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Burrier Early Childhood Center Paraeducator

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 5, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
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Burrier Early Childhood Center Paraeducator

Eastern Kentucky University

Title: Burrier Early Childhood Center Paraeducator

Position Type: Fulltime Staff

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 23R200 - K-12 Programming

Division: 3R0000 - K-12 Programming

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week:

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade:

Retirement: KERS

Contact Person: Vicki Crowe

About the College/Department:

Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

Model Laboratory Schools at Eastern Kentucky University/Burrier Early Childhood Center provide a world-class P-12 educational experience designed to prepare the next generation of leaders. Established in September 1906, Model opened its doors as the first school of its kind in Kentucky as an integral part of the Eastern Kentucky Normal School, which would become Eastern Kentucky University. Model is the only educational laboratory school in the Commonwealth, which has established it as a school of choice throughout the region.

Job Summary/Basic Functions

An EKU Model/Burrier Paraeducator, under the direction of certified educators, performs a variety of skilled instructional functions pertaining to specific student skill development of both special needs and non-identified pupils. Through intense learning experiences, student supervision and academic performance documentation, the Paraeducator assists educators daily in support P-12 student growth, including independent classroom management and instructional services, and pre-service learning for EKU students. Paraeducators must meet job description requirements, including physical, such as standing, walking and being able to lift up to 40 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications



Licensure & Certifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

At least one year of experience working with youth in an organized setting supplemented with some instructional experience in a classroom environment service children and parents, preferably inclusive of special needs and multicultural students.

Job Duties:
  • 80% - Provide student instruction under the direction of certified educators. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Provide supervision and guidance for students, and assist in accompanying students to assigned areas. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Assist with additional job functions that arise as requested/assigned. - (Essential)

Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions: For this type of employment, state law requires a national and state criminal history background check and a letter provided by the individual, from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services stating the applicant has no administrative findings of child abuse or neglect found through a background check of child abuse and neglect records maintained by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Early Childhood Center paraeducators must have children's first aid, CPR, and health and safety certificates or obtain these credentials within the first month of hire.

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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