Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assist a certificated teacher in reinforcing instruction to individual or small groups of hearing impaired students in a classroom or other learning environment; assist in the preparation of instructional materials and provide routine clerical support; enhance student understanding and learning activities utilizing visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile instructional techniques.
Examples of Duties:
Tutor individual or small groups of hearing impaired students, reinforcing instruction as directed by the teacher; monitor and oversee student drills, practices and assignments in various subjects; assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans.
Provide classroom support to the teacher by setting up work areas and displays and distributing and collecting paper, supplies and materials; confer with teachers concerning lesson plans and materials to meet student needs; present instructional materials.
Enhance student understanding and learning activities utilizing visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile instructional techniques; interpret oral instructions and other information for students; reinforce speech patterns and language; develop and present visual aids to facilitate and enhance student learning; maintain and assist students with hearing aides.
Administer various tests as directed; grade student tests and assignments; record grades.
Assist students in completing and comprehending classroom assignments, homework and projects; assure student understanding of classroom rules and procedures; assist students by answering questions, providing proper examples, emotional support, friendly attitude and general guidance.
Perform a variety of clerical duties such as preparing instructional materials, duplicating materials, preparing lists and other documents, processing forms and applications, taking role and maintaining records and files; compile information and materials and prepare reports as requested.
Observe and control behavior of students in the classroom and during outdoor activities according to approved procedures; report progress regarding student performance and behavior.
Operate a variety of office and classroom equipment including a copier, laminator, typewriter, computer and assigned software; operate audiovisual equipment and hearing aids as necessary.
Assure student comprehension of age-appropriate stories; assist students with enhancing reading skills and pronouncing words and sounds as assigned.
Assure the health and safety of students by following established practices and procedures; maintain learning environment in a safe, orderly and clean manner; clean, set up, and set out toys and instructional materials.
Communicate with District personnel to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns.
Administer first aid and CPR to students as required.
Attend meetings and conferences as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES
Basic testing procedures for equipment utilized in the program.
Child guidance principles and practices related to hearing impaired children.
Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.
Basic subjects taught in District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.
Problems and concerns of hearing impaired students.
Basic instructional techniques including visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile methods.
Basic testing procedures for equipment utilized in the program.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Classroom procedures and appropriate student conduct.
Operation of standard office and classroom equipment including a computer and assigned software.
Oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Basic record-keeping techniques.
First aid and CPR procedures.
Assist a certificated teacher in reinforcing instruction to individual or small groups of hearing impaired students in a classroom or other learning environment.
Enhance student understanding and learning activities utilizing visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile instructional techniques.
Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and visual aides.
Understand and relate to hearing impaired children.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Monitor, observe and report student behavior and progress according to approved policies and procedures.
Operate standard office and classroom equipment including a computer and assigned software.
Observe health and safety regulations.
Perform clerical duties related to classroom activities.
Maintain routine records.
Administer first aid and CPR.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and some experience working with hearing impaired children in an organized setting.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency. Knowledge of sign language if assigned to a total communication class
Classroom and playground environment.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office and classroom equipment.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to assist students.
Seeing to read a variety of materials and monitor student activities.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the NCLB guidelines above.
The first step in the process will be a written exam for those applicants that do not submit their transcripts to verify the completion of 48 or more semester units. This will be a multiple choice exam that covers English, Math, and the Ability to Assist. Study materials are available in the Human Resources department. These materials cannot be sent electronically, you will need to stop by in person to obtain them.
For all applicants that have completed 48 or more semester units OR have successfully passed all three sections of the test described above, there will be a written exam with job-specific questions. Your score on the second written exam will determine your rank on the eligibility list. There is no waiver for the second exam.
If your application is accepted to move forward in this recruitment , the exam dates are below:
NCLB Exam: (if required) November 6th, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Qualifying Exam: (REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS) November 9th, 2012, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please make arrangements to be available on the date(s) above. There will be no make up exams offered.
Positions in the job classification typically work 25-30 hours/week for 180 student instructional days.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Applicants selected for permanent or substitute assignments are required to pay for fingerprinting services and obtain Tuberculosis results prior to beginning work. If you have any questions regarding the fees, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 784-2648.
Hayward Unified School District does not pay for employee health and welfare benefits. Employees working 20 or more hours per week are required to purchase benefits through a payroll deduction. Dental Insurance is mandatory for all employees working 20+ hours, regardless of outside coverage. Health insurance benefits may be waived with proof of existing coverage. Vision benefits are optional for employees working 20+ hours. For more information please view the "Benefits" tab of this job announcement.