ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHER ASSISTANT - 188 DAY

Location
Manassas, VA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 10, 2019
Ref
00032399
JOB STATUS: OPEN

EFFECTIVE: 10/17/2019

POSTING DATE: 10/09/2019

CLOSING DATE: 10/16/2019 04:30 PM

POSTING NUMBER: 00032399

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: Stonewall MS

LOCATION: Manassas,VA

POSITION TITLE: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHER ASSISTANT - 188 DAY

REPORTS TO:
Assigned Teacher and Principal

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. High school diploma or general education (GED): one or more years experience as a teacher assistant or similar paid/volunteer work; or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Ability to work with various ability levels of students. Skillful in effectively communicating with students, teachers, parents, and other school personnel. Ability to follow written and oral instructions and directions in carrying out tasks and procedures related to instructional, behavioral, emergency and health-related plans and services.

STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates for this position must be Highly Qualified through one of the following: 1) Have obtained an Associate's degree, or higher from a nationally or regionally accredited institution of higher education; documented through transcripts. OR 2) Completed a minimum of 60 college credits from a nationally or regionally accredited institution of higher education; documented through transcripts. OR 3) Passed the ParaPro assessment with a minimum score of 455. Documentation of test score must be submitted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here 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 regularly required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; tools, student supplies or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and to occasionally to run. The employee, after proper training, may be required to physically assist or restrain students. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Specific hearing abilities required by this job include the ability to hear the spoken word at 20 feet with back turned. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud during student outbursts

BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK:

This is paraprofessional work that requires the teacher assistant to assist the classroom teacher in performing a variety of tasks after training, i.e., emergency plans, health-related plans/services, behavioral plans and carrying out instructional procedures. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the teacher and/or building administrator. The employee must interact with students, parents, and staff in a positive manner.

DIMENSIONS:

Grade 4; 6.5 hours per day (Spanish speaker: Translation / Interpretation preferred)

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES/ILLUSTRATIVE EX OF WORK:

Develops understanding of each student's specific disability if applicable; maintains proper training and certification if required; understands individual learning style and need for accommodations which may be relevant to the implementation of the instructional program, behavioral plan, health-related plans, or emergency plans. Maintains confidentiality of student information. Delivers non-emergency health-related services as specified in student's Health Treatment Plan. Delivers emergency treatment procedures on students as needed. Utilizes universal precautions whenever student body fluids are present. Prepares instructional materials. Assists with maintenance of attendance and cumulative records. Works with individual students or small groups at the direction of the teacher. Assists with classroom management plan. Acts as a role model for courtesy and proper school behavior. Checks student work, including objective test materials. Works cooperatively with the teacher in providing instruction and assistance to students. Assists with housekeeping chores and bulletin boards. Assists in or supervises students during any school sponsored activity occurring during the school day regardless of the location of the activity. Assists in the safe and orderly mobilization of all students to and from all school environments, including those physically disabled. Supports efforts of the teacher to provide a consistent approach in interacting with all students. Assists with clerical tasks, maintains inventory of materials assigned to the program and the classroom, and the procurement and use of media equipment. Actively assists students in dressing, toileting, braces, positioning, and with matters relating to personal hygiene, health-related services and emergency plans, as needed. In the event of toilet accidents, may be required to change and launder soiled clothing. Assists students during seizures or other medical incidents and afterwards, as necessary, following training. Assists in feeding students who are unable to feed themselves. As required, accompanies students to mainstreamed class and assisting with tasks, which their disability would otherwise make difficult or impossible. Perform other duties.

SALARY:
Hiring Range: $19,015 - $26,796/year ($15.56 - $21.93/hour)

DAYS: 188

FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full Time

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