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 JOB POSTING

PARAPROFESSIONAL, FAMILY ROOM LIAISON (#160545)

Omaha Public Schools

Omaha, Nebraska (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3727883
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: November 23, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Paraprofessional - Family Room Liaison


QUALIFICATIONS


 


•An Associate's degree, OR completion of 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours at an institution of higher learning, OR demonstrated proficiency in the ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing and mathematics via state or locally approved competency test.


• Evidence of good mental and physical health.


• Dependable with good work attendance record.


• Must be able to lift 50pounds.


 


OTHER INFORMATION


 


Reports to: Building Principal


Work Schedule: 183 days


Salary Schedule: $13.61 per hour


Hours to Work: 8.0 hours per day


 


          


Performance Responsibilities:


  1. Ability to communicate and establish good relationships with children, parents, school staff and community persons.
  2. High regard for the importance of positive school and community involvement.
  3. Sensitive to gender and cultural differences.
  4. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information.
  5. Ability to retrieve and organize materials.
  6. Ability to be self-motivated, resourceful and dependable.
  7. Ability to work with a flexible program.
  8. Use creativity to develop activities.
  9. Demonstrates a positive attitude toward school environment.

10. Has an excellent understanding of appropriate language usage.


11. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.


12. Other duties as assigned


 


A family resource room in schools will serve as the focal point for encouraging and enhancing family and community involvement.  The liaison is required to complete a training sessions with additional in-services.  Liaisons will be required to participate in special activities determined by the coordinating team.  Some evening duties will be required, i.e., parent/teacher conferences, parenting activities, open house, etc.


 


Candidates need to have an application completed and an interview to determine the necessary qualifications for this position.


 


 


NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


 


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Employer Description

    About Omaha Public Schools

    Omaha Public Schools: where every child is known, loved, and inspired! As a large urban public school district, our mission is to prepare all students to excel in college, career and life. Our programs are just as diverse as the students we serve. Our district consists of 63 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 7 high schools, 1 virtual school, and 13 alternative programs. We enroll more than 53,000 students from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. We serve more than 17,000 English Language Learners. Our student population speaks 120 different languages. We meet all students where they are. We work with our gifted and talented students by providing a wide array of enrichment programs. Students have opportunities for advanced studies in essentially every subject area, including all core curriculum, music, art and physical education. Students across all grade levels have optimal educational opportunities. Our magnet schools offer special instruction in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), dual language, college readiness, law and global studies. We offer more than 20 career academy programs ranging from urban agriculture and natural sciences to health occupations, culinary arts, zoology, automotive technology, digital video production and welding. We also offer a wide array of programs in visual and performing arts from opportunities like pottery and 3D-design to show choirs and marching bands. We are innovators in the world of educational technology. We are the first district in Nebraska certified to teach digital citizenship. During the 2016-2017 school year, we established the first virtual K-8 school in the state of Nebraska and have since expanded this to K-12. Through online and face-to-face learning opportunities our students are empowered to take ownership of their learning. A well-rounded athletic and physical education program has produced professional athletes and Olympic gold medalists, while instilling in all students the importance of "fitness for life." Our students learn to work and play side-by-side, sharing discoveries and solving problems together. Omaha families value education and expect a great deal from their children and their schools. Our test scores exceed the national average for large school districts. Students have consistently improved test scores on their Nebraska State Assessment (NeSA) tests throughout the past six years. Omaha Public Schools is the third largest employer in the state, with more than 8,000 full-time employees who are involved in the daily operation of our schools. Our teaching staff has an average of 10 years experience and nearly 60 percent hold advanced degrees. Internationally known financier Warren Buffett, annually listed among the wealthiest Americans, has established a coveted award, the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award, to honor teachers in the Omaha Public Schools. Many of our teachers have won Nebraska Teacher of the Year Awards, Presidential Excellence awards and other national, regional and local citations. For further information, visit our website at district.ops.org or contact us at 531-299-0240 Learn more about us...


    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • OPS Human Resources
    • 3215 Cuming Street
    • Omaha, Nebraska 68131-2021

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