Special Education Aides

Recruiter
Darien Public Schools
Location
Darien
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 06, 2016
Closes
Oct 19, 2016
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
ANTICIPATED VACANCIES: SPECIAL EDUCATION AIDES

We are accepting applications for possible future vacancies.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Special education aides work under the overall supervision of their building principal with direct supervision provided by special education teachers. They are employed when required to implement special education or related services for a class and/or to provide direct assistance to students. Their duties will vary depending upon the age of students served as well as the nature and severity of the student's disabilities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assist Special Education Teacher to implement special education and related services

* Assist students to complete instructional activities

* Assist in the supervision of students as required to meet individual needs

* Provide physical assistance based on student need, including but not limited to lifting, transferring, moving from class to class, feeding, toileting, restraining

* Participate in training activities as required by the District

* Perform other duties as directed by the principal and/or supervising teacher, which are related to facilitating success (i.e. instructional, social, behavioral) for students with disabilities

* Such other related duties as assigned

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Candidates for special education aide positions must:

* Be at least 18 years of age

* Have a high school diploma

* Be capable of physically assisting students with specials needs as required (positioning, lifting, toileting, transferring, restraining, etc.)

* Have demonstrated ability to work effectively under the direction of others

* Have demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

* Have willingness to assume any responsibilities appropriate for the position

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per Darien Paraprofessionals Contract (Departments, Human Resources)

APPLICATION PROCESS: All applicants must submit an electronic application via Applitrack: . Supporting documentation, such as a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the electronic application. Paper and emailed applications and documents will not be accepted or considered.

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Darien Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons America Darien Public Schools does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. The Darien Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.

Inquiries regarding Darien Public Schools nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Marjorie B. Cion, Director of Human Resources, , Board of Education Offices, 35 Leroy Avenue, Darien, CT 06820