Instructional Assistant – SPED

Employer
Westminster Public Schools-1
Location
Westminster, CO, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 22, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, Special Education Teacher, Support Staff, Teaching Assistant / Aide
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  • Position Type:
    ESP - Instructional Assistant

  • Date Posted:
    10/13/2021

  • Location:
    WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL

  • Closing Date:
    Until filled

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    7.5 hours per day, 181 days per year
    CLASSIFICATION: INST 02 ($20.90-$24.68 per hour)

    Apply online at mywps.org. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS & RESUMES RECEIVED IN LIEU OF APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    *High school diploma or equivalent. Must complete the SEPA training within 90 calendar days of employment.
    *Work primarily with students who have significant cognitive and behavioral disabilities, including autism
    *Must pass various pre-employment background and screenings (external applicants only)
    *Obtain CPI training & certification
    *Must have or be willing to obtain First Aide/CPR certification
    *Must possess strong work ethic and positive work attitude
    *Demonstrate excellent student rapport skills
    *Ability to communicate, interact, work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
    *Must adhere to confidential requirements of the student, per FERPA
    *Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the work place, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator
    *Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier fax machine, e-mail, desktop/laptop computer, assistive tech devices
    *Experience and skills working with culturally diverse populations desired
    *Once an initial selection has been made, the candidate will be required to demonstrate having COVID immunization.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
    *Provide instructional support for students with IEPs both inside and outside the general classroom
    *Ensure and support student safety, student supervision, in-school transport, and personal care (e.g., toileting, medical, feeding) of students that require it
    *Modify assignments/projects to students' level of understanding per their disability
    *Paper management (copies, communication notebooks, grading, progress monitoring, etc.)
    *Serve as a scribe for students that require it
    *Participate in required training/professional development offered by the District
    *Perform other duties as assigned

    Westminster Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. District policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability. Complaints in these matters should be addressed to the Chief of Staff, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, CO 80030, phone: (303) 428-3511. Although the position is based at a school/department, the employer is Westminster Public Schools.

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