Special Education Assistants

at North East ISD

San Antonio, TX

Posted on Sep. 9, 2016

Full Time

Work Schedule: 179 Days
Work Type: Regular Full-Time
Exempt: No
Pay Grade: I2

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• High School Diploma or Equivalent*
• Completion of forty-eight (48) college hours at an accredited college or university and/or possess an Associate's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university
(Required for employment in Title I schools only)
• One month related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Training in behavior management and restraint techniques as prescribed by the District

*High School Diplomas and college/university degrees must be obtained from an accredited program or university approved by the United States Department of Education and the Texas Education Agency.


CERTIFICATION:
• Paraprofessional Certification as required by the State Board and the District

PRIMARY PURPOSE SUMMARY:
• Help meet the physical and instructional needs of individual students with disabilities inside and outside the classroom.
• Assist with the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEP), including self help, behavior management and instruction programs. • Work under general supervision of principal and immediate direction of certified teacher.
• Paraprofessionals may provide instruction provided they are working under the direct supervision of a "highly qualified teacher" (Title I Schools Only).

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Helps meet individual needs of students with disabilities by providing appropriate physical and academic support.
2. Transfers students to and from wheelchairs, lifts/positions, signs or interprets instructions for them.
3. Helps students take care of physical needs and personal care including feeding, bathroom needs and personal hygiene.
4. Assists assigned students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom - may include lunchroom, bus and playground duty.
5. Helps manage the behavior of assigned students.
6. Intervenes in crisis situations and, using approved techniques, physically restrains disruptive students as needed.
7. Actively pursues running children in order to maintain student control, safety and well-being.
8. Conducts instructional exercises assigned by the teacher.
9. Assists in the implementation of modifications and accommodations for students with disabilities.
10. Provides support to students in various areas as directed by the teacher.
11. Helps teacher prepare instructional materials and classroom displays.
12. Helps maintain a neat and orderly classroom.
13. Helps with inventory, care and maintenance of equipment.
14. Helps teacher keep records and prepares required reports as directed by the teacher.
15. Provides orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.
16. Assumes responsibility for learning and adapting to each student's special medical, physical, communicative, academic and/or emotional needs.
17. Keeps teacher informed of special needs or problems of individual students.
18. Participates in professional development programs, faculty meetings and special events as assigned.
19. Maintains confidentiality of information.
20. Reports to work on time every day.
21. Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and drug testing
• Meet a rigorous standard of quality and be able to demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and readiness, and mathematics or as appropriate, reading readiness and mathematics readiness (Title I Schools Only)
• Ability to lift 100 pounds with assistance *
• Ability to work well with children
• Ability to work with children with disabilities
• Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
• Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and to communicate effectively

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
• The employee frequently is required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee is required to walk or run to maintain control of students.
• The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance.
• This position requires the lifting of students.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
• The individual must pass a pre-employment physical examination to include vision, hearing, alcohol and drug testing.

Not all applicants will be interviewed.

NORTH EAST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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