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Paraprofessional Elementary

at Okeechobee County Schools

Pay: $12.70 to $17.95/hour
$12.70 to $17.95 (hourly)
Posted: 12/4/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 201106001
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Position Information
Listing ID: 201106001
Position: Inst. Aide/Parapro/Monitor
Assignment: Paraprofessional Elementary
Location: EVERGLADES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Job Type: Classified Contract
196 days 7.5 Hrs.: OUTSIDE EXPERIENCE LIMITED TO FIVE YEARS
Salary Matrix: NON2021
Step Range: 11 - $12.70 to 32 - $17.95 (hourly)
H.S Diploma or GED: AA deg. OR 60 hrs college credit OR ParaPro (464)
Employment Type: Full Time
INSIDE DEADLINE: 11/12/20: Background Check & Drug Screening
Job Descriptions: PARAPROFESSIONAL (Hyperlink) View
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer

NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE

The School District of Okeechobee County has adopted Board Policy 6.43, Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, if otherwise qualified, social and family background or on the basis of the use of a language other than English by LEP students, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices conducted by this School District, except as provided by law.

The School District of Okeechobee County is in compliance with all federal and state laws which include the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Title IX, Section 504, Florida Education Equity Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.

Any employee, student, applicant for admissions, or applicant for employment who believes he/she has been discriminated against or has been harassed by another employee, student, or third party is encouraged to use the Equity Plan Grievance Procedure for filing complaints. You may file with: principal or immediate supervisor, District Equity Coordinator/Director of Human Resources or the Superintendent.

Director of Human Resources
Title II, Title IX, and the Florida Education Equity Act Complaints and
ADA/Section 504 Complaints
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 462-5000 Ext. 1067
Conditions of Employment
  1. Are you willing to submit to a Level II Criminal Background check?
  2. Are you willing to submit to a drug test?
  3. Are you a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
  4. Federal immigration laws (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986) require employers to verify and attest to the employment eligibility of new employees to work in the United States. This requirement applies to all applicants. Are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
  5. Okeechobee County School Board requires all employees meet an age requirement of 20 years. Please confirm that you meet this requirement.
  6. Do you understand that any false or misleading information in this application (or any omissions of information) shall be full and sufficient grounds to refuse to employ or having been employed shall be immediate cause for dismissal?
  7. Are you able to perform the essential functions of the position for which you are applying, with or without reasonable accommodations?
  8. In accordance with FS 1012.315, you will not qualify for FL certification if you have been convicted of certain felony offenses. Can you confirm that you have never been convicted of offenses such as sexual misconduct, aggravated assault or aggravated battery?
  9. In accordance with FS 1012.315, you will not qualify for FL certification if you have been convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses. Can you confirm that you have never been convicted of a misdemeanor such as battery on a minor or luring or enticing a child?
  10. Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
  11. Do you have a 2 Year College Degree or successful completion of the Parapro Assessment?
Skills Questionnaire
  1. Rate your proficiency in computer skills.
  2. Rate your proficiency in applying English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation in oral and written communication.
  3. Rate your proficiency in speaking Spanish.
  4. Rate your organizational skills.
  5. Rate yourself as a learner.
  6. Rate your ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  7. Rate your ability to work independently.
  8. Rate your ability to handle difficult situations.
  9. Rate your ability to provide quality customer service.
  10. Rate your ability to maintain a safe working environment.
  11. Rate your ability to work with others.
  12. Rate your past work history regarding your attendance and punctuality.
  13. Rate your experience in supervising students.
  14. Rate your experience in dealing with confidentiality.
General Questions
  1. When are you available to start work?
  2. List extracurricular activities you are interested in sponsoring.
  3. Have you ever been employed in this district? If yes, when? Where?
  4. List any special abilities, interests, community activities, high school and/or college activities related to the position for which you are applying.
  5. List any professional activities, including professional or honorary organizations, research studies, publications and/or presentations related to the position for which you are applying.
  6. Have you ever been convicted, found guilty, had adjudication withheld, entered a pre-trial diversion program, or pled guilty or nolo-contendere, (no contest) to a criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation? This includes offences committed as a juvenile. DUI is NOT a minor traffic violation. If yes, explain. (Expunged or sealed records may be displayed on your background screening.)
  7. Are you currently under investigation, or been named in an indictment, accusation, or special presentment of any offense, other than a minor traffic violation? If yes, please explain.
  8. Are you presently or have you ever:
  9. If you selected any of the choices on the previous question, please explain each of the circumstances.
  10. How did you hear about Okeechobee Schools? Select from the list below.
  11. Please describe the event referenced in the previous question.
  12. Are you claiming Veteran's Preference? If yes, submit a copy of your DD-214 to the Human Resources Office.
  13. Have you ever had a report of child abuse or sexual activities involving a minor or K-12 student filed against you? This would include reports to a school district, a state or federal agency, a police agency, or in court?
Notification of Social Security Number Collection and Usage

In compliance with Florida Statute 119.071(5), this document serves to notify you of the purpose for the collection of your social security number. The Okeechobee County School Board will collect and use your social security number only if specifically authorized by law to do so or when it is imperative for the performance of its duties and responsibilities as prescribed by law.



An applicant, employee, vendor, or volunteers social security number may be required for:

Employment Application

Criminal History Check (FDLE, FBI and local law
enforcement agencies)

Department of Homeland Security Federal I-9 form

Federal W4, W2, 1099, and other IRS documents

Federal Social Security taxes (FICA)

Unemployment reports (Florida Department of
Revenue)

Florida Retirement System (FRS) documents and
reports

Workers' Compensation documents and reports

Direct Deposit documents

Authorizations and other documents for optional
retirement programs such as 403(b)

Documents and reports related to Group benefits
such as health, dental, and life insurance

Documents and reports related to supplemental
deductions

Documents and reports for the Florida Department
of Education Bureau of Educator Certification,
Florida Department of Education Bureau of
Professional Practices, and other FLDOE
departments, as required

Documents and reports for the Florida Department
of Children and Families, Florida Department of
Labor, Florida Department of Revenue, and other
local, state and federal agencies, as required

Other purposes specifically required or authorized
by local, state, or federal law
Benefits
Sick Days - 10
Holidays - 6
Florida Retirement System Plan
Fringe Benefits Packet (options include Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Dental, Vision, Cancer)
Health Insurance Available
401 K Plan Available
403 B Plan Available
Attachments
High School Diploma/GED*
2 Yr College Degree/Parapro
TABE or 4-Year Degree
Psnl Reference #1 (Optional)
Psnl Reference #2 (Optional)
References
Non-Instructional Reference Questions: 0 of 5 external references required.

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