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Teacher Aide - SLC

Employer
Marion City Schools
Location
Marion, OH, US
Salary
Competitive
MARION CITY SCHOOLS

Marion, Ohio

July 9, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY

Anticipated Opening for 2024-2025 School Year

(3)Classroom Teacher Aide - SLC Location: TBD

This is a 7-hour day-1330 hours per year position and will be paid as per salary schedule. Persons applying for this position must have a minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate; they must have or be willing to obtain a State of Ohio Department of Education Teacher Aide Permit, along with the Highly Qualified Requirement of the No Child Left Behind. Teacher Aide experience would be helpful.

How to Apply: Internal/External

If you are interested in being considered for this position and feel you are qualified, you must apply online at www.marioncityschools.org prior to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17th, 2024. If you have any questions please contact Julie Kenney, Director of Personnel, Via email at jkenney@mcspresidents.org .

The Board/Administration has the sole discretion to determine qualifications of all candidates based upon posted qualifications which will include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Ability to competently do the job 5. Job skills and knowledge
  2. Attendance 6. Work ethic
  3. People skills 7. Can the person do the essential functions
  4. Experience required of the job?

The above qualification criteria may be determined via personnel file (if available), past evaluations (if available), administration/supervisor input, reference checks, testing (if required for position), interview process, and any other methods deemed appropriate by the employer.

MARION CITY SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of the Marion City Schools Board of Education that the best qualified applicant shall be selected for each position without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, political affiliation, disabling or military status. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to participate in activities involved in the position or program for which application has been made.

Teacher Aide

1330 Hours (190 days @ 7 Hrs.) Effective July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025

Experience Hourly Experience Hourly Experience Hourly Experience Hourly 0 $15.39 1 $15.72 2 $16.07 3 $16.41 4 $16.78 5 $17.15 6 $17.53 7 $17.92 8 $17.92 9 $17.92 10 $18.36 11 $18.36 12 $18.82 13 $18.82 14 $18.82 15+ $18.82

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Classroom Aide - SLC

RESPONSIBLE TO: Building Administrator/Classroom Teacher/Director of Student Services

DEPARTMENT: Aides

CLASSIFICATION: SLC Aides

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: Nine-month contract - 190 days at 7 hours per day - total of 1330 hours per year

GENERAL DUTIES: The Specialized Learning Center (SLC) Aide will provide support and assistance to teachers and students in an educational setting, with a focus on working with students with special needs. The ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, patience, and a passion for working with students of all abilities. This position offers an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students with disabilities and contribute to their academic and personal growth.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent; associate's or bachelor's degree in education or a related field is a plus.
  • Previous experience working with students, particularly those with disabilities, in an educational or youth-oriented setting.
  • Knowledge of special education principles and practices, including different learning styles and instructional strategies for students with disabilities.
  • Familiarity with individualized education plans (IEPs) and the ability to implement accommodations and modifications.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with students, teachers, parents, and support professionals.
  • Patience, empathy, and the ability to adapt to the needs of individual students with disabilities.
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with educational software and assistive technology.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethical guidelines.
  • Flexibility to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently as required.
  • CPR and First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain certification) is desirable.
SPECIFIC DUTIES:
  • Collaborate with teachers to implement lesson plans and instructional activities that accommodate the needs of children with special needs.
  • Assist students with disabilities in accessing the curriculum, adapting materials and resources as necessary.
  • Provide individualized support to special needs students, including those with physical, intellectual, or sensory disabilities.
  • Help develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities, in collaboration with the special education team.
  • Support students with disabilities during classroom activities, ensuring their full participation and engagement.
  • Assist with personal care tasks, including changing diapers, feeding, and toileting, for students who require assistance.
  • Use specialized equipment and assistive technology to enhance the learning experience for students with disabilities.
  • Perform heavy lifting and physical assistance as required to support students with mobility challenges.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment that promotes the social and emotional development of children with special needs.
  • Collaborate with therapists and other support professionals to implement therapy goals and interventions for students with disabilities.
  • Monitor and manage the behavior of students with disabilities, ensuring a safe and respectful classroom environment.
  • Assist in the transition planning process for students with disabilities, including post-school goals and vocational training opportunities.
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress, attendance, and other relevant information for students with disabilities.
  • Support students with disabilities during tests and assessments, providing accommodations as specified in their IEPs.
  • Assist in the preparation of teaching materials and classroom resources, making necessary adaptations for students with disabilities.
  • Attend staff meetings, training sessions, and professional development activities related to special education.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensure the safety of students
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Exhibit professional behavior, emotional stability and sound judgment
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships
  • Interacts in a positive manner with staff, students and parents
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation
NOTE:

This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the responsibilities and qualifications for an educational aide position, with a focus on working with children with special needs. Duties and requirements may vary depending on the specific educational institution and the needs of the students.

CONDUCT:

Each staff member shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance and abuse of any prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District.

Each staff member shall serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings. Each staff member has a legal responsibility to help instill in students the belief in and practice of ethical principles and democratic values.

*This job description identifies primary responsibilities and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and activities. This job description is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, program/curriculum changes as directed by the Superintendent of Marion City Schools.

NOTE:

This aide position requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate. The aide will need to pass a B.C.I. & a F.B.I. check, and Para Pro test.

The aide shall hold an Ohio Educational Aide permit as defined in section 3319.088 ORC.

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