SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT - Job Coach
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation - Evansville, IN

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09/02/2013

It is the policy of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, limited English proficiency, or disability in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Law (I.C. 22-9-1), Title IV and Title VI (Civil Rights Act of 1964), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

Questions concerning compliance with these laws should be directed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, 951 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, phone number 435-0963.

The interview committee will give preference to candidates who, through the interview process, past experience, and references have demonstrated the ability to interact with students, staff, and the community.

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans and veterans with service connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Position Title:
SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT

  • JOB COACH
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS VACANCY IS POSTED FIRST FOR EVSC SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONAL TRANSFERS.

IF NO INTERNAL TRANSFER TAKES PLACE, OUTSIDE APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Bosse High School



Student Attendance Days



6.75 hours per day



$9.27 per hour (entry level) + single plan benefits

SUMMARY:
Assist vocational education and special education teachers and CASE coordinators in implementing the community and school education program for special needs students. Assist program staff in providing appropriate vocational training and one-on-one assistance to students in work experiences at community employment locations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties may be assigned.

Provide student transportation from home school to community work site.

Provide appropriate on-site training to students as directed by the vocational special education teachers, CASE Coordinator, and/or work site supervisor.

Assist vocational education and special education teachers and CASE Coordinator in planning program experiences.

Maintain reports and records of student performance.

Communicate with certified staff regarding progress of students and program issues and concerns.

Maintain communication with employers regarding progress of students and other employment issues.

Assist in the task analysis of work experience.

Participate in case conferences with CASE Coordinator, as requested.

Follow the guidelines and directions of the vocational special education teachers and CASE Coordinators regarding job coach responsibilities and roles.

Maintain a current knowledge of employment and training practices and the role of the special needs student at the workplace.

Maintain regular attendance.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises students while being transported to work sites and during their on-site work experience. Supervise and provide for safe environment.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Post secondary training and experience working with special needs students.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of teachers, employers, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, employers, peers, parents; skill in oral and written communication.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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 sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Occasionally the employee must transport students to health care facilities or other community service locations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. The employee is responsible for transporting students from their home school to their work sites. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, and work output of other people.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to reading handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

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 information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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