Special Education Associate
Company: Des Moines Public Schools
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: September 14, 2019
For more than 100 years, Des Moines Public Schools has been
educating the students of Iowa's capital city. Today, we are the
largest provider of public education in Iowa, with almost 33,000
students and nearly 5,000 teachers and staff in 63 schools
throughout a culturally rich community. Des Moines Public Schools
is looking for a Special Education Associate. Special Education
Associate, Job ID 9945 Salary: $14.44 per hour, 190 days BASIC
FUNCTION: Assist teachers in the instruction, supervision and care
of students with disabilities in a variety of instructional
settings, including special education, general education and
work/community settings. This position requires continuous use of
independent judgment. The essential functions as shown below
represent only the key areas of responsibility; specific position
requirements will vary depending on the needs of the building
assigned. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Take directions from teachers,
building administrators and Student and Family Services support
staff. 2. Follow behavior management plans for individual students.
3. Maintain students' daily behavior logs. 4. Assist in the
implementation and monitoring of students' Individual Education
Plans. 5. Prepare and organize instructional materials and
equipment. 6. Perform personal care duties for students with
disabilities as needed. 7. Prepare and supervise students in bus
loading/unloading. 8. Assist in maintaining a safe and orderly
instructional environment. 9. Assist in implementing consistent
behavior management strategies and procedures. 10. Supervise
lunchroom, playground, halls, classroom and other assigned areas.
11. Clarify and reinforce teacher directions 12. Participate in
I.E.P. meetings as required. 13. Assist with instruction in the
community setting as required. 14. Assist students with
assignments. 15. Reinforce skills taught by the teacher. 16. Listen
to students read/read to students. 17. Chart/graph student
performance. 18. Prepare bulletin boards, games, and flash cards.
19. Assist teacher in setting up, organizing, and preparing
materials for labs or instruction. 20. Organize daily student work
folders. 21. Prepare attendance cards and reports. 22. Feed, toilet
and diaper students as needed. 23. Under teacher direction,
implement specific strategies to maintain/increase appropriate
behavior and de-escalate inappropriate behavior. 24. Supervise
students in community/work settings. 25. Lift, carry and correctly
position students with physical disabilities. 26. Perform other
activities as required by building Principal or teachers. 27.
Attend work on a prompt and regular basis. 28. Maintain
confidentiality. 29. Maintain satisfactory and harmonious working
relationships with the public, students, and other employees. 30.
Assist classroom teacher with educational activities. Required: 1.
High School Diploma, HiSET or G.E.D. 2. Ability to relate to
students with disabilities 3. Ability to carry out duties
cooperatively with others. 4. Oral and written communication
skills. 5. Visual and auditory acuity for supervisory functions. 6.
Skills in leadership, decision making and problem solving. 7. One
of the following: (1) 48 credit hours post-secondary education, or
(2) associate's degree or higher, or (3) paraeducator certification
from Board of Educational Examiners, or (4) combined score of 150
or higher on the COMPASS test, or (5) a passing score on the
AcuPlacer test. 8. Competency working in a culturally diverse
environment or the willingness to acquire these skills. Desired: 1.
Successful work or volunteer experience with disabled population.
2. Supervisory experience with school age children. The Des Moines
Register.Category: Education, Keywords: Special Education Aide
Keywords: Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines , Special Education Associate, Education / Teaching , Des Moines, Iowa
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