Washtenaw Area Schools

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Special Education Teacher Assistant(S)- Elementary

at Washtenaw Area Schools

Posted: 9/8/2017
Job Reference #: 7539_1192

Job Description

Openings as of 10/22/2017

  • Special Education Teacher Assistant(s)- Elementary JobID: 7539
  • Position Type:
    Support Staff/Special Education Assistant

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Multiple Locations Available

  • Closing Date:
    Open until filled

      Ann Arbor Public Schools -
    POSITION LOCATION: To Be Determined
    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Classroom Teacher/Building Principal

    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.
    The following is a list of qualifications for the position, any one of which may be waived by the Board in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications.

    • High school diploma or equivalent and at least one of the following:
    • Associates or Bachelor's degree.
    • 60 credit hours from approved post secondary institution, or CDA certificate with the ability to complete additional 30 hours.
    • Have passing score on one of the following state approved academic assessments:
    i. Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)
    ii. ETS ParaPro Assessment
    • Experience working with special education students
    • Must be able to perform academic work at the level of assignment (K-8 or secondary)
    • CPI training or willingness to be trained
    • ABA training desired
    1. Maintenance and disciplinary activities in lunchroom and in other school settings
    2. Assist students with bus arrival and departure
    3. Provide assistance with behavior management, physical management and social skills
    4. Work with teacher to modify and create instructional materials
    5. Work together as a team with teacher(s) and other support staff
    6. Assist students with self-care needs, which may include personal hygiene and toileting
    7. Facilitate communication between students, staff and family members
    8. Maintain accurate records monitoring student progress
    9. Monitor activities to ensure safety of student, classmates and other staff
    10. Accompany students on field trips
    11. Willingness to be trained in the areas of: seizure protocol, administering medications, asthma/allergy care, and other areas as needed
    12. Regular and reliable attendance
    13. Other duties as assigned

    Read, write and comprehend basic instructions, short correspondence, and memos
    Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to staff, parents, students and administrators
    Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

    Add, subtract, and multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

    Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
    Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Work with parents and children of diverse cultural backgrounds
    Develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community
    Perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies

    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 frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read 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.

    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 usually moderate to loud. The employee is frequently required to interact with public and staff and is directly responsible for the safety, well-being or work output of students.