Teacher Assistant, Pre-K/Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
EDUCATION: An earned Associates degree from an accredited institution, or at least 60 semester hours of earned college credit from an accredited institution.
EDUCATION: Standard high school diploma or satisfactory completion of an approved General Educational Development (GED) Testing Program.
REQUIRED: Successful completion of the Teacher Assisting Curriculum at the designated technical college in the Broward County School District and achieve a passing score on the ParaPro Test, or other officially sanctioned standard tests to demonstrate the ability to assist in instructing reading/language arts, writing, and mathematics; or reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.
If additional hours of continuing education are mandated by program funding source, they must be obtained within the required time frame for continuing active employment in the position.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated experience, within the last five (5) years, in working with children preferred.
EDUCATION: Six (6) earned semester hours in the area of Human Growth and Development is preferred. Bilingual skills preferred.
ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. If assigned to a Pre-K/Pre-School Exceptional Student Education (ESE) classroom with (ESE) students, may provide assistance, as required, with activities of daily living which may include any or all of the following by:
a. assisting with personal hygiene and restroom functions, which may include
diapering or catheterization.
b. providing mobility assistance including lifting, positioning or transferring
c. assisting with activities related to seizure control.
d. assisting with feeding needs, which may include suctioning.
e. assisting with adaptive equipment needs.
f. providing behavioral assistance, which may include utilizing positive crisis
management (PCM) skills.
Pay Grade: 13
New Hires will be hired at the minimum of the assigned hourly range