Aide, Early Childhood Special Education

Employer
Spring Independent School District
Location
Houston, TX, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 27, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, Early Childhood / Daycare Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Support Staff, Teaching Assistant / Aide
Grade Level
Early Childhood
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Job Details

Position Type:
PARAPROFESSIONAL - CAMPUS (CERTIFIED)/AIDE-EARLY CHILDHOOD SPED (ECSE)

  • Date Posted:
    11/5/2021


  • Location:
    HIRSCH ES


  • DAYS: 187
    MIN: $21,393
    MID: $25,163

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    JOB TITLE: Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) - Self Contained

    REPORTS TO: Campus Principal

    WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Nonexempt
    PAY GRADE: Para 4

    PRIMARY PURPOSE :

    The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) - Self Contained Paraprofessional position is designed for the individual who strives to work with students aged three through five who are challenged with low incidence disabilities and are ready to learn skills to function independently in a living and working environment. The ECSE - Bilingual Paraprofessional will assist the special education teacher to provide for language acquisition, physical, academic, social and instructional needs of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, special education setting and community. The work of the ECSE Bilingual Paraprofessional will be guided by the district's curriculum, student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Personal Care plans, federal, state and district policy and procedures.

    All employees of Spring ISD are expected to act with integrity, support and demonstrate our core values, communicate in a clear and respectful manner and seek to continuously improve self- performance and processes.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Required:
    • High school graduate or GED from an accredited institution
    • 48 hours of college coursework
    • Pass Spring Independent School District's NCLB test in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics (Tests are administered after the recommendation for hire)
    • Educational Aide II Certificate (or be willing to obtain)
    • Fluent in English and Spanish


    Preferred:

    • Have obtained an associate's (or higher) degree from an accredited college or university
    • More than one years' experience with children
    • Previous experience as a vocational trainer or teaching aide


    SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

    • Ability to work well with children
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Ability to work with children with disabilities

    Ability to collaborate with employers

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

    • Assist teacher in preparation of instructional materials and classroom displays
    • Assists teacher in implementing instructional plans for developing students' skills language acquisition, beginning literacy, pre-academics, social skills and behaviors appropriate for the school setting
    • Assist teacher in preparing/maintaining records/reports required by Federal, State or local laws/regulations
    • Train, monitor, and coach students in classroom settings.
    • Assist teacher in intervening in crisis situations and restraining disruptive or dangerous student behavior as needed
    • Assist students with physical disabilities according to their needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting or positioning.
    • Assist students with physical needs and personal care including feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene.
    • Assist teacher in working with individual students or small groups
    • Assist in supervision of students throughout the school day
    • Prepares a variety of documents, reports, and written materials to document student progress and performance
    • Inform teacher of special needs or problems of individual students
    • Transports students, using a district vehicle
    • Participate in staff development and faculty meetings as assigned
    • Perform all other duties as assigned


    WORKING/SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

    The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, reaching/repetitive hand motions, and the ability to work with frequent interruptions. May be required to lift or position students with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; assist with student's personal hygiene needs, and assist non-ambulatory students. Mental demands: Ability to maintain emotional control under stress; ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations. May require some lifting no more than 50 lbs. Overtime is required as necessary.


    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

    Company

    The Spring Independent School District serves over 35,000 prekindergarten through 12th-grade students in a diverse district located 20 miles north of central Houston.

    Guided by its strategic plan, Every Child 2020, the district is preparing students for success in college, career and life. With literacy as the foundation for learning across all grade levels, the district offers academic programs that meet the needs of all learners. From high-quality early childhood programs to college preparation courses and career pathway exploration, there are programs and services designed to meet the needs of every Spring ISD student.

    The district takes pride in always improving and evolving, including strengthening and expanding its special education and gifted and talented services as well as its award-winning performing and visual arts program to serve even more students.

    • In addition to bilingual instruction and English as a Second Language programs, which have been well-established for many years, the district has added a dual language program at three elementary schools.
    • An array of extracurricular opportunities, including UIL 16-6-A athletics and nationally recognized JROTC programs encourage students to explore and pursue their interests.

    The district currently has 38 campuses that include 26 prekindergarten through 5th-grade elementary schools, seven 6th- through 8th-grade middle schools and five 9th- through 12th-grade high schools. That number will change soon with the construction of several new facilities – including two middle schools, three ninth-grade centers and a state-of-the-art stadium that will serve the entire district – all funded by a bond referendum approved by voters in 2016.

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    Telephone
    2818916049
    Location
    16717 Ella Blvd.
    Houston
    Texas
    77090
    United States
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