Anticipated LPN Paraprofessional

Wayne Public Schools | Wayne, NJ


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Posted Date 11/16/2022
Expiration Date12/31/2022
  1. Graduation from an approved school of nursing; possess and maintain a valid license as a Licensed Practical Nurse under the laws of the State of New Jersey. 
  2. Successful experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse and experience working with children preferred. 
  3. Knowledge of child growth and development, community and family dynamics, sanitation, hygiene and universal precautions, wellness and other current health issues, health-related confidentiality issues and community health and social services resources. 
  4. Effective problem-solving, human relations, and verbal and written communication skills. 
  5. AED Certified
    The Licensed Practical Nurse shall be appointed, by a majority vote of the Board of Education, on an annual basis, and shall not be eligible for tenure.
    The Licensed Practical Nurse shall be directly responsible to: the Principal or other administrator of the building to which s/he is assigned; to the Director and Supervisor of Special Services; and to the Supervisor of Health Services.  Where appropriate, the Licensed Practical Nurse shall take direction from the school nurse(s) assigned to his/her building.
  2. JOB GOAL: 
    Within the scope of his/her professional licenses, provides health services to special education students and those with medical needs requiring specialized care within the scope of his/her professional license, as directed – supervised by the Supervisor of Health Services and/or the building certified school nurse.  Shall perform such other appropriate duties as may be required by law or assigned by authorized District personnel.

  1.  Renders first aid for illnesses and injuries, including implementation of an approved Asthma Action Plan and Individualized Health Care Plan as needed.
  2. Transports or accompanies ill or injured students to/from home or hospital when authorized and consistent with Board policy.
  3. Assists other District personnel in the identification and evaluation of the health and medical needs of students who have disabilities and/or assists the school nurse in providing for such health and medical needs.
  4. In accordance with Board policy, promotes a healthy and safe school environment by assisting the administration and staff to maintain safe and sanitary conditions throughout the building; reports problems promptly to the building administrator and corrects, or assists with the correction of those problems as needed.
  5. Remains abreast of current developments in the health field through literature review, continuing education and participation in professional development activities. 
  1. Provide support services under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher.
  2. Assist with classroom management, such as organizing instructional and other materials.
  3. Provide support in a library or media center.
  4. Assist certificated staff with required reports and student class paperwork.
  5. Assist students prior to, during and immediately after district transportation.
  6. Attend workshops and/or in-service training provided by the assigned department.
  7. Escort students to restrooms and provides assistance when necessary.  Depending on assignment diapering and direct facilitation of toileting may be required.
  8. Assist students on the playground.
  9. Assist students during activities which take place outside the classroom.
  10. Accompany the certificated teacher and/or administrator in student related extracurricular activities.
  11. Witness the actions of students and provide input regarding their behavior to certificated personnel.
  12. Communicate to and work with the Child Study Teams.
  13. Accept overnight assignments as directed.
  14. Perform other related duties as required.
  15. Read student Individualized Educational Programs and related documents and implements requirements of same under the direction of the certificated staff.
  16. Maintain confidentiality of students and related family information.

  1. Assists special education students and students with medical needs requiring specialized care prior to, during and immediately after District transportation.
  2. Assists the bus/van driver in maintaining appropriate student conduct on the vehicle in order to ensure a safe environment.
  3. Ensures that all students have seatbelts fastened when riding on a bus/van vehicle; ensures that wheelchairs are securely fastened.
  4. Assists driver with moving wheelchair students on and off the vehicle.
  5. Assists driver in providing written records of violations of the student code to the Transportation Supervisor and/or the building Principal.
  6. Collects and deposits with the school secretary those personal items left on the school bus by students. 
Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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