Posted: Continuous 2012-11-06
Closes: 11/11/2012









Group 3




10 months 40 weeks                                                   27.5 hours per week                                       


Salary Range                                                               $17.00 - $23.18 per hour*

Hiring Range                                                               $17.00 - $21.18 per hour*

                                                                                   LIMITED BENEFITS


Available                                                                     IMMEDIATELY




Minimum of a high school diploma.  Experience working with students with special education needs preferred.  Ability to assist staff by performing instructional, monitoring and/or clerical duties, associated with the classroom education and behavioral development of special education students.  May assist with student in swimming pool or other adaptive physical education activities.  Ability to operate instructional equipment.  Responsible for the physical care of student/s, which may include toileting, diapering (if student/s is not trained), and feeding.  Assist in transportation in school building, including transfer from wheel chair to desk chair or mat.  Assist with range of motion exercises.  Assist with other Special Education Programs within the building as directed.  Ability to deal with children with challenging behavior and to accept direction while being motivated to be creative.  Ability to work one-on-one with a student.  Must be flexible and willing to adapt to student’s needs on a multi-grade level.  Required to ride transportation vehicle.  Computer and clerical skills preferred.  For more details see attached job description.


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The Norwalk Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer.  It hires qualified personnel based upon the individual merits and achievements of applicants and employees.  All hiring decisions are made without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual preference, or physical or mental disability of any applicant.

DE NFEP-2012-18 #1790  2012.11.6




Norwalk Public Schools


Title:                            Special Education Aide


Department:                 Education


Position Definition:

Assists teaching staff by performing instructional, monitoring. or clerical duties associated with the classroom education and behavioral development of special education students.


General Duties:

Receives oral or written instructions from the supervising teacher, organizes work according to school schedule or special program.  Processes referral information for each student.  Maintains student cumulative records.  Presents subject matter to students according to teacher’s lesson plan.  Assists teacher in preparation of materials for instruction.  Distributes lesson plan materials to students.  Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson or skill development assignment.  In specified programs, may provide occupational, or physical therapy assistance according to a prescribed program, and assists students with physical handicaps to participate as full as possible in all school program activities.  Assists in administering and scoring tests which do not require being done by a certified person.  Confers regularly with teacher on progress of students.  Records student progress in teacher log.  Reports work accomplished to supervising teacher


Additional Duties:

Assists in maintaining student order in classroom and hallways.  Operates a variety of office equipment to copy and duplicate instructional and informational materials.  Operates audio-visual equipment.  Operates reproduction and laminating equipment. Collates and distributes materials.  Certain positions may require monitoring students on the school bus and swimming pool.


Supervised By:

Receives general supervision from principal and the Special Education Administrator, and the regular and continuing supervision of specific duties from a teacher.


Qualifications Profile:

The skill and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a high school education and some experience in working with children.  Ability to relate to students, parents, teachers, and staff in a positive effective manner.  Ability to present lesson and remedial materials in a clear and efficient manner.  Ability to acquire skill to operate audio-visual, reproduction, and laminating equipment.  Ability to type.


License or Certificate:

Not applicable.



The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and responsibility.


Norwalk Public Schools

125 East Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06852
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