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. 

 

34 job(s) at Tacoma Public Schools

TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jul 04, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 1, 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: This position requires a valid WA State teaching certificate endorseded in Physical Education/Health. Elementary PE Specialists are District deployed to various locations. Assignments could change from school year to school year. The anticipated location for the 20-21 school year is Birney Elementary and and Arlington Elementary 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, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@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
Jul 04, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 1, 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. 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, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@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
Jul 03, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 1, 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: 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, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@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
Jul 03, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 2020 FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 8 Salary Level: PA7 $24.76 ParaEducator Salary Schedule Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month JOB SUMMARY This position serves as the Early Learning classroom associate instructor with primary responsibility for meeting the overall needs of children in the classroom; promotes each child's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth; establishes and maintains a positive child-oriented environment; may provide direction to other classroom staff; implements the child development, parent involvement, and parent education services in accordance with Early Learning performance standards; and collaborates with and supports the Early Learning administrator in providing health and family services. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Establishes and maintains a safe, healthy, and creative learning environment in collaboration with the Early Learning administrator; selects and arranges appropriate learning materials. 2. Selects and uses a variety of activities in a well-balanced curriculum to provide positive learning experiences to advance the students' language, literacy, math skills, creativity, physical health, social, and emotional development. 3. Prepares and implements daily activity plans that enable students to function as individuals and group members among peers and adults; selects individualized and group activities based on information gathered through assessments, observation, interviewing, and screening; establishes learning goals and objectives in collaboration with the parents; tracks and records developmental progress and learning outcomes. 4. Models and monitors behavior in all program activities; redirects and teaches appropriate behavior to students as needed; may supervise students entering or leaving building between classes and boarding buses. 5. Plans and promotes parent/family involvement in classroom and home learning activities; assists individual parents to overcome obstacles to participation; trains volunteers in techniques for positive interaction with children in the classroom and at home through modeling and effective management techniques. 6. Promotes and coordinates active parent involvement in the total Early Learning program; coordinates and implements parent committees and education; establishes and maintains a system of communication with families; may assist parent representatives with reports to the appropriate stakeholders. 7. May make home visits and conduct parent conferences at the school site for each student during the year in collaboration with the Early Learning administrator; discusses students' progress and development with parents; develops and uses written plans to provide effective home learning activities for the children; uses these opportunities to support parent involvement and education. 8. Collaborates with the Early Learning administrator to assist families in accessing community and agency resources, insuring that families requiring crisis intervention receive appropriate assistance; participates in recruitment and enrollment of children. 9. Collaborates with the Early Learning administrator to establish mutually respectful family partnership goals with each family; assists with efforts and resources to teach the goals and build parent problem solving skills. 10. Maintains and updates documentation of program activities and confidential records of students; submits reports and/or records as requested; prepares for monitoring program self-assessments and federal reviews. 11. Leads classroom team meetings with support of Early Learning administrator; coordinates transition of students to kindergarten; participates in staff support team meetings; coordinates with student services for appropriate planning and implementation of IEPs. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends meetings, classes, workshops, and seminars to maintain current developments in early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices, and compliance with program rules and regulations, as needed or as assigned. 2. Enters data into the appropriate child assessment system, as assigned. 3. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis. 4. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be required to work flexible hours; required to travel within the community to student homes; may be exposed to infectious disease; occasionally deals with difficult and sensitive situations and/or people; experiences high activity level; required to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, be mobile, run, sit, and stand sufficiently to promote curriculum and preserve the safety of the students; required to work outdoors in inclement weather; may be required to attend meetings beyond the work day. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Be at least eighteen years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent; required to have an AA degree with 40 credits in Early Childhood Education from an accredited school; one year experience working in a preschool or child care setting to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Licenses/Special Requirements Current First Aid and CPR certifications and Food Handler's permit or required to obtain within the first three months of employment. Annual exam and TB test required within 60 days of employment and periodically thereafter for some early learning programs. Valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. May include Portable Background (DCYF) clearance for some early learning programs. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of applicable Early Learning program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Knowledge of early childhood education and child development. Knowledge of child assessment and observation methods. Knowledge of community resources related to family needs. Skill in problem solving and handling crisis situations. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in basic computer word processing. Skill in effective child and group management strategies. Ability to relate positively with families and small children. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to plan preschool curriculum to meet individual and group needs. Ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Ability to lift and carry students, sit, stoop, bend, and run. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to produce and maintain documentation and records. Ability to work with special needs students and adapt curriculum. Ability to organize and promote parent education. Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and multi-task. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to work as a cooperative team member. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Control # D13-38 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description giving consideration to bargaining comment. 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, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@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
Jul 02, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 1, 2020 FTE: .875 Hours per day: TBD; approximately 35 hours per week Salary Level: PA 7 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: Roosevelt is a Comprehensive School. All staff are responsible to ensure that we are making an impact on the academic success and social-emotional well being of all children. The candidate must provide evidence of strong partnerships with families and successful data working with students. The focus of this position is to increase family engagement, collaboration with teachers, counselor and Principal to develop strong support systems including student attendance. Job duties include but are not limited to supervision, possible home visits, collaboration with the Admin team, attendance at school PD and developing attendance systems. Summary: This position serves as a liaison between the school, school families, community members, and business organizations; assists in the planning, organization, evaluation, and implementation of school-wide family-school-community partnership initiatives and strategies; enhances parent(s)/guardian(s) engagement within the schools through organized training, community learning, dual capacity building; connects families with community resource information. Responsibilities: 1. Plans, develops, and implements, under the direction of the Partnership Office Director and building principal, initiatives and strategies for school parent(s)/guardian(s) and community members for the purpose of encouraging family/community support and engagement with the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative and to support Partnership benchmarks. 2. Serves as a facilitator and trainer for family engagement workshops and activities; encourages educational support and establishes partnership with families, community-based organizations, and volunteers. 3. Assists in creating a welcoming environment with a relationship-based approach; creates and sustains school and culture that welcomes, invites, and promotes family engagement; provides support and coordination of volunteer recruitment and retention; works together with school staff for family and community use of schools and school buildings. 4. Assists in fostering two-way communication via preparing and disseminating parent(s)/family newsletters/flyers and multiple communication paths for school-wide family involvement efforts; provides families with information about community resources and ways in which to use them; engages and surveys families, students, and community members, both formally and informally, to identify issues and concerns. 5. Prepares and presents parent(s)/family-related reports to administrators, as requested; shares parent suggestions and concerns with supervisor and involved staff; assists school staff in responding to and resolving parent concerns. 6. Collaborates with District staff and community representatives in preparing workshops and activities that impact students; assesses parent and family interest and needs, including a multi-ethnic outreach; assists with planning and implementing programs, under the direction of the Partnership Office Director, for meeting those needs. 7. Implements family engagement practices, approved by the Partnership Office Director, that connect families to student learning, development, and social-emotional learning; upon approval by the Director, may customize practices based on the need of the student and the family; assists families in accessing school programs and resources; assists in removing internal and external obstacles that might prevent a family's participation in the family-school partnerships. 8. Receives requests from parents and community members for information or assistance with school and family concerns. 9. Provides support to students and families by engaging strategies to meet the behavioral, socio-emotional, academic, and attendance needs of students in cooperation with their parent(s)/guardian(s). 10. Works a flexible schedule, which may include early mornings and/or evenings, based on needs of families; supports families, with home and /or school visits, in learning to advocate for their children's needs at school and in the community. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Maintains and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development activities and meetings, as needed or assigned. 2. Performs related duties as assigned. 3. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work. CONDITIONS May be required to work weekends, evenings, and flexible hours; may deal with, and defuse, if possible, difficult and sensitive situations and/or people; required to travel within the District and other sites; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb and/or be mobile. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience High school graduation or equivalent, required; Associate's degree in education, human services, psychology or related field, or 72 quarter credit hours or 48 semester credits at an institution of higher education or received a passing grade on the Education Testing Service's Paraeducator Assessment or completed a registered apprenticeship program; and three years (may be volunteer experience) in the community, including experience coordinating parent/family-related activities, preferably in a school environment; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Allowable Substitution Alternative combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources department for comparability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of Tacoma Public School programs and activities. Knowledge of community and District resources. Knowledge of District policies and procedures is desirable. Knowledge of District policy and philosophy for family involvement. Knowledge and understanding of engagement in educational equity. Knowledge and understanding of the Partners in Education- Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships. Knowledge of Epstein's Framework of Six Types of Involvement. Skill in oral and written communications. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Skill in operating a personal computer, word and spreadsheet software. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to engage in educational equity per District guidelines. Ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability to design and present workshops for family members. Ability to prepare effective reports. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to organize, prioritize, coordinate and facilitate meetings with parent(s)/guardian(s) and District staff and applicable community members, as necessary. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to work well with diverse groups, including teachers, parent(s)/guardian(s), community members and central administration staff. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Job Locator Number: D26-13 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, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@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
Jul 02, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 1, 2020 FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA 10 $31.61/hour 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 in meeting the health needs of students according to District policies and school procedures under the guidance and direction of the school nurse and the school/building based administrator; documents and maintains student health information required by the District and by federal and state regulations; and provides appropriate care for ill, medically fragile, and injured students. Responsibilities: 1. Assists, promotes, and protects the optimal health status of students and staff; observes for student health, psychosocial and other needs, and refers appropriately. 2. Works as a team member with school nurse and school staff to help students obtain optimal physical, emotional, and social well-being necessary for learning. 3. Assists with and administers first aid care and specialized treatment in accordance with established guidelines for ill, medically fragile, and injured students. 4. Assists in the safe administration of medication as mandated by state law and District policy. 5. Prepares and/or maintains documentation and reports necessary to carry out the activities of the school health room. 6. Assists in maintaining all students' immunization information in accordance with legal and District requirements. 7. Follows established procedures to ensure confidentiality. 8. Reports students with contagious diseases to the school nurse or principal in accordance with established guidelines; uncovers health problems through screening, observation and interviews, and notifies the school nurse of findings; screens and evaluates findings of deficit in vision, hearing, and scoliosis, or other; assists in identifying students having evidence of abuse and/or neglect and reports to the school nurse and proper law enforcement agencies as required by District policy and state law. 9. Maintains clear and open communication with the school nurse via daily communication in an agreed upon manner. 10. Participates in, contributes to, and assists with the implementation of health care planning guidelines and procedures for emergency care of acute illnesses and injuries occurring during the time students are under the jurisdiction of the school. 11. Assists in encouraging families to provide for health examinations of their children by utilizing services of family physicians, dentists, and community clinics; supports health promotion for students, staff, parents and community. 12. Assists with maintenance of order and discipline and a sanitary and safe environment in the health room; maintains adequate supplies. 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, training, and staff development training as required, as needed or as assigned. 2. Models healthful practices. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Required to visually concentrate on detail and be precise; experiences frequent interruptions; may be required to work outdoors in inclement weather; required to deal with and diffuse, if appropriate, difficult and sensitive situations; may be exposed to infectious diseases; travels to District sites; walks, runs, bends, and squats to attend to ill or injured children; lifts, carries, and positions ill and injured children. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience LPN license is required; successful completion of a two-year accredited program for LPN, required; associates degree in nursing from an accredited college/university or registered nurse license is preferred; one year pediatric, community health nursing, health education, required or school based nursing experience, 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 basic first aid and health care practices and procedures, basic symptoms of communicable and other childhood diseases. Knowledge of basic principles of human growth and development. Skill in identifying student health problems and communicating with school staff. Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information. Skills that are well developed in human relations required for communicating and dealing with diverse students. Skill in exercising patience when conveying information to students having difficulty with verbal and written communications. Skill in demonstrating sensitivity to the special needs of students. Skill in oral and written communication. Ability to communicate competently with tact and to listen effectively. Ability to stay calm under adverse circumstances and to calm others under stress. Ability to perform the specific medical processes following developed protocols and procedures. Ability to interact with staff, teachers, parents and specialist in order to carry out assigned duties. Ability to work with students who have varying and diverse medical and behavioral challenges. Ability to monitor and control student behavior. Ability to fulfill the needs of the job having physical strength and dexterity. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to model healthful practices. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to perform duties in accordance with established guidelines, local, state, and federal laws. Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions. Ability to plan and organize work. Ability to lift and transfer students according to proper procedures. Ability to work without direct supervision within the guidelines of policy and procedure using discretion and good judgment. Ability to work with student(s) of all ages with varied and diverse needs. Ability to participate as part of a team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements Must possess a current Washington State Practical Nurse License (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) license to be renewed every year. Pass Washington State jurisprudence examination. Must possess first aid and CPR certificates prior to starting employment. Must obtain 45 continuing education credits and 531 practice hours every three years. Starting SY 2016-17, must obtain WA DOH approved suicide prevention, assessment, treatment and management training. Must have a valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation. Must maintain all licenses and certifications as a condition of continued employment. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Job Locator Number: D14-18 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, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@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
Jul 02, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 2020 FTE: .6875 Hours per day: 5.5 Salary Level: PA3 $17.75 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: Three vacancies: Downing; Lister; Whitman Beginning with the 2020-2021 School Year, all preschool (ECEAP/Head Start) ParaEducators (ParaProfessionals and/or Instructional Assistant Teachers) must now meet new minimum employment requirements in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1111(g)(2)(j) in addition to Head Start and/or ECEAP Assistant Teacher requirements. These requirement include: Have received a qualifying score on the Education Testings Service ParaEducator Assessment (ParaPro Assessment) or Hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or Have earned seventy-two quarter credits or forty-eight semester credits at the one hundred level or higher at an accredited college or university Have completed an apprenticeship as a ParaEducator in a program registered with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council JOB SUMMARY This position meets the needs of Head Start Students in the classroom by assisting the Associate in establishing and maintaining a positive child-oriented environment and promoting each child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Assists with and delivers individual and group instruction in a variety of learning activities; monitors and records each child's progress for the purpose of promoting each child's intellectual growth. 2. Assists the Associate in the overall planning of curriculum and instructional activities required for meeting the objectives of the program, as time permits; assists in and provides for positive learning experiences to students; assists in arranging appropriate learning materials; assists in cleaning up materials and equipment; assists in maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for the purpose of promoting each child's intellectual growth. 3. Assists Associate with child screenings and assessments, including child observations and adult volunteer training according to Head Start guidelines; assists in entering information into the computer-based assessment system for the purpose of promoting each child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. 4. Models and monitors behavior in all program activities; redirects and teaches appropriate behavior to students as needed for the purpose of each child's social and emotional growth. 5. Meets children from child care buses and parents, escorts them safely into the classroom, and signs them in; follows the reverse procedure in the afternoon after signing them out; supervises students entering or leaving building between classes and boarding buses for the purpose of each child's safety in a child-oriented environment. 6. Prepares and assists with daily classroom routines including tooth brushing for the purpose of each child's growth in healthy habits and autonomy. 7. Prepares student meals by getting food from kitchen and preparing classroom tables; encourages students to assist; encourages and promotes conversation during meals; may track and submit menu changes in accordance with Family Style Meal Procedures for the purpose of each child's physical, social and emotional growth. 8. Assists in the planning and promoting of parent/family participation in learning activities, and to the extent possible, participates in parent meetings, assists in preparing flyers and newsletters, and makes phone calls to parents/guardians; participates, as time permits, in periodic home visits and family conferences to discuss student progress and development with parents/guardians for the purpose of each child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. 9. Assumes primary responsibility for the classroom and students in the absence of the Associate for the purpose of maintaining a positive child-oriented program. 10. Assists with maintaining attendance records and a variety of other forms to help ensure compliance with Head Start requirements; assists in maintaining confidential records; duplicates, organizes, distributes and files a variety of materials for the purpose of ensuring compliance with Head Start requirements. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends a variety of meetings, classes, workshops, seminars and other training sessions to ensure knowledge of current developments in early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices, and compliance with program rules and regulations. 2. Performs related duties as assigned. 3. Assists with other requests/needs of the Associate and Advocate, including preparing for parent meetings and assisting parent volunteers. CONDITIONS Required to work outdoors in inclement weather; may be exposed to infectious diseases; may be asked to attend meetings throughout work day; experiences high activity level; required to lift at least 50 pounds, run, stoop, sit and stand sufficiently to promote curriculum and preserve the safety of the students. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Required Education and Experience High school graduation or equivalent and at least one of the following: one year certificate in ECE; or an AA in ECE or be enrolled in a program leading to an AA or a BA in an education-related field; or a current CDA (Child Development Associate) credential or enrolled in a Child Development Associate Program (CDA program) to be completed within 2 years; with one year of post secondary experience working in a preschool or child care setting. Allowable Substitution High School graduation or equivalent with enrollment into a CDA program, within 90 days of hire, to be completed within 2 years. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of Head Start program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program. Knowledge of early childhood programming. Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional and physical development. Skill in problem solving. Skill in effective child and group management strategies. Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information. Skill in child observation and assessment. Ability to relate positively with parents and small children. Ability to work with special needs students. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate activities. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Ability to work as a cooperative team member. Required Licenses/Special Requirements CDA credential is required to be kept current throughout period of employment. Valid Washington State driver's license or access to personal insured transportation. First Aid and CPR certification are required within 60 days of employment. Food Worker's card required within 30 days of employment. Physical Exam and TB test are required within 60 days of employment and periodically thereafter. Exempt from District ESEA Paraeducator requirements. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. CLASSIFICATION HISTORY Draft description created 6/92, revised 07/92; 10/92; 03/96; 05/05/00; revised 3/31/05; revised 5/19/05; revised 8/10/13; add attendance, under KSA, 07/2014; add, under License, fingerprint and background clearance 08/2016. Control# D24-29 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, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@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
Jul 02, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 2020 FTE: .875 Hours per day: 7 Salary Level: PA6 $22.82 Para 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 has primary responsibility for the health, family involvement, and social services components of the ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) service plans and state performance standards; this position collaborates with classroom staff to address the needs of families so they can optimize their children's development. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Establishes and maintains a mutually respectful partnership with families; communicates with parents through flyers, newsletters, telephone calls, and home and/or school visits; supports families in learning to advocate for their children's needs at school and in the community. 2. Assists families in promoting the optimal health of students by screening, assessing and tracking health and growth status of each child; assists families to develop health care plans and get physical and dental examinations for students; maintains and reviews cumulative health data to address individual needs of students; tracks student immunizations and encourages parents to fully immunize children; makes health referrals as needed; assists in the prevention and control of communicable disease by providing adequate information, screening and follow-up. 3. Supports families in accessing community social services, employment, and training resources and support networks by maintaining current program and community resource information, matching resources to family needs, and identifying unmet family needs; refers families to community social services, employment and training resources and support networks and follows up on the effectiveness of referrals; provides appropriate assistance to families requiring emergency assistance or crisis intervention; assesses need for emergency efforts, deciding when to intervene and when to refer to appropriate community resources. 4. Conducts strength-based assessments; assists families to identify goals and strengths; develops individual family plans based on these goals and strengths; follows up with families on progress toward meeting their goals, supports families efforts to reach their goals and facilitates the building of problem solving skills; assists families to revise their goals and plans as needed 5. Establishes relationships with community groups and social service agencies serving young children and their families. 6. Recruits families for program; screens and enrolls eligible children and families; assists in removing obstacles that might prevent student and/or family participation in program; participates in developing and evaluating the recruitment and enrollment process. 7. Monitors student attendance on a daily basis; complies with required methods of record-keeping and follow-up with families to encourage and/or facilitate student attendance in the program; assists with transportation arrangements for students. 8. Completes and maintains a variety of records and forms; maintains all documentation required by state performance standards in a timely and confidential manner; submits reports and/or records as requested. 9. Attends classroom team meetings and staff meetings; participates and takes an active part in annual program evaluation. 10. Plans and offers monthly family meetings and activities based on identified interests of families in collaboration with families and the classroom team; assists parents in preparing and presenting appropriate reports at parent meetings. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Maintains and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development and in-service activities as needed or as assigned. 2. Assists classroom staff in management of students; provides classroom coverage when substitute is unavailable; performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Requires frequent travel within the community; required to work flexible hours including evenings; may be exposed to infectious disease; required to deal with angry and distraught people. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience A two-year degree in the field of human services, social work, nursing, health education, early childhood education, or a related field from an accredited college and two years of successful, relevant, documented work experience with adults/parents and young children; a four-year degree in a related field is preferred; 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 A two-year degree in any field with at least 30 credit hours in social work, nursing, health education, public health, human services, psychology, or a related field and three years of successful work experience with adults/parents of young children. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of and ability to support ECEAP performance standards, program, and philosophy. Knowledge of childhood intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development. Knowledge of health assessment screening processes. Knowledge of current community programs, support networks, and resources for low-income families. Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to work without direct supervision. Ability to advocate and negotiate for families. Ability to coordinate, organize, prioritize, and follow-through on a variety of tasks. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socioeconomic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation. Current CPR and first-aid certification and food handler's permit. TB test within first six weeks of employment. Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. CLASSIFICATION HISTORY Retitled from Assistant, 04/86; retitled from Family Advocate, 04/90; retitled from Family Advocate- Start/ECEAP and updated 07/92; 09/92; 10/92; retitled from Family Service Worker, Head Start/ECEAP and revised 3/98; revised 10/26/99; retitled from Family Service Worker, ECEAP (D23-14) and revised, 11/9/05; add under KSA, attendance, 08/2015; add, under License, fingerprint and background clearance, 8/2016. D13-33 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, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@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
Jul 01, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Hourly Rate: $15.8572 per hour Benefits: NONE. Summary: This position, on a temporary basis, rides the special education school buses with students to assist disabled students on and off the bus, monitor student safety, maintain appropriate student behavior, and assist the bus driver in enforcing bus rules. Responsibilities: 1. Assists disabled students with boarding and disembarking from the bus. 2. Models and encourages appropriate bus riding behavior for students; corrects inappropriate behavior; takes measures to stop harmful behavior (i.e., properly restraining student or sitting next to student.) 3. Informs administrator and/or teachers concerning physical or behavioral problems of students. 4. Ensures that all students are appropriately seat-belted at all times; operates safety equipment on board bus in case of emergency (i.e., fire extinguisher); provides first-aid care as needed. 5. Monitors all students while on the bus, as instructed; follows guidelines for individual students' medical needs/conditions; may need to provide first-aid, CPR, or other measures in a crisis, as instructed. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Maintains positive relationships with students, parents, and administrators. 2. Performs related duties as assigned. Other information: Education and Experience High school graduation or equivalent and training in physical restraint techniques; experience working with school-aged youth having serious behavioral disabilities; 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 Effective verbal communication skills. Skill in properly restraining students as needed. Ability to lift and position students, and to bend and squat to aid students. Ability to relate effectively with children who are behaviorally, physically, or developmentally disabled. Ability to remain calm in dealing with crisis or hostile situations. Ability to exercise patience and good judgment. Ability to maintain confidentiality. 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 Required to obtain CPR, first-aid certification and MANDT training. Working Conditions Required to sit in bus for prolonged periods; exposed to high noise levels; required to deal with and/or restrain distraught and potentially violent students; required to lift and/or position students; required to bend or squat to provide first-aid and/or CPR; required to be punctual to work. Job Locator Number: D4209 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: James Neil, 253-571-1123, jneil@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Steven Mondragon, smondra@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 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
Jul 01, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Substitute Bus Driver Hourly Rate: $20.2481 per hour Benefits: NONE. Summary: This on-call position operates school buses to transport students and other authorized persons on all types of district approved activities. Responsibilities: 1. Drives a school bus on scheduled routes and/or on all types of district approved activities inside and outside district boundaries. 2. Services, inspects and cleans school buses and related equipment to ensure compliance with state and district regulations. 3. Maintains control of student passengers as related to safety; reports unsafe acts or conditions which require the attention of any person other than driver. 4. Completes forms, records and reports to ensure compliance with state and district regulations. 5. Attends meetings and completes any training programs as required by the state and the district; maintains current knowledge of all laws and policies established by the state. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs basic first aid as necessary. 2. Provides assistance in loading and unloading students from bus; assists passengers in evacuating bus in emergency situations. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. Other information: Education and Experience High school graduation or equivalent, three years of driving experience, and completion of bus driver training programs; 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 state and district policies regarding school bus transportation. Knowledge of basic first aid and CPR. Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information. Ability to physically move in an overturned bus and assist students. Ability to operate communications equipment. 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 Valid Washington State driver's license and commercial driver's license with proof of acceptable driving record for the past three years and appropriate endorsement for driving a school bus. First aid and CPR card or required to obtain within first 30 days of employment. Must be 21 years of age. Required to pass a U.S. DOT physical. Must continue compliance with State Board of Education Requirements for Bus Drivers (WAC 180-20). Working Conditions May be required to work outdoors in inclement weather. Job Locator Number: D4203 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, Steven Mondragon, smondra@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 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
Jul 01, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: As soon as possible FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 8.0 Salary Level: $16.30hr Union/Days per year: Custodian 260 work days, 12 month Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: Great news, Tacoma Public School District is hiring Custodians right now. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply today. You must be available to work the following shifts: Swing Shift: 3:00pm - 11:30pm Swing Shift: 4:00pm - 12:30am Graveyard Shift: 10:00pm - 6:30am In addition from the middle of June to the middle of August, the district is on a 4-10hour days work schedule, Monday - Thursday; from 6:30am - 5:00pm; off on Fridays. During spring and winter break, work hours follow day shift schedule, 7:30am to 4:00pm You may be asked to work at 2 schools in one evening. Reliable transportation is required for travel between the 2 schools within a 30-minute time frame. Bus or Bicycle are not permitted. Valid/current Washington State Driver's License is required. Summary: This position performs custodial maintenance duties including dusting, mopping, finishing and buffing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, cleaning and restocking restrooms to assure clean and sanitary conditions in a building. Responsibilities: 1. Sweeps, mops, strips, and polishes floors; vacuums and spot cleans carpets; empties wastebaskets into dumpsters; cleans and empties trash cans; dusts and cleans working surfaces, walls, cabinets, furniture, fixtures, etc.; cleans and sanitizes rest rooms and kitchen including sinks, toilets, stalls, and dispensers; restocks supplies as needed; locks doors after cleaning areas. 2. Replaces light bulbs and makes minor repairs to building. 3. Washes windows and mirrors; sweeps sidewalks, stairs, and areas outside of building. 4. Moves and arranges equipment and furniture for a variety of school activities; sets up tables and chairs; moves packages; cleans premises. 5. Reports building and equipment conditions and failures requiring repair or preventive maintenance. 6. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; maintains custodial supply rooms and equipment in a clean and orderly manner; performs routine maintenance to custodial equipment and supplies. 7. Promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices. 8. May oversee and/or assist with snow removal activities; assists in maintaining building exterior and grounds during inclement weather to ensure proper protection and safety. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends staff meetings to maintain current knowledge of safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the equipment in the building. 2. Performs other related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Work involves considerable heavy physical work, including heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects weighing up to 50 pounds; required to use power equipment in cleaning processes; may be required to work in confined spaces and/or climb ladders; required to work outdoors in inclement weather; works requires exposure to chemicals, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience High school graduation or equivalent and one year of experience in custodial work 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 custodial operations and related equipment. Skill in minor mechanical and equipment repair. Ability to understand and follow safety procedures. Ability to understand verbal instructions. Ability to operate vacuums and other related equipment. Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies. Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to the work. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects using proper equipment and safety precautions. 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 perform heavy physical labor. Licenses/Special Requirements Pre-employment physical examination and medical history and criminal background check. Washington State Driver's License required. Job Locator Number: D19-02 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
Jul 01, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Payrate: $13.23/hour Benefits: NONE Additional Information: The successful candidate will fully complete the online application to include employment history with supervisor contact name, phone, and/or email and provide at least two references, preferably supervisors, who can be contacted if candidate is selected to move forward for hire. Summary: This on-call position performs general kitchen duties assigned by the Cook-Manager (or Satellite-Cashier Helper in a satellite school) such as service in the cafeteria, vegetable preparation, or clean-up duties. Responsibilities: 1. Performs general cleaning and sanitation duties; operates dish washing equipment; wipes down tables and service areas; stacks and stores kitchen equipment; cleans sink, drain board and food preparation areas. 2. Assists in routine food preparation activities, such as cutting and washing fruits and vegetables. 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. Other information: Education and Experience Food service work experience desirable; any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work preferred. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Ability to learn safety and sanitation rules and procedures. 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 move up to 20 pounds using proper safety precautions. Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information. Ability to organize and prioritize work. Ability to maintain neat appearance and good personal hygiene. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people. Required Licenses/Special Requirements Current Food and Beverage Handler's permit. Working Conditions Exposed to infectious diseases and kitchen equipment. Job Locator Number: D4207 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
Jul 01, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: March 2020 FTE: 1.0 Hours per day: 8 Salary Level: $45.58/hour. Hourly wage is based off of 61% of the State of Washington's Prevailing Wage Rates for Pierce County for each craft's applicable prevailing wage Union/Days per year: Maintenance260 days/8 hrs Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position performs duties related to the repair, maintenance, operation, and/or installation of mechanical refrigeration/air conditioning, heating equipment, and related systems. Responsibilities: 1. Installs, repairs, services, and maintains pneumatic control systems for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, including calibration of related instruments, gages, and controls. 2. Installs, repairs, services, and maintains air compressors, air dryers, cooling towers humidification, and dehumidification equipment, etc. 3. Installs, operates, services, maintains, and repairs conventional mechanical refrigeration/air conditioning equipment including but not limited to general purpose air conditioning units, heat pumps, water coolers, standard refrigerators, commercial grade refrigerators, milk coolers, ice machines, walk-in freezers, etc. 4. Installs, repairs, services, and maintains heating plant equipment such as pumps, compressors, reducing stations, hydronic piping, valves, filters, heat exchangers, chillers; installs, repairs, services, and maintains oil and gas burners, packaged boilers, and other auxiliary heating specialties; conducts firing efficiency checks and ensures proper operations. 5. Performs work on the electrical components of HVAC/refrigeration within the specifications of HVAC/refrigeration limited energy technician (06A) certificate, which includes connecting motors, compressors, temperature control panels, and control panels to power source; replaces defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, and electrical wiring to repair installed units. 6. Performs preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment such as lubrication of compressors and other moving parts, filter servicing, adjusting and renewing belts, cleaning traps and strainers, repacking and re-seating valves, repacking pump seals and greasing machinery; inspects machinery in operation to ensure machinery is functioning properly, including checking pressures and temperatures; assists in setting up preventative maintenance schedules and data cards. 7. Performs necessary testing, installation, and maintenance required for the safe handling of refrigerants as needed in systems; repairs leaks and re-tests, drains, and installs systems by means of refrigerant recovery and reclaim units; complies with all public agency requirements on documentation, handling, and storage, as specified by holders of CFC handlers certificate. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Performs related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Other information: Education and Experience Three years work experience with refrigeration/HVAC systems and two years related training at a technical trade school; 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 hazards of refrigeration/HVAC work. Knowledge of boiler codes and safe practices. Knowledge and thorough understanding of pressure temperature relationships. Knowledge of and ability to handle the necessary refrigerants. Knowledge of and ability to use the tools and materials of the industry. Knowledge and theories of HVAC/refrigeration and related systems. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, control schematics, and engineering reports. Ability to lift 50 pounds using proper safety precautions. Ability to work from ladders in elevated positions. Ability to bend, squat, stoop, climb, and reach. Ability to quickly diagnose and make repairs. Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergencies. Ability to work as a team member. 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 CFC/EPA approved refrigerant handling license. Minimum of current Washington State HVAC/R Electrician Certificate 06A, or until March 1, 2002, may possess a 3rd year trainee certificate. Valid Washington State driver's license. Working Conditions May be required to make emergency repairs at hours other than normally scheduled; exposure to high voltage electrical systems; exposure to loud noises and machinery with moving parts; may work outdoors in inclement weather and at heights; may work in confined areas; travel to district sites required. Job Locator Number: D2702 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
Jul 01, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE. Summary: This position, for temporary periods, plans, organizes and provides learning experiences for students, including providing each student with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to lead self-sufficient, well-adjusted, healthy, productive, socially responsible lives to the best of their individual potential. Responsibilities: 1. Develops lesson plans and manages the learning experiences, curricular and extra-curricular to ensure the needs of the group and individual students are met. 2. Evaluates student performance and provides guidance which will promote the student's welfare, educational development, and citizenship. 3. Participates in the planning and evaluation of the school program(s) and the district's curriculum and program development. 4. Provides the maximum learning opportunities for each student. 5. Conducts parent conferences and a variety of other meetings with district staff, parents and students. 6. Effectively utilizes resources and services of the community and the district to enhance students' learning and teacher's effectiveness. 7. Maintains the necessary current records and reports and utilizes data to modify and improve program effectiveness. 8. Ensures that the students and district get maximum returns on all equipment, materials, supplies and utilities used under his/her direction. 9. Provides for and promotes the care and protection of students and school property. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends staff meetings as called by the administrators. 2. Maintains files on latest curriculum guides. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Bachelor's degree with OSPI certification; 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 and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques. Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information. Skill in classroom management. Skill in handling student discipline. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to serve as role model and treat students as individuals in a professional manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality. 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 Job Locator Number: D42-55 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, Steven Mondragon, smondra@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 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
Jul 01, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION You will be hired into the position for which you qualify. See requirements listed below. Sub Paraeducator Head Start: This position on a temporary basis, assists the classroom team in establishing a safe and positive child-oriented learning environment and promoting each student's physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth in accordance with Early Childhood Education and Assistance and Head Start Program Standards. Education and Experience Must submit proof of required High school graduation or equivalent (GED) Sub Paraeducator: This position, on a temporary basis assists a certificated teacher or staff member. 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 and/or office assistance, as assigned. Education and Experience Sub ParaEducator must submit proof of required High school graduation or equivalent (GED) , and 1. 72 quarter credits at 100 level or above from an institution that meets the Higher Education Act or 2. AA Degree or higher; or 3. Score of 461 or higher on the ETS ParaPro Assessment. Sub Paraeducator Special Ed: Must meet all requirements for sub paraeducator (listed above) and also have current Right Response-Advanced training. 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. Provides school office assistance, as assigned; answers telephone and takes messages, files, duplicates materials, sorts mail, types bulletins or other documents; provides basic first aid in the absence of the school health room personnel. 5. Administers district tests, records student scores, and reports results. 6. 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. 7. 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 to assist the teachers or administrative staff. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (see above) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of childhood academic, social and physical development. Knowledge of assigned subject areas. 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. Licenses/Special Requirements Assistants working with the health impaired; required to obtain a first aid certificate and training in MANDT or Right Response and CPR. CONDITIONS Required to work outdoors in inclement weather; required to deal with upset students; may be exposed to infectious disease. 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, Steven Mondragon, smondra@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 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
Jul 01, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Foss Girls Basketball Assistant Coach Season runs: November 16, 2020 - approximately March 6, 2021. Benefits: NONE Summary: This position assists the head coach in carrying out the objectives of the athletic 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. Assists the head coach in preparing athletes both physically and mentally to participate with confidence and self-assurance in athletic contests; administers discipline when necessary in a fair and consistent manner; emphasizes safety precautions; provides opportunities for each participant to achieve some success. 3. Assists in overseeing 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; emphasizes and promotes good sportsmanship in the conduct of team members and coaches; abides by regulations in the Coaches' Handbook 4. Follows district procedures for handling injuries. 5. Oversees the issuing equipment; maintains 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. 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 field, 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 some coaching experience; must be at least 19 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 the particular sport. Ability to comply with WIAA coaching standards. Ability to exercise fairness in dealing with student athletes. Ability to motivate 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 and work with 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 maintain accurate records. 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: D41-02 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: James Neil, 253-571-1123, jneil@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Steven Mondragon, smondra@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 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) 571-1250Tacoma Public Schools
Tacoma Public Schools Tacoma, WA, USA
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
For a complete job description visit our website Tacomaschools.org/careers
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jul 01, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE. Summary: This position, for temporary periods, plans, organizes and provides learning experiences for students, including providing each student with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to lead self-sufficient, well-adjusted, healthy, productive, socially responsible lives to the best of their individual potential. Additional Information: If selected for the position of Emergency Substitute Teacher, the Tacoma Public Schools will initiate OSPI application for this limited certification. Responsibilities: 1. Develops lesson plans and manages the learning experiences, curricular and extra-curricular to ensure the needs of the group and individual students are met. 2. Evaluates student performance and provides guidance which will promote the student's welfare, educational development, and citizenship. 3. Participates in the planning and evaluation of the school program(s) and the district's curriculum and program development. 4. Provides the maximum learning opportunities for each student. 5. Conducts parent conferences and a variety of other meetings with district staff, parents and students. 6. Effectively utilizes resources and services of the community and the district to enhance students' learning and teacher's effectiveness. 7. Maintains the necessary current records and reports and utilizes data to modify and improve program effectiveness. 8. Ensures that the students and district get maximum returns on all equipment, materials, supplies and utilities used under his/her direction. 9. Provides for and promotes the care and protection of students and school property. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends staff meetings as called by the administrators. 2. Maintains files on latest curriculum guides. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Bachelor's degree with OSPI certification; 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 and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques. Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information. Skill in classroom management. Skill in handling student discipline. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to serve as role model and treat students as individuals in a professional manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality. 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 Job Locator Number: D42-55 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: James Neil, 253-571-1123, jneil@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Steven Mondragon ,smondra@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 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
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
For more information please visit our website at Tacomaschools.org/careers
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Tacoma, WA, USA
Jul 01, 2020
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September, 2020 FTE: .4 Hours per day: 3 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: 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, Cari Ake, cake@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. 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