Special Education Teacher Assistant
POSITION TITLE: Special Education Teacher Assistant
EFFECTIVE: 2021-2022 School Year
SALARY: AAEA/P Salary Schedule
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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
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
Must be able to perform academic work at the level of assignment (K-8 or secondary)
Experience working with school-aged children
Assist in small group pupil instruction; tutor pupils at teacher's request
Assist teacher in maintaining discipline and other functions
Assist with set-up of classroom and prepare materials for specialized instructional units
Handle attendance reports and related clerical functions with the teacher
Assist in assembly and set up of bulletin board materials and in keeping displays current
Escort children to and from various rooms
Monitor activities to ensure safety of student, classmates and other staff
Regular and reliable attendance
Other duties as assigned
This is a full time position, requiring regular reliable and predictable attendance on site to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
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
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
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
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 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.
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 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.
Ann Arbor Public Schools is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Ann Arbor Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
All applicants must complete the online application at A2schools.org -> District Links -> Job Postings