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Paraprofessional/Language facilitator-Eckhart Elementary

at Trinidad School District Number 1

Posted: 4/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 194
Keywords: office

Job Description


Language Facilitator  

The language facilitator is a paraprofessional who serves a student on a daily basis who is deaf and hard of hearing. The language facilitator helps the student with specific and appropriate strategies to support access to the curriculum, his/her peers, and school environment. Job responsibilities for the language facilitator may include:

  • Helping a student reach his/her language potential. Input language throughout the day
  • Help student expand his/her vocabulary
  • Facilitate communication between your student and others in the school, including hearing peers
  • Giving student with hearing loss equal access to the information that he/she might miss due to the hearing loss
  • Attend HI and SLP (speech and language pathologist) sessions. This can include planning activities with input from the classroom teacher and the HI teacher or SLP
  • Responsible for daily maintenance and use of auditory equipment
  • Assist with record keeping and data collection
  • Foster independence in all areas

SUMMARY: Responsible for supporting deaf and hard of hearing students, school staff, peers and others by facilitating communication,

spoken and signed, through the use of language facilitation. Tutor academic classes and lessons as needed under the supervision of a Licensed Teacher.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 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

  1. Facilitate all communication between deaf and hard of hearing students, staff, peers and others

by using appropriate sign language.  If skilled in this area, use sign language appropriate for learning level of

students, and adapt sign language level and/or mode to meet the communication needs of

students. Ensure appropriate logistics for background noise levels, environmental lighting,

student seating and use of adaptive devices. Scribe for students that are receiving the service

as stated on their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

  1. Tutor academic classes and lessons as needed under the supervision of a Licensed Teacher.
  2. Record daily documentation of all student-related activity. Maintain required records and


  1. Prepare instructional visual/tactile aids and prepare for future lessons.
  2. Consult with team to ensure student is meeting current IEP goals.
  3. Attend work and arrive in a timely manner.
  4. Advocate for students by communicating students’ social, emotional and academic progress

and needs with appropriate staff and by assisting staff and peers in understanding hearing

loss/deaf culture, sign language rates and use of interpreters/tutors.

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.


One to two years of related experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable


Criminal background check required for hire

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) required within the year of hire


  • Oral and written communication skills
  • English language skills
  • Fluency in and skill using American Sign Language (ASL), Pidgin Signed English (PSE), Manually Coded English (MCE)

               and Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE)

  • Interpersonal relations skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Personal computer and keyboarding skills? Bilingual oral and written communication skills may be required or preferred
  • Ability to interpret receptively and expressively
  • Knowledge of students with special needs
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, use time efficiently, demonstrate attention to detail, follow
  • instructions and respond to management direction
  • Ability to maintain honesty and integrity in all aspects of the job
  • Ability and willingness to adhere to attendance requirements, including regular and punctual employee presence
  • Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and building and department procedures
  • Ability to participate and work in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and

educational backgrounds

  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator


  • Operating knowledge of and experience with deaf and hard of hearing adaptive services and equipment
  • Basic operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers, peripherals and media equipment
  • Basic operating knowledge of and experience with office software
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, E-mail, etc.

Contract Terms:
____ Work Days / __ Hour days (flexible hours)
Salary -
Benefits -


Primary Location: Eckhart Elementary

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)