positions available, one Varsity Coach and one Junior Varsity Coach. Summary: This position instructs middle school athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success in their program. The employee must understand and abide by all building, Tacoma School District and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Responsibilities: 1. Supervises student athletes to promote effective student learning through participation in athletic activities. 2. Plans, develops and implements an effective program for the particular sport to prepare athletes both physically and mentally to participate with confidence and self-assurance in athletic contests; formulates behavioral objectives for the coming sports season; administers discipline when necessary in a fair and consistent manner; emphasizes safety precautions; provides opportunities for each participant to achieve some success; shares information with parents (rules, schedule, practice days and times) to review the total scope of program; informs participants prior to season about the district's policies and regulations and extracurricular activity contract. 3. Organizes practice sessions that are both stimulating and instructive; conducts practice with 7th and 8th grade teams four days a week and 6th grade teams two days a week, immediately after school with the idea of developing the athlete's greatest potential; teaches basic fundamental skills of the sport; prepares daily practice activities and keeps records on file; emphasizes and promotes good sportsmanship in the conduct of team members and coaches. 4. Assumes responsibility for all phases of the program involving coordination of facility use in conjunction with building athletic director; follows building and district procedures for budgeting and purchase of equipment through ASB; follows district procedures for handling injuries; submits to the building athletic director a list of names of students who sustain incapacitating injuries during the season; maintains injury records in conjunction with the building athletic director. 5. Informs students and parents of the proper procedures of eligibility and special rules for the particular sport; posts rules and issues them to each participant. 6. Establishes an effective system for issuing equipment and maintaining records including dates and times of issuance; assures the systematic return of all equipment, the cleaning and storing of equipment; performs weekly safety check for all equipment; holds students responsible for lost equipment; completes inventory lists and provides copies to the building athletic director. 7. Makes written recommendations to building athletic director regarding program, facilities, and transportation problems; assists the building athletic director and district athletic director in achieving the objectives of the school's athletic program OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends all district and building athletic meetings as called by building athletic director and/or district athletic director. 2. Updates knowledge by attending clinics, workshops, and maintaining familiarity with current athletic programs; keeps current with regard to rule changes as adopted by WIAA and Tacoma School District 3. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Work with students in outdoor playing fields, indoor and outdoor courts, gymnasium, swimming pool or other sports facility; physical ability to lift and move sports equipment and demonstrate sports skills when necessary; may be exposed to infectious diseases and inclement weather. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Graduation from high school or equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience as an assistant coach; must be at least 21 years of age (WIAA Regulation) or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of building, Tacoma School District, and WIAA policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Knowledge of effective coaching practices/techniques for the particular sport. Ability to comply with WIAA coaching standards. Ability to motivate students. Ability to exercise fairness in dealing with student athletes. Ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and exemplary manner at all times. Ability to maintain poise and composure during practice and games. Ability to relate to students of differing athletic abilities. Ability to establish and maintain effective work and student relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate athletic activities. Ability to set-up and maintain accurate records and files. Licenses/Special Requirements First Aid Certificate and CPR card are required. Control # D41-03 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096, 253-571-1173; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 16, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: January 2020 FTE: .5 Hours per day: 4 Salary Level: $18.99 PA4 Paraeducator Salary Schedule Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: Special Education Paraeducator - Learning Resource Center Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and non-instructional activities for students with emotional and/or behavior disabilities and, possibly, with learning and/or physical disabilities in the assigned school/center. Responsibilities: 1. Tutors students individually or in small groups in assigned learning activity; provides assistance to students as necessary; provides encouragement to students. 2. Monitors student progress on daily logs and prepares reports; maintains communication with classroom teacher and program administrator; maintains student records; communicates with parents as assigned. 3. Acts as a positive model for student behavior; corrects inappropriate and demonstrates appropriate behavior; assists in classroom management; administers discipline according to classroom rules; resolves student conflicts and de-escalates situations; instructs student in appropriate conflict resolution. 4. Assists teacher in planning and adapting materials and activities as directed; plans and delivers assigned lessons to class or small groups of students; assists in administering standardized tests as assigned. 5. Monitors students to ensure they remain in class and do not injure themselves or others; restrains and calms students when they become violent or destructive; supervises students in the assigned program at recess/breaks, in hallways and cafeteria, etc.; escorts students in the assigned program to and from buses. 6. In the autism program, assists students with toileting; changes diapers as needed, assists students with other grooming and hygiene needs; may assist students with self-feeding as needed; may use basic sign language as needed; restrains and calms students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; supervises student vocational training such as laundry or recycling services; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; assists students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; administers and logs medications as assigned. 7. Participates in building staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 8. Assists in planning special activities for students; accompanies students on field trips and all special activities, including inclusion periods. 9. Provides general clerical assistance; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork; tests students and records scores. 10. Supervises students for brief periods when teacher is out of the room or during teacher's planning period. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. May pick-up and serve lunches, may be assigned to other classrooms as needed. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Other information: Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of experience in working with special needs students; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets state and federal requirements. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of behavioral disabilities in children. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with behavioral disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas. Basic knowledge of learning styles. Excellent interpersonal skills required for dealing with students with disabilities. Skills in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Ability to tutor students at the assigned grade level. Ability to defuse student anger and resolve conflict. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to appropriately physically restrain students as necessary. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Required Licenses/Special Requirements Required to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification. Required to complete MANDT training. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Working Conditions Confined to work area; exposed to body fluids and infectious disease; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent people; may regularly travel to other district sites. Job Locator Number: D2437 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 16, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: January, 2020 FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA4A Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: Will be working with a female Kindergarten student. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 15, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE Additional Information: This position is for temporary Psychologist Intern positions for the 2020-21 school year, beginning August 2020. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference. Must be enrolled in a qualified School Psychologist program. Summary: This position works under the supervision of an ESA certified school psychologist, providing evaluation, consultation, and intervention services for students suspected of or identified as demonstrating disabilities and need for special education services. Responsibilities: 1. Conducts, in conjunction with a group of qualified professionals, psychoeducational evaluations for students ages 3-21 to determine eligibility for special education services. Evaluations may consist of administration and interpretation of standardized and curriculum-based assessments, observation of students in the learning environment, and consultation with families, teachers and other school staff, and outside service providers. 2. Consults with families and school staff regarding appropriate research-based academic and behavioral interventions for students with such needs. 3. Analyzes and interprets assessment results and uses these data to help inform the development of Individual Education Programs (IEPs). 4. Provides individual and group counseling services to students with social/emotional needs. 5. Participates in the development of functional behavior assessments and positive behavior support/intervention plans. 6. Maintains current knowledge of state and federal legislation related to special education and students with disabilities; enhances personal knowledge through participation in case conferences, inservice training, professional organizations, and district meetings. 7. Consults with school staff regarding special education law as it relates to eligibility for special education services and disciplinary requirements for students with disabilities. 8. Writes evaluation reports and maintains additional required documentation through the district's adopted online special education reporting system. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs related work as assigned. CONDITIONS May be required to deal with distraught student/parents; may be exposed to infectious diseases; required to travel to assigned schools. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Two years graduate level work in a university school psychology program; this internship is designed to fulfill the 1200-hour internship requirement to complete graduate level school psychology programs and to obtain certification as a school psychologist. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to understand written and verbal communications. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Licenses/Special Requirements: None Job Locator Number: D41-30 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096, 253-571-1173; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 15, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: January 2020 FTE: 0.75 Hours per day: 6.0 Salary Level: PA/4A, $18.99hr Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Control# D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 15, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE Additional Information: Season runs 1/21/20-3/20/20 Summary: This position instructs middle school athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success in their program. The employee must understand and abide by all building, Tacoma School District and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Responsibilities: 1. Supervises student athletes to promote effective student learning through participation in athletic activities. 2. Plans, develops and implements an effective program for the particular sport to prepare athletes both physically and mentally to participate with confidence and self-assurance in athletic contests; formulates behavioral objectives for the coming sports season; administers discipline when necessary in a fair and consistent manner; emphasizes safety precautions; provides opportunities for each participant to achieve some success; shares information with parents (rules, schedule, practice days and times) to review the total scope of program; informs participants prior to season about the district's policies and regulations and extracurricular activity contract. 3. Organizes practice sessions that are both stimulating and instructive; conducts practice with 7th and 8th grade teams four days a week and 6th grade teams two days a week, immediately after school with the idea of developing the athlete's greatest potential; teaches basic fundamental skills of the sport; prepares daily practice activities and keeps records on file; emphasizes and promotes good sportsmanship in the conduct of team members and coaches. 4. Assumes responsibility for all phases of the program involving coordination of facility use in conjunction with building athletic director; follows building and district procedures for budgeting and purchase of equipment through ASB; follows district procedures for handling injuries; submits to the building athletic director a list of names of students who sustain incapacitating injuries during the season; maintains injury records in conjunction with the building athletic director. 5. Informs students and parents of the proper procedures of eligibility and special rules for the particular sport; posts rules and issues them to each participant. 6. Establishes an effective system for issuing equipment and maintaining records including dates and times of issuance; assures the systematic return of all equipment, the cleaning and storing of equipment; performs weekly safety check for all equipment; holds students responsible for lost equipment; completes inventory lists and provides copies to the building athletic director. 7. Makes written recommendations to building athletic director regarding program, facilities, and transportation problems; assists the building athletic director and district athletic director in achieving the objectives of the school's athletic program OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends all district and building athletic meetings as called by building athletic director and/or district athletic director. 2. Updates knowledge by attending clinics, workshops, and maintaining familiarity with current athletic programs; keeps current with regard to rule changes as adopted by WIAA and Tacoma School District 3. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Work with students in outdoor playing fields, indoor and outdoor courts, gymnasium, swimming pool or other sports facility; physical ability to lift and move sports equipment and demonstrate sports skills when necessary; may be exposed to infectious diseases and inclement weather. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Graduation from high school or equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience as an assistant coach; must be at least 21 years of age (WIAA Regulation) or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of building, Tacoma School District, and WIAA policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Knowledge of effective coaching practices/techniques for the particular sport. Ability to comply with WIAA coaching standards. Ability to motivate students. Ability to exercise fairness in dealing with student athletes. Ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and exemplary manner at all times. Ability to maintain poise and composure during practice and games. Ability to relate to students of differing athletic abilities. Ability to establish and maintain effective work and student relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate athletic activities. Ability to set-up and maintain accurate records and files. Licenses/Special Requirements First Aid Certificate and CPR card are required. Control # D41-03 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096, 253-571-1173; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 15, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: Early February 2020 FTE: .625 Hours per day: 5 Salary Level: PA4 Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position performs instructional and non-instructional support services for students in the assigned vocational program to assist the vocational teacher. Additional Information: This position requires a high level of collaboration between administration and staff in providing support to students and families in an innovative outdoor learning environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required of the candidate to convey messages in off-site outdoor learning experiences. The position supports outdoor learning experiences in a variety of northwest weather conditions and includes a range of activities that include: light lifting (less than 40 lbs.), tree planting, tree trimming, soil preparation, hiking, use of hand tools, forest surveying and research support. Tentative work hours: begin at 9:30 am daily, M-F. Responsibilities: 1. Provides direct instruction to students individually or in small groups as assigned by the teacher. 2. Assists students with job hunting skills and job application procedures. 3. Assists teachers in planning and adapting appropriate materials and activities. 4. Provides various classroom support functions such as recording attendance, filing, and duplicating materials; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process. 5. Evaluates students' work according to established criteria; prepares incentive pay form for individual students; submits information to certificated staff. 6. Observes and maintains all safety rules associated with designated subject area. 7. Observes student behavior; assists with classroom management as directed; implements discipline according to district guidelines. 8. Maintains and repairs program equipment; prepares materials for projects; inventories equipment and supplies; recommends inventory replacements or additions. 9. Provides necessary assistance to students with learning, sensory, and/or physical handicaps during the instructional process. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Other information: Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of vocational training in designated vocational area; one year of experience working with students with disabilities; two years of previous work experience in designated vocational area; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of basic principles and practices of the designated vocational area. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Ability to establish rapport and maintain discipline with youth. Ability to function as a team member. Ability to operate a personal computer with related software applications. Ability to perform specific program requirements. Ability to move 30 pounds using proper safety precautions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Required Licenses/Special Requirements Current first aid certificate or required to obtain within first thirty days of employment. Working Conditions May be required to work around heavy machinery with moving parts; may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and fumes; may be required to wear protective clothing or devices; exposed to high noise levels; may be required to deal with angry or distraught people; may be required to move heavy objects. Job Locator Number: D2415 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 15, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: February 10, 2020 or sooner FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 8.0 Salary Level: SE/01, $24.61hr Union/Days per year: Security, 260 work days, 12 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position guards and patrols assigned Tacoma School District premises to maintain a safe environment and to protect property, staff, and students. This position transports district monies as directed by the supervisor and also serves as school security resource officer. Responsibilities: 1. Patrols and monitors building and parking lot premises; performs systematic security checks of doors, windows, gates and other public access areas; corrects security problems; reports inadequate conditions/building problems to Director, Risk Management or designee. 2. Serves as onsite school security resource officer at high schools. 3. Provides assistance to schools, as available, in response to major emergencies. 4. Patrols adjacent streets to school campuses, identifying and transporting truant students to assigned campuses. 5. Investigates felony and misdemeanor crimes, such as theft, property damage, assaults, vandalism, trespassing, and other related disturbances on district property; makes arrests pursuant to established policy/procedures; conducts crime prevention and security surveys. 6. Responds to emergencies and other security concerns; reports and detains unauthorized persons in accordance with established district procedures; contacts police or fire department when necessary. 7. Initiates police and/or investigative reports; gathers data on misdemeanors and prepares related documentation; refers cases to appropriate authorities as directed. 8. Completes specialized training as needed or as assigned. 9. Maintains security vehicles, supplies, and equipment. 10. Picks up, transports, and deposits district monies as directed by the supervisor or designee. 11. Assists and advises staff and visitors in proper safety procedures; enforces district security policies and city ordinances. 12. Testifies in court and administrative hearings. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Other information: Education and Experience Associate's degree or two years of college in criminal justice, police administration, or related field and three years increasingly responsible experience in law enforcement or closely related security work with public agencies, youth and/or impaired adults; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of security and fire alarm systems. Knowledge of relevant social service agencies. Knowledge of grammar, spelling, and English usage. Knowledge of juvenile codes and WACs relating to public schools is desirable. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in resolving complex problems. Ability to detain and restrain individuals who are a threat to others, to themselves, and/or to district property. Ability to complete police reports and file reports manually and electronically. Ability to operate a personal computer with word processing software applications. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to learn and complete training programs. Required Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State driver's license and have access to personal transportation. Must be eligible for bonding. Required to obtain first aid card within 30 days of employment. Required to pass background investigation and records check. Working Conditions Confined to work station for prolonged periods; must secure a replacement to leave assigned work area; required to wear protective clothing or devices; required to work outdoors in inclement weather; exposed to clear and present danger to personal safety; required to deal with distraught and violent people; required to work shift rotation. Locator Number: D1811 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 15, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: January, 2020 FTE: .75 Hours per day: 6 Salary Level: PA 3A Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Additional Information: This position is a temporary assignment for the 2019-2020 school year. Last day of work will be the last student day in June 2020 (currently scheduled as June 16th). Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. JOB SUMMARY This position assists a certificated teacher or staff member in the Title I/LAP program. This position tutors students individually or in small groups; monitors students in the classroom, at lunch, in the playground, and/or boarding buses; and provides general classroom assistance, as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Tutors children individually or in small groups on a variety of subjects, as assigned; compiles, reviews, and records student assignments and progress. 2. Monitors student behavior in the classroom, lunchroom, during detention, and/or at recess; disciplines students according to procedures; monitors students entering or leaving the building, between classes, and/or boarding buses. 3. Assists teacher with classroom management; assists in preparing lessons; duplicates, organizes, distributes, and files learning materials; assists teacher in preparing student progress reports. 4. Administers District tests, records student scores, and reports results under the direct supervision of certificated staff. 5. May pull students from classroom to tutor in assigned subjects for brief periods as assigned; may move between classrooms throughout the day to tutor various small groups of students for brief periods as assigned. 6. Attends building staff meetings; provides information regarding students; attends program meetings and workshops. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May travel between schools to work with students, as assigned. 2. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis, to assist the teachers or administrative staff. 3. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Reports to principal or another assigned administrator; responsible to assigned certificated staff. CONDITIONS Required to work outdoors in inclement weather; required to deal with upset students; may be exposed to infectious disease; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile . MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of prior experience working with school-aged youth, preferably in a classroom setting; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements Assistants working with the health impaired may be required to obtain a first aid certificate and training in CPR. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources office for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of childhood academic, social and physical development. Knowledge of assigned subject areas. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish positive relationships and tutor school-aged youth. Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information. Ability to organize and coordinate activities with assistance of classroom teacher. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 14, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Stadium High School is seeking Girls Swimming Head Coach for the 20-21 school year - Season begins August, 2020 Benefits: NONE Summary: This position instructs high school athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success in their program. The employee must understand and abide by all building, Tacoma School District and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Responsibilities: 1. Supervises assistant coaches and student athletes to promote effective student learning through participation in athletic activities. 2. Plans, develops and implements an effective program for the particular sport to prepare athletes both physically and mentally to participate with confidence and self-assurance in athletic contests; formulates behavioral objectives for the coming sports season; administers discipline when necessary in a fair and consistent manner; emphasizes safety precautions; provides opportunities for each participant to achieve some success; schedules preseason meeting with parents to establish a personal relationship and to review the total scope of the program; informs participants prior to season about the district's policies and regulations and extracurricular activity contract. 3. Organizes practice sessions that are both stimulating and instructive, and conducted on a regular daily basis with the idea of developing the athlete's greatest potential; teaches basic fundamental skills of the sport; prepares daily practice activities and keeps records on file; emphasizes and promotes good sportsmanship in the conduct of team members and coaches; abides by regulations in the district Coaches' Handbook. 4. Assumes responsibility for all phases of the program involving coordination of facility use in conjunction with building athletic director; follows building and district procedures for budgeting and purchase of equipment through ASB; follows district procedures for handling injuries; submits to the athletic trainer a list of names of students who sustain incapacitating injuries during the season; maintains injury records in conjunction with athletic trainer; prearranges transportation with the building athletic director. 5. Informs students and parents of the proper procedures of eligibility and special rules for the particular sport; posts rules and issues them to each participant. 6. Establishes an effective system for issuing equipment and maintaining records including dates and times of issuance; assures the systematic return of all equipment, the cleaning and storing of equipment; performs weekly safety check for all equipment; holds students responsible for lost equipment; completes inventory lists and provides copies to the building athletic director. 7. Issues letters and awards in accordance with previously established written regulations on file with the building athletic director; makes written recommendations to building athletic director, regarding program, facilities, and transportation problems; assists the building athletic director and district athletic director in achieving the objectives of the school's athletic program. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends all district and building athletic meetings as called by building athletic director and/or district athletic director. 2. Updates knowledge by attending clinics, workshops, and maintaining familiarity with current athletic programs; keeps current with regard to rule changes as adopted by WIAA and Tacoma School District 3. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Work with students in outdoor playing fields, indoor and outdoor courts, gymnasium, swimming pool or other sports facilities; physical ability to lift and move sports equipment and demonstrate sports skills when necessary; may be exposed to infectious diseases and inclement weather. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Graduation from high school or equivalent and a minimum of three years of experience as an assistant coach; must be at least 21 years of age (WIAA regulation); or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of building, Tacoma School District, and WIAA policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Knowledge of effective coaching practices/techniques for the particular sport. Ability to comply with WIAA coaching standards. Ability to motivate students. Ability to exercise fairness in dealing with student athletes. Ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and exemplary manner at all times. Ability to maintain poise and composure during practice and games. Ability to relate to students of differing athletic abilities. Ability to establish and maintain effective work and student relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate athletic activities. Ability to set-up and maintain accurate records and files. Licenses/Special Requirements First Aid Certificate, CPR card and AED training are required. Red Cross Safety Training or Lifeguard certification is also required for swimming, diving and water polo coaches. Job Locator Number: D41-01 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096, 253-571-1173; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 13, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: February, 2020 FTE: .8125 plus .0625 (30 minutes) crossing guard = total .875 FTE Hours per day: 7 Salary Level: PA4A Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Hours: 8:15am (beginning with 15 minutes crossing guard) - 3:45pm (ending with 15 minutes crossing guard) Summary: This position assists a certificated teacher with instructional and personal care needs for students with a broad range of disabilities, including medically fragile, orthopedically impaired, developmental, physical, and/or behavioral. The position provides academic interventions and may include assisting students with activities of daily living. Responsibilities: 1. Provides instruction to students individually or in small groups in assigned learning or "center" activities per direction of teacher; may implement lesson/activity assigned by specialists; provides assistance as necessary to students with sensory or physical handicaps; promotes and monitors a safe environment conducive to the instructional process; may perform vocational training with students according to their individual needs as assigned by the teacher or specialist; may assist students with job hunting skills and job application procedures and encourages students to participate in all learning activities. 2. May instruct students in self-care activities or carry out activities such as feeding, dressing and toileting; may perform diapering/toileting assistance and changing of sanitary napkins and colostomy bags, brushing teeth, inserting orthodontics and suctioning machines, tube or pump feeding; may restrain and calm students when they become self-abusive or violent toward others; monitors and protects students through seizures and other physical emergencies; performs sensory stimulation activities as assigned; uses adaptive equipment; may assist students to perform activities during adaptive physical education; may administer and log medications as assigned, as trained by the licensed school nurse or appropriate therapist. 3. Supervises students during recess or lunch periods; may supervise students in locker/shower rooms and restrooms; assists students in bus loading or unloading; instructs bus drivers on proper physical and/or behavioral support of students; may transport students as needed throughout the school or building premises. 4. Records student progress on data sheets, daily logs and prepares reports to assist the teacher; maintains communication with classroom teacher, program administrator and/or other school staff; may assist in assessing students; communicates with parents/guardians as assigned; maintains student records; collects and records data for the teacher on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, behavioral plans, and grooming plans in addition to academic progress. 5. May be required to adjust position of students with physical disabilities periodically throughout the day to protect skin and ensure comfort; implement occupational therapy and physical therapy as instructed by specialists; use and teach basic sign language with students as needed; monitors students constantly to ensure safety. 6. May prepare and serve lunches and snacks for students in the assigned program; may clean dishes, utensils, and eating area following snack periods. 7. Models positive and appropriate behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior and demonstrates and discusses appropriate behavior; instructs students in appropriate conflict resolution as directed; administers discipline according to District guidelines and assists in classroom management. 8. Assists teacher in adapting materials and activities as directed; may assist in administering standardized tests as assigned; uses special teaching techniques, computer software, and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of students with particular disabilities, as assigned; arranges classroom furniture and materials for activities; may accompany students on field trips and camp activities; may accompany student to off-site jobs several times per week to supervise work; may supervise and provide instruction with students in general education classes. 9. Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding students. 10. May use specialized adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, wedges, standers, side-layers, etc.; assists in adapting and maintaining equipment for student use. 11. May coordinate computer activities for students with disabilities; maintains and troubleshoots equipment; assists in the scheduling of students to use equipment; maintains equipment and software. 12. Demonstrates reasonable, reliable and regular attendance to prevent undue hardship that would create negative effects for instruction and related activities on the students and the program; adheres to District policy per general Employee Conduct rules regarding tardiness and unauthorized absences. 13. Addresses concerns with appropriate teaching staff and/or therapy staff and/or building administrators as appropriate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. May perform cleansing intermittent catheterizations after receiving required training. 2. Provides general clerical assistance in the classroom; duplicates materials and completes necessary paperwork. 3. Supervises students in the classroom during teacher's brief breaks. 4. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis; may work in more than one classroom as assigned by building administrator. 5. May perform, after received required training, physical restraint of student if student is harm to self or others. 6. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be confined to a work area for prolonged periods; may be required to lift and move students or materials; may be exposed to bodily fluids and infectious disease; may be exposed to high noise levels; substantial requirement to deal with distraught and/or potentially violent situations and/or people; may be required to regularly travel to other District sites; may be exposed to inclement weather; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge, demonstrated ability to assist in instructing students, and one year of experience in working with special needs individuals who may have severe disabilities or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements. Licenses/Special Requirements CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to be trained within the first 90 days of employment. Required to attend District restraint training and maintain certification. May be required to complete cleansing intermittent catheterization (CIC) training. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of assigned developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disabilities. Knowledge of assigned subject areas and basic learning styles. Knowledge of effective instructional methods for students with disabilities. Knowledge of safe and proper methods of lifting and positioning of students. Knowledge of basic sign language skills (for designated positions.) Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to defuse student conflict and de-escalate situations. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to use excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff, community and students, including students with special needs. Ability to walk, sit, squat, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and lift to attend to the physical needs of the students. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds individually and team-lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to feed, diaper, and provide toileting and/or other personal assistance to students. Ability to be sensitive to students who are unable to communicate their needs. Ability to appropriately restrain students as necessary. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective civil and collegial working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Control# D24-57 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 13, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: As soon as possible FTE: .600 FTE up to 1.0FTE Hours per day: depends on FTE Salary Level: Based on preparation level and experience per TEA Collective Bargaining Agreement Union/Days per year: Teacher, 180 work days, 10 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position plans and administers speech and language therapy for students with speech and language problems with the goal of restoring and improving communication skills. Responsibilities: 1. Reviews physician's or audiologist's referral; evaluates students' medical records; and evaluates and diagnoses speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors to determine speech and language therapy treatment requirements. 2. Plans and prepares written treatment programs based on evaluation of student data. 3. Plans, directs, and conducts treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency of students with communication problems of organic and non-organic etiology; develops and implements individualized plans for assigned students to meet individual needs, interests and abilities; instructs students to monitor their own speech and provides ways to practice new skills. 4. Provides counseling, guidance, and language development therapy to students with speech disabilities. 5. Administers, scores, and interprets hearing and speech tests. 6. Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit. 7. Maintains up-to-date cumulative speech and language therapy records for all assigned students; records treatment, response and progress on a daily basis; maintains other records as required by the district and state and federal law; follows all relevant state and federal regulations for special education; maintains confidentiality. 8. Confers with physicians and other practitioners to obtain additional student information; suggests revisions in treatment program; integrates speech and language therapy treatment with other aspects of student's rehabilitation program; works as a team member with the student, family, teachers, special education staff, and other health care practitioners to help the student achieve desired goals; instructs students and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. 9. Requisitions, repairs, and replaces speech and language therapy supplies and equipment. 10. Provides direction and instructions to assigned paraeducational/SLPA staff. 11. Serves as a consultant for speech and language therapy matters; serves on committees (including IEP teams); serves as a consultant to classroom teachers to incorporate speech and language development activities into daily schedule; participates in meetings as directed. 12. Participates in the development of objectives, standards, and procedures in the district speech and language therapy program and in planning, implementing, and evaluating speech and language therapy services to be provided in each school. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Maintains professional competence through continuing education activities; maintains speech and language therapy ESA certification; participates in professional development activities as needed or assigned. 2. Performs related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Other information: Education and Experience Master's degree in speech language pathology from an accredited college or university; experience as a speech language pathologist in a public school setting preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of speech and language therapy. Knowledge of state and federal laws governing the provision of speech and language therapy services within public schools. Knowledge of state and federal regulations and procedures governing special education. Ability to document evaluation results and develop goals and short term objectives. Ability to prepare accurate, detailed records. Ability to communicate effectively with students with special needs. Ability to plan and organize work and to set priorities. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to perform speech and language therapy services in accordance with established guidelines and standards. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socioeconomic setting. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work as a team member. Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State driver's license. Valid Washington State ESA speech therapist certificate. Must maintain all licenses and certifications as a condition of continued employment. Working Conditions The daily activities of the speech language pathologist are performed in a school setting. There is a high level of interaction with students; may be required to deal with distraught parents/students. Visual and mental concentration on details and precision is required. The employee is required to travel to different sites and may be exposed to infectious diseases. Job Locator Number: D15-14 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 11, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: January 27, 2020 FTE: 0.4688 Hours per day: 3.75 Salary Level: FS/OA/1, $13.93hr Union/Days per year: FS189 800 Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: Work Hours are: 10:15am - 2:00pm Summary: This position performs general kitchen duties assigned by the Cook-Manager (or Satellite-Cashier in a satellite school) such as service in the cafeteria, food preparation, or clean-up duties. Responsibilities: 1. Operates dishwashing equipment; wipes down tables and service areas; cleans kitchen equipment; cleans sink, drain board and food preparation areas. 2. Assists in routine food preparation activities. 3. Serves food items to students and staff as assigned. 4. Maintains neat and clean work environment; cleans and stores equipment and tools when job has been completed. 5. Follows good safety and sanitation procedures. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS May be exposed to infectious diseases; experiences frequent interruptions; required to operate kitchen equipment; may be exposed to general cleaning chemicals; experiences high noise levels; may work in freezer and/or refrigeration units for extended periods of time; may be required to shift tasks and priorities; required to stand and walk for prolonged periods; required to perform repetitive tasks; required to assume positions, perform movements and demonstrate stamina and exertions needed to prepare meals and clean up; may be required to travel to District sites or other sites within the community. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Food service work experience desirable; HS diploma or equivalent, preferred; current and successful demonstration in working on the substitute-helper level; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of safety and sanitation rules and procedures. Knowledge of English usage including spelling and reading. Skill in logical thinking. Skill in operating commercial kitchen equipment. Skill in quality customer service. Skill in communication. Ability to perform basic arithmetic. Ability to learn operating procedures for institutional-sized kitchen work. Ability to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism. Ability to consistently lift/move up to 20 pounds, occasionally lift/move up to 25 pounds and occasionally team lift/move up to 50 pounds in accordance with established guidelines and using proper safety precautions. Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information. Ability to concentrate on tasks at hand. Ability to work as a part of a team. Ability to organize and prioritize work. Ability to maintain neat appearance and good personal hygiene. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements Current Food and Beverage Handler's permit. Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/Sexual Misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D25-09 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 10, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE Summary: This position monitors the activities of elementary students on the playground and in the lunchroom to assure acceptable behavior and safety of the students. Responsibilities: 1. Monitors student behavior on the school playground to assure acceptable and safe behavior; follows established procedures for dealing with particular incidents; may remove misbehaving students from playground; provides written report of incidents. 2. Monitors students in school lunchroom to assist students and to maintain acceptable order; assists students with opening milk cartons; assures that students wash hands before lunch and empty trays after lunch; quiets noisy or unruly students. 3. Observes student activities and remains alert for potentially unsafe situations to prevent accidents and/or injuries. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs related duties as assigned. Other information: Education and Experience Completion of district training for playground/lunchroom supervisors is highly desirable. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of building policies and procedures related to playground and lunchroom student behavior. Ability to work cooperatively with building staff. Ability to exercise fairness in dealing with students. Ability to establish and maintain effective work and student relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Required Licenses/Special Requirements None Working Conditions Works with students in indoor and outdoor settings; physical ability to assist children; may be exposed to infectious diseases and inclement weather. Job Locator Number: D4111 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096, 253-571-1173; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 09, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE Hours: Approximately 8:30-9:00am and 3:20-3:50pm Summary: This position monitors the activities of elementary students at crosswalks and assists students in crossing the street safely. Responsibilities: 1. Stops oncoming traffic using a flag to permit student to cross the street safely; monitors traffic flow and notes gaps in traffic to stop oncoming vehicles causing minimal disruption of flow. 2. Monitors students' activities and behavior while approaching crosswalk and remains alert for potentially unsafe situations to prevent accidents and/or injuries. 3. Reports inappropriate student behavior and vehicles that fail to stop when signaled. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs related duties as assigned. Other information: Education and Experience Completion of district training for school crossing guards is highly desirable. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of building policies and procedures related to crosswalk safety. Ability to work cooperatively with building staff. Ability to exercise fairness in dealing with students. Ability to establish and maintain effective work and student relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Required Licenses/Special Requirements None Working Conditions Works with students in indoor and outdoor settings; physical ability to assist children; may be exposed to infectious diseases and inclement weather. Job Locator Number: D4112 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096, 253-571-1173; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 09, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: January 2020 FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 7.5 Salary Level: Based on preparation level and experience per TEA Collective Bargaining Agreement Union/Days per year: Teacher, 180 work days, 10 month elem Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information:LRC: Learning Resource Center teacher collaborates with general education teachers to provide specially designed instruction to students demonstrating the need for intensive interventions in core academic areas as well as adaptive and social /emotional skills. Summary: This position plans, organizes and provides students with appropriate learning activities, experiences and a classroom environment designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth; supports the School/Building, School Board, District and State curriculum, policies and initiatives for student achievement. Responsibilities: 1. Develops, plans and strategizes a program of study that is based on and capitalizes on the learning needs of students and meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students; creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students; employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media to engage the students and provide an opportunity for participation that is consistent with the students' needs and capabilities. 2. Assesses the accomplishments for student growth on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required; maintains and issues appropriate grades to reflect level of student achievement; refers students for evaluation by District Specialists, as needed and required; provides guidance which will promote the students' welfare, educational development, and citizenship. 3. Strives to implement, by pedagogical content knowledge, instruction, action and support, the District's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives; assists the administration in implementing all District policies and rules governing student life and conduct as outlined by the State criteria for teacher evaluation requirements; develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior; encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior; manages student behavior and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner; participates in the planning and evaluation of the school program(s) and the District's curriculum and program development. 4. Develops norms for learning that reflect teacher knowledge of content; prepares lesson plans for assigned classes and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of assigned Administrator; provides differentiated instruction and scaffolding of tasks; effectively makes use of learning time and guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals; establishes, with an alignment of instructional materials and tasks, clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects; communicates these objectives and learning target(s) to the students. 5. Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students, parents, colleagues and community members; makes provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for education-related purposes when required; conducts parent(s)/guardian(s) conferences and a variety of other meetings with District staff, parent(s)/guardian(s) and students to communicate student progress and interpret program rationale and each student's educational, social and behavioral development. 6. Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, District policy and administrative regulations; utilizes multiple data elements (both formative assessment and summative) to plan, inform, provide other formative assessment opportunities by adjusting instruction; evaluates student learning and success criteria to modify and improve program effectiveness; uses the Washington State approved student growth rubrics for tracking student growth data. 7. Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect the students, equipment, materials and facilities; provides for and promotes the care and protection of students and school property; effectively utilizes and provides access to the materials, resources and services of the community and the District to enhance students' learning and teacher's effectiveness. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Maintains and updates knowledge and skills necessary for success in the position and improving professional competence by participating in professional development activities and training, as required, as needed or as assigned. 2. Attends staff meetings as called by the Administrators and serves on staff committees; supervises Para Educators and other classroom office assistance as required; provides guidance and works with staff members in an appropriate manner. 3. Develops and maintains a professional and collegial relationships with colleagues; collaborates with peers and administrators to improve student learning; supports appropriate conduct and performance of job duties; adheres to Tacoma Public School Board policies; contributes to the development of new teachers and student teachers per District guidelines. 4. Maintains files on latest curriculum guides; keeps updated on resources and methods and makes relevant changes to instructional plans and activities. 5. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Confined to work area; must secure substitute or leave only at assigned breaks; may be required to work with and diffuse, if appropriate, difficult and sensitive situations; may have to be out in inclement weather to supervise students; may be exposed to high noise levels. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Bachelor's degree from accredited university with appropriate educational endorsement; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of applicable Washington State and Federal rules and regulations. Knowledge of subject matter/course content relevant to assignment. Knowledge of and skills in using various formative and summative assessments. Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques. Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information. Skill in critical thinking and problem solving. Skill in attention to detail. Skill in classroom management. Skill in handling student discipline. Skill in providing quality customer service. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate activities. Ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the District. Ability to use informational technology. Ability to exercise critical thinking and use sound judgment. Ability to be flexible and adaptable. Ability to work with difficult and/or sensitive situations to provide appropriate resolutions. Ability to serve as role model and treat students and colleagues as individuals in a professional and ethical manner. Ability to adhere to all Tacoma Public School Board policies. Ability to support the School/Building, School Board, District and State curriculum, policies and initiatives for student achievement. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb and/or be mobile. Ability to travel throughout the District by means of private or public transportation. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State teaching certificate. Completion of all District-required trainings, as assigned. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/Sexual Misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D40-07 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250