MAINSTREAM INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

Location
Essex Junction, VT, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 11, 2019
Ref
3052879
Full-time position available at our Albert D. Lawton Middle School for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year to assist and supervise assigned special needs students instructionally, behaviorally and physically in the general mainstream program. Position will involve working with a student individually and/or in small groups.

Successful experience working with students with emotional challenges and mental health diagnosis required. Experience working with middle school aged students preferred. Additional qualifications include the following:
- Experience working with special education students. Previous experience working in schools preferred.
- Good working knowledge of disabilities of special education students, and special education teaching methods, theories and laws also required.
- Good understanding of standard classroom operations and teaching methods; good basic teaching skills.
- Demonstrated mastery of the academic subject matter being taught to students.
- Flexibility within schedule to meet bus and/or stay with student at the end of the day.
- Able to serve as a substitute bus aide before and/or after school preferred.

Duties shall include the following, other duties may be assigned:
• Adapt general classroom material/methods as appropriate to meet the needs of students, in consultation with classroom and/or special education teacher.
• Participate in various community activities and field trips with students.
• Assist in the administration of informal assessments to determine student progress and/or level of achievement.
• Assist in developing, compiling and organizing instructional materials, under the direction of the classroom teacher or special educator.
• Play a supportive role in evaluating student progress, problems and needs. Participate in developing formats for student instruction and teaching strategies, and other activities as assigned. Conduct task analysis and data collection on student performance.
• Assist students as required with toileting, self-care, eating, wheelchair transport and transfer. Check and adjust hearing aids, and other duties as assigned.
• Maintain working files, record grades and gather and record a variety of data related to student performance, progress and behavior.
• Make photocopies, order supplies, and perform related office work.
• Participate in team meetings upon request to assist in developing student plans, and assessing and evaluating student needs and progress. Confer with teachers, parents and administrators as appropriate concerning various matters pertaining to the students.
• Assist students physically as required. Such could include implementing non-aversive restraint techniques in accordance with established protocols as necessary.
• Attend and participate in all relevant training sessions, meetings and professional growth activities as requested and/or required such as CPR, First Aid, data collection, entry and graphing. These meetings/trainings may take place during non-student days (e.g., during teacher in-service days) and/or before/after school hours.
• Assist with the transportation of assigned students as requested.
• Process routine communications, such as parent logs, permission slips, meeting reminders, staff meeting notices, and the like.
• Implement instructional and behavioral programs for students, under the general direction of classroom and/or special education teachers. This includes working with students, both individually and in small groups, in a variety of academic areas and life skills.
• Implement and practice behavior management/modification plans and programs for and with students.
• Assist and/or instruct students in basic life skills, such as general behavior, dressing/undressing for outdoors, toileting, care of belongings, insertion and adjustment of hearing aids and use of other special equipment, and other areas as assigned.
• Supervise student(s) when teacher is absent from the room.
• Cover for other Mainstream Teaching Assistants and specialty paraeducators (e.g, Individual Assistants, Interventionists, Job Coaches, etc.) as requested for lunch/break coverage or absences.
• Supervise students during lunch, recess or other non-instructional times as requested to help ensure the physical, social and emotional safety of students during these times.
• Manage student learning material and maintain a student performance record through data collection on a daily basis as necessary or requested.
• Support assigned students with their classroom work in a separate learning environment on a temporary basis as needed or requested.

Position pays $15.79/hour for up to 6.5 hours/day with excellent benefits including family medical and dental insurance; life insurance; and paid sick and holiday leaves. Position pays $23.69/hour while serving as bus aide.

Applications only accepted electronically through Schoolspring.com.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
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Job Requirements EWSD conducts thorough screenings of all applicants being recommended for hire, which may include contacting references not listed on your schoolspring application. Selected individuals shall also be subject to a criminal records background checks, and child and adult abuse registry checks. Any offer of employment shall be contingent upon acceptable results of these checks at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee. Click Here for additional background check information.
  • No experience required
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions Please answer the questions below relative to your candidacy for this position:
    Application Questions This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page. 1. Are you under contract or do you have a letter of intent from another school district or supervisory union that would conflict with this posted position?
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    3. Please review the job description and answer the following question (a link to the job description has been provided in the posting): Are you able to complete the requirements of the job with or without accommodation?
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    Contact Information Jennifer Wood, Principal
    104 Maple Street
    Essex Jct, Vermont 05452
    Phone: 802-857-7835
    Fax: 802-879-8175
    Email: jwood@ewsd.org

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