Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Jackson Madison County School System strives to develop and prepare our students for excellence in higher education, work and life. With twenty-three schools and the largest school district in West Tennessee outside of Shelby County, Jackson-Madison County School System is committed to providing a quality education to every student that enters through our doors. We are focused on having students finish career ready and believe that every student should graduate high school with options and opportunities.

Our Mission: To provide tomorrow's leaders options and opportunities to succeed by providing a safe, caring, learning environment, working in cooperation with families and the community, and providing appropriate curriculum and effective instruction.

Our Vision: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue options and opportunities and become productive citizens.

Jackson Madison County School System has an immediate opening for an ISS (In-School Suspension) Monitor . The position reports directly to its respective School Principal. Pay rate is based on a District Scale, approved by the District School Board and is commensurate with relevant education and experience.

Position Summary:

The ISS Monitor is responsible for providing supervision and teaching assistance for students assigned to the In-School Suspension Classroom. This individual will maintain solid classroom management standards while encouraging students to focus on assigned classroom work while under his or her care.

Required Qualifications:

The State of Tennessee requires this position to be held by a Highly Qualified Paraprofessional. The Highly Qualified Paraprofessional qualification is defined by the State of Tennessee as having met ONE of the following:

  • Completed at least 48 college semester hours. The state equates 48 semester hours (including remedial courses), as the equivalent of two years of college. Developmental courses may count toward the 48. The state DOES NOT require the coursework or Associate Degree be in any specific subject or field, however the nature of the coursework or degree is left to the discretion of the school system. The coursework MUST have been obtained from an accredited institution of higher education;
  • Obtained an Associate Degree or higher;OR
  • Obtained a High School Diploma or GED AND have successfully Passed the Praxis ParaPro Assessment as the statewide test for paraprofessionals.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Performs task which are in support of the monitoring and supervision of students serving in-school suspension
  • Reinforces the teachers initial instructions
  • Monitors student behavior and maintains discipline while in the in-school suspension classroom
  • Works with individuals and groups of students assigned to the in-school suspension classroom to reinforce instructions previously initiated by the teacher
  • Provides personalized attention and assistance to students to develop or improve skills in academic areas
  • May assist in monitoring a behavior plan for students
  • Confers regularly with teacher(s) to discuss plans, receives professional guidance and facilitates professional evaluation of student progress
  • Assumes continuing responsibility for maintaining the area in which to work with students
  • Shares in performance of routine housekeeping, monitoring of clerical task
  • Maintains appropriate records and reports
  • Adheres to the requirements of confidentiality regarding student information
  • Models mutual respect and appropriate behavior while interacting with students
  • Maintains a professional code of ethics
  • Performs related work as required by the principal

If you are ready to make a positive impact to the students of Jackson Madison County Schools - apply today.

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