SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT for self contained multi-categorical classroom
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation - Evansville, IN

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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 for self contained multi-categorical students

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.
  • 40 Weeks Per Year
  • 6.75 Hours Per Day
  • $9.27 Per Hour (entry level) +benefits and single-plan insurance
  • Requirements:
    • Two years of study in an institution of higher educaiton which meets the requirements to obtain an EVSC substitute certificate; or an associate's degree or higher; or can demonstrate knowledge of, and ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics by having passed the state approved formal Para-Pro Assessment.
SUMMARY: Assist teachers in the classroom or in resource settings with daily activities and student management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Assist teacher in routine classroom operation i.e. tutoring etc.
Prepare planned instructional materials, attendance reports and class reports.
Supervise students involved in non classroom activities; recess, lunch etc.
Implement/follow teacher instructions of classroom procedures; reinforcement, philosophy and consistency.
Make appropriate referrals when difficulties arise and teacher is not readily available.
Assist with clerical duties; inventory, bulletin boards, collecting money etc.
Demonstrate an understanding of students' problems, keeps a firm hand yet is courteous.
Keep records, write lessons on the board, correct student's work.
Assist with loading and unloading of students on buses.
In specific classes, will feed, toilet, and manage self-care needs.
Responsibilities may include non-medical procedures concerning personal hygiene of the students in addition to g-tube feedings.
Maintain regular attendance.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise students.

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 EXPERIENCE:
(A) Completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education which meets the requirements to obtain an E-VSC substitute certificate; or (B) obtained an associate's degree (or higher); or (C) met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics by having passed the state approved formal Para Pro Assessment. Previous experience with students with disabilities is not essential but helpful.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to work with disabled students specific to those disabilities being served. Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and board of school trustees policies. In specific program areas, other skills may be required, i.e., brailling skills in vision area, interpreting skills in hearing area.

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 may be required to lift students and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, see, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to bend at the trunk more than the average person. Depending upon the class assignment, the employee may be required to lift or move up to 100 pounds such as to move students and equipment on wheels. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and peripheral vision. The employee needs to be able to tell where a sound is coming from and hear in a noisy environment. In positions including interpreting, use of the hands is a constant activity.

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 can vary depending upon the work activities. The employee may be exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. The employee must work with public and other staff, continuously meeting multiple demands from several people.

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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