School Assistant (Part-time) - Special Education
Under general supervision, to perform instructional activities within a classroom/program designed for students with multiple physical and cognitive disabilities, mostly outside of the general education classroom; to assist in the conduct of training and learning activities with children experiencing special learning needs; to perform a variety of routine clerical and supportive activities for instructional personnel; and to do other related work as required.
- High School diploma with passing score on ParaProfessional Assessment, 48 college credits or an Associate’s degree.
- Appropriate English usage, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
- Routine record storage, retrieval, and management procedures.
- Demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude toward students of varied age groups, particularly those exhibiting specialized needs.
- Appropriately manage student behavior and guide student toward more acceptable social behaviors.
- Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
- Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with children and adults.
- May perform, assist and/or train students in self-care, and personal grooming to include such activities as undressing, dressing, teeth brushing, toileting, and diapering. May adjust braces, walkers and wheelchairs. May push, lift, and transfer non-ambulatory students and assist students on and off buses. May assist students with feeding.
- Assist teachers in planning, implementing and evaluating instructional lessons, materials, strategies and materials to meet the individual and collective needs of students. Assist students individually or in groups with instructional activities, skills reinforcement activities, recreational play, supervision of field trip experiences and special programs.
- Collaborate with identified individuals (e.g. classroom teacher, school counselor, special education teacher, administrator) to support students with significant disabilities in order to be successful in the school environment.
- Assist teachers in observing and collecting data on students. Discuss observations/progress of students with instructional staff.
- Work directly with students to review or reinforce skills taught in the classroom. Implement strategies that enhance student performance and behavior.
- Help maintain an attractive, neat and safe classroom.
- Use established reinforcement techniques and appropriate discipline in responding to students' behavior.
In accordance with state and federal laws, and the policies of the Board of Education, QACPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, disability, genetics, ancestry/national origin, marital status, sex or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing educational programs and service, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. QACPS operates equal opportunity and affirmative action programs for students and staff. The Board of Education of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
- Employee inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as gender equity, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination should be directed to Michael Noel, Director of Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-758-2403 ext. 176.
- Student or parent inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as gender equity, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination should be directed to Matt Evans, Director of Student Services, email@example.com or 410-758-2403 ext. 154.
- Inquiries regarding ADA and Section 504 should be directed to Joeleen Smith, Supervisor of Special Education, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-758-2403 ext. 131.
- Inquiries regarding Title II should be directed to Michael Noel, Director of Human Resources, email@example.com or 410-758-2403 ext. 176.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1-800-669-6820 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)
1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)
Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR)
410.767.8600 (Español-marque el 2)
Maryland Relay 7-1-1
U.S. Department of Education (OCR)
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202
Fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
Board of Education contact information can be found on the QACPS website.