Para educator at NCECBVI

ESU 4, representing school districts in Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties, is accepting applications for a para educator at NCECBVI in Nebraska City. ESU 4 offers an outstanding salary and benefit package. For more information regarding this position, please contact Sally Schreiner. View the complete job description


  • High School Diploma

Preferred Requirements:

  • Classroom experience
  • Experience working with individuals with disablilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge consultation protocol and process of calling on LEAs, ESUs, and parents; basic technology for documentation and communication; facility operations; instructional techniques and principles of child development.
  • Basic skills related to problem-solving, time management, organization, and communication; presenting educational content to students; self-motivated and self-starter; flexible; and cooperatively working with others as a team player.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer in order to complete all functions of daily operations and communication related to the job position; and willingness to learn Braille; learn current technology devices and applications specific for those with disabilities; follow written and verbal instructions; physical ability to lift and/or transfer students; be dependable and prompt in work attendance; present a positive role model for students.
  • Coordinate with other professional and support staff in providing best practices for students; involvement in professional development activities and network with others; and maintain confidentiality of student records.
  • Completion of required training including: State of Nebraska Defensive Driving Course; Pupil Transportation Courses and Permits (may include small vehicle and school mini bus); CPR Certification and Medication Administration; Suicide Prevention, Mandt Training, and online Blindness Basics Course.
  • Represent ESU 4 and the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired in a professional manner in dress, attitude, and actions.

Primary Function:

  • Work directly with teachers and staff to assist with all instructional tasks and activities for students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist teachers and related service providers in carrying out lesson plans, IEP goals and objectives, and instruction for students.
  2. Prepare instructional materials for classroom teachers.
  3. Assist in collecting data and documentation regarding student progress.
  4. Maintain confidentiality of student information and records.
  5. Provide supervision of students in all settings.
  6. Use appropriate communication, modeling, prompting, and approved positive behavior management techniques and programs.
  7. Assist students with physical and personal needs such as feeding, toileting, and personal hygiene and includes physical lifting, transferring, and positioning students in a safe, effective manner.
  8. Transport and accompany students to mainstreamed classes in the local school districts as needed. Coordinate instructional needs with NCECBVI educators.
  9. Transport and supervise students in the community for vocational and work site training, community outings, and field trips.
  10. Assist with dining and social skills instruction during breakfast and lunch meals.
  11. Participate in staff development opportunities when appropriate.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Work Agreement:

  • 185 days (school year)
  • Pay based on experience

Applications will be open until the position is filled. Start date will begin with the 2022-2023 school year. Please send a request for the application form. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Sally Schreiner, Campus Administrator
824 10th Ave.; PO Box 129
Nebraska City, NE 68410