Special Education Associate
- Under the supervision and with the instruction of the teacher, assist in students individual and small and large group instruction.
- Supervise students in the lunchroom, restrooms, halls, playground and in those areas as directed.
- Support and implements the district curriculum, standards, and benchmarks.
- Assist in the preparation of instructional materials as directed by the teacher.
- Assist in field trips as directed by teacher.
- Be patient with students; utilizing firmness, friendliness and fairness.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Know emergency procedures for the building and classrooms within which you work.
- Report incidents of unusual nature to teachers and principal.
- Provides active communication and positive relationships with parents and community members, including but not limited to, Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
- Assist in the planning and delivery of social/emotional/behavioral school-wide programming.
- Participate in professional training as requested.
- Serve as a member of the building crisis response team as requested.
- Follow district policies.
$200 SIGN ON BONUS after successful completion of 90 days. Starting wage $10 per hour with wage increases for those who work in medically sensitive positions or have a Para Professional Certification through the Board of Educational Examiners. Full Benefits+ Holiday pay, paid sick/family leave, 2 personal days per yr, up to 5 days bereavement leave. The district paid Health Insurance with 3 different plans to choose from, additional cost for premium plans.
High school courses important to the position:
Teen Insights, Foods, and Nutrition, Child Development, Occupational Child Care 1, 2. Child Care Internship, Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition ECE 133, Sociology, Psychology 1, 2, AP Psychology, Spanish, French. Kirkwood College Classes: Pre-Education, Pre-Social Worker, Patient Care.
Training, certifications, or degree needed to qualify for the position:
No experience necessary.
Specific skills that your business recognizes as fundamental to employment (life skills):
Ability to work with physically impaired and special needs students on a daily basis. Able to react quickly and calmly when an emergency arises. Knowledge of IEP procedures, physical therapy and/or occupational therapy programs. Knowledge and use of assistive devices such as wheelchairs and walkers. Ability to communicate with extreme patience to students with special needs or behavioral problems. Work with individuals toward IEP goals. Ability to explain and participate in daily activities. Must be able to interact in a positive manner with students, faculty, parents and other staff members.
Advancement opportunities in the company:
Secretarial, Custodian, Coaching, Social Work, Teaching, Counselor and Administration.