Para-Educator, Special Education Programs

Posted: Continuous 2012-11-19
Closes: 12/05/2012
Project Choice - Clio Carter Middle School

The para-educator is responsible for assisting certificated staff, licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and other ancillary staff in the support of instructional, health-related, recreational and prevocational/job training activities in the assigned area of responsibility for students with disabilities.  The para-educator may be assigned to one classroom or as a one-on-one assistant to a student or to a variety of assignments depending on the needs of students.  Para-educators can perform one or more of these functions as assigned by the supervisor.    
One (1) position available in a Project Choice Classroom - Clio Carter Middle School

Salary - according to the para-educator salary schedule - minimum $15.52 - $16.28
Genesee Intermediate Educational Support Personnel Association membership
Health insurance and life insurance after one full day of employment; dental, vision, and disability insurance after successful completion of 90 working days.    

Education requirement:
High school diploma or equivalent required.  Sixty (60) semester hours college credit if experience qualification below is not met.  Coursework in child development, education, psychology, social work or field related to special education preferred.  Valid Michigan driver's license preferred.  Proven ability to maintain safe driving record.
Experience requirement:
Minimum of two years (1,920 hours) successful, documented work experience providing direct care services/instructional support for persons with special needs required if educational requirement above is not met.  Work experience in a childcare or educational program preferred.  Work experience with children or adults in a group home or foster care facility specializing as a caregiver for residents with special needs may also be considered.  Experience with students and/or adults with cognitive impairment, severe multiple impairment, autism spectrum disorders, emotional impairment or early childhood developmental delay, relevant to the vacancy as posted, preferred.
Applications accepted through December 5, 2012

Current bargaining unit employees who wish to apply for the vacancy should apply online using the job postings  link accessible from the home page of the GISD website.  Under the job postings category, select the link titled Current Genesee ISD Employees - click here for vacancies, located under the "Internal Staff" heading. 
All other candidates should complete and submit the online employment application and upload a resume.

  • If you meet the requirements through your work experience, upload a copy of your resume.
  • If you meet the requirements through your education, upload a copy of your resume and college transcripts.  Transcripts printed from the Internet are not acceptable.
  • If you do not have access to a scanner, be prepared to provide the required documentation if you are selected for an interview.


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