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Itinerant Special Education Assistant

Prince George's County Public Schools-1
Brandywine, MD, US
Closing date
Sep 29, 2021

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Job Title:
Itinerant Special Education Assistant (10-Month)

Brandywine, MD, US

Organization Name:
Brandywine Elementary School

Department Description:


Under the general supervision of the building principal, the employee must perform tasks in schools that support the teaching and learning process for students or small group of students with special needs. Assignment will consist of assisting one or more teachers or teaching teams in multiple locations.

Brief Description:

This is a Local 2250 ACE/AFSCME, 10-Month Position, Pay Table 700, Grade 9

Hourly Range: $14.33 - $27.00 (external candidates may not be placed above Step 6, $18.50, due to contractual requirements)

CLOSING DATE: September 28, 2021

Bilingual candidates and candidates working with children with special needs are encouraged to apply.

Detailed Description:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each specific duty satisfactorily.
  • Support inclusive opportunities for students with IEP's in various school settings;
  • Perform required record keeping tasks such as data collection; maintain records or logs as appropriate;
  • Perform routine housekeeping tasks and perform monitoring to tasks as appropriate;
  • Address children's personal care needs as well as learning and behavioral needs under the direction of classroom teacher(s) or program coordinator;
  • Participate in a wide variety of activities that meet the developmental learning needs of students with disabilities;
  • Maintain an attractive, safe, appropriate environment as required by the local educational agency;
  • Communicate effectively with all school personnel (i.e. administrators, classroom teacher, support staff, related services providers, coordinator, parents, students and the community);
  • Assist with emergency care situations;
  • Attend staff meetings, parent orientation/conferences; and
  • Commit to continued learning and professional development and training.

  • Job Requirements:


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Must be at least 21 years old;
  • General knowledge of COMAR and PGCPS philosophy, regulations, standard operating procedures and expectations;
  • Ability to be flexible in regards to change in assignments within location, or from location to location;
  • Ability to conduct oneself with professionalism, dignity, respect, acceptance and care in all situations; and
  • Ability to perform all tasks designated necessary to the implementation of the program (including sitting on the floor and lifting small children and equipment).


    High school diploma required with a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with students with special needs.


    None required.


    No direct supervisory responsibilities.


    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

    Additional Details:

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALI Case No. 2011-LCA-0026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

    How To Apply:


    To submit an application online select apply.

    Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the Employee Services Center at 301-780-2191.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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