Sp. Ed. Assistant (Bridge Room) 90% EA-26-12/13
Posting Date: June 12, 2012
Persons applying for and receiving the available position will be notified by Human Resources and will be placed at the proper time. Educational Assistants that are interested and have the qualifications, please complete an Educational Assistant Transfer Card (available at all schools as well as Human Resources) and send it to Human Resources no later than 3:00 PM on June 25, 2012. |
POSITION LOCATION PAY GRADE HOURS Per WEEK EFFECTIVE
Sp. Ed. Assistant 90% Fratt Elementary Master 33.75 August 29, 2012
High school diploma or equivalent plus secondary education leading to teacher certification preferred.
Two (2) years experience in working with students who require Special Education programming.
No Child Left Behind Highly Qualified status (48 college credits or a 2-year degree) is required. Current educational assistant candidates may use passing District test and evaluation scores to fulfill this requirement.
State of Wisconsin, Special Education certification is required by the successful candidate. There is a fee of $75.00 for a five year license and renewals are necessary as long as you remain in Special Education.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
1. Understand that there are potential aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviors by students.
2. Recognizes the sensitive nature of the work and have due regard for confidentiality.
3. Familiar with organization and operation of school.
4. Work well with medically fragile students.
5. Work well with students, staff, and public.
6. Organize and prioritize work load.
7. Work with little or no supervision.
8. Good independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
9. Identify similarities/differences in comparing colors, forms, and sounds.
10. Able to stand and walk constantly.
11. Ability to reach/stoop/kneel.
12. Have patience and initiative.
13. Willingness and ability to follow detailed verbal and written directives.
14. Good oral and written communication skills.
15. Demonstrated experience working with students with educational autism.
16. Aware and sensitive to the needs of students, including those of autistic children.
17. Work well under directions from two or more supervisors.
18. Must be creative and resourceful.
19. A positive role model for students.
20. A positive attitude toward education.
21. Dependable, punctual and have a good attendance record.
22. Must have satisfactory evaluations.
23. Willing to update educational skills and attend training(s).
24. Physical stamina, and the ability to reach, stoop/kneel, crouch/crawl, push/pull, lift/carry, climb/balance, stand and walk.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Responsibilities will include working with student(s) that may require close adult supervision, based on the needs outlined in the student(s)’ IEP (Individual Education Plan). When feasible, responsibilities would also include assisting other students as needed.
2. Discusses assigned instructional materials with teacher to coordinate instructional efforts.
3. Plans, prepares, and develops teaching aids such as bulletin boards, art media, etc. under teacher's direction.
4. Work productively within students’ learning style(s).
5. Assist students individually or in groups with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts.
6. Anticipate students’ behavior before they occur and intervene to stop potentially dangerous or injurious behaviors.
7. Assist in keeping order in the classrooms.
8. Operate duplicating equipment to reproduce instructional materials.
9. Supervise student to and from class, during lunch, recess, and bus loading.
10. Assist with supervision during emergency situations.
11. Devote attention to children needing discipline and special attention.
12. Consistently reinforce disciplinary and corrective guidelines.
13. Assist with promoting students’ participation in the classroom activities.
14. Provide and teach students primary personal and health care needs.
15. Clean tables, mats, chairs, and equipment.
16. Escort student to and from class.
17. Assist teacher with behavioral objectives.
18. Assist with supervision during emergency situations.
19. Assist students with writing and adaptive equipment.
20. Track students’ progress to provide information to teachers for instruction/reinstruction.
21. Assist the teacher in preparing, organizing and distributing instructional materials.
The job description as written will cover the most significant duties/responsibilities but does not exclude other work as assigned.
Persons applying for and receiving the available position will be notified by Human Resources and will be placed at the proper time.
It is the policy of the Racine Unified School District not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital or parental status, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability in its education programs, admissions policies and practices, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendment, and Wisconsin Statute 118.13.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER