Virtual Learning Assistant

Friday, March 29, 2019
Benton Harbor Area Schools
Position Details: 

Virtual Learning Assistant for New Virtual Learning Center!

Position Type: Paraprofessional/Support Staff

Location: Benton Harbor High School - Virtual Learning Center

Hours: Monday-Friday,  9am to 4pm

Benton Harbor Area Schools is need of two Paraprofessionals to assist in the capacity of Virtual Learning Assistants. The “VLAs” will work under the direction of the Virtual Coordinator.

     1.     Minimum of an Associate's degree required
     2.     Advanced training in a field related to child care and/or a minimum of two years experience as an aide or equivalent experience                   
     3.     Demonstrated competencies in areas of interpersonal relationships, communication and organization
     4.     Previous experience with tutoring and/or remediation preferred.

Job Description:

  • Assists the Virtual Coordinator with implementing online learning opportunities.
  • Maintains a positive classroom climate.
  • Is a proponent of alternative methods of content delivery and differentiated instruction.
  • Track student progress during the school year and assists in creating student achievement reports.
  • Encourages students to stay focused and on task while in the learning environment.
  • Assists the Virtual Coordinator with implementing RTI and PBIS.
  • Believes that every student can achieve and advance academically.
  • Takes a personal role in the overall success of the high school program and achievement rate.
  • Monitors the classroom and minimize distractions and disruptions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with learning computer applications and educational software.
  • Effectively participate in meetings, committees, staffings and other required district and building activities
  • Assist in planning and implementation of educational activities.  The paraprofessional, as directed by the teacher, will be responsible for the supervision of the student(s) and will direct, assist, and instruct the student(s) as appropriate.
  • Help maintain instructional area, supplies, equipment and facilities in a clean/safe condition.  This includes cleaning disinfecting classroom environment.
  • Assist Virtual Coordinator and support staff in preparing materials, housekeeping, record keeping and data collection relative to student progress.
  • Provides instruction and training on an individual student basis and in small or large groups.
  • Participates in special instructional activities to meet program and student goals (e.g. loading/unloading buses, physical education, lunchroom supervision, pre-vocational training, transitioning to adult literacy, therapeutic activities, etc.).
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Follows established policies/procedures re: students medical concerns, safety, student rights, emergency/disaster plans and so forth.
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.



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