School Assistant (Part-time) - Special Education

Job | Posted 22 days ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Applications are being accepted for vacancies in various schools.

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of follow-up instructional activities; 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.

Work Hours:  Monday through Friday, 5 hours per day

Pay rate: $11.15/hour


  • Associates Degree or 48 college credits or have taken and passed the ParaPro Assessment.
  • Basic concepts of child growth and development and developmental behavior characteristics, particularly pertaining to pupils with special learning needs;
  • Behavior management strategies and techniques relating to pupils experiencing atypical control problems;
  • Appropriate English usage, punctuation, spelling, and grammar;
  • Basic arithmetical concepts;
  • 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;
  • Perform routine clerical tasks and operate a variety of educational and office related machines and equipment;
  • Learn to utilize a variety of appropriate instructional materials and procedures in the enhancement of a training and educational environment;
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with children and adults.


  1. Assist instructional personnel with the presentation of learning materials and in the conduct of instructional exercises.
  2. Work with individual students and small groups of students with special learning needs to reinforce and follow up learning and training activities.
  3. Monitor and assist students with special learning needs in drill, practice, and study activities as a follow-up to the presentation of instructional lessons by instructional personnel.
  4. Direct students into safe learning and play activities and functions, and assist in shaping of appropriate social behaviors.
  5. Assist in the management of acting-out student behavior through the use of positive reinforcement strategies and other appropriate techniques.
  6. Assist in the preparation of a variety of instructional materials and learning aids geared to the instructional level of children with special needs.
  7. Maintain a variety of records and files, including confidential student records and medical information.
  8. Operate and assist students in the operation of a variety of instructional aids and media, and computer assisted instruction equipment and software programs.
  9. Monitor and assist in the remediation of specific learning problems and conditions.
  10. May administer medication in accordance with specific medical instruction.
  11. Perform routine first aid which may include aiding children experiencing seizures or respiratory disorders.
  12. Observe and monitor children with physical handicapping conditions and requests appropriate assistance for pupil experiencing physical distress.
  13. Maintain or assist in maintaining an orderly, attractive, and positive learning environment.
  14. May participate in parent conferences, and pupil instruction and training planning processes.
  15. Provide a variety of skill building activities with children who experience language and hearing disorders.
  16. Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 50 to 75 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry push, pull, or otherwise move objects. 


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 Vanessa Bass, Director of Human Resources, 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, or 410-758-2403 ext. 154.  
  • Inquiries regarding ADA and Section 504 should be directed to Joeleen Smith, Supervisor of Special Education, or 410-758-2403 ext. 131. 
  • Inquiries regarding Title II should be directed to Vanessa Bass, Director of Human Resources, or 410-758-2403 ext. 176. 

Inquiries may also be addressed in writing to the appropriate office at Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, 202 Chesterfield Ave, Centreville, Maryland 21617.

External Agencies
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
(202) 401-2000
Fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
Board of Education contact information can be found on the QACPS website.


Posted By

Queen Anne's County Public Schools

671 Romancoke , Stevensville, MD 21666

At the following locations

To be determined

202 Chesterfield Ave , Centreville, MD 21617

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $15,742

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.80

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 4,679