In-Building Floating Support - Poudre High School

Poudre School District Fort Collins, CO
high school education operating special education teacher learning materials procedures staff members safety integrated services instruct administrators
January 20, 2023
Poudre School District
Fort Collins, CO
Responsible for providing building level substitute coverage for licensed and classified positions. May include

stepping in as an integrated services/special education paraprofessional, instructional paraprofessional, or licensed teacher in the

absence of the regular teacher or paraprofessional. Instruct students, facilitate student learning, provide general assistance and

support to school building as directed by building administrators as needed for student supervision and instructional needs.

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. Frequency of

duties, percent of time and work year may vary based on department or building assignment.

Description of Job Tasks

1. Provide building level substitute coverage for licensed classrooms, provide instruction to students as outlined in lesson

plans, and use materials provided to attain lesson goals. Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.

2. Provide building level substitute coverage for Integrated Services/Special Education Paraprofessional, or Instructional

Paraprofessional positions. Assist the General Classroom or Special Education Teacher with implementing instruction

and reinforcing learning skills in individual or small groups, adapting curriculum to individual student needs, monitoring

and enforcing acceptable social and physical behavior, implementing daily and long range lessons and activities to meet

student needs.

3. Maintain established routine of the school and classroom procedures, maintains a safe and orderly environment and takes

all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities. Maintains reasonable

rules of conduct which encourage self-discipline and responsibility.

4. Monitor students in classroom and during breaks, lunch, recess, time outs, on field trips, getting on and off the bus, etc.

Reinforce school-wide discipline procedures.

5. Collaborate with teachers and staff members ahead of time for planned absences and coverage needs. Plan as necessary

with staff members to provide coverage throughout the building. Communicate regularly with school administrators on

building coverage needs.

6. Assist staff members and/or administration with special projects.

7. Attend appropriate in services, building meetings, training, IEP meetings, parent conferences and/or school functions.

8. Attend work and arrive in a timely manner.

9. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, teaching or related field strongly preferred

  • One to two years of related experience

  • Experience working with special needs students preferred

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable

2407 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521 • phone: (970) 490-3488



  • Criminal background check required for hire

  • Colorado Department of Education Substitute Authorization required; Colorado Department of Education Teaching

licenses or Special Services Provider License preferred

  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) required within 1 month of hire


  • Oral and written communication skills

  • English language skills

  • Interpersonal relations skills

  • Mathematical skills including basic calculations and application of basic math concepts

  • Bilingual oral and written communication skills may be required or preferred

  • Ability and desire to work with students with various moderate to severe physical disabilities, emotional disabilities and

special needs, including assisting with personal health and hygiene

  • Ability to diffuse volatile student situations

  • 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, Superintendent policies, and building and department


  • 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


  • 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,




Direct reports: This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

  • Responsible for supervising the behavior and well-being of students

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands, work environment factors and mental

functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions

of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3

Stand x

Walk x

Sit x

Use hands to finger, handle or feed x

Reach with hands and arms x

Climb or balance x

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None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3

Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl x

Talk x

Hear x

Taste x

Smell x

WEIGHT and FORCE DEMANDS: Amount of Time

None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3

Up to 10 pounds x

Up to 25 pounds x

Up to 50 pounds x

Up to 100 pounds x

More than 100 pounds x


None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3

Compare x

Analyze x

Communicate x

Copy x

Coordinate x

Instruct x

Compute x

Synthesize x

Evaluate x

Interpersonal Skills x

Compile x

Negotiate x


None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3

Wet or humid conditions (non-weather) x

Work near moving mechanical parts x

Work in high, precarious places x

Fumes or airborne particles x

Toxic or caustic chemicals x

Outdoor weather conditions x

Extreme cold (non-weather) x

Extreme heat (non-weather) x

Risk of electrical shock x

Work with explosives x

Risk of radiation x

Vibration x


No special vision requirements.

Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) x

Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more) x

Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

Peripheral vision x

Depth perception

Ability to adjust focus x

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NOISE LEVEL: Exposure Level

Very quiet


Moderate x


Very Loud

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