Paraprofessional, Positive Action Center (PAC) Part-Time
Company: Omaha Public Schools
Posted on: May 5, 2021
Position Effective for the 21/22 School Year (Beginning August
2021) Job Title: Paraprofessional, Positive Action Center (PAC)
Position Purpose: Primary responsibilities are to maintain a caring
and instructional climate by providing students with a positive
neutral environment to learn responsibility, to employ re-teaching
opportunities with a variety of prevention and intervention
strategies, and to build confidence in the student's ability to
apply skills they have learned to live situations by accepting
logical consequences. This individual may also work to provide
academic assistance and work with teachers to collect assignments.
Essential Performance Responsibilities
- Ability to interact and communicate with PAC
administrator/trainers, students, staff, and parents in a
courteous, professional manner.
- Record data for factual documentation, accountability, and
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to perform a variety of assigned record keeping
- Ability to serve as a positive, mature role model.
- Collaborates with teachers to collect assignments and provide
- Maintains an instructional focus among students in the
- Willingness to learn alternative methods of dealing with
inappropriate school behavior.
- Exercises crisis management methodologies and strategies to
determine hostile behaviors leading to conflicts and to ensure the
safety of surrounding students and staff.
- Works with and understands the needs of a diverse student
- Maintains a calm and professional demeanor in all
circumstances.Additional Duties Performs other related tasks as
assigned by supervisor and other central office administrators as
designated by the Superintendent. Equipment: This position may
require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to
basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and
fax machine. Must always comply with OPS's guidelines for equipment
use. Travel: Limited local travel may be required. Physical and
Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and
- Work in an office environment and school buildings.
- Ability to lift, move and reposition objects and materials-
frequently exerting force equal to lifting fifty (25)
- Contact with personnel within the district and with students
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department
supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability
to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and
maintain a positive attitude with all customers and
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers
in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive
customer service.Employee Punctuality and Appearance
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are
expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled
hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has
received approved leave.
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from
the employee's supervisor or building administrator.
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a
manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and
is appropriate for their position. Knowledge, Skills, and
- An Associates 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
- Previous PAC or ISS/SSC experience preferred.
- Evidence of good mental and physical health.
- Ability to perform as a team member.
- Ability to follow oral and written directions.
- Reliable transportation needed.
- One or more years of job-related experience or its equivalent
- Excellent attendance and work record.
- Ability to work with and meet individual needs of all
- Ability to comply with the OPS discipline, philosophy, and
guidelines.Reports To: School Building Principal Work Schedule/FLSA
Status: 5.5 hours per day, Monday-Friday, 10 month,
Non-ExemptSalary Schedule: Wages are administered consistent with
the negotiated agreement and Board adopted salary structure. Terms
of EmploymentThis position is treated as a full-time non-exempt
classified position. The terms of your employment will be governed
by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska public
school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies
may change from time to time. If your position is represented by a
collective bargaining representative, then your employment will
also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that
collective bargaining representative. The offer of employment is
- Obtaining and providing verification of all licenses,
certificates, and other requirements for the position (e.g.,
Paraprofessionals obtaining "Highly Qualified status," etc.), as
identified and maintaining all licenses, certificates, and
requirements for your position throughout employment.
- A background check which demonstrates to OPS that background is
acceptable for the position.
- Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work
in the United States.
- Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (if
required for position offered).
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required
for position offered).
- Successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination
to determine ability to safely and effectively perform the
essential functions of the position.Omaha Public Schools does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual
orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity,
gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political
affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities,
employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other
designated youth groups. The following individual has been
designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination
policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215
Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. ) The Omaha Public School District
is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in
its services, programs, activities, education and employment for
individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation
in the application process please contact the human resources
department at .
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