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[New Job Vacancy] Parapro – Health Aide Grades K-5 job in Jeffco Public Schools, (Jefferson County, CO) – Jobs in Jefferson County, CO

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Company Name :-
Jeffco Public Schools
Position Name :-
Parapro – Health Aide Grades K-5
Company Location :-
Jefferson County, CO
Job Category :
 Education jobs

Full Job Description :-

Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado’s largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!
Jeffco Public Schools is a Single-State Employer. All candidates hired by Jeffco Public Schools must reside within the state of Colorado.


At Powderhorn, we focus on meeting the academic needs of all students while also recognizing the importance of their overall well-being. We maintain unique programming that attends to the whole child, including music, art, physical education, and technology classes for all students. Most importantly, we do this work in partnership with families. As a neighborhood elementary school located in southern Jefferson County serving grades kindergarten through 5th grade, we are proud of the community we have built across home and school. We keep relationships at the center of all we do while learning and growing together.


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Desired Start Date: 08/12/2022
Parapro – Health Aide Annual Position FLSA: Nonexempt FTE: .87500 , Hours/Day: 7.000 , Days/Year: 175 Salary Plan, Grade, Step: Health Aide , T90, 1 Hourly Rate: $15.51, Annual Rate: $21,720.00 Effective as of: 08-16-2021
**Annual salary noted above is based on an 8 hour day and full days worked calendar. Any position that is less than a full FTE/8 hours per day or late start will be prorated accordingly.


The successful new hire or rehired candidate will be responsible to complete and incur the fingerprinting and processing fee of $54.50 through an appropriate fingerprinting vendor and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, within 48 hours of offer acceptance.


SUMMARY: Maintain the management of the school health room and address the health needs of students per district policy and standards of the Department of Health Services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Administer care and monitor injured or ill students within guidelines of District Clinic Management under the support of the District Area Nurse and as identified in the Health Aide Training and Resource Manual. Supervise and manage student behavior while student is in the health room. Administer all medications, within the guidelines of District Policy JLCD, to students and document appropriately as identified in district policy. Health Aide will follow medication administration protocols and guidelines under the Department of Health Services and will be monitored, documented, and audited by the District Area Nurse. Maintain accurate and current student immunization records within Infinite Campus and Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) with the support and guidance of the District Area Nurse. Notify parents via email/letters/phone calls to verify immunization requirements and needs for the student to be compliant with Colorado State Law. Maintain constant and consistent communication with parents regarding medications, injuries, immunization status, vision and hearing screening of students. Maintain the Student Health Log of student visitations to the health room. Maintain and distribute the Individualized Student Health Plans as prepared by the District Area Nurse. Provide ongoing and current updates and alerts regarding student health concerns to the District Area Nurse and school staff. Organize vision and hearing screening/re-screening for students. Refer students for further testing as needed. Compile/compose correspondence under the guidance of District Area Nurse which includes sending letters to parents to inform them of required immunizations and assisting with articles for the school newsletter. Prepare sixth grade student health records for outdoor lab school, including permission forms for medications and organizing the medication and health needs for the students. Prepare student health records for transitions. Perform health and personal need duties as directed by teacher or nurse, including bathroom assistance, diapering, feeding and lifting students. Attend district-provided trainings and professional development as directed. Perform other duties as assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION AND TRAINING: High school diploma/GED required. Must complete the District’s 16 hour training course (New Health Aides) after hire and prior to assuming responsibilities. Jeffco paraprofessional training will be offered upon acceptance of a position and must be completed at first available training opportunity. EXPERIENCE: Knowledge of basic healthcare and some previous office work preferred. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT: Interpersonal communication, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi task as evident by detailed and accurate reporting. Ability to work with students with varied health problems and to demonstrate appropriate judgment of health room management after training. Operating knowledge of and experience with computers and general office equipment. Willingness to learn and assist with delegated duties as necessary. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: CPR and First Aid certifications required (May receive these certifications after hire). Training provided by the district. Health Aide will earn and maintain delegation from District Area Nurse. SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY: This job has no staff supervisory responsibilities. CONTACTS: Daily contact with students to provide a service, with persons in the same work unit/building and parents to resolve problems or negotiate matters, and with the general public to maintain relationships. Daily/weekly contact with District Area Nurse, administration, secretarial staff and all other staff to communicate and assist with coordination of student health concerns at school site. SAFETY TO SELF AND OTHERS: High exposure to disease from bodily fluids due to contact with sick or injured students. Gloves are provided to prevent exposure to bodily fluids. The physical requirements, work environment characteristics, and mental functions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may occasionally be required to run a short distance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with assistance. WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to analyze, communicate, evaluate and use interpersonal skills; frequently required to coordinate, compute, and compile; occasionally required to copy and instruct. JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING: Work is assigned by the administration, District Area Nurse, and school staff bringing sick/injured students to the health room. This position requires judgment to determine severity and urgency of a child’s illness or injury and to take appropriate and timely action. Work is guided by the District Area Nurse, the Student Health Action Plan, district policies, and school procedures and professional judgment. Decision making requires collaboration with District Area Nurse, teachers, staff, school administrators, and parents. Errors in decision making could adversely impact the health and safety of students, staff, and self. Confidentiality is paramount. DIVERSITY OF DUTIES: Duties require cross training from the District Area Nurse in healthcare including appropriate medication administration (i.e. nebulizers, glucose meters, EPI pens). Ability to work with students with special medical needs, student behavior management, computers, and office equipment required.


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The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

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