Classroom Aide - Adult Education

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Description

Waterbury Public Schools
 
JOB CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION
 

 
JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE:
Classroom Aide
 
DEPARTMENT:
Adult Basic Education
 
 
INCUMBENT NAME:
Grants
 
 
 
BARGAINING UNIT CLASSIFICATION:
Non-Union
 
REPORTS TO:
ABE Teacher or School Principal
 
FLSA DESIGNATION:
Non-Exempt
10 months; 25 hours per week; $21.50 per hour. Note: This is a part time, non-union, grant-funded position with no benefits that exists as long as funds are available.
 

PART I - SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION
 
This class is accountable for providing routine classroom assistance including working with students and assisting with non-teaching activities such as recording grades or preparing class equipment and materials.
 
PART II - MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 
General Experience:
 
  1. High School Diploma or a general education development (GED) certificate and three (3) years of full-time employment or equivalent work that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below. Some knowledge of CASAS competencies and their application. Ability to integrate technology in tutorial tasks.
 
Substitutions Allowed:
 
  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate’s degree.
 
B. CREDENTIALS:
 
C. LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
 
  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess a current CT Motor Vehicle Class D Operator’s License.
 
D. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
 
Incumbents in this class are expected to be trained in and be current in all aspects of the program.
 
E. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
  • Knowledge of and respect for the diverse backgrounds (cultural, linguistic, environmental) of students and how these characteristics affect the student’s life and learning;
  • Knowledge of and ability to administer Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS);
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, rules, regulations, and Board policies and District procedures;
  • Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);
  • Knowledge of Social Emotional Learning (SEL);
  • Knowledge of the similarities and differences between cognitive, communicative, physical, social, and emotional needs of students and the factors that influence these different needs;
  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Interpersonal and social skills;
  • Ability to apply the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);
  • Ability to assist and reinforce elements that support a safe, healthy, and effective teaching and learning environment;
  • Ability to assist in adapting instructional strategies and materials according to the needs of the student, under the direction of a teacher;
  • Ability to be sensitive and respectful in communications regarding all children and families, regardless of differences in cultural heritage, lifestyle, values, and home environment;
  • Ability to collect and record performance data on students under the direction of a licensed teacher, while respecting student confidentiality and the laws regarding ethical practices of assessment;
  • Ability to collect objective and accurate information on student behavior to be provided to licensed professionals, as appropriate and directed by a licensed teacher;
  • Ability to draw on knowledge and resources regarding a variety of developmental and age-appropriate instructional methods, techniques, and materials when supporting the instruction of the licensed teacher;
  • Ability to effectively employ a variety of strategies that reinforce positive behavior;
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with students;
  • Ability to follow oral and written direction of licensed teachers, seeking clarification as needed;
  • Ability to prepare and organize materials to support teaching and learning, as directed by a licensed teacher;
  • Ability to reinforce the development of student social skills by using appropriate strategies to modify the environment;
  • Ability to use ethical practices for confidential communication about students;
  • Ability to use strategies that promote the student’s independence;
  • Ability to utilize learning styles theory in supporting instructional practices;
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
 
PART III - POSITION SUPERVISES:
 
None
 
PART IV - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.
 
  • Assists in assessing student progress as directed, including proctoring the administration of tests and maintaining confidential records;

  • Assists in maintaining the security of records, materials and equipment;

  • Assists teacher in classroom management;
  • Assists teacher with routine duties based on student’s needs;

  • Assists teacher with student supervision as assigned;
  • Assists the teacher in observing, recording, and monitoring behavior;
  • Assists the teacher in preparing for changing curriculum to meet the needs of students with diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, learning styles and special needs;
  • Assists the teacher in the enforcement of classroom rules and the maintenance of appropriate records;
  • Assists the teacher with crisis problems and behavior management;
  • Assists the teacher(s) in preparing materials and equipment for direct instructional activity, including locating, copying, collating, distributing and/or grouping materials to support instructional activities planned by the teacher;

  • Attends professional development workshops;

  • Communicates effectively with the staff members, students, parents, administrators and other contact persons using tact and good judgment;

  • Corrects students work as assigned;

  • Ensures adherence to established safety standards;
  • Examines short- and long-term unit plans prepared by the teacher and anticipate the need for specific supplies and materials;
  • Follows appropriate training and lead small group activities planned by the teacher in an atmosphere where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences;
  • Keeps supervisor informed of potential problems or unusual events;
  • Maintains a clean and orderly environment for students;
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding school/workplace matters;
  • Models and maintains high ethical standards;

  • Monitors student computer usage one-half hour prior to start of school day;

  • Participates in cross-training activities as required;
  • Participates in professional activities and meetings;

  • Prepares folders and materials for students as assigned;

  • Prepares required reports and maintains all appropriate records;
  • Prepares the classroom environment for learning activities;

  • Proctors the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) competency-based assessments;
  • Provides classroom instructional materials by duplicating and preparing educational equipment;

  • Provides instructional support as planned or coordinated by the teacher;
  • Responds to inquiries and concerns in a timely manner;
  • Sets up and operates audio-visual equipment and other materials for instructional purposes;

  • Tutors and reviews lessons for assigned students;
  • Works with individual or small groups of students;

  • Works with teachers to develop classroom schedule;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

PART V - Working Conditions, Physical and Mental Requirements
 
Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination may be required.
 
Frequency: Place an “X” in each box that is appropriate to your job.

NEVER (N) OCCASIONALLY (O) FREQUENTLY (F) CONSTANTLY (C)
0 % of Shift 1-33% of Shift 34-66% of Shift 67-100% of Shift
Working Conditions N O F C Working Conditions N O F C
Physical Demands Depth Perception X
Standing X Color Distinction X
Walking X Peripheral Vision X
Sitting X Driving X
Lifting X Physical Strength:
Carrying X Little Physical Effort (-10 lbs.) X
Pushing X Light Work (-20 lbs.) X
Pulling X Medium Work (20-50 lbs.) X
Climbing X Heavy Work (50-100 lbs.) X
Balancing X Very Heavy Work (100+ lbs.) X
Stooping X Environmental Conditions
Kneeling X Cold (50 degrees F or less) X
Crouching X Heat (90 degrees F or more) X
Crawling X Temperature Changes X
Reaching X Wetness X
Handling X Humidity X
Grasping X Extreme Noise or Vibration X
Twisting X Exposure to Chemicals X
Feeling X Exposure to Gases and Fumes X
Talking X Exposure to Unpleasant Odors X
Hearing X Exposure to bodily fluids X
Repetitive Motion X Exposure to dampness X
Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination X Confinement to Small or Restricting Area X
Visual Acuity/Near X Mechanical Hazards X
Visual Acuity/Far X Physical danger or abuse X
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.
 
The Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the District when necessary.
 

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Waterbury Public Schools

236 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$17,568

State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students

13%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

13.53

State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students

19%

State Average: 14%

FTE

2,785

State Average: 479